Apostolic Succession Lines


 

These are my lines of apostolic succession. I include them here for historical purposes, not to establish a doctrinal position which would deny the validity of the ministerial orders of those who have not been ordained into the “traditional” apostolic succession/historic episcopate.


 

My spiritual ancestors also include the Anabaptists and their spiritual kin from the most ancient churches all down through the centuries who were almost persecuted out of existence by Catholics and Magisterial Protestants. They are martyrs and heroes of the faith, and I proudly include them in my lines of apostolic succession–true apostolic succession being an adherence to the apostolic faith as taught by Jesus Christ and the apostles and found in the Holy Bible.


 

I hold valid credentials and have pastored in Methodist, Baptist, Pentecostal, and Apostolic churches


 

Ancient History and Validations

Utrecht receives Rights of Autonomy from Blessed Pope Eugene III in 1145.


 

This Right is confirmed by Pope Leo in 1215 and becomes known universally as the Leonine Privilege.


 

Privilege subsequently reconfirmed in two Church Councils in 1520 and 1717.


 

More Recent Validations


 

Dominus Iesus issued by the Roman Catholic Magisterium in the year 2000, signed by John Paul II on June 16, and Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) on August 6, states:

“The churches which, while not existing in perfect communion with the (Roman) Catholic Church, remain united to her by means of the closest bonds, that is, by Apostolic Succession and a valid Eucharist, are true particular churches.”


 

A Concordat was signed between the Holy Father, Pope Paul VI, and Archbishop Glazmaker of Utrecht in 1976, recognizing the Catholic status of one another and the validity of one another’s Sacraments.


 

“The Roman Church recognizes the validity of Old Catholic Orders and Sacraments.” 1974, Catholic Almanac, Our Sunday Visitor


 

“The Old Catholics, like the Orthodox, possess a valid priesthood.” Separated Brethren, William J. Whalen


 

“…Catholics may receive the Eucharist, penance or anointing from sacred ministers of non-Catholic denominations whose Orders are considered valid by the Catholic Church. This includes all Eastern Orthodox priests, priests of the Old Catholic and the Polish National Church.” A Catholic Guide to the New Code of Canon Law, Thomas P. Doyle, OP


 

“…Ordinations performed by the bishops of the Old Catholic Church are considered valid.” A Practical Commentary on the Code of Canon Law, Rev. Stanislaw Woywood, OFM, LLB


 

 


 

FIRST LINE OF APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION


 

Roman – Old Catholic Succession


 

St. Peter the Apostle — to 64 A.D.

