LEFT - Mercy Worldwide Ministries Anglican Church Episcopal Service - The Consecration and Ordination for The Right Reverend + Virgil Dwight Taylor to the office of Bishop of EagleM International Church, and the Ordination of Indya Owens-Taylor and Clarice Lavonne Staten to the office of Pastor of EagleM International Church on Sunday, the 14th October 2018 at Freedom Empowerment Ministry Center, Cleveland, OH.
Chaplain Diego Dias, Trustee of Mercy Worldwide Ministries Anglican Church was installed as Ambassador for all Spanish speaking countries, and Chief Chaplain for The Most Revd. ++ Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson on Sunday, the 14th October 2018 at Freedom Empowerment Ministry Center, Cleveland, OH.
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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN CHURCH
HISTORIC APPOINTMENT IN THE ANGLICAN CHURCH
THE WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN CHURCH MAKES HISTORY WITH APPOINTING ITS FIRST FEMALE ARCHBISHOP
Kampala, Uganda, East Africa, December 6th, 2018.
The Worldwide Anglican Church (WAC) is proud to announce the historic appointment of its first female Archbishop, British/American The Most Revd ++ Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson, who will be their Archbishop Directorate General of the Americas. Archbishop Johnson is the Archbishop Matriarch and senior Chaplain of Mercy Worldwide Ministries Anglican Church (MWMAC) based in Ohio, USA. Its dioceses and Intercommunion's are in South America, the United States of America, India, the Philippines, Pakistan, The Himalayas, Japan, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and several provinces in Africa. The Most Revd ++ Dr Christine Mercy Johnson was raised in the Church of England and served at St Philip’s, Alderley Edge, St. Mary's, Nether Alderley, Cheshire, St Katherine's in the parish of Bournemouth, England and The National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, Orlando, Florida, USA. She is a Chaplain with the International Federation of Christian Chaplains.
Archbishop Johnson is the Matriarch and Patron of the Hosanna Children’s Home, Uganda, and a Professor at the Jesus Seminary of the Himalayas, based in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the Doctoral degree studies in grief counseling and hospice. She was born in Cornwall, raised in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England, and has lived in the United States since 1999. She became a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States of America in 2010. Her family is a prominent part of the fabric of the British Aristocracy, dating back hundreds of years. She is joined in holy matrimony to Dr. Gregory Johnson, and together they have four children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She is a graduate of the Royal School of Music, the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, the Manchester School of Music, University of Cambridge, Rockford University, Crown Theological Seminary, Halcyon Theological Seminary, the Gillette Area leadership Institute, and the Gillette citizens Police Academy. Her doctoral degrees with honors, diplomas, and certificates are in theology, leadership, administration, business management,
hospice and grief counseling, law enforcement, music, marketing, and stage production.
She served as the International Ambassador for the Indian Nations Development Program, chief of staff for public policy, agriculture, energy and natural resources, and Business Manager for two Chamber of Commerce in WY and NJ. She is the former President/CEO of the United International Chamber of Commerce, and a former United Nations Representative over the Congo, India, and Haiti. She has served as a religious adviser to several Consulate Generals, including the Honorable Consulate Generals of Japan and India.
Over the last few years, Archbishop Johnson has been honored with over 300 business and humanitarian awards including 4 letters of excellence from US Congress; Girl Scouts of America and the March of Dimes - woman of distinction; Rotary International- humanitarian of the year; Desai Eye Hospital, India – Eye care service award and the United Nations humanitarian award. In 2016, United States President, the Honorable Barack Obama, honored Mercy Worldwide Ministries with his Gold medal for volunteer service, and Archbishop Johnson with his lifetime achievement award for service to the USA and education.
“The WAC has entered into communion with MWMAC because both churches are of the same mind. We respect MWMAC’s excellence in information transmission, humanitarian missions, and for their strong foothold in the Americas.” Stated the Most Revd ++ Christopher Lwanga Tusubira, Patriarch and Archbishop Directorate General of Africa for the WAC.
“This appointment is a historic moment in the Anglican Church, and in the history of the WAC. To date, no female priest was given Holy Orders in our church. After much prayer and discussion, we have concluded that ‘There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye
are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28) There is no reason why a woman should not hold an order of priest or bishop, and WAC believes in this. Thus, we have to reflect upon oneself for the delay in adopting this policy.”
“Archbishop Johnson is distinguished and the greatest Christian leader I have ever known. Her Grace has pursued distinguished education and careers,” stated His Excellency, The Most Revd Dr Isaac Shunsuke Sato, Archbishop Directorate General of Asia - WAC (Japan.) “She has a tolerance that other leaders do not have, and I can say the presence of Archbishop Johnson has accelerated WAC to adopting the policy allowing the female to the high-ranking position. We warmly welcome her to the Worldwide Anglican Church and look forward to a new chapter in our history. We believe this Intercommunion is a significant event in the Anglican church community, where too many small ministries needlessly compete with one another. We pray this Intercommunion will encourage smaller parishes to unite with us to become stronger bodies of Christ.”
