Our Mission & Sacraments

1     This Multi-Denominational faith community shall worship the One True Triune God Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


2     This Ministry shall be part of God's Kingdom, unconditionally embracing all persons of faith and all persons seeking to discover or rediscover their faith.


3     This Ministry shall establish, ministries, religious communities and other necessary institutions to evangelize the world.


4     The Bloodbought hierarchy, ministries, religious communities shall establish and follow the structure of the Multi-Denominational Liturical Practice.


5     This Ministry shall be subject to the creedal statements established by the Ecumenical Councils of the Universal Church at Nicaea, Constantinople, Ephesus and Chalcedon.


6     This Church shall accept as the definition of Christianity the creed associated with the Council of Constantinople of 381, CE.  This creed is commonly referred to as the Nicene Creed.


7     This Church shall accept the Apostles' Creed as a valid statement of faith.


8     This Church shall accept the Athanasian Creed as a valid statement of Trinitarian theology and Christology.


9     This Church cannot alter, change or revise any of the above-mentioned creeds.

Baptism


1     Baptism is not necessary for salvation.  It is the Sacrament by which all people testify to their freedom from their sins.


2     Baptism should be administered in accord with the order prescribed within the approved liturgical rite books.

3    Baptism is to be conducted and conferred either by immersion in water, by the pouring of water, or by the sprinkling of water, with the prescriptions of the proper authority being observed, and the Baptism by immersion, pouring or sprinkling of water is at the discretion of the Pastor and in accordance with any urgencies or exigent circumstances which may be present at the time of Baptism.


4  In the event no urgencies or exigent circumstances are present, the Baptism shall be conducted and conferred either by immersion in water or by the pouring of water with the prescriptions of the proper authority being observed. 



5     The traditional place for Baptism is in a Church or oratory but may be conducted and conferred outdoors or in another area that the Pastor deems appropriate and conducts and confers the Baptism to the Glorify of God.


6     The Ordinary Minister of Baptism is a Bishop, Presbyter or Deacon in good standing, with due regard that the prescriptions of the proper authority be observed.


7     To be baptized, the person must be born-again in their spirit, have manifested the properly formed will to be baptized, be sufficiently instructed in the truths of faith and in Christian obligations and be tested in the Christian life by means of the catechumenate; the adult is also to be exhorted to have sorrow for personal sins.



 

Eucharist


1     The celebration of the Eucharist is the action of Christ Himself and the Church; in it Christ the Lord, by the ministry of a Priest, offers Himself, substantially present tinder the forms of bread and wine, to God the Father and gives Himself as spiritual food to the faithful who are associated with His offering.


2     Those who can validly serve as Christ to confect the Sacrament of the Eucharist are validly ordained Priests or Bishops, however, shall not preclude a duly ordained Deacon in urgent or exigent circumstances or as a conferred right to do so by a valid Bishop.


3     A Priest is to be permitted to celebrate the Eucharist even if said Priest is unknown to the ministry. Such Priests must present a current letter of faculties or recommendation issued by their local Ordinary or Religious Superior.


4     Remembering that the work of redemption is continually accomplished in the mystery of the Eucharistic Sacrifice, Priests and Bishops are to celebrate frequently; indeed daily celebration is strongly recommended, since even if the faithful cannot be present, it is the act of Christ and the Church in which Priests and Bishops fulfill their principle function.


5    The Ordinary Minister of the Eucharist is a Bishop or Presbyter.


6     The Pastor and Parochial Vicars, Chaplains and the Superior of a community in Apostolic life have the right and the duty to bring the Most Holy Eucharist to the sick in the form of Viaticum.

7     Any Christian  person, must be admitted to Holy Communion, however, no Deacon, Priest or Bishop can prohibit a person from partaking of the Holy Communion for it is not authorized by God for a Deacon, Priest or Bishop to interfere or negatively intervene in a relationship between any person and God.


8     It is the responsibility of the parents and those who take the place of parents, as well as the Pastor to see that children who have reached the use of reason are correctly prepared and are nourished by the Divine Food as early as possible.

9     All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a month, and on Christmas Day and Easter Day.



10     The Most Sacred Eucharistic Sacrifice must be celebrated with bread and wine, which a small quantity of Holy Water is to be mixed.


11     It is forbidden for a celebrant to consecrate one matter of the Eucharist without the other.


12     In celebrating and administering the Eucharist, Bishops, Priests and Deacons are to wear the liturgical vestments prescribed by the rubrics.


13     The celebration and distribution of the Eucharist may take place on any day and at any hour, except for those times excluded by liturgical norms.


14     The celebration of the Eucharist is to be celebrated in a sacred place, unless in a particular case necessity demands otherwise; in such a case of urgency or exigency the celebration should be done in a respectable place, if at all possible, in the even no respectable place is available and it is a situation of urgency or exigency, then it is at the discretion of the Deacon, Priest or Bishop to chose the place in order to celebrate the Eucharist.

