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…

Undécimo Kaléndas Novémbris. Luna

Undécimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna The Twenty-Second Day of October. The Night of the Moon. Hierosólymis sanctæ Maríæ Salóme, matris sanctórum Jacóbi et Joánnis Apostolórum, quæ in Evangelio légitur circa Dómini sepultúram sollícita. At Jerusalem, St. Mary Salome, the mother of the apostles James and John, who is referred to in the Gospel as having cared for the…

Duodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris

Duodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna. The Twenty-First Day of October. The Night of the Moon. In Cypro natális sancti Hilariónis Abbátis, cujus vitam, virtútibus atque miráculis plenam, sanctus Hierónymus scripsit. In Cyprus, the birthday of the holy abbot Hilarion.  His life, full of virtues and miracles, was written by St. Jerome. Apud Colóniam Aggripínam item natális sanctárum Ursulæ…

Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris

Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna The Twentieth Day of October. The Night of the Moon. In Aviénsi civitáte, prope Aquilam, in Vestínis, natális beáti Máximi, Levítæ et Mártyris; qui, patiéndi desidério, inquiréntibus se persecutóribus palam osténdit, et, post responsiónis constántiam, equúleo suspénsus ac tortus, deínde fústibus cæsus, ad últimum, e sublími loco præcipitátus, occúbuit. At Abia, near Aquila…

Quartodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris

Quartodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna The Nineteenth Day of October. The Night of the Moon. Sancti Petri de Alcántara, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum et Confessóris, qui migrávit in cælum prídie hujus diéi. St. Peter of Alcantara, priest of the Order of Friars Minor and confessor, whose birthday was mentioned in the day previous to this. Romæ natális sanctórum…

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris. Luna

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna The Eighteenth Day of October. The Night of the Moon. In Bithynia natális beáti Lucæ Evangelístæ, qui, multa passus pro Christi nómine, obiit Spíritu Sancto plenus.  Ipsíus autem ossa póstea Constantinópolim transláta sunt, et inde Patávium deláta. In Bithynia, the birthday of St. Luke the Evangelist.  He died, filled with the Holy Ghost,…

Sextodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris. Luna

Sextodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna The Seventeenth Day of October. The Night of the Moon. Parédii, in diœcési Augustodunénsi, sanctæ Margarítæ Maríæ Alacóque, quæ, Ordinem Visitatiónis beátæ Maríæ Vírginis proféssa, exímiis in devotióne erga sacratíssimum Cor Jesu propagánda et público ejúsdem  cultu provehéndo méritis excélluit; atque in sanctárum Vírginum album a Benedícto Papa Décimo quinto reláta fuit. At…

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Novémbris. Luna

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna . The Sixteenth Day of October.  The Night of the Moon. Sanctæ Hedwígis Víduæ, Polonórum Ducíssæ, quæ prídie hujus diéi obdormívit in Dómino. St. Hedwig, widow, duchess of Poland, who went to her rest in the Lord on the day previous. In monastério Dervénsi, in Gállia, sancti Berchárii, Abbátis et Mártyris. In…

Idibus Octóbris. Luna

Idibus Octóbris.  Luna The Fifteenth Day of October.  The Night of the Moon. Albæ, in Hispánia, sanctæ Terésiæ Vírginis, quæ Fratrum ac Sorórum Ordinis Carmelitárum arctióris observántiæ mater éxstitit et magístra. At Avila in Spain, the virgin St. Teresa, mother and mistress of the Brothers and Sisters of the Carmelite Order of the Strict Observance. Cracóviæ, in…

Prídie Idus Octóbris. Luna

Prídie Idus Octóbris.  Luna The Fourteenth Day of October. The Night of the Moon. Romæ, via Aurélia, natális beáti Callísti Primi, Papæ et Mártyris; qui, Alexándri Imperatóris jussu, diútius fame in cárcere cruciátus, et quotídie fústibus cæsus, tandem, præcipitátus e fenéstra domus in qua custodiebátur, atque in púteum demérsus, victóriæ triúmphum proméruit. At Rome, on the Aurelian…

Tértio Idus Octóbris. Luna

Tértio Idus Octóbris.  Luna The Thirteenth Day of October. The Night of the Moon. Sancti Eduárdi, Regis Anglórum et Confessóris, qui Nonis Januárii obdormívit in Dómino, sed hac die, ob Translatiónem córporis ejus, potíssimum cólitur. St. Edward, king of England confessor, who died on the 5th day of January.  He is specially honoured on this day because…