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Ecumenical Friends ~ Religious Orders and Churches

What does it mean to be “ecumenical friends?”
 
These are some of the things that reflect what that means: To pray regularly for the unity of the Church; to be rooted in a particular Christian tradition; to take an active part in the careful and honest appraisal of whatever needs to be done for the renewal of one’s own church; to be fascinated and curious about that which is different; to be willing to learn; to cultivate an historical consciousness; to be ready to celebrate vitality in the Body of Christ wherever it is found; to be willing to work together; to feel the scandal of our divisions; to be open to God’s will for the Church; to appreciate the important role of provisional regulations and church structures in our evolution from alienation to reconciliation; to have an appreciation for the hierarchy of truths in Christian doctrine; to try to understand others as they understand themselves; to be alert to the presence of God and the action of the Holy Spirit in the lives of other Christians and members of other living faiths; and to have a biblical patience.
 
Note: We have no ecclesiastical or jurisdictional affiliations with the religious orders or churches listed below.  We were granted permission to include them as ecclesiastical friends.
 
Ecumenical Friends ~ Religious Orders
 
Benedictine Companions of Saints Patrick and Brigid – Ecumenical Catholic Communion
Reverend Michael Kieran Seger+, OSB, Prior
 
Brothers of Saint John the Evangelist – Episcopal Diocese of Olympia
The Right Reverend +Sanford Z.K. Hampton, retired,  Episcopal Visitor
 
Community of the Gospel – Brother Daniel-Joseph, CG, Guardian
 
Companions of Saint Brendan – National Apostolic Catholic Church
The Most Reverend +Brendan Patrick, CSB
 
Congregation of Franciscan Servants – Progressive Catholic Church
The Right Reverend +Edmund Cass, CFS, Presiding Bishop
 
Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Roman Catholic
 Reverend Paul Ochieng-Ogada+, DMB, General Superior
 
Franciscan Order of the Divine Mercy – Orthodox Anglo-Catholic Communion
The Right Reverend +Kenneth J. Reihl, FODM
 
Order of Celtic Franciscans – Celtic Catholic Church USA
The Most Reverend +E. Bonnie Devlin, TOR
 
Order of Franciscan Hermits –  Roman Catholic
Brother Paul, OFH, Guardian
 
Order of Saint Michael – Celtic Catholic Church USA
                                          The Most Reverend +E. Bonnie Devlin, TOR                                                Abbot Billy T. Sullivan+, OSM
 
Hermits of Divine Mercy –  Roman Catholic
Brother William Seuffert, HDM, Guardian / Founder
 
Skete of the Most Holy Trinity – Ukrainian Orthodox Church in México 
                                                 His Beatitude Metropolitan +Daniel, Ihumen                                                                                                      
Mercy of God Community – Brother Thomas Devlin, MGC
 
Order of Augustinians of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – Communion of Synodal Catholic Churches
The Most Reverend +Joseph Augustine Menna, AIHM, Prior General
 
Order of the Franciscans of the Holy Cross – International Ecumenical Catholic Church
 Most Reverend Brother +Jack Isbell, OFC, Minister General
 
Ecumenical Franciscan Order – United Ecumenical Catholic Church
Brother Luke+, EFO
 

        Contemplative Community of Saint Francis and Saint Thérèse – United Fellowship of                                                          Contemplative Christians                                                       The Right Reverend +Timothy Connelly

Our Lady of Knock Abbey – Ecclesiastical Affiliation with the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical
Reverend Father Terence M. McDonough+, OFE, Abbot
 
Ecumenical Friends ~ Churches
 
Celtic Catholic Church USA – The Most Reverend +E. Bonnie Devlin, TOR
 
Emmaus Ecumenical Catholic Community – Ecumenical Catholic Communion
Reverend Katherine Keough+, Pastor
 
Nebraska Exachate – The Right Reverend Mar +Michael Melchizedek
 
Old Anglican Catholic Church, USA – Archbishop ++Michael D. Byus, Ph.D.
 
Orthodox Catholic Church World Wide – The Right Reverend +Todd Smith
 
Progressive Catholic Church – The Right Reverend +Edmund Cass, CFS, Presiding Bishop
 
Saints Cyrillos and Methodios Greek Orthodox Church
Bishop-Elect Reverend Charalambos Ocen+, Pastor
 
Saint Francis Ecumenical Catholic Church –  Ecumenical Catholic Communion
Reverend Victor Ray+, Pastor 
 
Saint Matthew Ecumenical Catholic Church –  Ecumenical Catholic Communion
The Most Reverend +Peter Hickman
 
Ukrainian Orthodox Church in México – His Beatitude Metropolitan +Daniel, Predstoyatel  
 
           Saint Francis Anglican Church – The Right Reverend +William Conner, DD, PhD 
 
Diocese of Saint Thomas of Villanova – Communion of Synodal Catholic Churches  
The Most Reverend +Joseph Augustine Menna, AIHM, Prior General, Order of Augustinians of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
 
International Ecumenical Catholic Church – Most Reverend Brother +Jack Isbell, OFC, Minister General, Order of the Franciscans of the Holy Cross
 
Saint Maria Faustina of the Divine Mercy Independent Catholic Church
Independent Catholic Church of North America – The Most Reverend +Anthony A.M. Pearson, Rector