The Worldwide Anglican Church has been succeeded to preserve the traditional Anglican faith from the direct descendant of the African Orthodox Church since its birth in 1921. It consists of over 700 parishes and 800 clergies across five continents. In addition to this historic appointment, the WAC and MWMAC have come into Intercommunion with each other to form a robust union.
The WAC is conceived from the African Orthodox Church (AOC) who owed its Episcopate and Apostolic Authority to the Syrian Church of Antioch where their disciples were first called Christians, and of which the See of St Peter the Apostle was the first Bishop. During the 1960s and 1970s, the Church played a massive role in the fight against apartheid in South Africa and worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in the United States of America.
In December 2018, Mercy Worldwide Ministries Anglican Church went into Inter-Communion with the Worldwide Anglican Church and the Church of the Himalayas. The WAC has honored our Archbishop, The Most Revd. ++ Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson with the position of Archbishop Directorate General of the Americas where she will oversee all the Churches in the United States of America, and South America. She will also become a Professor at the Church of the Himalayas Jesus Seminary in Kathmandu, Nepal. Mercy Worldwide Ministries Anglican Church is in Communion with Churches in Brazil, Colombia, and Portugal. This Communion brings thousands of churches together around the world and will serve to be a powerful voice in the Anglican Church.
The Revd. Titus Hikaru Yamauchi and The Revd. Michael Tetsuya Kawaguchi of the Ecclesiastical Province of Japan - WAC (Anglican Church of Japan)
The Worldwide Anglican Church - Sunday 16th December 2018. The ceremony took place in St Paul’s Church Wamala, Kampala – Uganda, and highlights can be viewed in the videos to the left-hand side of this post.
BELOW- The Worldwide Anglican Church Diocese of RWENZORI Sunday 9th December 2018 ordained 11 Deacons, 1 Priest, and installed 2 Canons.The service was presided over by the Diocesan Bishop, +The Most Rev Jonathan Kyangasha.
ABOVE - The Worldwide Anglican Church (WAC) is proud to introduce an important new appointment for our new Archbishop of the Province of South America. The Most Revd.++ Joseph Arcangel Rios Moncada. He has been elected and appointed to the Archbishop of the Province of South America on 9th December 2018. Archbishop Moncada will add one significant new duty, overseeing South America for the WAC. His Grace is the Archbishop Primate for South America for Mercy Worldwide Ministries Anglican Church and will serve in both capacities under The Most Revd. ++ Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson - Archbishop Directorate General for the Americas - WAC and Archbishop Inter Pares for MWMAC.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF HOLY APPOINTMENT DECEMBER 12, 2018
ABOVE - Episcopal Diocese International & World Anglican Communion of Churches, House of Bishops and synod council members are honored to publicly confirm the appointment of Archbishop Inter pares The Most Revd. ++ Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson. Presiding Bishop The Right Revd Dr. Simon Peter, Rev. Dr. Subin K, James Commission on Ministry. Our Vicar General, Rev. Dr. Leejo Joy Mathew, we congratulate Her Excellency and support her with prayers and blessings as she serves in God's Kingdom.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF HOLY APPOINTMENT
IDAM Anglican Diocese, the house of Bishops and synod council members is honored to publicly confirm the appointment of Archbishop Inter Pares The Most Revd. ++ Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson. The Right Revd ++ Dr. V. Moses Paul Raja Singh, Our Vicar General, and all diocesan clergy congratulate Her Grace and vow to support her with prayers and blessings as she serves in God's Kingdom as the head of our Churches.
December 15th, 2018 - Consecration of The Right Reverend ++ Paulo Sergio Ferreira
COLOMBIA - DECEMBER 2018
The president of the communal action Rosalba Gómez Arriguí, and the vice president of communal action, Monsignor José Arcángel Ríos Moncada, of the village of El Criollo, of the municipality of Timaná, Huila, made an active presence, in the act of accountability 2018 in Timana , given by Mr. Mayor Juan Bautista Rojas Parra, an excellent event, with much organization of the municipal administration, and teamwork in the development of all the logistics in gratitude for all the rural communities and neighborhood communities that attended. "BECAUSE TIMANA WE ARE ALL".
Archbishop Inter Pares - The Most Revd. ++ Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson reading the letter that was sent on her behalf for the Enthronement of the two Japanese Bishop-elects, The Revd. Titus Hikaru Yamauchi and The Revd. Michael Tetsuya Kawaguchi of the Ecclesiastical Province of Japan - WAC (Anglican Church of Japan) The Worldwide Anglican Church - Sunday 16th December 2018. The ceremony took place in St Paul’s Church Wamala, Kampala – Uganda