Diary February 2020

Date Day Event Location 01 Sat 0830 Mass Divine Mercy, Bacoor, Cavite PhilippinesVisitation 02 Sun 0830 Candlemas & Episcopal ConsecrationDivine Mercy, Bacoor, Cavite PhilippinesVisitation 03 Mon 0830 Mass Divine Mercy, Bacoor, Cavite PhilippinesVisitation 04 Tue 0830 Mass Divine Mercy, Bacoor, Cavite Birthday Celebration PhilippinesVisitation 05 Wed 0830 Mass Divine Mercy, Bacoor, Cavite Parish Outing Patungan…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Nono Kaléndas Mártii. Luna.

Nono Kaléndas Mártii.  Luna. The Twenty-First Day of February. The Night of the Moon. Scythópoli, in Palæstína, sancti Severiáni, Epíscopi et Mártyris, qui, Eutychiánis acérrime se oppónens, gládio perémptus est. At Scythopolis in Palestine, St. Severian, bishop and martyr, who was beheaded by the Eutychians because he opposed them so zealously. In Sicília natális sanctórum Mártyrum septuagínta…

Décimo Kaléndas Mártii. Luna.

Décimo Kaléndas Mártii.  Luna. The Twentieth Day of February.  The Night of the Moon. Tyri, in Phœnícia, commemorátio beatórum Mártyrum, quorum númerum solíus sciéntia Dei cólligit. Hi omnes, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre, a Vetúrio, mílitum magístro, multis tormentórum genéribus, sibi ínvicem succedéntibus, occísi sunt; nam, primo quidem flagris toto córpore dilaniáti, inde divérsis bestiárum genéribus tráditi, sed…

Duodécimo Kaléndas Mártii. Luna.

Duodécimo Kaléndas Mártii.  Luna. The Eighteenth Day of February.  The Night of the Moon. Hierosólymis natális sancti Simeónis, Epíscopi et Mártyris; qui fílius Cléophæ et propínquus Salvatóris secúndum carnem fuísse tráditur. Hic, Hierosolymórum Epíscopus post Jacóbum, fratrem Dómini, ordinátus, et, in Trajáni persecutióne, multis supplíciis afféctus, martyrio consummátus est, ómnibus qui áderant et Júdice ipso mirántibus…

Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Mártii. Luna.

Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Mártii.  Luna. The Seventeenth Day of February. The Night of the Moon. Floréntiæ natális sancti Aléxii Falconérii Confessóris, e septem Fundatóribus Ordinis Servórum beátæ Maríæ Vírginis; qui, décimo supra centésimum vitæ suæ anno, Christi Jesu et Angelórum præséntia recreátus, beáto fine quiévit. Ipsíus tamen ac Sociórum festum prídie Idus Februárii celebrátur. In Florence, the…

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Mártii. Luna.

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Mártii. Luna. The Fifteenth Day of February. The Night of the Moon.  Bríxiæ natális sanctórum Mártyrum Faustíni et Jovítæ fratrum, qui sub Hadriáno Imperatóre, post multa præclára ob Christi fidem suscépta certámina, victrícem martyrii corónam accepérunt. At Brescia, in the time of Emperor Adrian, the birthday of the holy martyrs Faustinus and Jovita, who…