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…

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…

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…

“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…

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.

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…

Quarto Nonas Mártii. Luna

Quarto Nonas Mártii. Luna. The Fourth Day of March.  The Night of the Moon.  Vilnæ, in Lithuánia, beáti Casimíri Confessóris, e Casimíro Rege progéniti; quem Leo Décimus, Románus Póntifex, in Sanctórum númerum rétulit. At Vilnius in Lithuania, blessed Casimir, confessor, the son of King Casimir, whom Pope Leo X inscribed in the roll of the…

Sexto Nonas Mártii. Luna.

Sexto Nonas Mártii. Luna. The Second Day of March.  The Night of the Moon.  Romæ, via Latína, sanctórum Mártyrum Jovíni et Basiléi, qui passi sunt sub Valeriáno et Galliéno Imperatóribus. At Rome, on the Latin Way, the holy martyrs Jovinus and Basileus, who suffered under Emperors Valerian and Gallienus. Item Romæ plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum, qui…

Kaléndis Mártii. Luna.

Kaléndis Mártii. Luna. The First Day of March.  The Night of the Moon.  Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum ducentórum sexagínta, quos jussit primo Cláudius, pro Christi nómine damnátos, extra portam Saláriam arénam fódere, deínde in amphitheátro sagíttis mílitum intérfici. At Rome, two hundred and sixty holy martyrs condemned for the name of Christ. Claudius ordered them to…

Prídie Kaléndas Mártii. Luna.

Prídie Kaléndas Mártii.  Luna. The Twenty-Eighth Day of February. The Night of the Moon. Romæ natális sanctórum Mártyrum Macárii, Rufíni, Justi et Theóphili. At Rome, the birthday of the holy martyrs Macarius, Rufinus, Justus, and Theophilus. Alexandríæ pássio sanctórum Cæreális, Púpuli, Caji et Serapiónis. At Alexandria, the passion of the Saints Caerealis, Pupulus, Caius, and Serapion. Ibídem commemorátio…

Tértio Kaléndas Mártii. Luna.

Tértio Kaléndas Mártii.  Luna. The Twenty-Seventh Day of February.  The Night of the Moon. Insulæ, in Aprútio, sancti Gabriélis a Vírgine Perdolénte, Clérici Congregatiónis a Cruce et Passióne Dómini nuncupátæ, et Confessóris; qui, magnis intra breve vitæ spátium méritis et post mortem miráculis clarus, a Benedícto Papa Décimo quinto in Sanctórum cánonem relátus est. At Isola,…

Quarto Kaléndas Mártii. Luna.

Quarto Kaléndas Mártii.  Luna. The Twenty-Sixth Day of February. The Night of the Moon. Perge, in Pamphylia, natális beáti Néstoris Epíscopi, qui, in persecutióne Décii, cum diu noctúque oratióni insísteret póstulans ut grex Christi custodirétur, comprehénsus est, ac, nomen Dómini mira liberáte et alacritáte conféssus, Præsidis Polliónis jussu equúleo sævíssime est cruciátus; ac demum, cum se…

Quinto Kaléndas Mártii. Luna.

Quinto Kaléndas Mártii.  Luna. The Twenty-Fifth Day of February. The Night of the Moon. In Ægypto natális sanctórum Mártyrum Victoríni, Victóris, Nicéphori, Claudiáni, Dióscori, Serapiónis et Pápiæ, sub Numeriáno Imperatóre. Horum duo primi, pro confessióne fídei, exquisíta suppliciórum génera constánter passi, cápite plectúntur; Nicéphorus, post cratículas candéntes ignésque superátos, minutátim concísus est; Claudiánus et Dióscorus flammis…

Sexto Kaléndas Mártii. Luna.

Sexto Kaléndas Mártii.  Luna. The Twenty-Fourth Day of February. The Night of the Moon. In Judæa natális sancti Matthíæ Apóstoli, qui, post Ascensiónem Dómini ab Apóstolis in Judæ proditóris locum sorte eléctus, pro Evangélii prædicatióne martyrium passus est. In Judea, the birthday of St. Matthias the Apostle. After the Ascension of our Lord, the Apostles chose…

Séptimo Kaléndas Mártii. Luna.

Séptimo Kaléndas Mártii.  Luna. The Twenty-Third Day of February. The Night of the Moon. Vigília sancti Matthíæ Apóstoli. The Vigil of St. Matthias the Apostle. Sancti Petri Damiáni, ex Ordine Camaldulénsi, Cardinális et Epíscopi Ostiénsis, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris, qui evolávit in cælum prídie hujus diéi. St. Peter Damian, a Camaldolese monk, cardinal bishop of Ostia, confessor…

Octávo Kaléndas Mártii. Luna.

Octávo Kaléndas Mártii.  Luna. The Twenty-Second Day of February. The Night of the Moon. Antiochíæ Cáthedra sancti Petri Apóstoli, ubi primum discípuli cognomináti sunt Christiáni. The Chair of St. Peter at Antioch, where the disciples were first called Christians. Favéntiæ, in Æmília, natális sancti Petri Damiáni, Cardinális atque Epíscopi Ostiénsis et Confessóris, ex Ordine Camaldulénsi, doctrína et…