“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…

Prídie Nonas Aprílis. Luna.

Prídie Nonas Aprílis. Luna. The Fourth Day of April. The Night of the Moon. Híspali, in Hispánia, sancti Isidóri Epíscopi, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris, sanctitáte et doctrína conspícui; qui zelo cathólicæ fidei et ecclesiásticæ observántia disciplinæ Hispánias illustrávit. At Seville in Spain, St. Isidore, bishop, confessor, and doctor of the Church. He was conspicuous for sanctity…

Tértio Nonas Aprílis. Luna.

Tértio Nonas Aprílis. Luna. The Third Day of April.  The Night of the Moon. Romæ natális beáti Xysti Primi, Papæ et Mártyris; qui, tempóribus Hadriáni Imperatóris, summa cum laude rexit Ecclésiam, ac demum, sub Antoníno Pio, ut sibi Christum lucrifáceret, libénter mortem sustínuit temporálem. At Rome, the birthday of blessed Pope Sixtus the First, martyr, who…

Quarto Nonas Aprílis. Luna.

Quarto Nonas Aprílis. Luna. The Second Day of April.  The Night of the Moon. Turónis, in Gállia, sancti Francísci de Paula Confessóris, qui Ordinis Minimórum Institútor éxstitit; atque, virtútibus et miráculis clarus, a Leóne Papa Décimo in Sanctórum númerum est adscríptus. At Tours in France, St. Francis of Paula, founder of the Order of Minims. Because…

Kaléndis Aprílis. Luna.

Kaléndis Aprílis. Luna. The First Day of April.  The Night of the Moon. Romæ pássio sanctæ Theodóræ, soróris illustríssimi Mártyris Hermétis, quæ, sub Hadriáno Imperatóre, ab Aureliáno Júdice affécta martyrio, sepúlta est juxta fratrem suum, via Salária, non longe ab Urbe. At Rome, the passion of St. Theodora, sister of the illustrious martyr Hermes. She underwent…

Tértio Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna.

Tértio Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna. The Thirtieth Day of March.  The Night of the Moon. Romæ, via Appia, pássio beáti Quiríni Tribúni, patris sanctæ Balbínæ Vírginis, qui a beáto Alexándro Papa, quem habébat in custódia, cum omni domo sua baptizátus est; atque, sub Hadriáno Imperatóre, cum esset tráditus Aureliáno Júdici, et in fídei confessióne persísteret, invíctus Christi…

Quarto Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna.

Quarto Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna. The Twenty-Ninth Day of March. The Night of the Moon.  Heliópoli, apud Líbanum, sancti Cyrílli, Diáconi et Mártyris, cujus jecur, e discísso ventre avúlsum, Gentíles, sub Juliáno Apóstata, feráliter depásti sunt. At Heliopolis in Lebanon, under Julian the Apostate, St. Cyril, deacon and martyr, whose body was opened and his liver…

Quinto Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna.

Quinto Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna. The Twenty-Eighth Day of March.  The Night of the Moon. Sancti Joánnis de Capistráno, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum et Confessóris, cujus memória recólitur décimo Kaléndas Novémbris. St. John Capistrano, confessor, a priest of the Order of Friars Minor, who is mentioned on the 23rd of October. Cæsaréæ, in Palæstína, natális sanctórum Mártyrum…

Octávo Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna

Octávo Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna. The Twenty-Fifth Day of March. The Night of the Moon.  Annuntiátio beatíssimæ Vírginis Genitrícis Dei Maríæ. The Annunciation of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. Hierosólymis commemorátio sancti Latrónis, qui, in cruce Christum conféssus, ab eo méruit audíre: « Hódie mecum eris in paradíso ». At Jerusalem, the commemoration…

Nono Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna.

Nono Kaléndas Aprílis.  Luna. The Twenty-Fourth Day of March. The Night of the Moon. Festum sancti Gabriélis Archángeli, qui ad annuntiándum Incarnatiónis divíni Verbi mystérium a Deo missus est. The Feast of St. Gabriel Archangel, who was sent by God to announce the Incarnation of the Divine Word. Romæ sancti Epigménii Presbyteri, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub…

Décimo Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna.

Décimo Kaléndas Aprílis.  Luna. The Twenty-Third Day of March. The Night of the Moon. In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Victoriáni, Procónsulis Cartháginis, et duórum germanórum, Aquisregénsium; item Fruméntii et altérius Fruméntii, mercatórum. Hi omnes, in persecutióne Wandálica (ut scribit Victor, Africánus Epíscopus), sub Ariáno Rege Hunneríco, pro constántia cathólicæ confessiónis, immaníssimis supplíciis cruciáti, egrégie coronáti sunt. In…