Fire devastates the Southern Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Sweetwater, Tennessee

Dear brothers and sisters, I have sad news this morning.

I have need for urgent prayer for our Ecclesiastical Communion Affiliate Church, The Southern Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Sweetwater, Tennessee. They have suffered a major loss early this morning via a destructive and devastating fire.

Their entire Church at this hour is a loss. Due to a possible electrical issue cased by the store unit next to them, which is where the fire started and spread, wiping out their storefront community chapel.

Fr. Jason Crowder+ is in contact with me and asking for your prayers at this time. So please keep this wonderful church family and man of God in your prayers and lets help them in whatever way we can, showing our love and support as Christ leads us to do.

I will bring you updates as I get them to keep you all informed. Thank you and bless you. And may God bless our Brothers and Sisters of the Southern Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Sweetwater, Tennessee in this sorrowful time.

Sincerely IHS and yours,
Patriarch +++Andrew M. B. Patrick

Launch of our (Christians Underground Network) website

We will launch our new website dedicated to our Media Division and our Subdivisions.

 Everything media will be represented on it, from the Celtic Cross Global PRESS Corp, the Celtic Cross Radio Network, The Christians Underground Radio Network, the Celtic Cross TV Network and the Christians Underground TV Network along with space for notifications, PSA’s, Events and Campaigns.

And a lot, more! 

This will be a great source for you to keep in touch and grow with us,

as well as help support our ministry and mission efforts.

So be sure to be watching out for (christiansundergroundnetwork.com).

Coming soon to a search engine and browser near you!

We go live with the site Monday morning at 10:00 AM.

Help this to go VIRAL, please…

CCFM - Operation Burundi - 2016

Join Us in our Mission to help bring,
Relief, Peace and Stability to Burundi and Africa.

To learn more and to help, go to…
http://www.celticcrossministry.com/operation_burundi.html

You can do something to help spread Christ’s love to those in desperate need of your loving, caring, support and aid.

Help is needed either with financial aid or physical effort.
Thank you and God Bless you and those who contribute today.

Sincerely IHS and yours,
+++Andrew Patrick (+++nnDnn+++)

PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE. It is a small way to show support and very much needed. Thank you to all those folks that do. May blessing over flow for your love and kindness in doing so! (+++)

Operation Burundi Africa

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Greetings and Blessed Salutations Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,

I come to you with a special Decree to be fulfilled by all Clergy, Knights and Dames, Chaplains and private citizens who follow and support what we are doing in our Lord’s Holy and Blessed Name here in the United States and around the world.

It is the world I come to you this evening for. To ask you to help this ministry and our Church Plantings around the world in our humble effort to spread the Love, Peace and Grace of our Lord to those who have lost hope and had the world as they knew it, ripped from it’s very foundation and uprooted them to far off lands seeking help and finding some but mostly adversity and evil along their way.

I come to you with a heavy heart and great burden, one that has cut deep into my soul and spiritual essence. That being those of a small sovereign country called Burundi, Africa. The people of Burundi have been facing a major Civil War for over a decade now and has seen genocide committed for one standing firm on the belief of individual freedom and democracy. The people have lost so much of their life and hopes and even dreams do to the atrocities committed by those elected to give them hope, fairness and a new life. Instead they have been met with a diminished way of life, some isolated, some segregated, some cast into slavery and servitude and some even unto death for standing up against the very law and governance that swore to protect and serve them.

I was asked more than a year ago to try to help and through the last year and several months, I have been looking into the situation unfolding in Burundi and followed other groups and individuals that have seen first hand what I speak to you about this evening. My heart is heavy for the people of Burundi as it is for many cultures around Africa and the rest of the world, even here in the United States of America where we to have people persecuted for their belief and shunned because they have not wealth or education or even good health, but are aging and trying to survive just like others around the world, even in Burundi.

To I ask you to quit looking the other way. Keep in mind that the worlds problems are just as important to address as our own personal and even private issues. We are all interconnected we are all brothers and sisters even though we have different ways, customs and traits. We who call ourselves Christians know that what I say is true, we are all indivisible under God. One God, the God of Abraham, Jacob, and Isaac.

The Celtic Cross Foundation Board of Directors and I have decided to commit every resource at our disposal to help the citizens of Burundi, the Refugees from there which are now scattered throughout the neighboring countries around that tiny nation. Millions have been displaced from their homeland and are wearing down the resources of the countries next to it as people by the hundreds and even thousands cross into their sanctuary borders trying to flee the death and destruction they left behind.

Yes, there are a few groups and organization doing all they can to help in and with this crises. But it is not enough. More needs to be done and more can be done. Keep in mind that the tiny nation of Burundi is the key to almost all that is going on in Africa that is causing it to be unstable. Greed, is but one cause that is the issue. And for the fact that people like you, either have not heard of what is happening there or maybe you just don’t care because it doesn’t affect you on that same personal level it does them.

Well that is where you are dead wrong. You should not only care but should do all you can to help create an environment that is conducive to all people. A place where true democracy can flourish for the betterment of all people, not just a few. I know many of you do care and, that you want to do something to leave this world better off than when you were here. That is for the next generations of family and friends.

