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…

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Augústi. Luna

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Augústi. Luna . The Sixteenth Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Festum beátæ Maríæ Vírginis de monte Carmélo. The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel. Sebáste in Arménia, sanctórum Mártyrum Athenógenis Epíscopi, et decem discipulórum ejus, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre. At Sebaste in Armenia, the holy martyrs Athenogenes, bishop, and…

Idibus Júlii. Luna

Idibus Júlii. Luna . The Fifteenth Day of Jul. The Night of the Moon.  Sancti Henríci Primi, Imperatóris Romanórum et Confessóris, cujus dies natális tértio Idus mensis hujus recensétur. St. Henry I, Roman emperor and confessor, whose birthday was noted on the 13th of this month. Lugdúni, in Gállia, deposítio sancti Bonaventúræ, Cardinális et Epíscopi Albanénsis,…

Prídie Idus Júlii. Luna

Prídie Idus Júlii. Luna . The Fourteenth Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Sancti Bonaventúræ, ex Ordine Minórum, Cardinális et Epíscopi Albanénsis, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris; qui sequénti die migrávit ad Dóminum. St. Bonaventure of the Order of Friars Minor, cardinal and bishop of Albano, confessor and doctor of the Church, who passed to…

Tértio Idus Júlii. Luna

Tértio Idus Júlii. Luna . The Thirteenth Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ sancti Anacléti, Papæ et Mártyris, qui, post sanctum Cleméntem Ecclésiam Dei regens, eam glorióso martyrio decorávit. At Rome, St. Anacletus, pope and martyr, who governed the Church of God after St. Clement, and shed lustre upon it by a glorious…

Quarto Idus Júlii. Luna

Quarto Idus Júlii. Luna . The Twelfth Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  In monastério Passiniáno, prope Floréntiam, sancti Joánnis Gualbérti Abbátis, qui fuit Institútor Ordinis Vallis Umbrósæ. In the monastery of Passignano, near Florence, Abbot St. John Gualbert, founder of the Order of Vallombrosa. Laudæ, in Insúbria, sanctórum Mártyrum Náboris et Felícis, qui,…

Quinto Idus Júlii. Luna

Quinto Idus Júlii. Luna . The Eleventh Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ sancti Pii Primi, Papæ et Mártyris; qui martyrio coronátus est in persecutióne Marci Aurélii Antoníni. At Rome, Pope Pius I, who was crowned with martyrdom in the persecution of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Bérgomi sancti Joánnis Epíscopi, qui, ob tuéndam cathólicam…

Sexto Idus Júlii. Luna

Sexto Idus Júlii. Luna . The Tenth Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ pássio sanctórum septem Mártyrum fratrum, filiórum sanctæ Felicitátis Mártyris, id est Januárii, Felícis, Philíppi, Silváni, Alexándri, Vitális et Martiális, témpore Antoníni Imperatóris, sub Præfécto Urbis Públio. Ex ipsis vero Januárius, post virgárum vérbera et cárceris maceratiónem, plumbátis occísus; Felix…

Séptimo Idus Júlii. Luna

Séptimo Idus Júlii. Luna . The Ninth Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ ad Guttam júgiter manéntem, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Zenónis, et aliórum decem míllium ac ducentórum trium. At Rome, at the Ever-flowing Spring, the birthday of St. Zeno and ten thousand two hundred and three other martyrs. Gortynæ, in Creta, sancti Cyrílli…

Nonis Júlii. Luna

Nonis Júlii. Luna . The Seventh Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Sanctórum Episcopórum et Confessórum Cyrílli et Methódii fratrum, quorum natális respectíve ágitur sextodécimo Kaléndas Mártii et octávo Idus Aprílis. The holy bishops Cyril and Methodius, whose respective birthdays are on the 14th of February and the 6th of April. Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum…

Prídie Nonas Júlii. Luna

Prídie Nonas Júlii. Luna . The Sixth Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Octava sanctórum Apostolórum Petri et Pauli. The Octave of the holy apostles Peter and Paul. Hierosólymis sancti Isaiæ Prophétæ, qui, sub Manásse Rege, in duas sectus partes occúbuit, sepultúsque est sub quercu Rogel, juxta tránsitum aquárum. In Jerusalem, the holy prophet Isaias….