Introduction to Arian Catholicism
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Top of Page The “Arian Catholic Church,” officially known as the “Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church” from the Apostles Creed or simply “Catholic Church” and named “Arian Catholic” to distinguish the Church from other churches, is the Christian (Messianic) Church in full communion with the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ (Yeshua the Messiah) and spread by the Twelve Apostles, which itself was in communion with Jewish Messianic communities at the time that produced the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gabriels Stone.

Top of PageSt Arius of Alexandria - Presbyter and MartyrArian Catholicism is the ecumenical ideology and theology of the early Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, upholding the doctrine and teaching of Yeshua the Messiah and his apostles through the early Church and following the guidance of Arius of Alexandria, which is a Christian Church in its own right, teaching that God the Father (YaHWeH) and His son were not co-eternal nor of the same substance (Philippians 2:6-9), seeing the pre-eminent Yeshua (known as Immanuel) as a divine being (though not GOD, a god or a demi-god but like an Archangel (Chief Messenger of God) superior to Angels (Hebrews 1:3-4), see LXX Isaiah 9:6: The Angel of Great Counsel”, the Septuagint was a Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible that we know was used by the Apostles and the early Church by the quotations in the Second Testament) but nonetheless created by (and consequently inferior to) the Father, and therefore at some point before which the son did not exist (Proverbs 8:22-31, John 14:28).

The Hebrew Testament is filled with references prophesying the coming life of Yeshua the Messiah King and Archangel of YaHWeH, at first glance the Hebrew Testament (Old Testament) might appear to be just God’s message to the Jewish people and an account of their history. But it is much more than this. There is something which is part of the very texture of the Hebrew Testament and which cannot be removed without destroying the book as a whole. Simply stated, it is the fact that we have the life history of Yeshua written into the Hebrew Testament like a watermark centuries before he was born.

Exodus 23:20-21 (NRSV) “I am going to send an angel in front of you ... my name is in him.Jeremiah 23:6 (NRSV) “this name is the name by which he will be called: ‘the Lord is our Righteousness.’” And Isaiah 7:14 (NRSV) “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.” (Immanuel = god with us, “el” is an ancient generic Semite term for a minor god (literally “power”), sometimes meaning “GOD” in modern Hebrew usage, compare this with “Elohim” = heavenly beings, sons of God, Angels, gods or {sometimes} GOD). See also Isaiah 63:9The Angel of His presence”, Exodus 3:2Angel of the Lord” and Exodus 14:19The Angel of God” (compare with 1 Corinthians 10:1-4). Genesis 18 describes how the “Lord” (Hebrew: Baal) appeared as an Angel in human form to Abraham along with two other angels.

Even Paul of Tarsus admitted that Yeshua was an Archangel, albeit an exceptional one (Hebrews 1:4), thus: 1 Thessalonians 4:16For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call and with the sound of God’s trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first.” and Galatians 4:14...but welcomed me as an Angel of God, as Christ Jesus.

Yeshua (Immanuel) was the “First Born of creation” (Colossians 1:15, Greek: “prototokos”, which also means “pre-eminent”), “who was descended from David according to the flesh” (Romans 1:3) and “Son of God according to the spirit” (Romans 1:4), and we know that the sons of God are the Elohim (Genesis 6:2 & 4, Jude 1:6).

Top of Page The “Arian Catholic Church” applies logic, reason and modern understanding of both the Universe and the Scriptures to the early Church (sometimes referred to as “Early Apostolic Christianity”) that Arius fought to protect, and which brings true Christianity into the 21st century. The Arian Catholic Church deems trinitarian Christianity as heresy and apostasy.

Top of Page Arianism” is the name attached to the early Christian ideology that was defended by Arius of Alexandria in the fourth century (between 319 and 336 A.D.). Arianism was not founded by Arius, but named after him by officials of the evolving Graeco-Roman Catholic church. Its beliefs were founded, without a name, by the Apostles of Jesus (“Yeshua” from the Biblical Hebrew-Aramaic: “ישוע”) the Messiah.

Top of PageCatholic” means “Universal” or literally “According to the Whole”, and is equivalent to “Orthodox” (meaning “having the right opinion”) in Ecclesiastical terms.

Top of PageThe “Arian Catholic Theological Society” (or “ACTS”) is the Social Networking, Knowledge Base and Theological discussion arm of the “Arian Catholic Church.” See http://forum.arian-catholic.org/ and the ACTS group on Facebook.

See the following articles: Who was Arius? and What is Arianism? Top of Page

Top of Page The Arian Catholic Church believes that a great Apostasy and Heresy occurred in the fourth century when at the first Council of Nicaea Sylvester I (Patriarch of Rome - NB the office of Pope did not formally come into use until the early 5th century!) surrendered the church to Emperor Constantine I, who oversaw the Council (Sylvester I was not recorded as even being in attendance) and marched many of the worlds clergy and faithful out of the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church and into a Christo-Pagan sect known as Roman Catholicism. Ironically Emperor Constantine I* was still the Pagan High Priest of Rome (Pontifex Maximus) until he eventually converted to Arian Christianity, being baptised on his deathbed in 337 AD by Eusebius the Arian Bishop of Nicomedia.

