Old Catholic Apostolic Church


Old Catholic Apostolic Church Liturgy - Our predecessor church The Liberal Catholic Church published The Liturgy in 1919, with subsequent editions later. OCAC's Liturgy is based on this, but brought up to date by Margaret Watson, for contemporary use.
Old Catholic Apostolic Church Liturgy Year 2
Old Catholic Apostolic Church Lenten Readings by Margaret Watson.
Advent Readings for this year AD2020

Ordo Liturgia
Fr Laurence Martin has created this liturgical order for worship honouring the saints and seasons of the church. It is intended to be used alongside his work "Journey with the Saints".

Communion and Mass service orders

often used
A Service of Holy Communion - a simple communion service less 'catholic' than a mass
The Short Mass - a simple quick mass good for a general congregation
The Mass  - a longer, more ornate mass
A Communion Service using pre-sanctified hosts (can be taken by those in Minor Orders).
Informal Communion (can be taken by those in Minor Orders
Solo Communion - (can be taken by those in Minor Orders) or by priests. Intended for solo use.
Book of Communion & Mass Service Orders (compiled by St Adalberts, OCAC USA)

less often used
The Eastern Rite Mass - an oriental mass
A Traditional Mass, arranged by Bishop David
Traditional LC (Cooper's) Mass - a historic mass order famous in Liberal Catholic churches

Regular Services
A Service of Prime (also called Morning Prayer) - (can be taken by those in Minor Orders)
A Service of Mattins (also called Morning Prayer) - (can be taken by those in Minor Orders)
Compline (also called Evening Prayer) - (can be taken by those in Minor Orders)
Vespers (also called Evening Prayer) - (can be taken by Sub-deacons, Deacons and Priests)
A Service for General Assembly (for schools or other large gatherings) - (can be taken by those in Minor Orders)
Book of Hours & other service orders (compiled by St Adalberts, OCAC USA)

Pastoral Service Orders
The Sacrament of Baptism  - suitable for all ages
Naming Ceremony  - an informal service for less religious families
Marriage Service - a service of marriage or blessing of marriage
The Confirmation Service - the rite of confirmation for those baptised to profess faith as their own
Prayers before the service - some general prayers for use before worship
Prayers of Thanksgiving
A Funeral Service - suitable for burials or cremations
Service of Blessing for Animals (can be taken by those in Minor Orders)
Service of Remembrance for a Beloved Pet (including funeral or scattering of ashes)

Ecclesial Services
The Blessing of Altarware or Regalia - for commissioning the altar
The Blessing of Holy Water  - for priests to create Holy Water
The Blessing of Church Bells - for the commissioning of bells
The Blessing of Holy Oils  - for bishops to consecrate Chrism and oils for the sick and catecumens
Consecration of Altar Jewels - for the adornment of altars
The Rite for de-commissioning a Church Chapel or Oratory - to prepare for moving to another place

Ordinations and Admission
Oath of Allegiance (for clergy)
The Admission into Minor Orders
Ordination of Doorkeepers
Ordination of Readers
Ordination of Exorcist (minor order)            
Ordination of Acolyte
The Ordination of a Pastor  - a minister not in the Apostolic Succession
The Ordination of Sub-Deacons                    
The Ordination of a Deacon  
The Ordination of a Priest   
Appointment to Vicar General or Episcopal Vicar                                             
The Consecration of a Bishop            
Seasonal Services    
Ash Wednesday Service  
Palm Sunday (use mass rite with Palm Sunday collects)
Maundy (Holy) Thursday    
'Good' Friday    
Stations of the Cross
Easter Saturday Service of Light  
Easter Day (use mass rite with Easter anthems and collects)
Advent Readings for 2020 prepared by Margaret Watson
Roles and duties
Duties and Roles of those in Minor Orders
Working through the Minor Orders
Duties and Roles of those in Holy Orders
Duties for CDM Pastors in OCAC

These are document file templates for Baptismal and Ordination Certificates etc. They are for use by OCAC clergy to complete and print off for services they perform. Permission is expressly denied for their use by others because to deceive others by pretending to be part of OCAC is dishonest - and we can check. The files can be editted by most wordprocessing programs.

Certificate of Baptism
Certficate of Confirmation
Certificate of Marriage Vows (not a legal certificate of solemnisation)
Certificate of Minor Orders
Certificate of Ordination

The St Catherine's Seminary is the learning resource of OCAC.