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…

Sexto Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna.

Sexto Kaléndas Octóbris.  Luna The Twenty-Sixth Day of September. The Night of the Moon. Nicomedíæ natális sanctórum Mártyrum Cypriáni et Justínæ Vírginis.  Hæc, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre et Eutólmio Præside, cum multa pro Christo pertulísset, ipsum quoque Cypriánum, qui erat magnus et suis mágicis ártibus eam dementáre conabátur, ad Christiánam fidem convértit; cum quo póstea martyrium sumpsit.  Eórum…

Séptimo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna.

Séptimo Kaléndas Octóbris.  Luna The Twenty-Fifth Day of September. The Night of the Moon. Apud castéllum Emmaus natális beáti Cléophæ, qui fuit Christi discípulus, quem et in eádem domo in qua mensam Dómino paráverat, pro confessióne illíus a Judæis occísum tradunt, et gloriósa memória sepúltum. At Emmaus, the birthday of blessed Cleophas, disciple of Christ.  It is…

Nono Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna

Nono Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna The Twenty-Third Day of September. The Night of the Moon. Romæ sancti Lini, Papæ et Mártyris, qui, primus post beátum Petrum Apóstolum, Románum Ecclésiam gubernávit, et, martyrio coronátus, sepúltus est in Vaticáno, prope eúndem Apóstolum. At Rome, St. Linus, pope and martyr, who governed the Roman Church next after the blessed apostle…

Undécimo Kaléndas Octóbris

Undécimo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna . The Twenty-First Day of September. The Night of the Moon. In Æthiópia natális sancti Matthæi, Apóstoli et Evangelístæ; qui, in ea regióne prædicans, martyrium passus est. Hujus Evangélium, Hebræo sermóne conscríptum, ipso Matthæo revelánte, invéntum est, una cum córpore beáti Bárnabæ Apóstoli, témpore Zenónis Imperatóris. The birthday of St. Matthew, apostle and…

Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna.

Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna . The Nineteenth Day of September. The Night of the Moon. Putéolis, in Campánia, sanctórum Mártyrum Januárii, Beneventánæ civitátis Epíscopi, ejúsque Diáconi Festi, et Desidérii Lectóris, Sósii, Diáconi Ecclésiæ Misenátis; Próculi, Diáconi Puteoláni; Eutychii et Acútii.  Hi omnes, post víncula et cárceres, cápite cæsi sunt, sub Diocletiáno Príncipe.  Corpus sancti Januárii delátum…

Quartodécimo Kaléndas Octóbris

Quartodécimo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna . The Eighteenth Day of September. The Night of the Moon. Auximi, in Picéno, sancti Joséphi a Cupertíno, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum Conventuálium et Confessóris; quem Clemens Papa Décimus tértius in Sanctórum númerum rétulit. At Osimo in Piceno, St. Joseph of Cupertino, priest and confessor of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, who…

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna.

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna. The Seventeenth Day of September.  The Night of the Moon. In monte Alvérniæ, in Etrúria, commemorátio Impressiónis sacrórum Stígmatum, quibus sanctus Francíscus, Ordinis Minórum Institútor, in suis mánibus, pédibus et látere, mirábili Dei grátia, impréssus fuit. The commemoration of the Impression of the Sacred Stigmata which St. Francis, founder of the…

Sextodécimo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna.

Sextodécimo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna . The Sixteenth Day of September. The Night of the Moon. Sanctórum Mártyrum Cornélii Papæ, et Cypriáni, Carthaginénsis Epíscopi, quorum memória décimo octávo Kaléndas Octóbris recólitur. The holy martyrs Cornelius, pope, and Cyprian, bishop of Carthage, who were mentioned on the14th of September. Chalcédone natális sanctæ Euphémiæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ,…

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna.

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna . The Fifteenth Day of September. The Night of the Moon. Octáva Nativitátis beátæ Maríæ Vírginis. The Octave of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Festum Septem Dolórum ejúsdem beatíssimæ Vírginis Maríæ. The feast of the Seven Sorrows of the same most Blessed Virgin Mary. Romæ, via Nomentána, natális beáti…

Décimo octávo Kaléndas Octóbris

Décimo octávo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna . The Fourteenth Day of September. The Night of the Moon. Exaltátio sanctæ Crucis, quando Heráclius Imperátor, Chósroa Rege devícto, eam de Pérside Hierosólymam reportávit. The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, when Emperor Heraclius, after defeating King Chosroes, brought it back to Jerusalem from Persia. Romæ, via Appia, beáti Cornélii, Papæ et…