St. Linus — 67 to 76

St. Anacletus — 76 to 91

St. Clement I — 91 to 101

St. Evaristus — 100 to 109

St. Alexander I — 109 to 116

St. Sixtus I — 116 to 125

St. Telesphorus — 125 to 136

St. Hyginus — 138 to 140

St. Pius I — 140 to 155

St. Anicetus — 155 to 166

St. Soter — 166 to 174

St. Eleutherius — 174 to 189

St. Victor I — 189 to 198

St. Zephyrinus — 198 to 217

St. Callistus I — 217 to 222

St. Urban I — 222 to 230

St. Pontian — July 21, 230 to Sept. 28, 235

St. Anterus — Nov. 21, 235 to Jan. 20, 236

St. Fabian — Jan. 10, 236 to Jan. 20, 250

St. Cornelius — Mar. 251 to June 253

St. Lucius I — June 25, 253 to March 5, 254

St. Stephen I — May 12, 254 to Aug. 2, 257

St. Sixtus II — Aug. 30, 257 to Aug. 6, 258

St. Dionysius — July 22, 259 to Dec. 26, 268

St. Felix I — Jan. 5, 269 to Dec. 30, 274

St. Eutychian — Jan. 4, 275 to Dec. 7, 283

St. Caius — Dec. 17, 283 to Apr. 25, 296

St. Marcellinus — June 30, 296 to Oct. 25, 304

St. Marcellus I — May 27, 306 to Jan. 16, 308

St. Eusebius — Apr. 18, 310 to Aug. 17, 310

St. Miltiades — July 2, 311 to Jan. 11, 314

St. Silvester — Jan. 31, 314 to Dec. 31, 335

St. Mark — Jan. 18, 336 to Oct. 7, 336

St. Julius I — Feb. 6, 337 to Apr. 12, 352

St. Liberius — May 17, 352 to Sept. 24, 366

St. Damasus — Oct. 1, 366 to Dec. 11, 384

St. Siricius — Dec. 384 to Nov. 26, 399

St. Anastasius I — Nov. 27, 399 to Dec. 19, 401

St. Innocent I — Dec. 22, 401 to Mar. 12, 417

St. Zosimus — Mar. 18, 417 to Dec. 26, 418

St. Boniface I — Dec. 28, 418 to Sep. 4, 422

St. Celestine I — Sept. 10, 422 to July 27, 432

St. Sixtus III — July 31,432 to Aug. 19, 440

St. Leo I “The Great” — Sept. 29, 440 to Nov. 10, 461

St. Hilarus — Nov. 19, 461 to Feb. 29, 468

St. Simplicius — Mar. 3, 468 to Mar. 10, 483

St. Felix III — Mar. 13, 483 to Mar. 1, 492

St. Gelasius I — Mar. 1, 492 to Nov. 21, 496

Anastasius II — Nov. 24, 496 to Nov. 19, 498

St. Symmachus — Nov. 22, 498 to July 19, 514

St. Hormisdas — July 20, 514 to Aug. 6, 523

St. John I — Aug. 13, 523 to May 18, 526

St. Felix IV — July 12, 526 to Sept. 22, 530

Boniface II — Sept. 22, 530 to Oct. 17, 532

St. John II — Jan. 2, 533 to May 8, 535

St. Agapitus I — May 13, 535 to Apr. 22, 536

St. Silverius — June 1, 536 to Nov. 11, 537

Vigilius — Mar. 29, 537 to June 7, 555

Pelagius I — Apr. 16, 556 to Mar. 4, 561

John III — July 17, 561 to July 13, 574

Benedict I — June 2, 575 to July 30, 579

Pelagius II — Nov. 26, 579 to Feb. 7, 590

St. Gregory I “The Great” — Sept. 3, 590 to Mar. 12, 604

Sabinianus — Sept. 13, 604 to Feb. 22, 606

Boniface III — Feb. 19 to Nov. 12, 607

St. Boniface IV — Aug. 25, 608 to May 8, 615

St. Adeodatus I (Deusdedit) — Oct. 19, 615 to Nov. 8, 618

Boniface V — Dec. 23, 619 to Oct. 25, 625

Honorius I — Oct. 27, 625 to Oct. 12, 638

Severinus — May 28 to Aug. 2, 640

John IV — Dec. 24, 640 to Oct. 12, 642

Theodore I — Nov. 24, 642 to Sept. 16, 649

St. Martin I — July 649 to May 14, 653

St. Eugenius I — Aug. 10, 654 to June 2, 657

St. Vitalian — July 30, 657 to Jan. 27, 672

Adeodatus II — Apr. 11, 672 to June 17, 676

Donus — Nov. 2, 676 to Apr. 11, 678 St. Leo II — Aug. 17, 682 to July 3, 683

St. Benedict II — June 26, 684 to May 8, 685

John V — July 23, 685 to Aug. 2, 686

Conon — Oct. 21, 686 to Sept. 21, 687

St. Sergius I — Dec. 15, 687 to Sept. 8, 701

John VI — Oct. 30, 701 to Jan. 11, 705

John VII — Mar. 1, 705 to Oct. 18, 707

Sissinius — Jan. 15 to Feb. 4, 708

Constantine — Mar. 25, 708 to Apr. 9, 715

St. Gregory II — May 19, 715 to Feb. 11, 731

St. Gregory III — Mar. 18, 731 to Nov. 741

St. Zacharias — Dec. 3, 741 to Mar. 15, 752

Stephen II — Mar. 26, 752 to Apr. 26, 757

St. Paul I — 29 May 757 to June 28, 767

Stephen III — Aug. 1, 768 to Jan. 24, 772

Adrian I — Feb. 1, 772 to Dec. 25, 795

St. Leo III — Dec. 26, 795 to June 12, 816

Stephen IV — June 22, 816 to Jan. 24, 817

St. Paschal I — Jan. 25, 817 to Feb. 11, 824

Eugenius II — Feb. 824 to Aug. 827

Valentine — Aug. 827 to Sept. 827

Gregory IV — 827 to Jan. 844

Sergius II — Jan. 844 to Jan. 27, 847

St. Leo IV –Jan. 847 to July 17, 855

Benedict III — July 855 to Apr. 17, 858

St. Nicholas I — Apr. 24, 858 to Nov. 13, 867

Adrian II — Dec. 14, 867 to Dec. 14, 872

John VIII — Dec. 14, 872 to Dec. 16, 882

Marinus I — Dec. 16, 882 to May 15, 884

St. Adrian III — May 17, 884 to Sept. 885

Stephen V — Sept. 885 to Sept. 14, 891

Formosus — Oct. 6, 891 to Apr. 4, 896

Boniface VI — Apr. 896 to Apr. 896

Stephen VI — May 896 to Aug. 897

Romanus — Aug. 897 to Nov. 897

Theodore II — Dec. 897

John IX — Jan. 898 to Jan. 900

Benedict IV — Jan. 900 to July 903

Leo V — July 903 to Sept. 903

Sergius III — Jan. 29, 904 to Apr. 14, 911

Anastasius III — Apr. 911 to June 913

Lando — July 913 to Feb. 914

John X — Mar. 914 to May 928

Leo VI — May 928 to Dec. 928

Stephen VII — Dec. 928 to Feb. 931

John XI — Feb. 931 to Dec. 935

Leo VII — Jan. 936 to July 13, 939

Stephen VIII — July 14, 939 to Oct. 942

Marinus II — Oct. 30, 942 to May 946

Agapetus II — May 10, 946 to Dec. 955

John XII — Dec. 16, 955 to May 14, 964

Leo VIII — Dec. 4, 963 to Mar. 1, 965

Benedict V — May 22, 964 to July 4, 966

John XIII — Oct. 1, 965 to Sept. 6, 972

Benedict VI — Jan. 19, 973 to June 974

Benedict VII — Oct. 974 to July 10, 983

John XIV — Dec. 983 to Aug. 20, 984

John XV — Aug. 985 to March 996

Gregory V — May 3, 996 to Feb. 18, 999

Sylvester II — Apr. 2, 999 to May 12, 1003

John XVII — June 1003 to Dec. 1003

John XVIII — Jan. 1004 to July 1009

Sergius IV — July 31, 1009 to May 12, 1012

Benedict VIII — May 18, 1012 to Apr. 9, 1024

John XIX — Apr. 1024 to 1032

Benedict IX — 1032 to 1044

Sylvester III — Jan. 20, 1045 to Feb. 10, 1045

Gregory VI — May 5, 1045 to Feb. 1046

Clement II — Dec. 24, 1046 to Oct. 9, 1047

Damasus II — July 17, 1048 to Aug. 9,1048

St. Leo IX — Feb. 12, 1049 to Apr. 19, 1054

Victor II — Apr. 16, 1055 to July 28, 1057

Stephen IX — Aug. 3, 1057 to Mar. 29, 1058

Nicholas II — Jan. 24, 1059 to July 27, 1061

Alexander II — Oct. 1, 1061 to Apr. 21, 1073

St. Gregory VII — Apr. 22, 1073 to May 25, 1085

Blessed Victor III — May 24, 1086 to Sept. 16, 1087

Blessed Urban II — Mar. 12, 1088 to July 29, 1099

Paschal II — Aug. 13, 1099 to Jan. 21, 1118

Gelasiur II — Jan. 24, 1118 to Jan. 28, 1119

Callistus II — Feb. 2, 1119 to Dec. 13, 1124

Honorius II — Dec. 21, 1124 to Feb. 13, 1130

Innocent II — Feb. 14, 1130 to Sept. 24, 1143

Celestine II — Sept. 26, 1143 to Mar. 8, 1144

Lucius II — Mar. 12, 1144 to Feb. 15, 1145

Blessed Eugenius III — Feb. 15, 1145 to July 8, 1153

Anastasius IV — July 12, 1153 to Dec. 3, 1154

Adrian IV — Dec. 4, 1154 to Sept. 1, 1159

Alexander III — Sept. 7, 1159 to Aug. 30, 1181

Lucius III — Sept. 1, 1181 to Sept. 25, 1185

Urban III — Nov. 25, 1185 to Oct. 20 1187

