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 […]

25,000 hits

This weekend reached the 25,000 hit mark. Thanks again for all of the visitors, readers and contributors.

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 […]

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 […]

15Questions: Darren Jones

Name Darren August Jones Church Church of the Holy Spirit, Stephens City, Virginia Position at church (if any) Deacon, music leader (keyboard and vocals), catechist

Statement From Archbishop Jones

My wife, Olivia, and I have known Bishop Craig and Cathy Bates for many years and consider them family. Bishop Bates is a man of integrity with a passion to see the Kingdom advanced and a particular burden for the least, the lost and the lonely. He is a Spirit-filled man with a deep love […]

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.

Congratulations from Dr. Mac Pier – Concerts of Prayer

Dear Bishop Bates, My warmest congratulations to you on your election to the position of Patriarch for the Charismatic Espiscopal Church. You are a remarkable leader that God has used powerfully around the world, in the Northeast, Long Island, and in my own life. You have a rare generosity of spirit that has drawn people […]