In the past we have had numerous claims written by other's offering false information about myself. We even ended up in court to prove some claims were legally defamation, and we won.
This is being written a little at a time for now so we ask you to be patient.
Brief family history
During World War 2 my father was in the U.S. Infantry and was part of the D-Day Invasion operation. His unit received at least 2 citations - the Belgian and Luxembourg Croix de Guerre. He also received a number of other medals for his personal service. My father also shared the identical birthday with the late Pope, John Paul II.
My mother was a British WAAF and war bride.
I was born in Wisconsin in 1946. My dad started working for Northwest Airlines and was transfered to St. Paul, MN for awhile then on to New York. We returned to Wisconsin in time for me to attend first grade and I began High School in Milwaukee.
I was able to visit my mothers side of the family in England in Sept. 1962 where I spent a few months including Christmas.
As a teen I entered the Army (1963-65) as a Wisconsin Veteran and was discharged as a Wisconsin Veteran. I did not get the training I had requested from the Army or the station I had asked for so I even volunteered for Vietnam when they called for volunteers with my MOS but did not get transfered.
After my time in the service I held down a number of jobs, went to College, and did some independent seminary studies in the various religions. I studied in both Roman Catholic and Orthodox seminaries and was awarded an Associates degree in Florida, Bachelors & Masters Degrees and a Doctorate in Theology from Holy Family Seminary and a Ph.D. from Cochin School of the Bible in India. I have also received a few honorary degrees along the way.
I am a bachelor.
My ministry began with an Orthodox Catholic group in Michigan about the time of Vatican 2. This jurisdiction ministered to both Catholics and Episcopalians not happy with all the changes that were taking place. I was named presiding bishop and corporate president.
Due to some health problems after a car accident we took a Sabbatical and moved to Florida for about 8 years. I continued my ministry and studies and then moved to Arkansas as I decided against the cold Michigan climate. I had lived a celibate monastic lifestyle in Rural Arkansas for about 15 years. After my parents had passed away I decided to move to Texas where I believed the climate would be better for my health but it is still a semi-humid climate.
I have always been a firm believer in solid lines of Apostolic Succession and when I sought out a jurisdiction in 1991 claiming such lines I joined their jurisdiction trusting these clergy to be honest & truthful. I received many claims from others as to the validity of these lines and the individuals involved. I studied the subject of independent jurisdictions -vs- the old established churches, their lines and history. During this time I received some documents and discovered the lines we were supposed to be in were in fact doubtful due to some decrees of excommunications issued against individuals in my lines prior to their consecration or ordination of someone else in my lines. After careful study and discussions with other clergy it was clear the lines I believed I had were nothing more than an "attempted episcopal act". A bishop friend located another jurisdiction that appeared to have very solid lines of Apostolic Succession and they offered to help us resolve the problem of good solid lines of Apostolic Succession. With a visiting bishop returning lines from the Russian Church (Moscow) and the other bishops having Syrian lines in May 1999 we were consecrated Du Novo in Delaware to be the Metropolitan of THEOCACNA, the position I had previously been elected to.
During my over 10 years as Metropolitan we obtained 3 copyrights, 2 U.S. Registered Service Marks, Arizona State Trademark and some unregistered (claimed) Service Marks. I was also contacted over the years by clergy from other jurisdictions seeking concordats with us or wanting to merge with us. We also received a letter in 1996 from a Roman Catholic diocese recognizing us based on our history as a canonically established Church and allowing us to offer communion (Mysteries) to Roman Catholics within our own liturgy.
Also over the years I have counseled many people in person and by phone. I saved a couple lives that we know of and helped a retarded man be placed with a couple sisters after his parents died and left no one to help care for him. Another family member tried to take him just so she could get his social security check to help support her drug life style but she was not able to show the court she could properly care for him so the other sisters were given custody.
RE: Mariam Ofiesh
I never met her personally but did speak to Mariam Ofiesh, widow of the first bishop of this church, by phone a few times over the years. Marian sat on the board of trustees until 1999 and reposed in 2000.
I received an Aposolic Blessing from Pope John Paul II many years ago. We also received many (First Class) Relics from the Vatican, at no charge, including the Relic of St. Anne.
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