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Press Release


Office of the Presiding Bishop

 Evangelical Catholic Church 

October 15, 2012

Chicago Illinois 

For Immediate Release 


 The Evangelical Catholic Church
and the
United States Old Catholic Church
to sign Concordant on November 3rd, 2012


On Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 a Concordant between the Evangelical Catholic Church and the United States Old Catholic Church will be signed by the Most Reverend James Long, Archbishop for the United States Old Catholic Church and the Most Reverend James Alan Wilkowski, Presiding Bishop for the Evangelical Catholic Church in Chicago.

The “Called to Shared Journey Concordant” is a formal recognition between the two ecclesial jurisdictions of Orders and a commitment of mutual pastoral support in their common goal of sacramental ministry. This Concordant will elevate the United States Old Catholic Church’s Saint John the Evangelist Seminary as a consortium between the two jurisdictions.

This Concordant, a first within the greater sphere of the Autocephalous Catholic Movement, marks a quantum step forward in the pursuit of ongoing formational, spiritual and professional growth to meet the pastoral and sacramental needs of the People of God.

The signing of the Concordant will take place at 3:00 PM in the Elizabethan Room of the Atonement Pastoral Center, 5749 North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago Illinois 60660.

The draft text can be viewed at Concordant

For additional information, please contact:

William R. Morton
Office of Media and Public Relations

Post Office Box 178388

Chicago Illinois 60617-8388 (T) 773-721-5383 (F) 773-721-2581


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