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…

Séptimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna.

Séptimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna . The Twenty-Sixth Day of May. The Night of the Moon. Romæ sancti Philíppi Nérii, Presbyteri et Confessóris, qui Congregatiónis Oratórii Fundátor fuit, ac virginitáte, prophetíæ dono, et miráculis éxstitit insígnis. At Rome, St. Philip Neri, priest and confessor, founder of the Congregation of the Oratory, celebrated for his virginal purity, the…

Octávo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna.

Octávo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna . The Twenty-Fifth Day of May. The Night of the Moon. Salérni deposítio beáti Gregórii Séptimi, Papæ et Confessóris, ecclesiásticæ libertátis propugnatóris ac defensóris acérrimi. At Salerno, the death of blessed Pope Gregory VII, a most zealous protector and champion of Church liberty. Romæ, via Nomentána, natális beáti Urbáni Primi, Papæ et…

Décimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna

Décimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna . The Twenty-Third Day of May. The Night of the Moon.  Apud Língonas, in Gállia, pássio sancti Desidérii Epíscopi, qui, cum plebem suam ab exércitu Wandalórum vexári cérneret, ad Regem eórum pro ea supplicatúrus accéssit; a quo statim jugulári jussus, pro óvibus sibi créditis cervícem libénter exténdit, et, percússus gládio, migrávit…

Undécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna.

Undécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna . The Twenty-Second Day of May. The Night of the Moon. Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Faustíni, Timóthei et Venústi. At Rome, the holy martyrs Faustinus, Timothy, and Venustus. In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Casti et Æmílii, qui per passiónis ignem martyrium consummárunt.  Hos (ut beátus Cypriánus scribit), in prima congressióne devíctos, Dóminus victóres in…

Duodécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna

Duodécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna. The Twenty-First Day of May. The Night of the Moon.  Sancti Valéntis Epíscopi, qui, una cum tribus púeris, necátus est. St. Valens, bishop, who was put to death along with three children. Alexandríæ commemorátio sanctórum Mártyrum Secúndi Presbyteri, et aliórum; quos sacris diébus Pentecóstes, sub Constántio Imperatóre, Ariánus Epíscopus Geórgius sævíssime occídi præcépit. At…

Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna.

Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna. The Twentieth Day of May. The Night of the Moon. Aquilæ, in Vestínis, sancti Bernardíni Senénsis, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum et Confessóris, qui verbo et exémplo Itáliam illustrávit. At Aquila in Abruzzi, St. Bernardine of Siena, priest of the Order of Friars Minor, who added to the glory of Italy by his preaching…

Quartodécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna.

Quartodécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna. The Nineteenth Day of May. The Night of the Moon. Natalis sancti Petri de Moróno, Confessóris, qui ex Anachoréta Summus Póntifex creátus, dictus est Cælestínus Quintus.  Sed Pontificátu se póstmodum abdicávit, et in solitúdine religiósam vitam agens, virtútibus et miráculis clarus, migrávit ad Dóminum. The birthday of St. Peter of Moroni who, while…

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Júnii.

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna. The Eighteenth Day of May. The Night of the Moon. Cameríni sancti Venántii Mártyris, qui, annos quíndecim natus, sub Décio Imperatóre et Antíocho Præside, una cum áliis decem, gloriósi certáminis cursum, cervícibus abscíssis implévit. At Camerino, the holy martyr Venantius, who, at fifteen years of age, along with ten others, ended a…

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna. The Sixteenth Day of May. The Night of the Moon.  Eugúbii sancti Ubáldi, Epíscopi et Confessóris, miráculis clari. At Gubbio, St. Ubaldus, bishop and confessor renowned for his miracles. Antisiodóri pássio sancti Peregríni, qui fuit primus ejúsdem civitátis Epíscopus. Hic, a beáto Xysto Papa Secúndo in Gállias, una cum áliis Cléricis,…