15     In sacred places where the Most Holy Eucharist is reserved, there must be someone who has the care of it.

16   The Most Holy Eucharist is to be reserved regularly in only one tabernacle of a Church or oratory.

17    Consecrated hosts are to be reserved in a ciborium or vessel in sufficient quantity for the needs of the faithful; they are to be frequently renewed and the old ones properly consumed.
 

Marriage


1     The matrimonial covenant, by which a couple establish between themselves a partnership of the whole life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a Sacrament.


2     Marriage is brought about through the consent manifested between the parties who are capable of giving consent.  No human power can replace this consent.


3     All persons who are not prohibited by canon law can contract marriage.


4     Pastors of souls are obliged to see to it that their own ecclesial community furnishes the Christian faithful assistance so that the matrimonial state is maintained in a Christian spirit and makes progress towards perfection.  This assistance is especially to be furnished through:


(i)     Preaching and catechesis; so that the Christian faithful may be instructed concerning the meaning of Christian marriage and the duty of Christian spouses and parents.


(ii)     Personal preparation for entering marriage so that the parties may be predisposed toward the holiness and duties of their new state.


(iii)     Assistance furnished to those already married so that, while faithfully maintaining and protecting the conjugal covenant, they may come to lead holier and fuller lives.


5     If they can do so without serious inconvenience, Faithful who have not yet received the Sacrament of confirmation are to receive it before being admitted into marriage.


6     It is strongly recommended that those to be married approach the Sacrament of reconciliation and the Most Holy Eucharist so that they may fruitfully receive the Sacrament of Marriage.


7     Before marriage is celebrated, it must be evident that nothing stands in the way of its valid and licit celebration.


8     All the faithful are obliged to reveal any impediments they are aware of to the Pastor or to the local Ordinary before the celebration of a marriage.


9     A person must have completed their sixteenth year of age prior to entering into the Sacrament of Marriage.


10     A person who, for the purpose of entering marriage with a certain person, has brought about the death of that person's spouse or one's own spouse, cannot attempt such a marriage.


11     Affinity in the direct line in any degree whatsoever invalidates matrimony.


12     Those who lack sufficient use of reason are incapable of contracting marriage.


13     The internal consent of the mind is presumed to be in agreement with the words or signs employed in celebrating matrimony.


14     Marriage can be contracted through an interpreter.


15     Only those marriages are valid which are contracted in the presence of the local Ordinary or the Pastor or a Priest or Deacon delegated by either of them, who assists, and in the presence of two witnesses, according to the rules expressed in the following:


(i)     The one assisting at a marriage is understood to be only that person who, present at the ceremony, asks for the manifestation of consent and receives it in the name of the Church.


16     Unless they have been excommunicated, interdicted or suspended from office or declared such, whether by sentence or decree, within the confines of their territory, the local Ordinary and the Pastor, in virtue of their offices, validly assist at the marriages of subjects as well as of non-subjects.


17     As long as they validly hold office, the local Ordinary and the Pastor can delegate to Priests and Deacons the faculty to assist at marriages within the limits of their territory.


18     Outside of a case of necessity, the rites prescribed in the liturgical books approved by the Church are to be observed in the celebration of marriage.


 

 


Holy Orders


1     By divine institution, some among the Christian faithful are constituted sacred Ministers through the Sacrament of Orders by means of the indelible character with which they are marked.  Accordingly, they are consecrated and deputed to shepherd the people of God, each in accord with their own grade of orders, by fulfilling in the person of Christ the Head the functions of teaching, sanctifying and governing. 


2     The Orders are the Episcopacy, the Presbyterate and Diaconate:


(i)     Orders are conferred by the imposition of hands and by the consecratory prayers which the liturgical books prescribe for the individual grades.


3     Ordination is to be celebrated within the solemnities of service of Sunday, however, it can take place on other days, even ordinary weekdays.


4     Ordination is to be celebrated in a Church and the clergy and other members of the Christian faithful are to be invited so that a large congregation may be present for the celebration.


5     The Minister of Sacred Ordination is a validly consecrated Bishop.


6      Only one Bishop is required to consecrate, and that any Bishop consecrated by a single Bishop still holds valid Order, Office and Apostolic Succession as a Bishop and the consecration can not be revoked under any circumstances using the reason of consecration by a single Bishop.

 

Unction


1     Unction  is conferred by anointing them with oil and using the words prescribed in the liturgical books.


2     The anointing is to be carefully performed while observing the words, the order and the manner prescribed in the liturgical books; but in cases of necessity it is sufficient that one anointing be made on the forehead or even on another appropriate part of the body, while saying the entire formula.


3     The communal celebration of Unction (the anointing of the sick) can be performed according to the prescriptions of the Ordinary of the ministry.


4     Every Priest and Bishop who is in good standing validly administers the Sacrament of the Sick.


5    Unction can be administered again to a member of the faithful who, after a period of recovery, begins to decline and once again becomes seriously ill.

 

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