Gregory VIII — Oct. 21, 1187 to Dec. 17, 1187

Clement III — Dec. 19, 1187 to Mar. 1191

Celestine III — Mar. 30, 1191 to Jan. 8, 1198

Innocent III — Jan. 8, 1198 to July 16, 1216

Honorius III — July 18, 1216 to Mar. 18, 1227

Gregory IX — Mar. 19, 1227 to Aug. 22, 1241

Celestine IV — Oct. 25, 1241 to Nov. 10, 1251

Innocent IV — June 25, 1243 to Dec. 7, 1254

Alexander IV — Dec. 12, 1254 to May 25, 1261

Urban IV — Aug. 29, 1261 to Oct. 2, 1264

Clement IV — Feb. 5, 1265 to Nov. 29, 1268

Blessed Gregory X — Sept. 1, 1271 to Jan. 10, 1276

Blessed Innocent V — Jan. 21, 1276 to June 22, 1276

Adrian V — July 11, 1276 to Aug. 18, 1276

John XXI — Sept. 8, 1276 to May 20, 1277

Nicholas III — Nov. 25, 1277 to Aug. 22, 1280

Martin IV — Feb. 2, 1281 to Mar. 28, 1285

Honorius IV — Apr. 2, 1285 to Apr. 3, 1287

Nicholas IV — Feb. 22, 1288 to Apr. 4, 1292

St. Celestine V (resigned) — July 5, 1294 to Dec. 13, 1294

Boniface VIII — Dec. 24, 1294 to Oct. 11, 1303

Blessed Benedict XI — Oct. 22, 1303 to July 7, 1304

Clement V — June 5, 1305 to Apr. 20, 1314

John XXII — Aug. 7, 1305 to Dec. 4, 1334

Nicholas V — May 12, 1328 to Aug. 5, 1330

Benedict XII — Dec. 20, 1334 to Apr. 25, 1342

Clement VI — May 7, 1342 to Dec. 6, 1352

Innocent VI — Dec. 18, 1352 to Sept. 12, 1362

Blessed Urban V — Sept. 28,1362 to Dec. 19, 1370

Gregory XI –Dec. 30, 1370 to Mar. 26, 1378

Urban VI — April 8, 1378 to Oct.15, 1389

Boniface IX — Nov.2, 1389 to Oct. 1, 1404

Innnocent VII — Oct. 17, 1404 to Nov.6,1406

Gregory XII — Nov. 30, 1406 to July 4, 1415

Martin V — Nov. 11, 1417 to Feb. 20, 1431

Eugenius IV — Mar. 3, 1431 to Feb. 23, 1447

Nicholas V — Mar. 6, 1447 to Mar. 24, 1455

Callistus III — Apr. 8, 1455 to Aug. 6, 1458

Pius II — Aug.19, 1458 to Aug. 15, 1464

Paul II — Aug. 30, 1464 to July 26, 1471

Sixtus IV — Aug. 9, 1471 to Aug. 12, 1484

Innocent VIII — Aug. 29, 1484 to July 25, 1492

Alexander VI — Aug. 11, 1492 to Aug. 18, 1503

Pius III — Sept. 22, 1503 to Oct. 18, 1503

Julius II — Oct. 31, 1503 to Feb. 21, 1513

Leo X — Mar. 9, 1513 to Dec. 1, 1521

Adrian VI — Jan. 9, 1522 to Sept. 14, 1523

Clement VII — Nov. 19, 1523 to Sept. 25, 1534

Paul III — Oct. 13, 1534 to Nov. 10, 1549

Julius III — Feb. 7, 1550 to Mar. 23, 1555

Marcellus II — Apr. 9, 1555 to May 1, 1555

Paul IV — May 23, 1555 to Aug. 18, 1559

Pius IV — Dec. 25, 1559 to Dec. 9, 1565

St. Pius V — Jan. 7, 1566 to May 1, 1572

Gregory XIII — May 13, 1572 to Apr. 10, 1585

Sixtus V — Apr. 24, 1585 to Aug. 27, 1590

Urban VII — Sept. 15, 1590 to Sept. 27, 1590

Gregory XIV — Dec. 5, 1590 to Oct. 16, 1591

Innocent IX — Oct. 29, 1591 to Dec. 30, 1591

Clement VIII — Jan. 30, 1592 to Mar. 3, 1605

Leo XI — Apr. 1, 1605 to Apr. 27, 1605

Paul V — May 16, 1605 to Jan. 28 1621

Gregory XV — Feb. 9, 1621 to July 8, 1623

Urban VIII — Aug. 6, 1623 to July 29, 1644

Innocent X — Sept. 15, 1644 to Jan 7, 1655

Alexander VII — Apr. 7, 1655 to May 22, 1667

Antonio Barberini — 1657 to 1671

Michael le Tellier – 1659

Jaques Benigne de Bousseut – 1670

James Coyon de Matignon – 1693

Dominicus Marie Varlet – February 12, 1719

Peter John Meindaerts – October 17, 1739

Johannes Van Stiphout – July 11, 1745

Gaultherus Michael Van Niewenhuizen – February 7, 1768

Adrian Broekman – June 21, 1778

Johannes Jacobus Van Rhijin – July 5, 1797

Gilbertus de Jong – November 7, 1805

Wilibrordus Van Os – April 24, 1814

Johannes Bon – April 22, 1819

Johannes Van Santen – June 14, 1825

Hermanus Heijkamp – July 17, 1854

Casparus Johannes Rinkel – August 11, 1873

Anglin Lawrence James – 17 June 1945

Grant Timothy Billet – 25 December 1950

Norman Richard Parr – 23 October 1979

Maurice Darryl McCormick – 14 July 1991

Rodney P. Rickard – April 26, 1997

Michael Wrenn – May 10, 2003

David Clyde Holdridge – September 17, 2005

Michael Albert Burger Jr. - April 15, 2015


 

SECOND LINE OF APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION


 

Antiochian – Jacobite Succession


 

Peter the Apostle 35 A.D.

Eyodius 44

Ignatius (Martyr) 68

Earon 107

Cornelius 137

Eados 142

Theophilus 157

Maximus 171

Seraphim 179

Asclepiades (Martyr) 189

Philip 210

Zebinus 219

Babylos (Martyr) 237

F’abius 250

Demeirius 251

Paul I 259

Domnus I 270

Timotheus 281

Cyrilus 291

Tyrantus 296

Vitalius 301

Philogonius 318

Eustachius 323

Paulinus 338

Philabianus 383

Evagrius 386

Phosporius 416

Alexander 418

John I 428

Theodotus 431

Domnus II 442

Maximus 450

Accacius 454

Martyrius 457

Peter II 464

Phiadius 500

Serverius the Great 509

Sergius 544

Domnus III 547

Anastasius 560

Gregory I 564

Paul II 567

Patra 571

Domnus IV 586

Julianus 591

Athanasius I 595

John II 636

Theodorus I 649

Severus 668

Athanasius II 684

Julianus II 687

Elias I 709

Athanasius III 724

Evanius I 740

Gervasius I 759

Joseph 790

Cyriacus 793

Dionsius I 818

John III 847

Ignatius II 877

Theodosius 887

Dinousius II 897

John IV 910

Evanius 922

John V 936

Evanius II 954

Dionysius 958

Abraham I 962

John VI 965

Athanasius IV 987

John VII 1004

Theodorus II 1042

Athanasius V 1058

John VII 1064

Basilius II 1074

Abdoone 1076

Dionysius V 1077

Evanius III 1080

Dionysius VI 1088

Athanasias VI 1091

John IX 1131

Athanasius VI 1139

Michael I (the Great) 1167

Athanasius VIII 1200

Michael II 1207

JohnX 1208

Ignatius III 1223

Dionysius VII 1253

John XI 1253

Ishmael 1333

Ignatius Basilius III 1366

Ignatius Abraham II 1382

Ignatius Basilius IV 1412

Ignatius Bahanam I 1415

Ignatius l~aIejih 1455

Ignatius John XII 1483

Ignatius Noah 1492

Ignatius Jesus I 1509

Ignatius Jacob I 1510

Ignatius David I 1519

Ignatius Abdullah 1520

Ignatius Naamathalak 1557

Ignatius David II 1576

Ignatius Philathus 1591

Ignatius Abdullah II 1597

Ignatius Cadhal 1598

Ignatius Simeon 1640

Ignatius Jesus II 1653

Ignatius A. Massiah I 1661

Ignatius Cabeed 1686

Ignatius Gervasius III 1687

Ignatius Gervasius IV 1708

Ignatius Siccarablak 1722

Ignatius Qervasius III 1746

Ignatius Gervasius IV 1768

Ignatius Mathias 1781

Ignatius Bahanam II 1810

Ignatius Jonas 1817

Ignatius Gervasius V 1818

Ignatius Elias II 1839

Ignatius Jacob II 1847

Ignatius Peter III 1872

Mar Paul Athanasius – 1877

Julius Alvarez – July 29, 1889

Joseph Rene Vilatte – June 5, 1892

Paolo Miraglia Guilaotte – May 6, 1900

Carmel Henry Carfora – 1911

Earl Anglin James – June 17, 1945

Grant Timothy Billet – December 25, 1950

Norman R. Parr – October 23, 1979

Maurice Darryl McCormick – July 14, 1991

Rodney P. Rickard – April 26, 1997

Michael Wrenn – May 10, 2003

David Clyde Holdridge – September 17, 2005

Michael Albert Burger - April 15, 2015


 

THIRD LINE OF APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION


 

Antiochian – Jacobite Succession


 

Peter the Apostle 35 A.D.

