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September 2022

Even Us!

2022-09-13T06:41:44+00:00September 13, 2022|

Luke 15:1-32, which includes the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin, was the gospel reading yesterday. We have heard both stories often, perhaps the story of the lost sheep more than that of the lost coin. We may wonder why a shepherd would [...]


2022-09-05T05:46:28+00:00September 5, 2022|

Believe. Things can be very, very bad. And yet. Christians are told that God gave us free will, and we read in Wisdom 9:13a that we can’t understand what God’s intends. When something bad happens to us it is often because someone has exercised their free [...]

August 2022


2022-08-30T07:06:48+00:00August 30, 2022|

The gospel reading for Sunday was Luke 14:1,7-14, in which Jesus is said to have told the parable about choosing where to sit when at a banquet. He tells the people not to go to the head table, but rather sit at a less desirable place. [...]


2022-08-22T04:33:05+00:00August 22, 2022|

The psalm for today says it! 1  Praise Yahweh, all you nations! Extol him, all you peoples! 2  For his loving kindness is great toward us. Yahweh’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise Yah!  From The World English Bible (public domain)


2022-08-15T04:13:28+00:00August 15, 2022|

In Luke 12:49-53 We are told that Jesus said he came to set the world on fire, and these words may remind us of Acts 2:3. In that verse we are told that the Holy Spirit came to the disciples as tongues of fire. Fire is [...]

We Welcome Our New Bother and Sister!

2022-08-14T00:53:54+00:00August 14, 2022|

On August 13, 2022, CCOA received Bishop Rodrigo Faddoul, of Rio de Janeiro, and Rev. Mary Wagner, of the Chicago area. Bishop Rodrigo was formerly with another independent jurisdiction, and Rev. Mary was a priest in The National Catholic Church of North America (which has disbanded.) [...]

The Highest and the Best

2022-08-03T04:24:17+00:00August 3, 2022|

“Whether our work be that of preaching a sermon, rendering a musical composition or lending a helping hand, it must always represent the highest and best which can be given …..” CCOA Founder, Patriarch Herman Adrian Spruit

July 2022

Teach Us How to Pray

2022-07-26T05:26:53+00:00July 26, 2022|

Yesterday we heard the gospel reading, Luke 11:1-13. The disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, and he gave them, and us, what is called either the Lord's Prayer or the Our Father. CCOA founder, the late Patriarch Herman Spruit suggested, "...the first twenty-four [...]

Welcome to our new CCOA Sisters and Brothers!

2022-07-06T09:30:11+00:00July 6, 2022|

On July 3, 2022, CCOA received five clergy and Divine Savior Independent Catholic Church in Kingman AZ into the Catholic Apostolic Church. of Antioch. They were formerly part of The National Catholic Church of North America, a jurisdiction that has been dissolved. We welcome our new [...]

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