Category: Bishop Roald Nikolai

Believing the Resurrection

The first public claim that Jesus is raised up from his tomb was made by St. Peter on the Day of Pentecost. The Apostle states before the assembled Jews that God by resurrecting the crucified Jesus has made him “both Lord and Christ” (Acts 2:24,36). Using a polished doctrinal formula some twenty years later St. …

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Catholic Affinity

On Saturday 22th February 2020 the third ecumenical meeting between The Nordic Catholic Church (NCC UK) and The Anglican Catholic Church (ACC UK) was hosted by the latter in the proCathedral, St. Augustine, near Canterbury. Since last March these meetings have mirrored the Union of Scranton convocation program for a renewed Catholicity in the United …

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A Meditation for Lent

I hate Lent – all those dreary hymns. Have you ever thought like that or heard others speak like that? If so, to be blunt, shame on you. Lent is not a time to be treated with weary resignation, not a time to be put up with on sufferance, Lent brings a special opportunity to …

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Notes from the Union of Scranton Conference in Mainz – February 2020

During the weekend of February 7-9th bishops, clergy, monks and laity from the churches taking part in the Union of Scranton dialogue on non-papal Catholicism met in Mainz, Germany, to discuss the question: ”How are we to survive the present crisis of the Christian faith?” Recognising that the present collapse of faith in Western culture …

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Meeting with Archpriest Chad Hatfield in Bergen, Norway

Last week, at the invitation of the Annunciation of the Holy Virgin Mary Parish, Archpriest Chad Hatfield, President and Professor at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York, visited Bergen with a rich program of divine services and meetings, opening on December 5th at the NLA University College with a conference on “Mission and …

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New bishops elected in the Union of Scranton

On October 25th two new bishops were elected by the General Synods of respectively the Polish National Catholic Church (PNCC) and the Nordic Catholic Church (NCC):   Very Rev. Jerry Rafalko who will serve the Western Diocese of the PNCC               Very Rev. Ottar Mikael Myrseth who will take …

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Sister Mary Michael CHC in Memory

Sister Mary Michael died July 3, 2018, in her 82nd year of life and in the 55th year of her Profession. At her Golden Jubilee (2014) she was asked how it had been possible for her to be true to her Profession all those years. She answered that the reason was her consciousness of her …

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Official Statement from the Ecumenical Convocation of the Union of Scranton – Dublin March 6-8

The Union of Scranton (the Polish National Catholic Church and the Nordic Catholic Church) hosted a Convocation for Restoration and Renewal of the Undivided Church: Through a renewed Catholicity. The purpose of this gathering was to invite selected bishops, mostly from Anglo Catholic Churches in the United States, to discuss the preservation and the strengthening …

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Bishop Thaddeus Peplowski in Memoriam

Ordained to the priesthood May 15th 1958 Bishop Ordinary of the Buffalo-Pittsburg Diocese 1990-2012 Bishop Protector the Nordic Catholic Church 1999-2011 On Friday January 19th, after nine months of declining health, the Right Rev. Thaddeus Peplowski, died at the age of 81. Bishop Thaddeus’ ecclesiastical life was as spiritually rich and wide-ranging as the bishop …

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New Deacons and Subdeacons in the Nordic Catholic Church

Over the past few months, the Nordic Catholic Church has progressed further in building our Catholic orders. We are enriched and thankful for the addition of four new deacons and two subdeacons. In particular we pray for God’s blessing on these vital ministries, so close to the heart of our Saviour and the building of …

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