Eyodius 44

Ignatius (Martyr) 68

Earon 107

Cornelius 137

Eados 142

Theophilus 157

Maximus 171

Seraphim 179

Asclepiades (Martyr) 189

Philip 210

Zebinus 219

Babylos (Martyr) 237

F’abius 250

Demeirius 251

Paul I 259

Domnus I 270

Timotheus 281

Cyrilus 291

Tyrantus 296

Vitalius 301

Philogonius 318

Eustachius 323

Paulinus 338

Philabianus 383

Evagrius 386

Phosporius 416

Alexander 418

John I 428

Theodotus 431

Domnus II 442

Maximus 450

Accacius 454

Martyrius 457

Peter II 464

Phiadius 500

Sergius 544

Domnus III 547

Anastasius 560

Gregory I 564

Paul II 567

Patra 571

Domnus IV 586

Julianus 591

Athanasius I 595

John II 636

Theodorus I 649

Severus 668

Athanasius II 684

Julianus II 687

Elias I 709

Athanasius III 724

Evanius I 740

Gervasius I 759

Joseph 790

Cyriacus 793

Dionsius I 818

John III 847

Ignatius II 877

Theodosius 887

Dinousius II 897

John IV 910

Evanius 922

John V 936

Evanius II 954

Dionysius 958

Abraham I 962

John VI 965

Athanasius IV 987

John VII 1004

Dionysius III 1032

Theodorus II 1042

Athanasius V 1058

John VII 1064

Basilius II 1074

Abdoone 1076

Dionysius V 1077

Evanius III 1080

Dionysius VI 1088

Athanasias VI 1091

John IX 1131

Athanasius VI 1139

Michael I (the Great) 1167

Athanasius VIII 1200

Michael II 1207

JohnX 1208

Ignatius III 1223

Dionysius VII 1253

John XI 1253

Ignatius IV 1264

Philanus 1283

Ignatius Baruhid 1293

Ignatius Ishmael 1333

Ignatius Basilius III 1366

Ignatius Abraham II 1382

Ignatius Basilius IV 1412

Ignatius Bahanam I 1415

Ignatius l~aIejih 1455

Ignatius John XII 1483

Ignatius Noah 1492

Ignatius Jesus I 1509

Ignatius Jacob I 1510

Ignatius David I 1519

Ignatius Abdullah 1520

Ignatius Naamathalak 1557

Ignatius David II 1576

Ignatius Philathus 1591

Ignatius Abdullah II 1597

Ignatius Cadhal 1598

Ignatius Simeon 1640

Ignatius Jesus II 1653

Ignatius A. Massiah I 1661

Ignatius Cabeed 1686

Ignatius Gervasius III 1687

Ignatius Gervasius IV 1708

Ignatius Siccarablak 1722

Ignatius Qervasius III 1746

Ignatius Gervasius IV 1768

Ignatius Mathias 1781

Ignatius Bahanam II 1810

Ignatius Jonas 1817

Ignatius Gervasius V 1818

Ignatius Elias II 1839

Ignatius Jacob II 1847

Ignatius Peter III 1872

Mar Paul Athanasius – 1877

Julius Alvarez – July 29, 1889

Joseph Rene Vilatte – June 5, 1892

Frederick E. Lloyd – 1915

Gregory Lines – 1923

Justin A. Boyle – 1928

Lowell Paul Wadle – 1940

Herman Adrian Spruit – 1957

Paul Michael Clemens – 1988

Joseph Philip Sousa – July 14, 1991

Willibrord Van Campent – Oct. 10, 1993

William Dennis Donovan – November 14, 1993

Carl Thomas Swaringim – July 28, 1995

Maurice McCormick – Feb. 3, 1996

Rodney P. Rickard – April 26, 1997

Michael Wrenn – May 10, 2003

David Clyde Holdridge – September 17, 2005

Michael Albert Burger - April 15, 2015


 

FOURTH LINE OF APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION


 

Antiochian – Jacobite Succession


 

Peter the Apostle 35 A.D.

Eyodius 44

Ignatius (Martyr) 68

Earon 107

Cornelius 137

Eados 142

Theophilus 157 >BR> Maximus 171

Seraphim 179

Asclepiades (Martyr) 189

Philip 210

Zebinus 219

Babylos (Martyr) 237

F’abius 250

Demeirius 251

Paul I 259

Domnus I 270

Timotheus 281

Cyrilus 291

Tyrantus 296

Vitalius 301

Philogonius 318

Eustachius 323

Paulinus 338

Philabianus 383

Evagrius 386

Phosporius 416

Alexander 418

John I 428

Theodotus 431

Domnus II 442

Maximus 450

Accacius 454

Martyrius 457

Peter II 464

Phiadius 500

Serverius the Great 509

Sergius 544

Domnus III 547

Anastasius 560

Gregory I 564

Paul II 567

Patra 571

Domnus IV 586

Julianus 591

Athanasius I 595

John II 636

Theodorus I 649

Severus 668

Athanasius II 684

Julianus II 687

Elias I 709

Athanasius III 724

Evanius I 740

Gervasius I 759

Joseph 790

Cyriacus 793

Dionsius I 818

John III 847

Ignatius II 877

Theodosius 887

Dinousius II 897

John IV 910

Evanius 922

John V 936

Evanius II 954

Dionysius 958

Abraham I 962

John VI 965

Athanasius IV 987

John VII 1004

Dionysius III 1032

Theodorus II 1042

Athanasius V 1058

John VII 1064

Basilius II 1074

Abdoone 1076

Dionysius V 1077

Evanius III 1080

Dionysius VI 1088

Athanasias VI 1091

John IX 1131

Athanasius VI 1139

Michael I (the Great) 1167

Athanasius VIII 1200

Michael II 1207

JohnX 1208

Ignatius III 1223

Dionysius VII 1253

John XI 1253

Ignatius IV 1264

Philanus 1283

Ignatius Baruhid 1293

Ignatius Ishmael 1333

Ignatius Basilius III 1366

Ignatius Abraham II 1382

Ignatius Basilius IV 1412

Ignatius Bahanam I 1415

Ignatius l~aIejih 1455

Ignatius John XII 1483

Ignatius Noah 1492

Ignatius Jesus I 1509

Ignatius Jacob I 1510

Ignatius David I 1519

Ignatius Abdullah 1520

Ignatius Naamathalak 1557

Ignatius David II 1576

Ignatius Philathus 1591

Ignatius Abdullah II 1597

Ignatius Cadhal 1598

Ignatius Simeon 1640

Ignatius Jesus II 1653

Ignatius A. Massiah I 1661

Ignatius Cabeed 1686

Ignatius Gervasius III 1687

Ignatius Gervasius IV 1708

Ignatius Siccarablak 1722

Ignatius Qervasius III 1746

Ignatius Gervasius IV 1768

Ignatius Mathias 1781

Ignatius Bahanam II 1810

Ignatius Jonas 1817

Ignatius Gervasius V 1818

Ignatius Elias II 1839

Ignatius Jacob II 1847

Ignatius Peter III 1872

Mar Paul Athanasius – 1877

Julius Alvarez – July 29, 1889

Joseph Rene Vilatte – June 5, 1892

Paolo Miraglia Gulotti – June 6, 1900

Carmel Henry Carfora – June 14, 1911

Earl Anglin James – June 17, 1945

Grant Timothy Billet – Dec. 25, 1950

Norman Parr – October 23, 1979

Maurice McCormick – July 14, 1991

Rodney P. Rickard – April 26, 1997

Michael Wrenn – May 10, 2003

David Clyde Holdridge – September 17, 2005

Michael Albert Burger - April 15, 2015


 

FIFTH LINE OF APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION


 

Roman – Old Catholic Succession


 

St. Peter the Apostle — to 64 A.D.

