Report from the March for Life 2008

Monday Today yielded very interesting events and experiences. To begin the day, the CEC youth joined the Stand True ministry and other members of the CEC and other denominations around the country, to pray outside of an abortion clinic. Brian Kemper, the leader and founder of Stand True, then gathered everyone who was there together […]

Celebration in Manila

The news of the election of Bishop Craig Bates as the Patriarch was received with such joy that a call went forth to prepare the fattened calf. And added to it were some “not-so-biblical” swine and chickens. Many thanks to the Cathedral of the King for sharing this wonderful video!

Archbishop Woodall’s statement about the election

What a joy it was to be able to witness the unity of our Bishops at the selection of Bp. Bates as the Second Patriarch for the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church. For weeks we have been praying for God’s direction for this most important meeting and I know He heard those prayers […]

Statement from Fr. Frank Pavone on the election

January 11, 2008 Statement of Fr. Frank Pavone on the selection of Most Reverend Craig Bates as Patriarch of the Charismatic Episcopal Church It is with great joy that I received the news that the Most Reverend Craig W. Bates has been chosen as the Patriarch of the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church.I […]

Bishop Njoroge’s statement about the election

This is a new day for the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church. I participated in the election of the Patriarch as an elector representing the African continent. Thousands of Christians, Bishops , and clergy from this region prayed to God for the election of the New Patriarch. The election of Bishop Bates was […]

Archbishop Garcia’s statement about the election

Estou absolutamente seguro que iremos viver na CEC um novo capítulo. Acredito que a nossa Igreja esta mais madura para viver esse novo tempo de uma forma muito mais excelente. O Patriarca Bispo Bates, certamente, será usado para liderar a nossa Igreja nos próximos anos com sabedoria e amor. Ele necessitará de nossa ajuda, compreensão […]

Statement to the Faithful of the ICCEC

Today I humbly accepted the call to serve our communion as Patriarch. My mentor and spiritual father, Bishop Frank Constantino, told me that we sometimes know God’s will by three things: First, it is something that you do not want to do; Second, the task is much bigger than you are; And third, you cannot […]

The Most Reverend Craig Bates Elected Patriarch of the ICCEC

Orlando, FL – January 9, 2008 The Most Reverend Loren T. Hines, Senior Archbishop of the ICCEC, announced that the Patriarch’s Council, in accordance with the Canons, has elected The Most Reverend Craig W. Bates as the new Patriarch of the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church. Press release and full statement to follow.