The mission of the Old Catholic Churches International is to provide an affirming, evangelical, and sacramental presence to all in their diversity. We are called to carry the gospel, sacraments, and God’s love to all including the unchurched, the alienated, and the disenfranchised. We welcome all to the altar of the Lord and exclude no one from participating fully in the life of the church. As an ecumenical body, we strive to work with all churches, denominations and jurisdictions, thus fulfilling the prayer of Christ “that all may be one.”
We are an inclusive and inviting Church that is an expression of Emerging Catholicism, a Church that holds true to that which makes us truly Catholic and Apostolic yet sees that the Church must be a place where the Kingdom of God is made visible for ALL PEOPLE.
We are a Community of joy, celebrating each person as a special gift of God and a cherished treasure of the Church. We seek first the Kingdom of God in our lives, purposely looking for Jesus in the least, the lost and the forgotten. Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick, comforting the lonely: faith in action!
The Old Catholic Churches International derives its Apostolic Succession from the historic Churches of the East and West and can trace those successions through multiple lines. As a church, we have significant ties with the historic Old Catholic movement. We are a self-governed church that strives to build up the Kingdom of God one person at a time.