New Year Messages 2021

HE The Most Revd Jerome Lloyd OSJVTitular Archbishop of Selsey Carissimi Unum autem, quae quidem retro sunt obliviscens, ad ea vero quae sunt priora, extendens meipsum,ad destinatum persequor, ad bravium supernae vocationis Dei in Christo Jesu. Phil iii.13, 14 [But one thing I do: forgetting the things that are behind, and stretching forth myself to those that…

Christmas Messages

PASTORAL EPISTLE HE The Most Revd Jerome Lloyd OSJVTitular Archbishop of Selsey Carissimi Irrespective of any pandemic, the commemoration of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ is still a powerful force for hope in our world. The ramifications of that event some 2’000 years ago still touches the lives of millions of people around…

Winter Appeal

Persons experiencing homelessness encounter significant barriers to self-care and personal hygiene, including limited access to clean showers, laundry and hand washing facilities. The obstacles to personal hygiene associated with homelessness may increase risk of infectious disease, yet hygiene-related behaviours among people experiencing homelessness receives limited attention.  Due to COVID the situation for people sleeping on…

Soup & socks!

A new homeless project in Brighton & Hove, “Soup & socks” will be tackling food poverty and serving the homeless of the city four nights a week throughout winter. The Archbishop will be joining volunteers to cook and serve hot food and drinks and give away donated items of winter wear, particularly socks as those…

Advent study conferences

A NEW series of conferences by His Grace for Advent exploring the Sunday liturgies, the themes, Scripture lessons, Propers and customs of the Traditional Latin Rite. Titled “Lumen gentium” (light to the nations) the series will continue after Advent into the New Year through Christmas and Epiphany to Candlemas. Every Monday, Archbishop Jerome will explain…

Statement: Terror attack on Nice, France

On Thursday, October 29th 2020 three people died and several others were injured after a knife attack took place in the basilica of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, Nice, France. According to the French newspaper Le Figaro, an elderly woman, a sacristan, and another woman were killed in the attack; the elderly woman was found inside the…

Online Vocations Conference

The Archbishop of Selsey will be hosting an online vocational conference for anyone interested in exploring vocational discernment within the Orthodox Old Roman Catholic Communion. The occasion will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions about the realisation of vocation within the Communion and the Old Roman tradition. Conferences will be delivered via Zoom…

Standing Together against the Global Pandemic

Sunday, 17th May: the Archbishop gave the following address at The Dialogue Society annual Iftar event for Brighton & Hove, “Standing Together against the Global Pandemic”. The usual annual dinner at The Grand Hotel, Brighton was commuted this year to an online broadcast via Zoom. Arranged by former BHFA trustee, Mahmut Gunyadin other speakers included;…

Old Romans Unscripted!

Airing on Saturday and Sunday evenings following the Regina Caeli, Archbishop Jerome has begun a new online programme titled “Old Romans Unscripted”! The Archbishop was inspired by the trailblazing efforts of acquaintances Kevin Kallsen, George Conger and friend Gavin Ashenden whose programme “Anglican Unscripted” aired on YouTube has drawn interest from conservative Christians of all…

Lockdown Conferences

During the lock-down Archbishop Jerome has been even busier with broadcasting than usual! Airing every evening at 6pm since the UK Government’s restrictions came into force the Angelus and post Easter the Regina Caeli and then a variety of programme formats from an interactive “Ask a bishop” through to “Old Roman Unscripted” and conferences on…

A message for Easter

Surrexit Dominus vere! Alleluia! Alleluia!Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! Carissimi, beloved in Christ In today’s Gospel we read of the arrival at the tomb of Mary Magdalene and the other women. Yes, they were the first witnesses of the resurrection of the Christ from the dead. Yes, it was they who conveyed the message of the…

“Noli timere” – be not afraid

Carissimi “Noli timere” (Be not afraid) is a phrase repeated in Scripture no less than 365 times! We hear it spoken by God through His prophets to His chosen people in all sorts of situations. Our Lord Himself says it to His disciples, particularly when they are frightened and or ignorant of the significance of…