Trust me when I say that enough is NOT being done. For if we continue to ignore what is happening elsewhere in the world, even in a tiny country like Burundi, how can we look God in the face on our judgment day and say honestly, that we did all we could. Knowing in our heart that we could have done more and not sacrifice our own comfort and security. Remember, God is the seeker of mankind’s heart and mind and knows all. So he truly knows if you have or have not.

I am not judging you but you are being judged on this as well as all things you experience, do and don’t do in your life. That is just the facts of the matter.

Yes, I am trying my hardest to get you to move and help in something that is truly bigger and more monumental than most likely anything you have done before, excluding our war-time veterans and their families. The world and the Christian civilization is under attack in many ways.

Isn’t it time to truly stand up and be counted worthy to be called Christian and a follower of our Lord Jesus Christ for the world. For by helping the world, we help ourselves and future generations.

It is time to STOP being selfish and self-centered. There is no, me in the Trinity. But rather One God, One Son and One Spirit. For there is something you can do and you should be doing it. Otherwise you are not doing the will of our Father in Heaven.

I know what I have said thus far may seem harsh, unfair and even by some who read this as insensitive. But you are so very wrong.

What is harsh, unfair and insensitive is what is happening to the people of Burundi and elsewhere in the world. I am merely trying my humble best to provoke your inner spirit to do as I have done and investigate the situation at hand and get involved.

I do not intend to hurt or intimidate you to get involved but unlike many in the world today that are having their freedoms and liberties ripped from them, is more than you or I, will most likely go through in our lifetime. That is not to say it could not happen, for it can and just as easily so.

Though many would fight back the best they could. It is that, that makes you and many relate and understand the seriousness in my words here. It is time and we must no longer look the other way. People are dyeing, struggling and fighting for their life and freedom to live and provide for their families and loved ones. So try to walk a mile in their footprints before you do decide to not get involved and help in some way. Even the smallest gesture contributed by many will add up to be a great deal by those who have nothing.

So with all of this stated, I am hereby committing the CCFM and every department and division to commit to doing all they can to help those who are suffering and lost. Who only want peace and to be able to return home to live in safety and security. Those who wish a better life for themselves and their families and loved ones just like we have in varying amounts.

We can make a difference, YOU can make a difference, we all together, can make a positive difference. Thing is, we must first commit individually as well as collectively and move on from there.

Yes, this is a massive undertaking and commitment of the next 5 years to see it through. I know we will be able to make a positive difference not only for the people of Burundi, but also for our world and it’s future.

We here at the CCFM pray every Tuesday evening as we did this evening and we pray one particular verse within it that states; “You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven”.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Brothers and Sisters, I believe with my whole heart that this is true and that what we do from here on, will make the world a better place. Remember, Christ was but one person and look at the profound difference He made on the earth for all mankind. You too can be part of this vision of a safer and free Burundi. And help stabilize the Eastern and Central Africa, which will have a ripple effect on the whole continent of Africa before we are though.

So go to our Ministry and Church website at the link below and see what we see and let us know how you wish to help. Remember the only thing stopping you, is you. Nothing else.

http://www.celticcrossministry.com/operation_burundi.html

Thank you for your time, prayers and support in helping fellow-men and women and their children have a dream of home, security, prosperity and most of all love from you to them for their success.

Any question, comments or concerns, please ask. Resources are available to help you and your group or organization. Just please don’t delay, lives are depending on what you choose to do this very minute and into the future.

Humbly and Sincerely IHS and yours as well as the people of Burundi Africa,
Patriarch +++Andrew Moses Brendan Patrick
Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry.

Help us spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the Globe

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Folks, we are looking for “sponsors” corporate and individuals to help our Ministry and Missions in India, Africa, Philippines, Russia, Pakistan, Chile, Spain, England, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Virgin Islands and here in the United States.

That’s right folks, six Continents out of seven the CCFM is represented, That’s 12 Countries plus the United States of America. I also predict that we will have clergy in the seventh ( Australia and New Zealand) as well sometime in 2016.

Folks we need your financial help today and continuing into the future. Whether it is a long-term commitment, short-term or a one time offering, it all counts and helps the CCFM to continue to spread the Gospel and programs to those in need of our Lord and Savior. So please help us help others today.

If you can help, please visit our Website and make your Donation or Love Offering there. It is a secure transaction through our PayPal Account. You can print out your transaction when finished and use it as a Charitable Tax Deduction for helping our Churches and Ministries.

Let us know to which program you wish to sponsor or we will stretch it as far as we can. Every dollar helps greatly and they really need your help.

Thank you and Bless you this Christmas Season and well into the New Year to come.

Sincerely IHS and yours, Cardinal Andrew

Ministry Website: www.celticcrossministry.com

Interested in becoming one of our Clergy, either Catholic or Protestant.

We want to hear from you! Our website will aid you in knowing more about us as well as what we are doing the unite and change the face of Christianity. You to can be part of this growing church planting and ministry where you live and travel.

