HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY and BIRTHDAY to the CCM Inc., and the CCFM.
Special Notice: Changing of the Guard 03.03.19
Blessed Greetings and Holy Salutations dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus.
Today is a special day in many ways for the Ministry and Churches of Celtic Cross Ministry Inc. and the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry, worldwide. It happens to be the 10th anniversary of this humble servant of the Holy Trinity.
It also is the day that a major but smooth transition takes place. That being that it is the end of my term as your Patriarch and the Founder of the Celtic Cross Ministry and it’s Foundation. Yes, brothers and sisters, I have officially stepped down as the head of the ministry and will go into semi-retirement. Though I will always be in ministry as all Christian believers should be in this life, my health as well as the way that I as the founder set this ministry up so that the position of Patriarch / Matriarch would not be a lifetime position, it has been set up in the bylaws and Canons that the term of 10 years is suffice for it to be a term limit. In this way a new Patriarch can be elected by the Board of Directors and new leadership and begin to move the Church leadership and the Foundation to a new level.
With this said, back in October of 2018, the Board of Directors voted on and elected Benito P. Sagra as the new Interim Patriarch. So that the transition of control would would be smooth and his full in-statement would begin on this anniversary date as the 2nd Patriarch of the CCM Inc., and the CCFM Non-Profit Organization.
To note that also on this date 03.03.19 (H.G. Sr. Bp. Primus +Beneto P. Sagra) is here by fully Elevated and Consecrated to the Ministerial Hierarchy of Archbishop and here by known as His Excellency, which will aid him in the scope and functions of his duties as the next Patriarch of the ministry and churches. His title from this day forward will be (II Patriarch H.E. Abp. ++Beneto P. Sagra) of the Celtic Cross Ministry Inc., and the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry.
It has been my humble honor to serve as the founder and 1st Patriarch of the CCM inc. and the CCFM. However, as I have stated in this message, it is time for me to step away from the day to day operations and take on new responsibilities within the ministry as our Lord has placed in my heart to undertake. For the record, I want all to know here and now that in 6 months I will be stepping down from the Board of Directors as a voting member but be available to Board Members for consultation only. This is so that our new Patriarch can feel free to work closely with the board of directors on any issue they feel fit to address without undo influence from myself. The ministry and Church belongs to our Lord and God, which is of the faithful, and not one mans ideals. I also will be stepping away from all divisions and departments except for the ICACC, CCGPC, CCTK / NATK and the CCTMG divisions and departments, as I help to strengthen these for the continued support and stability of the Ministry and Churches worldwide. Do note that I too, serve at the will of our New Patriarch and will be obedient unto him, as well as the board of directors and to our Heavenly Father.
It is the end of an era but, a new beginning for our Lords Church and Ministry called the Celtic Cross. We hope that, II Patriarch, H.E. Abp. ++Benny Sagra has your full support, confidence and prayers has he leads our Lords mission into a new era of Christian ideals based on biblical facts and the foundation that is Gods will, for all humanity.
With sincere love, humility and prayers, I will continue to lift you all up in my devotions, meditations and prayers as long as I can and always have. God bless you our world, may God bless our humble ministry and it’s leadership in the years and decades to come and for your love and support. Happy Anniversary / Birthday to the Celtic Cross Ministry Inc., and the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry.
IHS and yours,
1st Patriarch, H.E. Cardinal / Metropolitan
+++Andrew Moses Brendan Patrick
AKA: Very Rev. Dr. Andrew R. M. Manley – Patriarch Emeritus
Celtic Cross Ministry Inc., and the
Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry