Category Archives: CEC News

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To better serve you we have moved to our own server: CECHome.com When CECHome was relaunched we used a wordpress.com blog and in one month we have had 28,500 hits! Thanks to all you for making this a success. If you have reached this page you have bookmarked cechome.wordpress.com or a search engine has brought […]

Patriarch’s message for beginning Lent

We are the light to the World. “Blessed are those who consider the poor and the needy! The Lord will deliver them in time of trouble.” — Psalm 41.1 The theme of the great days of Epiphany has to do with light coming into the midst of darkness. It is a light not only for […]

Church and Seminary museum trip

On a cold Saturday (1-26-08), Georgia. Bishop David Epps and Fr. Bob Roethel accompanied a group of Seminarians and some members of St. Luke CEC, of Manchester, Georgia, on a field trip to LaGrange, Georgia. The educational trip, organized by Canon Robert Wills, included the visit of two museums. First, we visited a Russian Icon […]

The CEC is PRO-LIFE

Last Tuesday, close to 200 CEC members descended upon Washington, D.C. to take a stand for the sanctity of life. After two successful nights of rallies, a large number of CEC clergy and laity participated in an ecumenical service for the pre-born in the Senate Building, which was sponsored by Priests for Life, CEC for […]

Bridge House Graduation

Guytrell Johnson, Case Manager; Albert Pitts, Graduate; Dane Donavon, House Manager A graduation ceremony was held for Albert Pitts today as he successfully completed the Bridges of New York Transitional Housing Program. Bridges of New York is a faith based program that was started in Florida by Bishop Frank Costantino, and has been brought to […]

Prayers for Kenya

Jesus told us that those who are blessed are those who make peace. Our prayers go out to all the people of Kenya in this difficult time in their history. Particularly we pray for those in the Rift Valley, Kisumu, Navasha, Gilgal, and Nakuru. We pray for Bishops Bernard Obora Afwanda, Joshua Ayoo Koyo, and […]

Christ our Savior, Davao City continues to grow

10 people being confirmed by Bishop Gene Lilly at Christ our Savior in Davao City Philippines. 31 people were received into the church and 18 people were reaffirmed in the faith. It was a glorious day with a big feast with lechon and lots of food. After lunch the young people met and agreed in […]

Patriarch meets with administrative work group

Archbishop Bates is meeting today through Wednesday in Olathe Kansas with an administrative work group. The purpose of the meeting is to develop a strategic plan for an administrative infrastructure for the ICCEC. The plan will be presented to the Patriarch’s Council at the February meeting in Orlando. Participating in the meeting today are Archbishop […]

Patriarch ministers at Overcomers Retreat

Bishop Craig Bates ministered this weekend at the annual Overcomers Retreat sponsored by the Cathedral Church of the Intercessor. The Retreat is held at Mt St Alphonsus Retreat Center in Esopus, NY. The Overcomers Ministry of the Cathedral is a Christian 12-step program of recovery and healing for all those struggling with any life controlling […]

New Church started in Toril, Mindanao Philippines

Bishop Gene Lilly announces a new church in Toril a city outside of Davao in Southern Mindanao. They will be received this Sunday into the Southern Mindanao Diocese of the ICCEC. They started as a home bible study led by Father Manuel Nacional. They are planning a building in t he very near future as […]