PURPOSE AND DOCTRINE

By the grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords, in the apostolic succession of Archbishop Jürgen Bless, Primate of the Old Catholic Church, the Diocese of California was established, registered and incorporated into the State of California as an organization Non Profit, since 2014. 

This Diocese is a constituent member of the One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ, which unites all Christians throughout the world and history, and which is above all denominations (1 Corinthians 12, 12 -30).

This Diocese is autonomous and independent from other denominations.


PURPOSE

The purpose of this Diocese is to preach and teach the Gospel to the world, following the commandment of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28, 18-20).

This Diocese is essentially missionary and apostolic, autonomous, and financially and politically independent of the Roman Church and other churches or denominations, but in spiritual communion with all believers who worship the Father in spirit and truth as taught by Jesus, Our Teacher (John 4:23) Have the same feelings as Jesus Christ (Philippians 2, 5).

As "Citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 13, 37-38), the purpose of this church is the worship of the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

And being part of the Kingdom of God, open to all people of faith, without distinction of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, nationality or social-economic status.


MEANS: To accomplish this purpose the Church may establish Communities, Missions, Parishes, Missionary Institute and Religious Orders. Each entity will perform services of worship, celebrate the seven sacraments, provide for teaching and training clerical or lay ministers who adhere to this other of evangelization.


DOCTRINE: As members of the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ, we adhere faithfully to the Sacred Scriptures, to the ecumenical declarations and formulas of the Universal Church, made by the Councils of Nicea, Constantinople, Ephesus and Chalcedon, and doctrine and norms of the Declaration of Utrecht (Holland) of the year 1889, to the teaching of Promoted by the Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation, and to the norms established in the Chapters of our Church and to the agreements signed with other churches


THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS: This church administers the life and sanctifying grace of the Seven Sacraments: Baptism, Communion, Reconciliation or Penance, Confirmation, Urnition of the sick, Marriage, Holy Orders of the diaconate, presbyterate and episcopate. 


INTERCOMMUNION: The will of Our Lord Jesus Christ is "we are all one" so that the world believes that he is the one sent by the Father (John 17, 20-21). We honor the Churches with which we are reciprocally establishing fraternal bonds to support us in prayer, pastoral work and projects for the evangelization of peoples as commanded by Jesus Christ, King of the Centuries (1Tim 1, 15-20). (See Revelation 1, 2, and 3, 2 Corinthians 4, Romans 7, 15-24, Acts of the Apostles chapter 15 and 1 Cor 1, 10-16).

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