St. Linus — 67 to 76

St. Anacletus — 76 to 91

St. Clement I — 91 to 101

St. Evaristus — 100 to 109

St. Alexander I — 109 to 116

St. Sixtus I — 116 to 125

St. Telesphorus — 125 to 136

St. Hyginus — 138 to 140

St. Pius I — 140 to 155

St. Anicetus — 155 to 166

St. Soter — 166 to 174

St. Eleutherius — 174 to 189

St. Victor I — 189 to 198

St. Zephyrinus — 198 to 217

St. Callistus I — 217 to 222

St. Urban I — 222 to 230

St. Pontian — July 21, 230 to Sept. 28, 235

St. Anterus — Nov. 21, 235 to Jan. 20, 236

St. Fabian — Jan. 10, 236 to Jan. 20, 250

St. Cornelius — Mar. 251 to June 253

St. Lucius I — June 25, 253 to March 5, 254

St. Stephen I — May 12, 254 to Aug. 2, 257

St. Sixtus II — Aug. 30, 257 to Aug. 6, 258

St. Dionysius — July 22, 259 to Dec.26, 258

St. Felix I — Jan. 5, 269 to Dec. 30, 274

St. Eutychian — Jan. 4, 275 to Dec. 7, 283

St. Caius — Dec. 17, 283 to Apr. 25, 296

St. Marcellinus — June 30, 296 to Oct. 25, 304

St. Marcellus I — May 27, 306 to Jan. 16, 308

St. Eusebius — Apr. 18, 310 to Aug. 17, 310

St. Miltiades — July 2, 311 to Jan. 11, 314

St. Silvester — Jan. 31, 314 to Dec. 31, 335

St. Mark — Jan. 18, 336 to Oct. 7, 336

St. Julius I — Feb. 6, 337 to Apr. 12, 352

St. Liberius — May 17, 352 to Sept. 24, 366

St. Damasus — Oct. 1, 366 to Dec. 11, 384

St. Siricius — Dec. 384 to Nov. 26, 399

St. Anastasius I — Nov. 27, 399 to Dec. 19,401

St. Innocent I — Dec. 22, 401 to Mar. 12, 417

St. Zosimus — Mar. 18, 417 to Dec. 26, 418

St. Boniface I — Dec. 28, 418 to Sep. 4, 422

St. Celestine I — Sept. 10, 422 to July 27, 432

St. Sixtus III — July 31,432 to Aug. 19, 440

St. Leo I “The Great” — Sept. 29, 440 to Nov. 10, 461

St. Hilarus — Nov. 19, 461 to Feb. 29, 468

St. Simplicius — Mar. 3, 468 to Mar. 10, 483

St. Felix III — Mar. 13, 483 to Mar. 1, 492

St. Gelasius I — Mar. 1, 492 to Nov. 21, 496

Anastasius II — Nov. 24, 496 to Nov. 19, 498

St. Symmachus — Nov. 22, 498 to July 19, 514

St. Hormisdas — July 20, 514 to Aug. 6, 523

St. John I — Aug. 13, 523 to May 18, 526

St. Felix IV — July 12, 526 to Sept. 22, 530

Boniface II — Sept. 22, 530 to Oct. 17, 532

St. John II — Jan. 2, 533 to May 8, 535

St. Agapitus I — May 13, 535 to Apr. 22, 536

St. Silverius — June 1, 536 to Nov. 11, 537

Vigilius — Mar. 29, 537 to June 7, 555

Pelagius I — Apr. 16, 556 to Mar. 4, 561

John III — July 17, 561 to July 13, 574

Benedict I — June 2, 575 to July 30, 579

Pelagius II — Nov.26, 579 to Feb. 7, 590

St.Gregory I “The Great” — Sept. 3, 590 to Mar. 12, 604

Sabinianus — Sept. 13, 604 to Feb. 22, 606

Boniface III — Feb. 19 to Nov. 12, 607

St. Boniface IV — Aug. 25, 608 to May 8, 615

St. Adeodatus I (Deusdedit) — Oct. 19, 615 to Nov. 8, 618

Boniface V — Dec. 23, 619 to Oct. 25, 625

Honorius I — Oct. 27, 625 to Oct. 12, 638

Severinus — May 28 to Aug. 2, 640

John IV — Dec. 24, 640 to Oct. 12, 642

Theodore I — Nov. 24, 642 to Sept. 16, 649

St. Martin I — July 649 to May 14, 653

St. Eugenius I — Aug. 10, 654 to June 2, 657

St. Vitalian — July 30, 657 to Jan. 27, 672

Adeodatus II — Apr. 11, 672 to June 17, 676

Donus — Nov. 2, 676 to Apr. 11, 678

St. Agatho — June 27, 678 to Jan. 10, 681

St. Leo II — Aug. 17, 682 to July 3, 683

St. Benedict II — June 26, 684 to May 8, 685

John V — July 23, 685 to Aug. 2, 686

Conon — Oct. 21, 686 to Sept. 21, 687

St. Sergius I — Dec. 15, 687 to Sept. 8, 701

John VI — Oct. 30, 701 to Jan. 11, 705

John VII — Mar. 1, 705 to Oct. 18, 707

Sissinius — Jan. 15 to Feb. 4, 708

Constantine — Mar. 25, 708 to Apr. 9, 715

St. Gregory II — May 19, 715 to Feb. 11, 731

St. Gregory III — Mar. 18, 731 to Nov. 741

St. Zacharias — Dec. 3, 741 to Mar. 15, 752

Stephen II — Mar. 26, 752 to Apr. 26, 757

St. Paul I — 29 May 757 to June 28, 767

Stephen III — Aug. 1, 768 to Jan. 24, 772

Adrian I — Feb. 1, 772 to Dec. 25, 795

St. Leo III — Dec. 26, 795 to June 12, 816

Stephen IV — June 22, 816 to Jan. 24, 817

St. Paschal I — Jan. 25, 817 to Feb. 11, 824

Eugenius II — Feb. 824 to Aug. 827

Valentine — Aug. 827 to Sept. 827

Gregory IV — 827 to Jan. 844

Sergius II — Jan. 844 to Jan. 27, 847

St. Leo IV –Jan. 847 to July 17, 855

Benedict III — July 855 to Apr. 17, 858

St. Nicholas I — Apr. 24, 858 to Nov. 13, 867

Adrian II — Dec. 14, 867 to Dec. 14, 872

John VIII — Dec. 14, 872 to Dec. 16, 882

Marinus I — Dec. 16, 882 to May 15, 884

St. Adrian III — May 17, 884 to Sept. 885

Stephen V — Sept. 885 to Sept. 14, 891

Formosus — Oct. 6, 891 to Apr. 4, 896

Boniface VI — Apr. 896 to Apr. 896

Stephen VI — May 896 to Aug. 897

Romanus — Aug. 897 to Nov. 897

Theodore II — Dec. 897

John IX — Jan. 898 to Jan. 900

Benedict IV — Jan. 900 to July 903

Leo V — July 903 to Sept. 903

Sergius III — Jan. 29, 904 to Apr. 14, 911

Anastasius III — Apr. 911 to June 913

Lando — July 913 to Feb. 914

John X — Mar. 914 to May 928

Leo VI — May 928 to Dec. 928

Stephen VII — Dec. 928 to Feb. 931

John XI — Feb. 931 to Dec. 935

Leo VII — Jan. 936 to July 13, 939

Stephen VIII — July 14, 939 to Oct. 942

Marinus II — Oct. 30, 942 to May 946

Agapetus II — May 10, 946 to Dec. 955

John XII — Dec. 16, 955 to May 14, 964

Leo VIII — Dec. 4, 963 to Mar. 1, 965

Benedict V — May 22, 964 to July 4, 966

John XIII — Oct. 1, 965 to Sept. 6, 972

Benedict VI — Jan. 19, 973 to June 974

Benedict VII — Oct. 974 to July 10, 983

John XIV — Dec. 983 to Aug. 20, 984

John XV — Aug. 985 to March 996

Gregory V — May 3, 996 to Feb. 18, 999

Sylvester II — Apr. 2, 999 to May 12, 1003

John XVII — June 1003 to Dec. 1003

John XVIII — Jan. 1004 to July 1009

Sergius IV — July 31, 1009 to May 12, 1012

Benedict VIII — May 18, 1012 to Apr. 9, 1024

John XIX — Apr. 1024 to 1032

Benedict IX — 1032 to 1044

Sylvester III — Jan. 20, 1045 to Feb. 10, 1045

Gregory VI — May 5, 1045 to Feb. 1046

Clement II — Dec. 24, 1046 to Oct. 9, 1047

Damasus II — July 17, 1048 to Aug. 9,1048

St. Leo IX — Feb. 12, 1049 to Apr. 19, 1054

Victor II — Apr. 16, 1055 to July 28, 1057

Stephen IX — Aug. 3, 1057 to Mar. 29, 1058

Nicholas II — Jan. 24, 1059 to July 27, 1061

Alexander II — Oct. 1, 1061 to Apr. 21, 1073

St. Gregory VII — Apr. 22, 1073 to May 25, 1085

Blessed Victor III — May 24, 1086 to Sept. 16, 1087

Blessed Urban II — Mar. 12, 1088 to July 29, 1099

Paschal II — Aug. 13, 1099 to Jan. 21, 1118

Gelasiur II — Jan. 24, 1118 to Jan. 28, 1119

Callistus II — Feb. 2, 1119 to Dec. 13, 1124

Honorius II — Dec. 21, 1124 to Feb. 13, 1130

Innocent II — Feb. 14, 1130 to Sept. 24, 1143

Celestine II — Sept. 26, 1143 to Mar. 8, 1144

Lucius II — Mar. 12, 1144 to Feb. 15, 1145

Blessed Eugenius III — Feb. 15, 1145 to July 8, 1153

Anastasius IV — July 12, 1153 to Dec. 3, 1154

Adrian IV — Dec. 4, 1154 to Sept. 1, 1159

Alexander III — Sept. 7, 1159 to Aug. 30, 1181

Lucius III — Sept. 1, 1181 to Sept. 25, 1185

Urban III — Nov. 25, 1185 to Oct. 20 1187

Gregory VIII — Oct. 21, 1187 to Dec. 17, 1187

Clement III — Dec. 19, 1187 to Mar. 1191

Celestine III — Mar. 30, 1191 to Jan. 8, 1198

Innocent III — Jan. 8, 1198 to July 16, 1216

Honorius III — July 18, 1216 to Mar. 18, 1227

Gregory IX — Mar. 19, 1227 to Aug. 22, 1241

Celestine IV — Oct. 25, 1241 to Nov. 10, 1251

Innocent IV — June 25, 1243 to Dec. 7, 1254

Alexander IV — Dec. 12, 1254 to May 25, 1261

Urban IV — Aug. 29, 1261 to Oct. 2, 1264

Clement IV — Feb. 5, 1265 to Nov. 29, 1268

Blessed Gregory X — Sept. 1, 1271 to Jan. 10, 1276

Blessed Innocent V — Jan. 21, 1276 to June 22, 1276

Adrian V — July 11, 1276 to Aug. 18, 1276

John XXI — Sept. 8, 1276 to May 20, 1277

Nicholas III — Nov. 25, 1277 to Aug. 22, 1280

Martin IV — Feb. 2, 1281 to Mar. 28, 1285

Honorius IV — Apr. 2, 1285 to Apr. 3, 1287

Nicholas IV — Feb. 22, 1288 to Apr. 4, 1292

St. Celestine V (resigned) — July 5, 1294 to Dec. 13, 1294

Boniface VIII — Dec. 24, 1294 to Oct. 11, 1303

Blessed Benedict XI — Oct. 22, 1303 to July 7, 1304

Clement V — June 5, 1305 to Apr. 20, 1314

John XXII — Aug. 7, 1305 to Dec. 4, 1334

Nicholas V — May 12, 1328 to Aug. 5, 1330

Benedict XII — Dec. 20, 1334 to Apr. 25, 1342

Clement VI — May 7, 1342 to Dec. 6, 1352

Innocent VI — Dec. 18, 1352 to Sept. 12, 1362

Blessed Urban V — Sept. 28,1362 to Dec. 19, 1370

Gregory XI –Dec. 30, 1370 to Mar. 26, 1378

Urban VI — Apr. 8, 1378 to Oct. 15, 1389

Boniface IX — Nov. 2, 1389 to Oct. 1, 1404

Innocent VII — Oct. 17, 1404 to Nov. 6, 1406

Gregory XII — Nov. 30, 1406 to July 4, 1415

Martin V — Nov. 11, 1417 to Feb. 20, 1431

Eugenius IV — Mar. 3, 1431 to Feb. 23, 1447

Nicholas V — Mar. 6, 1447 to Mar. 24, 1455

Callistus III — Apr. 8, 1455 to Aug. 6, 1458

Pius II — Aug.19, 1458 to Aug. 15, 1464

Paul II — Aug. 30, 1464 to July 26, 1471

Sixtus IV — Aug. 9, 1471 to Aug. 12, 1484

Innocent VIII — Aug. 29, 1484 to July 25, 1492

Alexander VI — Aug. 11, 1492 to Aug. 18, 1503

Pius III — Sept. 22, 1503 to Oct. 18, 1503

Julius II — Oct. 31, 1503 to Feb. 21, 1513

Leo X — Mar. 9, 1513 to Dec. 1, 1521

Adrian VI — Jan. 9, 1522 to Sept. 14, 1523

Clement VII — Nov. 19, 1523 to Sept. 25, 1534

Paul III — Oct. 13, 1534 to Nov. 10, 1549

Julius III — Feb. 7, 1550 to Mar. 23, 1555

Marcellus II — Apr. 9, 1555 to May 1, 1555

Paul IV — May 23, 1555 to Aug. 18, 1559

Pius IV — Dec. 25, 1559 to Dec. 9, 1565

St. Pius V — Jan. 7, 1566 to May 1, 1572

Gregory XIII — May 13, 1572 to Apr. 10, 1585

Sixtus V — Apr. 24, 1585 to Aug. 27, 1590

Urban VII — Sept. 15, 1590 to Sept. 27, 1590

Gregory XIV — Dec. 5, 1590 to Oct. 16, 1591

Innocent IX — Oct. 29, 1591 to Dec. 30, 1591

Clement VIII — Jan. 30, 1592 to Mar. 3, 1605

Leo XI — Apr. 1, 1605 to Apr. 27, 1605

Paul V — May 16, 1605 to Jan. 28 1621

Gregory XV — Feb. 9, 1621 to July 8, 1623

Urban VIII — Aug. 6, 1623 to July 29, 1644

Innocent X — Sept. 15, 1644 to Jan 7, 1655

Alexander VII — Apr. 7, 1655 to May 22, 1667

Antonio Barberini — 1657 to 1671

Michael le Tellier – 1659

Jaques Benigne de Bousseut – 1670

James Coyon de Matignon – 1693

Dominicus Marie Varlet – February 12, 1719

Peter John Meindaerts – October 17, 1739

Johannes Van Stiphout – July 11, 1745

Gaultherus Michael Van Niewenhuizen – February 7, 1768

Adrian Broekman – June 21, 1778

Johannes Jacobus Van Rhijin – July 5, 1797

Gilbertus de Jong – November 7, 1805

Wilibrordus Van Os – April 24, 1814

Johannes Bon – April 22, 1819

Johannes Van Santen – June 14, 1825

Hermanus Heijkamp – July 17, 1854

Casparus Johannes Rinkel – August 11, 1873

Geradus Gul – May 11, 1892

Arnold Harris Matthew – 28 April 1908

Frederick Samuel Willoughby – October 28, 1914

James I. Wedgewood – 1916

Irving S. Cooper – 1919

Charles Hampton – 1931

Herman A. Spruit – 1957

Paul Michael Clemens – 1988

Joseph Philip Sousa – 1991

Willibrord Johannes Van Campenhout – 1993

William Dennis Donavan – 1993

Carl Thomas Swaringim – July 28, 1995

Maurice D. McCormick – February 3, 1996

Rodney P. Rickard – April 26, 1997

Michael Wrenn – May 10, 2003

David Clyde Holdridge – September 17, 2005

Michael Albert Burger - April 15, 2015


 

SIXTH LINE OF APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION


 

Russian Orthodox Succession


 

The Apostolic Succession of the Holy Patriarchs of Constantinople and the Holy Metropolitans of Kiev, Vladimir and Moscow which originated with the APOSTLE ANDREW, the First Called Apostle to the Scythians. Metropolitan Nikon of Moscow, in Moscow, Russia, did consecrate Macarius (Makarij) Michael Neveskij in 1884; Metropolitan Macarius (Makarij) Michael Neveskij did consecrate Evdokim Basil Mikhailovich Meschersky as Vicar Bishop of the Diocese of Moscow on December 13th, 1903 (old style) in Moscow, Russia, assisted by Bishop Innokentij of St. Petersburg, Russia. Archbishop Evdokim Basil Mikhailovich Meschersky (Russian Orthodox Archbishop of Alaska and North America, ruling Hierarch in the Western Hemisphere for the Patriarchate of Moscow and all Russia) did on May 13 (N.S.), 1917 (April 30, O.S.) consecrate Aftimios (Abdullah) Ofiesh at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas, New York City, assisted by Bishop Stephen Alexander Dzubay of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Bishop Alexander Alexandrovich Nemolovsky, Russian Orthodox Bishop of Canada. Metropolitan Aftimios Ofiesh, Russian Orthodox Bishop of Brooklyn, New York and head of the Syrian Greek Orthodox Catholic Mission did on September 27, 1932 consecrate Ignatius William Albert Nichols as Bishop of Washington, D.C. Ignatius William Albert Nichols in 1940 did consecrate Frank Dyer; Frank Dyer on March 16, 1947 did consecrate Matthew Nicholas Nelson; Bishop Nicholas Nelson, Titular Bishop of Hawaii, on July 27, 1947 did consecrate Lowell Paul Wadle; Lowell Paul Wadle on June 22, 1957 did consecrate Herman Adrian Spruit; Bishop Herman Adrian Spruit in 1988 did consecrate Paul Michael Clemens; Paul Michael Clemens on July 14th, 1991 did consecrate Joseph Philip Sousa; Joseph Philip Sousa on October 10, 1993 did consecrateWillibrord J. van Campen; Willibrord J. van Campen on November 14, 1993 did consecrate William Dennis Donovan; William Dennis Donovan on July 28, 1995 did consecrate Carl Thomas Swaringim; Carl Thomas Swaringim on February 3, 1996 did consecrate Maurice D. McCormick; Maurice D. McCormick on April 26, 1997 did consecrate Rodney P. Rickard; Rodney P. Rickard on May 10, 2003 did consecrate Michael Wrenn; Michael Wrenn did consecrate David Clyde Holdridge on September 17, 2005; David Clyde Hodridge did consecrate Michael Albert Burger on April 15, 2015.

 


 

SEVENTH LINE OF APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION


 

Anglican Succession


 

St. Peter the Apostle — to 64 A.D.

