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 […]

Patriarch’s Message from the March for Life

We are light because He is the Light I just returned from a gathering with the young adults of the American Church in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, January 22nd we gathered at the Supreme Court to pray for the souls of the hundreds of thousands of babies who have died in the greatest holocaust known […]

From Bishop Craig Bates, Patriarch of the ICCEC

You Did Not Choose Me I have just arrived home from Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida. Sunday, the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus, I had the wonderful opportunity of preaching at the Church of the Messiah and spending some time with their Rector and Rector¹s Council and their wives. These men and women […]

To the new Patriarch from the diocese of Northern Mindanao, Philippines

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Letter of Congratulations from Archbishop Anthony

Dear Archbishop Bates, It is with profound joy that I received the news of your elevation to Patriarch of the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Churches. It is my fervent hope that under your leadership the Communion may continue to move to fully embrace the Faith of the Undivided Church and seek to restore […]