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…

Tértio Nonas Júnii. Luna . The Third Day of June.

Tértio Nonas Júnii. Luna . The Third Day of June.  The Night of the Moon. Arétii, in Túscia, sanctórum Mártyrum Pergentíni et Laurentíni fratrum, qui, in persecutióne Décii, sub Tibúrtio Præside, cum essent púeri, ibídem, post dira supplícia toleráta et magna mirácula osténsa, gládio cæsi sunt. At Arezzo in Tuscany, during the persecution of Decius,…

Quarto Nonas Júnii. Luna.

Quarto Nonas Júnii. Luna . The Second Day of June.  The Night of the Moon. Romæ natális sanctórum Mártyrum Marcellíni Presbyteri, et Petri Exorcístæ, qui, sub Diocletiáno, cum multos in cárcere ad fidem erudírent, ídeo post dira víncula et plúrima torménta, a Seréno Júdice decolláti sunt in loco qui dicebátur Silva Nigra; quæ deínde, in…

Kaléndis Júnii. Luna

Kaléndis Júnii. Luna . The First Day of June. The Night of the Moon.  Sanctæ Angelæ Meríci Vírginis, ex tértio Ordine sancti Francísci; quæ fuit Institútrix Societátis Vírginum sanctæ Ursulæ, et ad accipiéndam corónam immarcescíbilem, sexto Kaléndas Februárii a cælésti Sponso vocáta est. St. Angela Merici, virgin of the Third Order of St. Francis. She was…

Prídie Kaléndas Júnii. Luna

Prídie Kaléndas Júnii. Luna . The Thirty-First Day of May. The Night of the Moon.  Festum beátæ Maríæ Vírginis Regínæ. Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Romæ sanctæ Petroníllæ Vírginis, fíliæ beáti Petri Apóstoli, quæ, conjúgium nóbilis viri Flacci spernens, et, accéptis triduánis ad deliberándum indúciis, ínterim jejúniis et oratiónibus vacans, tértia…

Tértio Kaléndas Júnii. Luna.

Tértio Kaléndas Júnii. Luna . The Thirtieth Day of May.  The Night of the Moon. Sancti Felícis Primi, Papæ et Mártyris, cujus dies natális tértio Kaléndas Januárii recensétur. Pope St. Felix I, martyr, whose birthday is commemorated on the 30th of December. The Church of San Gavino, Sardinia Túrribus, in Sardínia, sanctórum Mártyrum Gabíni et…

Quarto Kaléndas Júnii. Luna

Quarto Kaléndas Júnii. Luna . The Twenty-Ninth Day of May. The Night of the Moon.  Sanctæ Maríæ-Magdalénæ de Pazzis, ex Ordine Carmelitárum, Vírginis, cujus dies natális octávo Kaléndas Júnii recensétur. St. Mary Magdalene of Pazzi of the Order of Carmelites, and virgin. Her birthday was mentioned on the 25th of May. Romæ, via Aurélia, natális sancti…

Quinto Kaléndas Júnii. Luna.

Quinto Kaléndas Júnii. Luna . The Twenty-Eighth Day of May. The Night of the Moon. Sancti Augustíni, Epíscopi Cantuariénsis et Confessóris, cujus dies natális ágitur séptimo Kaléndas Júnii. St. Augustine, bishop of Canterbury and confessor, whose birthday is mentioned on the 26th of May. In Sardínia sanctórum Mártyrum Æmílii, Felícis, Priámi et Luciáni, qui, pro Christo…

Sexto Kaléndas Júnii. Luna

Sexto Kaléndas Júnii. Luna . The Twenty-Seventh Day of May. The Night of the Moon.  Sancti Bedæ Venerábilis, Presbyteri, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris; qui migrávit in cælum octávo Kaléndas Júnii. St. Venerable Bede, priest, confessor, and doctor of the Church, who went to heaven on the 25th of May. Sancti Joánnis Primi, Papæ et Mártyris; cujus…

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…