See the articles: The Romanization of Catholicism and The Protestantization of Roman Catholicism. Top of Page

Top of Page Not only have parts of the scriptures of the bible been subjected to numerous redactions and translational and transcriptual errors, which have been taken literally and misinterpreted by the so-called mainstream churches, but changes to doctrine have been made by 21 and more so-called ecumenical councils that ultimately are heresy and apostasy as the true Church is immutable, irreformable, indefectible and indestructible. See the 33 Theses against the Legitimacy of the twenty-one Ecumenical Councils, the Divinity of Yeshua the Messiah, the Trinity, the Petrine Primacy, the Virgin Birth, Idolatry and other Apostasies and Heresies recognised and advocated in whole or in part by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant and associated churches in the face of our Lord’s immutable and irreformable Church.

The "Chi Rho" symbol of the early church representing the first two Greek letters of "Christ" - Alpha and Omega pertain to Revelation 22:13 - "I am Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."

Yeshua the Messiah was a man to be Followed not Worshipped.

May God bless you and keep you in the name of the Father, with the Son, through the Holy Spirit. Amen. Yeshua the Messiah was not physically divine but his title was honorific of a man who was worthy of being called “Son of God”, physically human (Romans 1:3), a tzaddik orthodox Jew, and whose Spirit was chosen and sent by God as his messenger: the Angel of Great Counsel (See the article: Who was Yeshua?). In the Early Greek manuscripts of the New Testament, the word “Son” is not actually used but Yeshua is called “Eved” which means Servant or Slave. It is clear that the early Christians were monotheistic both by instinct and by teaching. They lived in the very centre of monotheistic faith and it was logically impossible for them to regard Yeshua in a way which would annihilate the absolute gulf which existed in their mind between man and God. Consequently Yeshua remained essentially distinct from deity. The role which they had attributed to him was of Messiah. It had a connotation which adhered to Orthodox Judaism and conformed to the Jewish nationalistic aspirations. This is obvious from Acts 1:6 when the disciples ask Yeshua: “Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom of Israel ”? Note also in Matthew 13:57 Yeshua himself admits that he is a Prophet: “And they took offence at him. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honour except in his hometown and in his own house’.”; this is repeated almost word for word in Mark 6:4. Top of Page

1 Timothy 2:5-6a (NRSV) “ For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself a ransom for all

The "Chi Rho" symbol of the early church representing the first two Greek letters of "Christ" - Alpha and Omega pertain to Revelation 22:13 - "I am Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."

The Trinitarian Apostasy and Heresy

Nowhere in the Bible is there any reference to the trinity and Yeshua never taught trinitarianism to his disciples! Tertullian of Carthage ((140-230 A.D.) a Roman Montanist heretic and the son of a Roman Centurion) first wrote about the Trinity at the end of the second century where he copied elements of Hindu and Greek ideologies, it was not formally introduced into Christianity until the first Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D., which was overseen by Emperor Constantine I*. Its justification is loosely linked to different passages scattered between the Old and New Testaments, which only serve to play on ambiguities between different contextual styles, and then concluding that only God is capable of salvation. The concept of the Holy Spirit to be the part of a Trinity was completely unknown to Yeshua and was never advocated by him. When Emperor Constantine supposedly embraced Christianity he insisted that the Christian Church adopted many changes so that the church would be familiar to the superstitious Romans, including the deification of Christ and the Holy Spirit, and the polytheising of God through the Trinity. Therefore the concept of the Holy Trinity was forced upon Christianity by the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. and was wrong!

*Emperor Constantine I was considered to be a convert to Christianity, yet he retained his Pagan Chief Priest title of “Pontifex Maximus” and was not Baptised Christian until on his deathbed in 337 A.D.; ironically Constantine I had in fact converted to Arian Christianity and it was Eusebius the Arian Bishop of Nicomedia who baptised him.  After Constantine’s death his son Constantius II, also an Arian, become Emperor of the eastern part of the Empire and actually encouraged the Arians and set out to reverse the Nicene creed. His advisor in these affairs was Eusebius of Nicomedia, who had already at the Council of Nicaea been the head of the Arian party, who also was made bishop of Constantinople. Constantius used his power to exile bishops adhering to the Nicene creed, especially Athanasius of Alexandria, who fled to Rome. In 355 Constantius II became the sole Emperor and extended his pro-Arian policy toward the western provinces, frequently using force to push through his creed, even exiling Liberius and installing Felix II in his place as the new Patriarch of Rome. 

