Category: Bishop Roald Nikolai

Metropolitan Cleopas visits Oslo

On March 28th, during his visitation to the Greek Orthodox parish in Oslo, Metropolitan Cleopas was invited to a meeting with the Christian Council of Norway (Churches Together). His Eminence Cleopas, Exarch of the Constantinople Patriarchate in Scandinavia, conveyed greetings from Patriarch Bartholomeus and gave a challenging speech urging the need for a strenghtened and …

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The NCC – Member Church of the Christian Council of Norway

At the Council meeting on March 16th, the Nordic Catholic Church was unanimously received as full member of the Christian Council of Norway. Here is link to the press release (in Norwegian) on the Council’s website: “Welcomes a new member church.”

Thinking of Epiphany and Theosis

In the post Christmas season of Epiphany, we think of the manifesting of God in the person and life of Jesus Christ, but the early fathers went deeply into the consequences for salvation for those who walk in the way and life of God. Origen in his meditation on the beatitude six, Blessed are the …

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A Way Forward – NCC UK Administration Launched

Over the past years I have been approached by people from the United Kingdom asking me what the Nordic Catholic Church can offer to help disaffected Anglo Catholics. After a period of consulting with different constituencies and with the blessing of Most Reverend Anthony Mikovsky, Archbishop of the Union of Scranton, I have taken steps …

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Olavus Coronatus per Martyriam

As we are approaching the Solemnity of St. Olaf on July 29, it must be said that the memory of the patron saint of Norway is very much alive. He is still a part of our cultural heritage in the Nordic countries and this year we celebrate the millennium of his baptism in Rouen i …

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Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord

                Pontifical Mass celebrated in St. John the Baptist Mother Parish, Oslo.  

Two New Deacons Ordained in Germany

On Saturday March 15th Bishop Roald Nikolai ordained two new deacons for the German Administra- tion of The Nordic-Catholic Church. The ordinations took place in the Chapel of St. Severin, the Cister- cian Monastery in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria. From left: Abbot Michael Maier OPR, Deacon Dietholf Schröder, Bishop Roald Nikolai, Deacon Friedrich Hartmann OPR and Fr. …

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Kirkens ordning og enhet

Hvordan bevarer et kirkesamfunn sin identitet? Hva skaper samhold og enighet i menighetslivet? Disse beslektede spørsmål har lutherdommen gjerne besvart med å vise til forkynnelsens kraft. Bibelordet hevder suverent sin autoritet uten annen sosial formidling enn det som sies fra prekestolen. Ikke desto mindre ble det religiøse liv opprinnelig underlagt streng kontroll. Ved reformasjonens innføring …

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Ecumenical conversations

The Nordic Catholic Church has strong bonds with Anglicans. However, the liberalising innovations in the Church of England have complicated our ecumenical relations with them and at the same time made many Anglicans who cherish the Catholic heritage look for a new home. In response, the Nordic Catholic Church has, together with our Mother Church, the …

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