Agape Celtic Community
One of the Ministries of the Celtic Christian Church
General Information Page:
William was ordained to the Holy Priesthood of Jesus Christ
on November 4th 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church in
Bethlehem Penna by The Most Reverend Cait Finnegan.
Preceding his Ordination to the Priesthood, William was
accepted into Holy Orders Preparation in 2012 under the
tutelage of The Most Reverend Joseph A. Grenier, Ph.D. the
Presiding Bishop of the Celtic Christian Church.
In the Eastern Orthodox Church, a priest’s wife is called Matushka, which means
“little mother.” Bishop Cait Finnegan recognized Mary has been a little mother to
so many people and loves and cares for all people in the church, honored Mary and
commissioned her as Matushka.
Apostolic succession in the Celtic Christian Church through the; Old Catholic
Church, Catholic Apostolic Church in North America, United Old Catholic Church
and Antiochian - Jacobite Lines of Succession can be found here:
What is Apostolic Succession?:
Similar to Human DNA where our heritage and ancestry is passed down to us and
found within our genetic code, Apostolic succession is spiritual DNA where
ministry and spiritual authority to administer the sacraments is passed
uninterrupted from one of the apostles of Jesus Christ through a lineage of bishops
to a priest or a recipient.