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 Nonas Júlii. Luna

Sexto Nonas Júlii. Luna . The Second Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Visitátio beátæ Maríæ Vírginis ad Elísabeth. The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. Romæ, via Aurélia, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Procéssi et Martiniáni, qui, a beáto Petro Apóstolo in Mamertíni custódia baptizáti, et, sub Neróne, oris contusiónem, equúleum, nervos, fustes,…

Kaléndis Júlii. Luna

Kaléndis Júlii. Luna . The First Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Octáva Nativitátis sancti Joánnis Baptístæ. The Octave of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Festum pretiosíssimi Sánguinis Dómini nostri Jesu Christi. The feast of the most Precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. In monte Hor deposítio sancti Aaron, primi ex órdine…

Prídie Kaléndas Júlii. Luna

Prídie Kaléndas Júlii. Luna . The Thirtieth Day of June. The Night of the Moon.  Commemorátio sancti Pauli Apóstoli. The commemoration of the holy apostle Paul. Romæ sanctæ Lucínæ, Apostolórum discípulæ, quæ, de facultátibus suis commúnicans Sanctórum necessitátibus, Christiános in cárcere deténtos visitábat, ac sepultúræ Mártyrum inserviébat; juxta quos et ipsa, in crypta a se constrúcta,…

Tértio Kaléndas Júlii. Luna

Tértio Kaléndas Júlii. Luna . The Twenty-Ninth Day of June. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ natális sanctórum Apostolórum Petri et Pauli, qui eódem anno eodémque die passi sunt, sub Neróne Imperatóre. Horum prior, in eádem Urbe, cápite ad terram verso cruci affíxus, et in Vaticáno juxta viam Triumphálem sepúltus, totíus Orbis veneratióne celebrátur; postérior…

Quarto Kaléndas Júlii. Luna

Quarto Kaléndas Júlii. Luna. The Twenty-Eighth Day of June. The Night of the Moon.  Vigília sanctórum Apostolórum Petri et Pauli. The vigil of the holy apostles Peter and Paul. Lugdúni, in Gállia, sancti Irenæi, Epíscopi et Mártyris; qui (ut scribit sanctus Hierónymus) beáti Polycárpi, Smyrnénsis Epíscopi, discípulus fuit, et Apostolicórum témporum vicínis. Is, cum advérsus hæréticos…

Quinto Kaléndas Júlii. Luna

Quinto Kaléndas Júlii. Luna. The Twenty-Seventh Day of June. The Night of the Moon.  In Galátia sancti Crescéntis, qui fuit beáti Pauli Apóstoli discípulus. Hic, in Gállias tránsitum fáciens, verbo prædicatiónis multos ad fidem Christi convértit; regréssus vero ad gentem cui speciáliter datus erat Epíscopus, demum, sub Trajáno, cum Gálatas ipsos usque ad finem vitæ…

Sexto Kaléndas Júlii. Luna

Sexto Kaléndas Júlii. Luna. The Twenty-Sixth Day of June. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ, in monte Cælio, sanctórum Mártyrum Joánnis et Pauli fratrum, quorum primus erat præpósitus domus, secúndus primicérius Constántiæ Vírginis, fíliæ Constantíni Imperatóris, et ambo póstea, sub Juliáno Apóstata, martyrii palmam, cædénte gládio, percepérunt. At Rome on Mt. Coelius, the holy martyrs John…

Séptimo Kaléndas Júlii. Luna

Séptimo Kaléndas Júlii. Luna . The Twenty-Fifth Day of June. The Night of the Moon.  In território Guléti, prope Nuscum, sancti Guliélmi Confessóris, Patris Eremitárum Montis Vírginis. In the territory of Guletto near Nusco, St. William, confessor, founder of the hermits of Monte Vergine. Apud Berœam natális sancti Sosípatris, qui fuit discípulus beáti Pauli Apóstoli. At Beraea,…

Octávo Kaléndas Júlii. Luna

Octávo Kaléndas Júlii. Luna . The Twenty-Fourth Day of June. The Night of the Moon.  Natívitas sancti Joánnis Baptístæ, Præcursóris Dómini, ac sanctórum Zacharíæ et Elísabeth fílii, qui Spíritu Sancto replétus est adhuc in útero matris suæ. The Nativity of St. John Baptist, precursor of our Lord, son of Zachary and Elizabeth, who, while yet in…

Nono Kaléndas Júlii. Luna

Nono Kaléndas Júlii. Luna . The Twenty-Third Day of June. The Night of the Moon.  Vigília Nativitátis sancti Joánnis Baptístæ. The Vigil of St. John Baptist. Romæ sancti Joánnis Presbyteri, qui, sub Juliáno Apóstata, via Salária véteri, ante simulácrum Solis decollátus est, et corpus ejus a beáto Concórdio Presbytero juxta Mártyrum Concília sepúltum. At Rome, in…