Presiding Bishop Mark Newman and Bishop Linda Rounds-Nichols, acting on behalf of Archbishop Leon Hunt of the United Kingdom, ordained the Rev. Elizabeth Ann Bryan to the episcopal order, sub conditione on June 25, 2016.
Bishop Ann was left without a jurisdiction when her former Presiding Bishop died. She turned to Archbishop Leon since he and her former bishop had known each other during the time that Archbishop Leon lived in the United States. Archbishop Leon accepted her into the Autocephalous Catholic Church of Antioch of the United Kingdom.
Although she lives in the United States, Bishop Ann remains under the UK jurisdiction of the Church, answerable directly to Archbishop Leon. The UK and US branches of the Catholic Church of Antioch are in full intercommunion.
“While there are numerous ways by which a human personality can learn to become aware of the Christ, learn to form an allegiance with Him, and enter into full partnership with Him, the Sacramental Way is one of the surest, quickest, and most certain…. Let the Sacraments be the lamp to lighten your darkness and allow Him to be revealed.”
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.To fulfill this promise, we are in the process of reviewing our site to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us provide a site that is accessible to all our site visitors.This website utilizes various technologies that are incorporated to make it more accessible.What Are We Presently Doing to Make our Website More Usable for People With Disabilities?
We utilize an interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs. This interface replaces the older fashioned method of providing all users with the same, lesser but accessible design or user interface. Some of the interface’s capabilities are Font handling, Color Handling and more
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level by resolving HTML issues:
Identify the Site’s Language in Header Code
Label All Images on the Website with Descriptions of the Image (Alt-Tags)
Fix Empty Links, so Website is Easier to Use
Remove Empty Headings
Remove Empty Form Labels
Fix Menu Broken ARIA
Fix Missing Form Labels
Handling NoScript Elements
Handling Autoplay Attributes
Additional capabilities are being researched and added as timing and budget allow
Interface to Adjust the Website’s UI
High Contrast Mode
Dark Contrast Mode
Font Size Adjustment
Big Mouse Cursor
Our efforts are ongoing as ADA standards and guidelines may change, or we may find additional compliance items that need to be edited on our website.Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, and/or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible.