March 15, 2019
We have disappointing news from the Lutheran World Federation in Geneva, Switzerland, which we feel is unjust: "Dear Bishop Bakken; After careful consideration of the request you presented on behalf of the Augustana Evangelical Catholic Church for membership with the LWF, it has been concluded not to pursue follow up discussions. There is not enough common ground to take the discussion further." Really? The AECC has Lutheran roots. We will continue to pursue this goal with our international partners.
The AECC is happy to announce the full reception of the Iglesia Carismatica Anglicana del Ecuador, its Bishop, clergy, religious, congregations and over 2,500 faithful into full communion as members of the Augustana Evangelical Catholic Church (Lutheran).
The Augustana Evangelical Catholic Church (Lutheran) has made application for church membership in the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), a communion of 76 million members worldwide.
April 23-27, 2015
Bishop Kenneth Bakken, Vicar General, ACC Office of Global Ministries traveled to Haiti to ordain two new priests, Emmanuel Julien and Zacharie Paul in a moving ordination Mass. Congregants reported angels descending and ascending around the altar during the laying-on-of-hands. The church is growing in great numbers in Haiti and the Dominican Republic with 5 new parishes.
December 22, 2014
His Holiness Pope Francis excoriates the Vatican bureaucracy and begins the journey to true reform of the Curia.
October 31, 2014
The Most Rev. Robert Edmondson, Metropolitan Archbishop
of the Augustana Evangelical Catholic Church (AECC) sent a letter to His Holiness Pope Francis requesting the formation of a Lutheran Ordinariate, including a brief review of correspondence with the Vatican, specifically the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Copies of the papal letter were sent to Gerhard Cardinal Mueller and Kurt Cardinal Koch, as well as Cardinal Kaspar. We are prayerfully anticipating a positive reply because Rome has publically asked for a formal request by a Lutheran ecclesial body.
The Feast of Pentecost
June 8, 2014
The Most Rev. Monsignor Kenneth L. Bakken was ordained Bishop at Holy Family Catholic Church in the AECC in Davidsonville (Annapolis), Maryland, and named Vicar General and Director of Global Ministries. The Roman Rite of Ordination was performed in the valid succession of Bishops in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. The primary ordaining bishop was AECC Metropolitan Archbishop Robert W.M. Edmondson, together with The Most Rev. Irl Gladfelter, Emeritus, and The Most Rev. Thomas Stover, Bishop of the West. The Celebrant was The Rev. Jens Bargmann.
ACC Archbishop Lubega of Uganda has dedicated several new parishes. The phenomenal growth of the Church by our African sisters and brothers is exciting.
St. John Chrysostomos
Office of the Vicar General
Come Join Us In This Exciting Journey in Christ
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