For those seeking to serve others through affiliation with our Patriarchate, please review the following information carefully.

HOW TO JOIN THE CHURCH

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Resources for converts and those seeking to join.
Incardination of Clergy

If you have never been a practicing Christian....
If you feel moved to become a Catholic Christian through the Old Holy Roman Church of the English Rite (Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church), please contact the offices of the Patriarchal See. You will be required to undergo sufficient study in the faith, and then be received as a convert. If you have not been baptized, this is required. Afterwards, you will be presented for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The most traditional time for adult baptism and confirmation is at the Easter Vigil. However, it may be done at virtually any time as needed.

If you are an Anglican....
Though we are not affiliated with the Anglican Ordinariate, we encourage those Protestant Anglicans seeking a parochial program in furtherance of their spiritual life through conversion to Catholicism to join the Anglican Ordinariate (Roman Catholic - Anglican Form) directly under the Holy Father (go to the external US Ordinariate website), which maintains an extensive network of parishes around the world. Otherwise, contact a the offices of the Patriarchal See. You will need to present certificates of Baptism and, if you have received it, Confirmation. Next, you will need to take the Oath for Reception of Converts as a sign of your acceptance of the fullness of the Catholic Faith. Anglicans who are properly disposed and hold Catholic belief regarding the Sacraments may be granted permission by a priest or bishop to receive the Sacraments (excepting Confirmation and Ordination).

If you are Roman Catholic....
With or without formal parochial affiliation in the Old Holy Roman Church of the English Rite, all Roman Catholics are welcome to receive all the Sacraments of the Church from the OHRCER (ARRCC) in accordance with the Code of Particular Canon Law. We permit Roman Catholics in the Roman Communion to receive the Sacraments from the ARRCC, provided it is in accordance with Canon 844 of the Code of Canon Law. Formal reception is done by presentation of ecclesiastical records.

If you are an Eastern Rite Catholic or Orthodox....
With or without formal parochial affiliation in the Old Holy Roman Church of the English Rite, we permit all Eastern Rite Catholics and Orthodox to receive all the Sacraments of the Church from the OHRCER in accordance with the Code of Particular Canon Law. Formal reception is done by presentation of ecclesiastical records.

If you are a Protestant....
Contact the offices of the Patriarchal See. You will need to present your certificate of Baptism, if you have been Baptized according to the proper Trinitarian formula. Next, you will need to take the Oath for Reception of Converts as a sign of your acceptance of the fullness of the Catholic Faith. Baptized protestants who are properly disposed, cannot attend a service of their own community, and are in danger of death may receive the Sacrament of Penance and the Holy Eucharist.

 

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