We Commend Into Your Hands, O Lord


We Commend Into Your Hands, O Lord

As we pass the one-year mark in stunned remembrance of  the 565,000 souls lost to Covid-19, perhaps Fr. Michael Joncas’ hymn, “Shelter Me” may be a soothing balm for our collective sorrow. Our lives will be forever touched.

You can find this moving hymn on YouTube by entering search criteria: Shelter Me by Michael Joncas / Recorded by Spiritu during the time of COVID-19.

Heart, Mind, Body and Soul

“Nothing matters now but the highest reaches of human attainment. Nothing but the finest is adequate. We must respond enthusiastically to that alert which calls us to move into the highest reaches of heart, mind, body and soul.”

Herman Adrian Spruit, Founder of the CCOA


Many years ago, Herman Adrian Spruit, Patriarch and founder of the Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch taught:

“Prayer is the primary process by which you learn to align your desires, your life’s purpose, and your life plans, and work them out in cooperation with [God] … Prayer cleanses, chastens our desires, realizes them, so you can no longer tell where your desires begin to overlap with God’s.”

Happy Thanksgiving!

Psalm 100

Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!
    Worship the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing with joy.
Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
He made us, and we are his.[a]
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation.


Honorifics: How does one address or write to a member of the CCOA clergy?


While the CCOA is often informal and members of the clergy use first names, there are times when formal titles are used. In CCOA, these correct titles should be used in formal situations:


Deacons, Priests, and Archpriests are addressed as Reverend (often with a name.)

Bishops are addressed as Bishop (often with a first name.)


Formal written communication to Deacons, Priests, and Archpriest is sent to Reverend….

Formal written communication to a Bishop should be sent to The Most Reverend …




Today and everyday



   “This is the day…. this is the day…this is the day the Lord has made…..

Let us rejoice… ”

CCOA Steps Up!

The Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch just recently adopted three new policies, one on Anti-Discrimination, one on Anti-Harassment, and one on Anti-Bullying.

All people have the right to feel safe when participating in any of our ministries.

Experience the Christ Initiation

“This is the most propitious time to experience the Christ Initiation. It presents us with the Opportunity to rise into a newness of life. … Let’s take some time out to experience the central event and experience the Holy Madonna and the Glorious Newborn Christ at Christmas-time!”     

Herman Adrian Spuit, The Eternal Madonna,  Jan. 15, 1984

Giving Thanks for Advent Blessings

Advent Blessings

We are about to begin the season of Advent, the time of expectancy and waiting. This year the season begins as we in the United States are finishing our Thanksgiving celebrations.

We may want to reflect on this  and continue observing our blessings during Advent and then carry this practice into the new church year. We so often overlook the little things that can truly be wonderful blessings.

CCOA is on Facebook

For all of you Facebook folks who may not know, the church has a Facebook page, and we invite you to check us out.

There’s even another picture from Convocation, 2019 on our FB page!

We’re at: Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch – USA


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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?   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.

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