On behalf of our community, I wish to
welcome you to our website.
The Evangelical Catholic Church is
part of the historic Autocephalous Catholic movement. We are a
validly consecrated catholic faith community which is deeply rooted
in the historical catholic tradition and enabling us to continue
celebrating the Catholic Sacraments.
When our jurisdiction was consecrated
in 1997, we chose to follow the spiritual examples of the first
generation of Evangelists. We have rededicated ourselves to
witnessing the Catholic faith to all through our sacramental,
spiritual and community lives - just as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
did. We believe that the theology of Social Justice and Peace,
the Pauline model of One Bread, One Body along with the entire
Gospel message can effect a deeper relationship between the Father
and we, His children.
As you will learn from our website,
the Evangelical Catholic Church has responded to the call of the
Holy Spirit to build upon the foundations of the Second Vatican
Council and to be spirituality and pastorally responsive to the
needs of the People of God in this period of our on-going journey in
In addition to being called to follow
the examples of the Evangelists, the Evangelical Catholic Church has
also been deeply influenced by the life and vocation of
Bishop Carlos Duarte
Costa Once you have
read his story, you will understand why Bishop Costa is an exemplar
for our Church.
I sincerely hope that our site
will provide any and all information you may wish to learn about us.
If you have any difficulties in finding the information you desire,
us with your questions and we will be happy to have the opportunity
to answer it.
Respectfully Yours in Christ,
Presiding Bishop for
the Evangelical Catholic Church