St. Linus — 67 to 76

St. Anacletus — 76 to 91

St. Clement I — 91 to 101

St. Evaristus — 100 to 109

St. Alexander I — 109 to 116

St. Sixtus I — 116 to 125

St. Telesphorus — 125 to 136

St. Hyginus — 138 to 140

St. Pius

St. Anicetus — 155 to 166

St. Soter — 166 to 174

St. Eleutherius — 174 to 189

St. Victor I — 189 to 198

St. Zephyrinus — 198 to 217

St. Callistus I — 217 to 222

St. Urban I — 222 to 230

St. Pontian — July 21, 230 to Sept. 28, 235

St. Anterus — Nov. 21, 235 to Jan. 20, 236

St. Fabian — Jan. 10, 236 to Jan. 20, 250

St. Cornelius — Mar. 251 to June 253

St. Lucius I — June 25, 253 to March 5, 254

St. Stephen I — May 12, 254 to Aug. 2, 257

St. Sixtus II — Aug. 30, 257 to Aug. 6, 258

St. Dionysius — July 22, 259 to Dec. 26, 268

St. Felix I — Jan. 5, 269 to Dec. 30, 274

St. Eutychian — Jan. 4, 275 to Dec. 7, 283

St. Caius — Dec. 17, 283 to Apr. 25, 296

St. Marcellinus — June 30, 296 to Oct.25, 304

St. Marcellus I — May 27, 306 to Jan. 16, 308

St. Eusebius — Apr. 18, 310 to Aug. 17, 310

St. Miltiades — July 2, 311 to Jan. 11, 314

St. Silvester — Jan. 31, 314 to Dec. 31, 335

St. Mark — Jan. 18, 336 to Oct. 7, 336

St. Julius I — Feb. 6, 337 to Apr. 12, 352

St. Liberius — May 17, 352 to Sept. 24, 366

St. Damasus — Oct. 1, 366 to Dec. 11, 384

St. Siricius — Dec. 384 to Nov. 26, 399

St. Anastasius I — Nov. 27, 399 to Dec. 19,401

St. Innocent I — Dec. 22, 401 to Mar. 12, 417

St. Zosimus — Mar. 18, 417 to Dec. 26, 418

St. Boniface I — Dec. 28, 418 to Sep. 4, 422

St. Celestine I — Sept. 10, 422 to July 27, 432

St. Sixtus III — July 31,432 to Aug. 19, 440

St. Leo I “The Great” — Sept. 29, 440 to Nov. 10, 461

St. Hilarus — Nov. 19, 461 to Feb. 29, 468

St. Simplicius — Mar. 3, 468 to Mar. 10, 483

St. Felix III — Mar. 13, 483 to Mar. 1, 492

St. Gelasius I — Mar. 1, 492 to Nov. 21, 496

Anastasius II — Nov. 24, 496 to Nov. 19, 498

St. Symmachus — Nov. 22, 498 to July 19, 514

St. Hormisdas — July 20, 514 to Aug. 6, 523

St. John I — Aug. 13, 523 to May 18, 526

St. Felix IV — July 12, 526 to Sept. 22, 530

Boniface II — Sept. 22, 530 to Oct. 17, 532

St. John II — Jan. 2, 533 to May 8, 535

St. Agapitus I — May 13, 535 to Apr. 22, 536

St. Silverius — June 1, 536 to Nov. 11, 537

Vigilius — Mar. 29, 537 to June 7, 555

Pelagius I — Apr. 16, 556 to Mar. 4, 561

John III — July 17, 561 to July 13, 574

Benedict I — June 2, 575 to July 30, 579

Pelagius II — Nov. 26, 579 to Feb. 7, 590

St. Gregory I “The Great” — Sept. 3, 590 to Mar. 12, 604

Sabinianus — Sept. 13, 604 to Feb. 22, 606

Boniface III — Feb. 19 to Nov. 12, 607

St. Boniface IV — Aug. 25, 608 to May 8, 615

St. Adeodatus I (Deusdedit) — Oct. 19, 615 to Nov. 8, 618

Boniface V — Dec. 23, 619 to Oct. 25, 625

Honorius I — Oct. 27, 625 to Oct. 12, 638

Severinus — May 28 to Aug. 2, 640

John IV — Dec. 24, 640 to Oct. 12, 642

Theodore I — Nov. 24, 642 to Sept. 16, 649

St. Martin I — July 649 to May 14, 653

St. Eugenius I — Aug. 10, 654 to June 2, 657

St. Vitalian — July 30, 657 to Jan. 27, 672

Adeodatus II — Apr. 11, 672 to June 17, 676

Donus — Nov. 2, 676 to Apr. 11, 678

St. Agatho — June 27, 678 to Jan. 10, 681

St. Leo II — Aug. 17, 682 to July 3, 683

St. Benedict II — June 26, 684 to May 8, 685

John V — July 23, 685 to Aug. 2, 686

Conon — Oct. 21, 686 to Sept. 21, 687

St. Sergius I — Dec. 15, 687 to Sept. 8, 701

John VI — Oct. 30, 701 to Jan. 11, 705

John VII — Mar. 1, 705 to Oct. 18, 707

Sissinius — Jan. 15 to Feb. 4, 708

Constantine — Mar. 25, 708 to Apr. 9, 715

St. Gregory II — May 19, 715 to Feb. 11, 731

St. Gregory III — Mar. 18, 731 to Nov. 741

St. Zacharias — Dec. 3, 741 to Mar. 15, 752

Stephen II — Mar. 26, 752 to Apr. 26, 757

St. Paul I — 29 May 757 to June 28, 767

Stephen III — Aug. 1, 768 to Jan. 24, 772

Adrian I — Feb. 1, 772 to Dec. 25, 795

St. Leo III — Dec. 26, 795 to June 12, 816

Stephen IV — June 22, 816 to Jan. 24, 817

St. Paschal I — Jan. 25, 817 to Feb. 11, 824

Eugenius II — Feb. 824 to Aug. 827

Valentine — Aug. 827 to Sept. 827

Gregory IV — 827 to Jan. 844

Sergius II — Jan. 844 to Jan. 27, 847

St. Leo IV –Jan. 847 to July 17, 855

Benedict III — July 855 to Apr. 17, 858

St. Nicholas I — Apr. 24, 858 to Nov. 13, 867

Formosus – 864

St. Plegmund – 891

Althelm – 909

Wulfhelm – 914

Odo – 927

St. Dunstan – 957

St. Aelphege – 984

Elfric – 990

Wulfstan – 1003 Eadsige – 1035

Stigand – April 3, 1043

Siward – 1058

Bl. Lanfranc – September 29, 1070

Thomas – 1070

St. Anselm – December 4, 1094

Richard De Delmeis – July 26, 1108

William of Corbeuil – February 18, 1123

Henry of Blois – November 17, 1129

St. Thomas Becket – June 3, 1162

Roger of Gloucester – August 23, 1164

Peter De Leia – November 7, 1176

Gilbert Glanville – September 29, 1185

William of S. Mere L’Eglise – May 23, 1199

Walter De Gray – October 5, 1214

Walter Kirkham – December 5, 1249

Henry – February 7, 1255

Anthony Beck – January 9, 1284

John of Halton – September 14, 1292

Roger Northborough – June 27, 1322

Robert Wyvil – July 15, 1330

Ralph Stratford – March 12, 1340

William Edendon – May 15, 1346

Simon Sudbury – March 20, 1362

Thomas Brentingham – May 12, 1370

Robert Braybrooke – January 5, 1382

Roger Walden – February 3, 1398

Henry Beaufort – July 14, 1398

Thomas Bourchier – May 15, 1435

John Morton – January 31, 1479

Richard Fitzjames – May 21, 1497

William Warham – September 25, 1502

John Longlands – May 15, 1521

Thomas Cranmer – March 30, 1533

William Barlow – June 1536

Matthew Parker – December 17, 1559

Edmund Grindal – December 21, 1559

John Whitgift – April 21, 1577

Richard Bancroft – May 8, 1597

George Abbot – December 3, 1609

George Montaigne – December 14, 1617

Bl. William Laud – November 18, 1621

Brian Duppa – June 17, 1638

Gilbert Sheldon – October 28, 1660

Henry Compton – December 6, 1674

William Sancroft – January 27, 1678

Thomas White – October 25, 1685

George Hickes – February 24, 1693

James Gadderar – February 24, 1712

Thomas Rattray – June 4, 1727

William Falconar – 1741

Robert Kilgour – September 21, 1768

Samuel Seabury – November 14, 1784

T.J. Claggett – September 17, 1792

Edward Bass – May 7, 1797

Abraham Jarvis – October 18, 1797

A.V. Griswold – May 29, 1811

J.H. Hopkins – October 31, 1832

G.D. Cummins – November 15, 1866

Charles E. Cheney – December 14, 1873

W.R. Nicholson – February 24, 1876

A.S. Richardson – June 22, 1879

Leon Chechemian – 1890

Andrew Charles Albert McLagen – November 2, 1897

James Heard – June 4, 1922

William Bernard Crow – June 13, 1943

Hugh George De Willmott Newman – April 10, 1944

Wallace David De Ortega Maxey – June 6, 1946

Lowell Paul Wadle – April 7, 1957

Herman Adrian Spruit – June 22, 1957

Paul Michael Clemens – 1988

Joseph Philip Sousa – July 14, 1991

Willibrord Van Campent – Oct. 10, 1993

Carl Thomas Swaringim – Nov. 14, 1993

Maurice M. McCormick – Feb. 3, 1996

Rodney P. Rickard – April 26, 1997

Michael Wrenn – May 10, 2003

David Clyde Holdridge – September 17, 2005

Michael Albert Burger - April 15, 2015


 

EIGHTH LINE OF APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION


 

Roman Catholic Succession


 

Pedro Loza y Pardave

Eduardo Sanchez y Comacho – June 29, 1880

Edward Rufane Benedict Donkin – 1899

Vernon Herford – August 10, 1904

Hedley Coward Bartlett – October 18, 1931

George (Mar Georgius I) de Willmott Newman – May 20, 1945

Wallace David (Mar David I) de Ortega Maxey – June 6, 1946

Lowell Paul Wadle – April 7, 1957

Herman Adrian Spruit – June 22, 1957

Paul Michael Clemens – 1988

Joseph Philip Sousa – July 14, 1991

Willibrord Van Campent – Oct. 10, 1993

Carl Thomas Swaringim – Nov. 14, 1993

Maurice M. McCormick – Feb. 3, 1996

Rodney P. Rickard – April 26, 1997

Michael Wrenn – May 10, 2003

David Clyde Holdridge – September 17, 2005

Michael Albert Burger - April 15, 2015


 

OTHER LINES OF APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION


 

1. Armenian Uniate: Chorchurian – Chechamian – Crow – Newman – Maxey – Wadle – Spruit – Clemens – Sousa – Campent – Swaringim – McCormick – Rickard – Wrenn – Holdridge - Burger.


 

2. Syro-Chaldean: St. Thomas – Shimun XVIII – Antony – Bartlett – Newman – Maxey – Wadle – Spruit – Clemens – Sousa – Campent – Swaringim – McCormick – Rickard – Wrenn – Holdridge - Burger.


 

3. Anglican, including Celtic origin: Moore – White – Hopkins – Chechemian – Crow – Newman – Maxey – Wadle – Spruit – Clemens – Sousa – Campent – Swaringim – McCormick – Rickard – Wrenn – Holdridge - Burger.


 

4. Greek Melchite: Cyril VI – Savoya – Aneed – Spruit – Clemens – Sousa – Campent – Swaringim – McCormick – Rickard – Wrenn – Holdridge - Burger.


 

5. Orthodox Patriarchate: (Constantinople) – Sergius – Klefish – Aneed – Wadle – Spruit – Clemens – Sousa – Campent – Swaringim – McCormick – Rickard – Wrenn – Holdridge - Burger.


 

6. Non Juring Bishops of Scotland: Montaigne – Seabury – Richardson – Newman – Maxey – Wadle – Spruit – Clemens – Sousa – Campent – Swaringim – McCormick – Rickard – Wrenn – Holdridge - Burger.


 

By including these apostolic lines here and explaining my position on apostolic succession, I hope to foster a better understanding and closer unity among the different branches of Christians professing to hold the apostolic faith. Apostolicity should be measured by scripture and how closely a person or group seeks to live as Jesus Christ lived, for we should be doers of the word as well as hearers of the word. To be doers of the word, we must love our Christian brothers and sisters and also our enemies. Being an apostolic Christian demands that we love like this.


 

Too often in the past, this love was not demonstrated. I have already mentioned the fate of Anabaptists and other Dissenters. Any church or minister who was engaged in or supportive of systematic persecution, torture, and murder of Dissenters was apostate; therefore, any alleged apostolic succession was rendered invalid and false in such cases.


 

The doctrine of apostolic succession has very often been used to deny the validity of the ministerial orders of those not having the “traditional” apostolic succession/historic episcopate; the effect of this is to deny such Christian ministers equality in the Body of Christ. It will not be so with us; all are considered to have apostolic succession who follow the faith of the apostles as revealed in scripture.


 

On the other hand, Protestants and others who do not have the “traditional” apostolic succession/historic episcopate should not disparage or deny the validity of the ministerial orders of those who have been ordained/consecrated into this historic episcopate/”traditional” apostolic succession. It is an ancient form of ministry; evidence for monarchial bishops as a third order of ministry can be found in the late-second century. It is certain, though, that not all churches at that time had this form of ministry, nor was it universally held in the succeeding centuries, as there were always independent churches and dissenters from Catholicism or the “established” order.


 

Being an apostolic Christian thus also should mean that no church, ordained minister, or layperson is treated unequally based on anyone’s definition of apostolic succession.

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