Were always looking for God Loving, God Fearing individuals to join us in ministry.

We are the Celtic Rite of Templar Churches and Ministries. Our website will guide you to get in touch with us for your application request. Feel free to contact us at our Email Address also. (info@celticcrossministry.com).

Contact and help us help other, today!

Life Lessons from Abraham Lincoln, 150 Years Later…

04/14/2015

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April 15 marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death. During my school boy years, I had a surface level knowledge of Abraham Lincoln:  President during the Civil War, freed the slaves, stove-top hat, unique beard, “four score and seven years ago”, assassinated, coupled with George Washington on Presidents Day, profile found on a penny, etc.

Last summer driving back to Massachusetts from Nebraska, I started listening to the Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin and then continued reading it after I got back.

I now have a new list of associations with Lincoln: home-grown scholar, entertaining storyteller, hard-worker, humility, sense of humor, fortitude, father, magnanimity, courageous, diplomatic, shrewd, God-fearing, merciful, faithful friend, hero and even prophetic. Take your pick, learn and then choose another attribute to study from one of our greatest American leaders.  The more I read about Lincoln in this excellent book, the more I was impressed and the more his legend grew.

In the last chapters of Goodwin’s book, some, many incidents struck me, some particularly in light of our country’s modern scourge: legalized abortion.  Pro-life advocates speak of abolishing abortion and I believe the following words and actions from Lincoln are quite telling about his character and insight.

We learned in school that the Emancipation Proclamation, an executive order signed by Lincoln on January 1, 1863, freed slaves in rebel states.  Lincoln feared that this historic decree could be scuttled after the war. Eventually, the push for the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States ensued.

Lincoln pressed two allies in the House of Representatives to secure votes for the passage of the Amendment in January of 1865.  A quote from the president rings out.

“I am the President of the United States, clothed with great power,” Lincoln told these allies.

“The abolition of slavery by constitutional provision settles the fate, for all coming time, not only of the millions now in bondage, but of unborn millions to come — a measure of such importance that those two votes must be procured.”

Goodwin points that these men understood the president’s powers included “plum assignments, pardons, campaign contributions, and government jobs for relatives and friends of faithful members.”

But to me, the two words “unborn millions” recalled the unfathomable number of lives lost to abortion — close to 58 million — since Roe vs. Wade and the thousands more who die daily.

Couple that with a passage taken from his Second Inaugural Address on March 4, 1865.  Earlier the day had been a rainy and cloudy one. However, journalist Noah Brooks noted that when Lincoln came into sight on the ceremonial platform “the sun, which had been obscured all day, burst forth in its unclouded meridian splendor and flooded the spectacle with glory and light.”

Consider these words of Lincoln toward the end of this iconic speech:

“Fondly do we hope — fervently do pray — that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.  Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-man’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said ‘the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether.’”

How will God judge our nation as abortion continues on?  For those of us who consider ourselves “pro-life,” what is our individual and collective role in being actively pro-life?  Speaking for myself, surely it is more.

Lincoln and companions visited General U.S. Grant toward the end of the war and again saw first-hand the ravages of war. The recent attack on Fort Stedman left over 2,000 Union casualties and almost 5,000 Confederate ones.  Lincoln was reported as saying “that he had seen enough of the horrors of war, that he hoped this was the beginning of the end, and that there would be no more bloodshed or ruin of homes.”

Soon after the fall of Richmond, Virginia, Lincoln toured the former capitol of the Confederacy with companions.  A small group of black workers greeted the president with shouts of “Bress de Lord!…dere is the great Messiah!…Glory, Hallelujah!”  Several of them fell to their knees.  Lincoln’s response?

“Don’t kneel to me, that is not right. You must kneel to God only, and thank him for the liberty you will hereafter enjoy,” Lincoln said.

As I drew toward the end of “Team of Rivals,” I delayed reaching it, knowing how Lincoln would pass.  I once heard a priest say — in the aftermath of a horrific murder of a young teacher — that it was a mistake to focus on the details of her death, missing the qualities of how she lived.  Likewise, I think there can be too much attention on the assassination of President Lincoln or other fallen leaders.  But interestingly, I learned that Lincoln was shot on the evening of Good Friday while sitting next to a woman (his wife) named Mary.

When Lincoln eventually died on the morning of Holy Saturday, his former rival, then current Secretary of War and close friend Edwin Stanton said, “Now he belongs to the ages.”

We are an Easter people and just celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday.  I for one, humbly pray to meet Abraham Lincoln in the bosom of Abraham, the heavenly banquet.  On this earth, we can learn from his life and pray beyond his death.

Justin Bell writes from the Boston area.

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/justin-bell/life-lessons-from-abraham-lincoln-150-years-later#ixzz3XOwRI6fq

Re-posted by Archbishop Andrew R. M. Manley

Senior Editor of the Holy See of Antioch Global Press Corps of the Celtic Cross

Former SEALs chaplain could be kicked out of Navy for Christian beliefs