OCC Membership is open to any baptized Clergy or Lay Christian who identifies as an Old Catholic Christian and affirms the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed. Individual OCC Members must have a clear Old-Catholic identity and profess the Niceno-Constantinopolitan creed in is original ancient formula.
Old Catholic Dioceses, Parishes, Religious Orders or Fellowships are also eligible for OCC Instituional Membership, which provides canonical recognition and accreditation. OCC Institutional Members must have a clear Old-Catholic ecclesial identity and affirm the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed in its original ancient formula.
OCC Member Benefits:
OCC Membership provides 1) Recognition as Old-Catholic by the Old Catholic Confederation, 2) Legal permission granted to use the registered Trademark "Old Catholic" through affiliation and term of membership, 3) Ministry and mission opportunities within the worldwide Anglican Communion, 4) Eligibility for OCC Ecclesiastical Endorsement in the U.S. Armed Forces as a Commissioned Officer (active duty or reserves) in the Chaplain's Corp, 5) Special Invitations to national events, Ecumenical Eucharistic concelebrations, conferences, workshops and courses on Old-Catholic theology, liturgy, canon law, church history and retreats at St. Willibrord Priory, 6) Privileges at St. Willibrord Priory and 7) Prayerful remembrance at the Oratory Altar by the priests of St. Willibrord Priory.
To become an OCC Member, simply fill out the Membership form and make your annual contribution to the Old Catholic Confederation via paypal. Lay and Clergy Members are sent an official OCC Membership card. Dioceses, Parishes, Religious Orders and Fellowships are sent a Diploma of Canonical Recognition. Bishops are required to sign the Covenant of faith, polity and policy for membership.