We are a high church group of Lutherans and Anglicans (formerly known as the Anglo-Lutheran Catholic Church) of the Augustana Catholic Communion seeking to return to Rome which we believe, along with the churches of Eastern Orthodoxy, to be the true Church and the true means of salvation. As a true particular Church under Roman Catholic canon law, we share in the final glory.
“Et ego dico tibi quia tu es Petrus et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam et portae inferi non praevalebunt adversum eam. Et tibi dabo claves regni caelorum et quodcumque ligarveris super terram erit ligatum in coelis et quodcumque solveris super terram erit solumtum in coleus.” (The Gospel of Saint Matthew, Chapter 16, Verses 18-19)
Our roots are Roman Catholic. We became Lutheran to restore the Church. We were offered Apostolic Succession through the Roman Catholic Church via the Order of Corporate Reunion. The Vatican recognizes our priests and bishops as being valid. The lineage of our bishops and priests is the Rebiban (Vatican) Succession via the Duarte Costa lineage. This lineage is held by 93% of Roman Catholic Bishops. The ACC now has over 62,000 faithful in 12 countries on 4 continents.
In These Truths We Believe:
- The Church as a hospital for healing the whole person in body, soul, and spirit in the Name of the Triune God: Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
- The classical spiritual disciplines of the Christian Faith: prayer and meditation, solitude and silence, confession and forgiveness, simplicity, fasting, study, submission and service, worship and celebration.
- The three ancient creeds: The Apostle’s Creed, The Nicene-Constantinapolitan Creed, The Athanasian Creed.
- The Holy Mysteries (Seven Sacraments).
- The primacy of the Roman Pontiff and the teachings of the Magisterium.
- The Joint Agreement on Justification signed in 1999 between the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Roman Catholic Church and the repudiation of the anathemas of 500 years.
- The Ecumenical Councils through Vatican II.
- The Unaltered Augsburg Confession.
- Luther’s Large Catechism (in so far as it agrees with the Magisterium).
- The thirty-nine Articles of Religion, as interpreted by John Henry Cardinal Newman.
- The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC).
Office of the Metropolitan Archbishop: DeoetEcclesia@yahoo.com