Online Vocations Retreat

The Archbishop of Selsey will be hosting an online vocational retreat 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…

Prídie Idus Augústi

Prídie Idus Augústi. Luna . The Twelfth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Sanctæ Claræ Vírginis, primæ plantæ Páuperum Dominárum Ordinis Minórum; quæ ad ætérnas Agni núptias evocáta est prídie hujus diéi. St. Clare, virgin, the first fruits of the Poor Ladies of the Order of Friars Minor, who was called to the everlasting…

Tértio Idus Augústi

Tértio Idus Augústi. Luna . The Eleventh Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ, inter duas Lauros, natális sancti Tibúrtii Mártyris, qui, sub Júdice Fabiáno, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, cum Christum, nudis plántis super carbónes ardéntes ingréssus, majóri confiterétur constántia, duci in tértium ab Urbe milliárium atque ibídem gládio animadvérti jubétur. At Rome, between the…

Quarto Idus Augústi

Quarto Idus Augústi. Luna . The Tenth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ, via Tiburtína, natális beáti Lauréntii Archidiáconi, qui, in persecutióne Valeriáni, post plúrima torménta cárceris, vérberum diversórum, fústium, ac plumbatárum et laminárum ardéntium, ad últimum, in cratícula férrea assátus, martyrium complévit; ejúsque corpus a beáto Hippólyto et Justíno Presbytero sepúltum…

Quinto Idus Augústi

Quinto Idus Augústi. Luna . The Ninth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Sancti Joánnis Baptístæ-Maríæ Vianney, Presbyteri et Confessóris, cæléstis ómnium parochórum Patróni; cujus dies natális prídie Nonas mensis hujus recensétur. St. John Baptist-Mary Vianney, priest and confessor, and heavenly patron of all parish priests, whose birthday is remembered on the 4th day…

Sexto Idus Augústi

Sexto Idus Augústi. Luna . The Eighth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Sanctórum Mártyrum Cyríaci Diáconi, Largi et Smarágdi, qui, cum áliis vigínti Sóciis, passi sunt décimo séptimo Kaléndas Aprílis. Eórum córpora, via Salária a Joánne Presbytero sepúlta, sanctus Marcéllus Papa in prædium Lucínæ, via Ostiénsi, hoc die tránstulit; quæ póstea, in…

Séptimo Idus Augústi

Séptimo Idus Augústi. Luna . The Seventh Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Neápoli, in Campánia, sancti Cajetáni Thienǽi Confessóris, Clericórum Regulárium Fundatóris, qui, singulári in Deum fidúcia, prístinam Apostólicam vivéndi formam suis coléndam trádidit, et, miráculis clarus, a Cleménte Papa Décimo inter Sanctos relátus est. At Naples in Campania, St. Cajetan the Theatine,…

Octávo Idus Augústi

Octávo Idus Augústi. Luna . The Sixth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  In monte Thabor Transfigurátio Dómini nostri Jesu Christi. On Mount Tabor, the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romæ, via Appia, in cœmetério Callísti, natális beáti Xysti Secúndi, Papæ et Mártyris, qui in persecutióne Valeriáni, gládio animadvérsus, martyrii corónam accépit. At Rome,…

Nonis Augústi

Nonis Augústi. Luna . The Fifth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ, in Exquíliis, Dedicátio Basílicæ sanctæ Maríæ ad Nives. At Rome, on the Esquiline, the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Snows. Cataláuni, in Gállia, sancti Mémmii, civis Románi, qui, a sancto Petro Apóstolo consecrátus illíus civitátis Epíscopus, pópulum…

Prídie Nonas Augústi

Prídie Nonas Augústi. Luna . The Fourth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Sancti Domínici Confessóris, qui Ordinis Fratrum Prædicatórum Fundátor fuit, atque octávo Idus mensis hujus in pace quiévit. St. Dominic, confessor, founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, who on the sixth day of this month rested in peace. In vico Ars,…

Tertio Nonas Augusti. Luna

  Tertio Nonas Augusti. Luna … This Day, the Third Day of August Hierosolymis Inventio beatissimi Stephani Protomartyris, et sanctorum Gamalielis, Nicodemi et Abibonis, sicut Luciano Presbytero divinitus revelatum est, Honorii Principis tempore. At Jerusalem, the finding of the body of most blessed Stephen, first martyr, and of the Saints Gamaliel, Nicodemus, and Abibo, through a…