Diary March 2020

Date Day Event Location 01 Sun 0830 Mass live broadcast1115 Holy Communion B’tn OratoryWorthing 02 Mon 0830 Mass live broadcastPM Teleconference B’tn OratoryResidence 03 Tue 0830 Mass live broadcast1000 Pastoral CounsellingPM Meetings B’tn OratoryBrightonResidence 04 Wed 0830 Mass live broadcast0930 Hub homeless drop-in1600 SACRE Meeting1730 Holy Hour & Benediction live broadcast1900 “He is the Messiah”…

Philippine Visitation 2020

Between January 27th and February 10th 2020, as Primus of the Orthodox Old Roman Catholic Communion, Metropolitan Jerome visited the missionary diocese of the Philippines. During his visit he consecrated the Most Revd Joash Jaime as an auxiliary bishop and visited the parishes of Bacoor, Cavite and Santa Rosa, Laguna. Ahead of the Episcopal Consecration…

Conference “Catechism”: how do I discern God’s will for my life?

A NEW series exploring Vocational Discernment – how do we discern our vocation in life? How does God make His will known to us? These and other questions Metropolitan Jerome will explore in these live and recorded broadcasts from the Brighton Oratory every Saturday morning from 10am.

In review…

As I prepare for an episcopal visitation to France and a much needed vacation, I’m reminded of a frequent question I’m asked… “what do you do” or, as often family phrase it, “what have you been up to”? I usually brush off such enquiries with “oh, this and that” but today I’ve given it some…

Conference: The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Conference during the Octave of Pentecost. Metropolitan Jerome describes, discusses and applies the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit as enumerated by the Messianic prophet, Isaiah (cf Isaiah 1:2-3) and St Thomas Aquinas’s “Summa Theologica” II.II (“Secunda Secundae“) to Christian life.

Pentecost Ordinations 2019

On Saturday, June 8th while offering the Divine Liturgy for the Vigil of Pentecost at the Brighton Oratory, UK, Metropolitan Jerome admitted by tonsure into the clerical state Bro. Juniper n/CDC and Dr Robert Wilson. The following day, Pentecost Sunday during Mass, His Grace ordained Bro Juniper and Dr Wilson to the minor orders of…

Celebrating Faith in Action 2019

On Thursday, June 6th the anniversary of the D-Day Landings, Metropolitan Jerome hosted the multi-faith event “Celebrating Faith in Action” during National Volunteers Week. The event took place in Brighton’s iconic Open Market, enabling faith led or inspired community and social action projects to advertise, inform and engage the general public about their work. The…

Music Therapy

Aside from Metropolitan Jerome’s passion for the mission of Christ’s Church and his love of cooking, is… music! Throughout his life music has played an important role and this is just as true now as it ever was in his formative years. His Grace is fortunate to be able to employ his musical skills not…

Homelessness: The Hub

In 2009 Metropolitan Jerome partnered the Brighton Oratory with the Salvation Army at The Level in central Brighton to facilitate a homeless drop-in later called “The Hub”. Majors Mark and Tracy Bearcroft were the Corps Officers at the time and the Corps had employed a part-time chef, Michael to work the Community Cafe at the…

Quartodécimo Kaléndas Februárii. Luna.

Quartodécimo Kaléndas Februárii.  Luna. The Nineteenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. Romæ, via Cornélia, sanctórum Mártyrum Márii et Marthæ cónjugum, et filiórum Audífacis et Abachum, nobílium Persárum; qui Romam, tempóribus Cláudii Príncipis, ad oratiónem vénerant. Ex eis vero, post tolerátos fustes, equúleum, ignes, ungues férreos manuúmque præcisiónem, Martha in Nympha necáta est; céteri…

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Februárii. Luna.

