On May 5, 2013, at the Feast Day of Saint Pius V the Pope, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, D.D., the Metropolitan Archbishop of The Holy Trinity Anglocatholic Archdiocese in Europe of The Holy Catholic Church International, ordained The Reverend Deacon Raivo Kodanik as a Priest at the Pontifical Mass at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tallinn, Estonia. Also the First Anniversary of the Anglocatholic Church in Estonia and the first anniversary of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity of the Anglocatholic Church in Estonia was celebrated.
On May 4, 2013 at the Great Investiture in Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Tallinn, Estonia, The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, D.Min., Litt.D., D.D. was rewarded with The Cross of Knighthood of The Great Cross of Knighthood Merits of the Grand Priory from the Great Grandmaster Count Viktor Vasilyev, the Grand Master of the Estonian Grand Priory of Saint Archangel Michael's International Knighthood Order. The Cross of Knighthood Merits was rewarded also the The Most Reverend Andres Põder, the Archbishop of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.
On February 9th, 2013 The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, M.A., M.Div., D.Min., Litt.D., D.D., The Metropolitan Archbishop of The Holy Trinity Anglocatholic Archdiocese in Europe and in Central America of the Holy Catholic Church International visited Latvia with The Reverend Deacon Raivo Kodanik, where Archbishop Dr. Heigo Ritsbek consecrated Dr. Janis Danielson as a bishop in Christ's One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek also consectated the church building and it is now the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity in Eleja. With the consecration of The Most Reverend Dr. Janis Danielson, The Diocese of Latvia of the HCCI was formed and he was appointed as the Bishop for Latvia.
On January 15, 2013, Patriarch Paul appointed Rev. Fernando David Ramos Martinez, D.D. Bishop of Ecuador. Metropolitan Archbishop Dr. Heigo Ritsbek will serve as the bishop's ordinary.
On January 15, 2013, Patriarch Paul appointed The Most Reverend Dr. Heigo Ritsbek, M.A., M.Div., D.Min., Litt.D., D.D. Metropolitan Archbishop of The Holy Trinity Anglocatholic Archdiocese in Europe and Central America of the Holy Catholic Church International.
HCCI is truly a world-wide church, with both established ministries in and missions in the U.S., United Kingdom, Africa, the Philippines, France, India, Australia, and now Estonia. Reverend Father Heigo Ritsbek, D.Min., D.D., has been named Bishop-Elect to shepherd the Anglocatholic Church in Estonia of HCCI. He will most likely be consecrated in November of this year. He has taught in some 25 institutions in as many countries.
Rev. Dr. Heigo Ritsbek
Deacon Akmal Lal Din, serving Pakistani refugees in France, is awaiting ordination to the priesthood.
Archbishop Tom Kiiza, Th.D., D.D., shepherding the continent of Africa and serving as president of our African campus, is constantly busy establishing missions in Kenya, Uganda, and beyond. With amazing energy, he and his priests and bishops have baptized over 128 children in just the last few weeks.
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Dear Patriarch Paul and the Holy Catholic Church International,
Welcome to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews! I am deeply honored that you have chosen to join our growing ministry.
Since I founded this organization in 1983, The Fellowship has worked to build bridges of understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews, bringing these faith communities together and fostering cooperation on issues of shared biblical concern.
Today, we are one of the largest humanitarian organizations providing food, shelter, medical care and other basic necessities for thousands of needy Jews both in Israel and the former Soviet Union. We also foster support for Israel’s ongoing struggle for peace and security and to provide a better future for her people.
Soon, you’ll start to receive updates telling how your support is advancing The Fellowship’s lifesaving mission by providing the resources for our vital work in Israel and the former Soviet Union. You will also learn how you can become a part of our grassroots mobilization and advocacy for Israel.
You have joined a special group of ministry partners and for that I say “Todah Rabah” - Hebrew for “thank you very much.” May God bless you richly and welcome to our special family of friends.
With prayers for shalom, peace,
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
Most Rev. Will Boyd, Jr., M.B.A., Ph.D., D.D., D.Sc. is our new Metropolitan Archbishop of the City of David, based in Florence, Alabama. He comes to us as Metropolitan Archbishop of Ambassador for Christ Ministries and of Zion Ministries. His background includes mechanical engineering (M.S.) and business administration (M.B.A.). He holds a Ph.D. in religion from Christian Bible College and a Ph.D. in organization and management from Capella University.
+++Will has accepted our newly created position of Overseer, Conservative Episcopal Division of HCCI.
Most Rev. David K. Baker, Ph.D., D.D., a distinguished faculty member at our Seminary, is the new Overseer of the Orthodox Division, HCCI, and Dean of Orthodox Theology. A new curriculum in Orthodoxy is being prepared and will appear on this website. He is Archbishop, Archdiocese of St. Francis of Assisi, based in Iowa.
Most Rev. William F. Malloy, Jr., M.Div., Th.D., D.D., Archbishop of the American Independent Old Catholic Church of HCCI, is Overseer of the Old Catholic Division (Tridentine Rite) of HCCI.
The Traditional Catholic Rite of HCCI, which resembles Roman Catholicism, remains headed by our Patriarch, Most Rev. Heyward B. Ewart, Ph.D., D.D.