THE DIOCESE OF EUROPE
More than three decades ago, it began as a ministry to the Filipinos in Madrid, Spain. In search for sacraments, two decades later, the mission in Europe joined the ICCEC, hence becoming a church that is convergence; a part of the one, holy catholic and apostolic Church.
Christians from different backgrounds partaking from the table of the Lord.
What a way to demonstrate UNITY in DIVERSITY and DIVERSITY in UNITY!
It is an answer to the prayer of our Lord,
“that they may be one as I and the Father are One.”
Our Diocese is multi-cultural; Filipinos, Estonians, French, Germans, British,
Americans, Belgians, Norwegians, etc. from different Christian backgrounds.
– Bishop Jose Elmer Belmonte
Convergence is the blending of sacraments-liturgy; evangelical; charismatic streams in worship and life of the church.
THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNION OF THE CHARISMATIC EPISCOPAL CHURCH
We are men and women of faith gathered from diverse backgrounds seeking an expression of the church that is fully sacramental-liturgical, evangelical and charismatic.
These three streams converge not in confusion but in unity, with not one stream
preeminent over the others: Church that is submitted to the authority of Scripture, as interpreted by the continuing witness of the ancient church and governed by consensus.
Our worship is Biblical, Liturgical and Spirit-filled, ancient and contemporary, holy and joyful.
At the center of worship is the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) which we believe is the real presence of Christ.
We are a church open to the continued working of the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Priesthood of the believers.
Christians baptized in the Spirit are endowed with spiritual gifts.
We are committed to the preaching of the Gospel to fulfill the great commission. We believe that we are saved by grace alone and justified by faith in Christ who is calling us to a personal relationship with Him.
We are a church governed by bishops in apostolic succession who are humbly submitted to the leading of the Holy Spirit and to each other. All baptized Christians are ministers of the church.
NOTE: The International Communion of Charismatic Episcopal Church is not a part of ECUSA (The Episcopal Church of the USA).
The use of the word Episcopal is because the government of the communion is headed by spirit-filled Bishops.