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Februárii.  Luna. The Eighteenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. Cáthedra sancti Petri Apóstoli, qua primum Romæ sedit. The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle, who established the Holy See at Rome. Ibídem pássio sanctæ Priscæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ sub Cláudio Imperatóre, post multa torménta, martyrio coronáta est. In the same place,…

Décimo sexto Kaléndas Februárii. Luna.

Décimo sexto Kaléndas Februárii.  Luna. The Seventeenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. In Thebáide sancti Antónii Abbátis, qui, multórum Monachórum Pater, vita et miráculis præclaríssimus vixit; cujus gesta sanctus Athanásius insígni volúmine prosecútus est. Ejus autem sacrum corpus, sub Justiniáno Imperatóre, divína revelatióne repértum et Alexandríam delátum, in Ecclésia sancti Joánnis Baptístæ humátum…

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Februárii. Luna.

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Februárii.  Luna. The Sixteenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. Romæ, via Salária, natális sancti Marcélli Primi, Papæ et Mártyris; qui, ob cathólicæ fídei confessiónem, jubénte Maxéntio tyránno, primo cæsus est fústibus, deínde ad servítium animálium cum custódia pública deputátus, et ibídem, serviéndo indútus amíctu cilícino, defúnctus est. At Rome, on…

Décimo octávo Kaléndas Februárii. Luna.

Décimo octávo Kaléndas Februárii.  Luna. The Fifteenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. Sancti Pauli, primi Eremítæ, Confessóris; qui quarto Idus Januárii inter beatórum ágmina translátus fuit. St. Paul, the first hermit, who was carried to the home of the blessed on the tenth of this month. In território Andegavénsi beáti Mauri Abbátis, qui fuit…

Décimo nono Kaléndas Februárii. Luna.

Décimo nono Kaléndas Februárii.  Luna. The Fourteenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. Sancti Hilárii, Epíscopi Pictaviénsis, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris; qui prídie hujus diéi evolávit in cælum. St. Hilary, bishop of Poitiers, confessor and doctor of the Church, who entered heaven on the thirteenth day of this month. Nolæ, in Campánia, natális sancti Felícis…

Prídie Idus Januárii. Luna

Idibus Januárii. Luna. The Thirteenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ sanctæ Tatiánæ Mártyris, quæ, sub Alexándro Imperatóre, uncis atque pectínibus laniáta, béstiis expósita et in ignem missa, sed nil læsa, demum, gládio percússa, migrávit in cælum. At Rome, in the time of Emperor Alexander, St. Tatiana, martyr, who had her flesh…

Prídie Idus Januárii. Luna.

Prídie Idus Januárii.  Luna. The Twelfth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. Romæ sanctæ Tatiánæ Mártyris, quæ, sub Alexándro Imperatóre, uncis atque pectínibus laniáta, béstiis expósita et in ignem missa, sed nil læsa, demum, gládio percússa, migrávit in cælum. At Rome, in the time of Emperor Alexander, St. Tatiana, martyr, who had her flesh…

Tértio Idus Januárii. Luna

Tértio Idus Januárii. Luna. The Eleventh Day of January. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ sancti Hygíni, Papæ et Mártyris; qui, in persecutióne Antoníni, glorióse martyrium consummávit. At Rome, St. Hyginus, pope, who suffered a glorious martyrdom in the persecution of Antoninus. Item Romæ natális sancti Melchíadis, Papæ et Mártyris; qui multa, in persecutióne Maximiáni, passus est,…

Quarto Idus Januárii. Luna

Quarto Idus Januárii. Luna. The Tenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon.  In Thebáide natális beáti Pauli, primi Eremítæ, Confessóris, qui, a sextodécimo ætátis suæ anno usque ad centésimum décimum tértium, solus in erémo permánsit; cujus ánimam, inter Apostolórum et Prophetárum choros, ad cælum ferri ab Angelis sanctus Antónius vidit.  Ejus autem festívitas décimo…