Old Catholic Communion of North America - OCCNA

Old Catholic Communion of North America
An Orthodox Old Catholic Church
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We Are Traditional Old Catholic

This means we are not Roman Catholic and instead profess the orthodox faith of the Early and Undivided Church which was the intent of the founders of Old Catholicism.
We Are Liturgical, Sacramental, and Apostolic
Our parishes celebrate Holy Eucharist using either our Missal or they may use other rites depending on the makeup of the congregation being served. We profess and provide seven Sacraments and allow all baptized Christians to receive Holy Communion.

In 2016 were merged our bishop’s primary lines of Apostolic Succession (Old Catholic and Church of the East) and in doing so regularized our orders.
We have been accepted by and asked to be members of the Standing Episcopal Conference of Orthodox Bishops of the Orthodox Church of America – UAOC.

We Are Ecumenical

We seek unity with all orthodox catholic churches and as such seek dialog with all communions who profess the beliefs and theology of the Early Church

About the Old Catholic Church

The Fathers of the Old Catholic Church sought to abandon the path of the Roman Catholic Church and return to the faith of the undivided church which Rome embraced a well at the time of the Early Church. This was when the entire church was truly catholic in that all communions professed the same orthodox or right teachings. This means we reject the dogmas (required as essential) of, The Infallibility of the Pope, The Immaculate Conception of Mary (that Mary was conceived without sin), and the Assumption of Mary. None of these beliefs were considered to be dogma and binding on all faithful for more than 1.800 years. We also do not profess the teaching of Purgatory, mandatory celibacy, and many others beliefs which were not found in the church of the first 1,000 years.
We hope and pray you take time to study the information on our sites pages and if seeking to return the orthodoxy and Truth of the Early Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church at the time of the creeds you will visit and worship in one of our parishes where we believe you will find a home.  

In closing we are not a, “new church” following “new theologies”, we are a “new old church”.

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