Covenant of Intercommunion with The Old Catholic Church in Slovakia
(Starokatolícka cirkev na Slovensku)
On 25 April, AD 2007, at St. Lazzaro Church, Lucca, Italy, the Most Revd Scott McLaughlin, Archbishop of The Orthodox Anglican Church signed a Covenant of Intercommunion with the Most Revd Augustin Bacinsky, Archbishop of The Old Catholic Church in Slovakia.
The first paragraph of the Covenant, signed “In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,” begins: “Humbly acknowledging the Will of God that all Christians are called to be one so that the world will believe in the Lord Jesus Christ; recognizing our common baptism in the name of the Blessed and Undivided Holy Trinity; acknowledging the validity of our Orders; encouraged by many years of dialogue, cooperation, and friendship between our Churches; wishing to respond to the pastoral needs of our people and to be a more effective evangelistic witness to the world, we, the Bishops of The Old Catholic Church in Slovakia and The Orthodox Anglican Church, in the name of our clergy and people, enter into this covenant.”
Learn more about The Old Catholic Church in Slovakia here.