The Old Catholic Oratory of St. Augustine in Philadelphia is the foundation Church of the Old Catholic Confederation and an ecumenical community of Old Catholic Christians. The Oratory of St. Augustine was established by the Diocese of Pennsylvania, a Suffragan Diocese of the Archdiocese of the United States of the Old Catholic Confederation.
The Rt. Rev. Rodney R. Michel, Assisting Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, is Bishop-in-Residence.
The Old Catholic Confederation is an ecumenical union of Old Catholic Churches in the United States and around the world. As an Old Catholic Church, the OCC is founded upon the ancient Church, the sacred Scriptures, the teaching of the Fathers, and the first Seven Ecumenical Councils of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. As traditional Old Catholics, we believe that Old Catholicism is Western Orthodoxy. The Old Catholic Confederation is governed by a Synod of Bishops whose ecclesial authority derives from the Authority of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through Apostolic Succession.
We embrace all of God's people without discrimination.
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