Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we celebrate the joyous occasion of Easter, let us take a moment to reflect on the world situation that we find ourselves in. It is no secret that we are faced with many challenges, including war, economic poverty, security concerns, and the protection of the environment. These issues […]
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Born Again? How?
March 8, 2020, the Second Sunday in Lent. A reflection on John 3:1-17. “How can these things be?” (v9b). Nicodemus was a Pharisee, a teacher of the law but apparently, he did not know or understand what Jesus was talking about. I beg to disagree with some people saying that Nicodemus did not understand Jesus […]
At Kelkheim, Heidelberg, Berlin, and Bonn in Germany
Kelkheim is a town in the Main-Taunus district in Hesse, Germany. In June 2019, I spent two weeks in the residence of The Revd Franz Segbers and wife Victoria. Franz toured me to meet friends in the churches, Foreign Ministry, members of the German parliament in Berlin, institutions and organizations for human rights and justice […]
The Revd Bernd Wallet Is Elected New Archbishop of Utrecht
The Old Catholic Church of Utrecht, The Netherlands has elected on the 15th of February 2020 The Revd Bernd Wallet as the 17th Archbishop since its formal founding in 1723. He is elected after Archbishop Joris Vercammen retired on the 11th of January. Archbishop Wallet is also the 84e successor of St. Willibrord the first […]
Discussion on Human Rights & Attacks Against IFI.
January 19, 2020, Old Catholic Church Parish, Salzburg, Austria. A discussion on Human Rights Situation in the Philippines and the attacks against churches, church workers particularly in the Iglesia Filipina Independiente was held after the Sunday Eucharist. The discussion was very fruitful with some expressions of support, concerns, continuing prayers and by realizing how to […]
Yes To God Means No To Injustices.
February 16, 2020, the Sixth Sunday of Epiphany. A reflection on Matthew 5:21-37. “Let your word be ‘Yes, Yes’ or ‘No, No’; anything more than this comes from the evil one.” (v37) Our Gospel reading for this Sunday can have several themes for reflections. Almost every verse can be a good point for reflection but […]
Preaching in Salzburg, Austria
January 19, 2020. It was about The Naboth’s Vineyard in 1 Kings 21:1-29 and the Sunday’s Gospel according to John in 1:29-42. Full text on my homily about Naboth’s vineyard will be published on Justice Sunday, March 29, 2020. It is quite surprising though that the story of Naboth’s Vineyard is also the story of […]
Eucharist in Salzburg, Austria
On January 19, 2019. Worshipping with our sister church, the Old Catholic Church Parish, Salzburg in Salzburg, Austria with the The Right Revd Dr. Heinz Georg Lederleitner the Bishop of Austria with Fr. martin the Parish Priest with Fr. Samuel and the other. The Iglesia Filipina Independiente is in Concordat of Full Communion with the […]
Message of the Obispo Maximo on the Occasion of the Retirement of Archbishop Joris Vercammen, January 11, 2020
I join with the voices of the leaders from the world-wide Church and from the Old Catholic Churches in Union with the Archbishop of Utrecht in praising and giving thanks to God almighty for the ministry and leadership of Archbishop Joris Vercammen as he retires from his prestigious office starting today. And on behalf of […]
Let There Be Peace
December 22, 2019, Fourth Sunday of Advent. A reflection on Matthew 1:18-25. Joseph was troubled, in a state of un-peace in his heart upon knowing this very disturbing information that his fiancée was already pregnant before he could ever touch her. Enough reason for him to decide to dismiss her. But being a righteous man […]