Category: Bishop Roald Nikolai

Extra-Ordinary People

Sunday Before Lent Mark 1,40-45 In January, our reflections examined God’s ‘Warfare Strategy’ against the Dark Powers of Evil, and we found the Epiphany was like ‘unwrapping’ God’s Christmas Gift of His Incarnate Son to the world. That Strategy needed at first to be kept Secret – to be revealed only bit-by-bit, and only to …

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A Man in a Hurry

Second Sunday before Lent Mark 1;29-39: Christ Preaching in Galilee Familiarity with these verses, and those immediately preceding, can mask the sheer impact of Jesus’ visit to Capernaum at the start of his ministry. Here is power at work – not power as the world understands it, for worldly power often becomes an exercise in …

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Press Release concerning The Reverend Father Calvin Robinson

The leaders of the Nordic Catholic Church (NCC) were saddened to hear of the negative response to a paper given by The Reverend Father Calvin Robinson, at the “Mere Anglicanism Conference” held in Charleston South Carolina late in January. The reaction resulted in the cancellation by this group, who are part of the Anglican Church …

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The “Open Secret”

Epiphany 2 John 1;35-42 An ‘Open Secret’ sounds like a contradiction. But we saw, last month, how Secrecy is essential to God’s Plan for saving His World – because it needs unfolding to us bit by bit, to make it viable. For Act One of God’s Incarnation Strategy, He chose Mary to play the Lead …

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Recognition of the Beloved

Epiphany 1 Mark 1,7-11 After 6th January the Church year is now called “Ordinary Time” which is a pity, because we have lost, what was formerly the Epiphany Season, providing the worshipper with a number of weeks to contemplate step by step the revealing of Jesus to the world. This is a crucial preparation for …

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Ordinations in Hungary – December 1-3, 2023

During the first weekend of Advent, the Hungarian clergy together with Abbot Michael Maier OPR of the St. Severin Monastery met for three days in Budapest for meetings and ordinations by Bishop Ottar Mikael Myrseth on his first visit to the Nordic Catholic Church in Hungary. On December 1st, four new deacons were ordained in …

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In the Fullness of Time

«In the fullness of time God sent forth his son, born of a woman, born under the law» (Galatians 4:4). With this short but substantial phrase St. Paul sums up the mystery of the incarnation. Let us first notice the past tense. St. Paul sees the birth of Christ in the light God’s promise to …

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The Great Amen … or the Girl who said ‘Yes’ to God

An Advent Meditation Luke 1,26-38 Amen is an important word. It means, “Yes, God, I agree. I’ll do what you are asking me to do.”  Jesus is the ‘God-Incarnate, Man-Divine’, The bible calls Him “The Amen” – He is God the Father’s Great ‘Yes’ to the World He created – though those who’ve never met …

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The Voice in the Wilderness

The Second Sunday of Advent Mark 1,1-8 The season of Advent turns our thoughts towards Christmas with words from the earliest gospel St. Mark. Mark tells us nothing of the birth of Jesus, no shepherds, no wise men, no genealogy and certainly no lofty language of St. John’s gospel, “in the beginning was the Word …

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Sleep and Watchfulness

Advent Sunday Mark 13,24-37 “What I say to you I say to everyone: ‘Be watchful!’ [‘Stay awake!’] Jesus spoke these words to the Apostles at the very end of His discourse on the grave and painful times of trouble, which He knew faced both Himself and them. He knew that he was soon to be …

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My Kingdom Is Not of This World

The Solemnity of Christ the King Matthew 25,31-46 The Pentecost season comes to a climax in the worship of Jesus Christ as King of the Saints and King of His Church. From now the calendar turns a page and begins again to reflect on the earthly life of the Lord from Bethlehem to Jerusalem, his …

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Calvin Robinson Ordained to the Priesthood

Bishop Roald Commissions Crusader for his English Team Members of the Nordic Catholic Church in England have been enthusiastically looking forward to the ordination of Calvin Robinson that took place in London on November 4th. Most of us are warriors from the 1970’s to 1990’s and much in need of the youthful courage that Father …

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