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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

March for Life begins with CEC Youth Rally

On Sunday January 20th, youth from around the CEC met together for a rally of praise and worship. The rally was started with the introduction of the priests and bishops who gathered in Washington D.C. to be with us and to participate in the March for Life on Tuesday the 22. Among the bishops and […]

March for Life Schedule and Information

Detailed information from Fr Terry Gensemer about the schedule for the 2008 March For Life has been posted in our events section. Please take a look, and be in prayer for this year’s march.

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!

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 […]