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The Spirit and the Church

It is not always so easy to come to terms with the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives, as Christians. Sometimes our understanding seems to be «lofty», to the point of being vague. In the following little meditation I will try to elucidate the role of the Spirit through three questions: Who is …

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Bishop-Elect Ottar Mikael Myrseth installed as mitered archpriest

In October last year Fr. Ottar Mikael Myrseth was elected bishop of The Nordic Catholic Church to be consecrated bishop in Scranton this April. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic the episcopal consecration has been postponed to September and may even be subject to further delays into next year. In order to keep the momentum …

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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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Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church


Why do we make the sign of the cross? Clearly, it is a way of adding to the verbal prayer by sealing with our fingers. So let us ask what is the inherent symbolism expressed in this act? In order to understand the significance we must take into consideration that the sign of the cross …

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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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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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Glimpses from the Bishop’s International Conference at Gran, Norway – 4-6 August 2017

During the first weekend of August the Nordic Catholic Church arranged a conference at Gran outside Oslo. About 35 representatives from different areas where the church is active were joined by guests including Prime Bishop Anthony Mikovsky and Fr. Sr. Robert Nemcovich from the PNCC, as well as Bishop Kevin Donlon from the AMiA (The …

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The Church of the Future

The collapse of faith in Western society is clear. No less palpable is the cultural collapse around us. The fragmentation of society has imprisoned the individual in “the culture of narcissism“. For the Christian an additional problem is that the moral disorientation is correlated with the destruction of the Christian patrimony. Christianity and Culture Concerned …

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