The Rev. Jason Voss
Vicar for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Affairs
Archdiocese of the United States
Old Catholic Confederation
Office for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Affairs
The Old Catholic Confederation is committed to authentic ecumenism and seeks ecumenical dialogue with all Christian Churches and charitable dialogue with all good will religions.
As Old-Catholics, our commitment to ecumenism is rooted in our theology of baptism. Indeed, through the mystery of baptism, we all enter into the Divine life; and through our baptism, we are all one in Christ. Thus, the sacraments of the Old Catholic Church in the United States are open to all baptized Christians!
The Old Catholic Confederation is represented at the World Council of Churches by its Ecclesial partner, The Church of the Province of West Arica (Anglican Communion). The Archdiocese of the United States of the Old Catholic Confederation is an Affiliate Member of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches.
On September 14, 2014, on the Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross, His Grace, The Most Rev. Peter Paul Brennan, Bishop of New York and Chair, Bishops' Committee on Ecumenism, met with the new Syriac Orthodox Patriarch His Holiness, Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, in Paramus New Jersey, concerning ecumenical relations and the plight of Christians in Iraq and Syria. Archbishop Brennan assured the Patriarch and the Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church of the prayerful solidarity of our bishops and the Old Catholic Confederation.