By 364 the West had a Roman Catholic emperor in Valentinian I, and when the Catholic Theodosius I became emperor of the East (379), the second ecumenical council was convoked to reaffirm the Nicene formula, and Arianism within the empire was outlawed and driven underground. However, Ulfilas the Bishop of Dacia also known as the “Apostle of the Goths” (c. 311 - c. 382) had carried (c.340) Homoean Arianism to the Goths living in what is now Hungary and the north west Balkan Peninsula with such success that the Visigoths and other Germanic tribes became staunch Arians. Arianism was thus carried over Western Europe and into Africa. The Vandals remained Arians until their defeat by Belisarius (c.534). Among the Lombards the efforts of Gregory I (Patriarch of Rome) and the Lombard queen were successful, and Arianism disappeared there (c.650). In Burgundy the Catholic Franks broke up Arianism by conquest in the 6th century. In Spain, where the conquering Visigoths were Arians, Roman Catholicism was not established until the mid-6th century (by Recared), and Arian ideas survived openly until the eighth century.  Top of Page

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The Original Worldwide Christian Church

In the book of Matthew 28:16-20 (NKJV, the last five verses), it states: Arian Catholic Banner

28:16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Yeshua had appointed them. 28:17 And when they saw him they worshipped him: but some doubted. 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. A-men. 

The "Chi Rho" symbol of the early church representing the first two Greek letters of "Christ" - Alpha and Omega pertain to Revelation 22:13 - "I am Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."This text is known as The Great Commission and describes where the Christian mission has its proper starting-point as Yeshua after the resurrection, now enthroned as King of All (echoing the fulfilment of Daniel’s Prophecy Dn.7:14), is Commissioning his eleven remaining inner circle of disciples (i.e. Apostles; Judas Iscariot had committed suicide) to go and Baptize and Teach Christianity, as he Commanded, to all nations and therefore including the Gentiles (see also: Matthew 8:5 - 13, The healing of the Centurion’s Servant) with a promise and prophecy that he will always be with them until the end of the world. This implies therefore that he will also be with all future disciples (i.e. Christian Clergy) who also Baptize and Teach Christianity as he Commanded.

Notice also he makes no reference to the trinity but does refer to baptizing in the name of the three separate entities: Father, Son (i.e. Slave / Servant) and Holy Ghost. Eusebius wrote that he believed that in the Gospel According to Matthew, verse 28:19, it originally said: “Baptising in the name of Iesous Christ” or “Baptising in my name” instead of “the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”; the former formula was clearly carried forward by the Apostles as in Acts 8:16.

There is a similarity here with the name “Immanuel” (Matthew 1:23) that the Angel of the Lord predicted Yeshua would be known by, which means “God with us”, however this detail is omitted from the corresponding text in the Book of Luke and Yeshua has never professed to be God. Although the Angel of the Lord is reported to have said that Yeshua would be known as Immanuel, after Yeshua’s resurrection St Thomas addressed him as “My God” (John 20:28), it fulfils the prophesy of Isaiah that Yeshua would be known by this name but does not testify that Yeshua was GOD or a Deity, and was nothing more than an honorific term! It could be that the Gospel According to Matthew was written with the book of Isaiah in mind. The implications are that there will always be disciples (i.e. Clergy in a Christian Ministry) who will Baptize and Teach Christianity as Yeshua Commanded; And therefore any Church, Minister or Follower that deviates from the original teachings of Yeshua will be outside the Communion with Christ. In the Gospel According to John 8:44 Yeshua accuses his religious opponents, including non-Christian Jews, as being children of the Devil. The Arian Catholic Church adheres closely to Christ’s doctrines, which are applied with logic and reason, and therefore, as near as textual criticism, theological research, archaeological and scientific analysis will permit, remains the only Universal Church that upholds the true teachings of the original Church of Yeshua the Messiah. Top of Page

Infallibility

The Roman Catholic church interprets the Great Commission as meaning that their Church and Pope are infallible and therefore have a licence to make whatever changes to the Church, its practices and its teachings that they see fit hoping that whatever they do will be the result of divine providence and will therefore always be right; the concept of the Infallibility of the Pope was not made Canon Law by the Roman Catholic Church until the first Vatican Council of 1869-70 under anti-pope Pius IX against concerted opposition but was first developed by Franciscan theologians in the 14th Century. Bishops (such as Dupanloup), historians (such as Döllinger) and theologians (such as Newman) regarded it as an abuse of a general council to make such a gratuitous definition of dogma. This philosophy appears to be an insurance to explain away all the changes, additions, subtractions and blatant contradictions that the Roman church has made. However they completely abused this Canon Law in the Second Vatican Council of 1962-65 thus rendering themselves a Protestant Sect according to their own Canon Laws. See the articles: The Romanization of Catholicism, The Petrine Deception and The Protestantization of Roman Catholicism

It is only Christs doctrine that is infallible and His Church is simply indefectible and irreformable. Christs Church never changes, and any attempt to reform His church creates an apostasy.  Top of Page

The "Chi Rho" symbol of the early church representing the first two Greek letters of "Christ" - Alpha and Omega pertain to Revelation 22:13 - "I am Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."

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The Roman Catholic church claims unbroken Apostolic descent of the pontiff from St Peter; yet there is no evidence that St Peter ever visited Rome nor was there a formal pope until the fifth century, however it can be reasonably deduced that the Apostolic descent of the patriarchate of the Roman church probably arose through other apostles and disciples continuing the Holy Spirit in the Patriarchates of Jerusalem, Alexandria, Rome, Constantinople and Antioch. Even England had three Bishops, of York, Lincoln and London, at the beginning of the third century. The first patriarch in the Roman Catholic church to take the title “Pope” was Leo I in the fifth century (please see: http://arian-catholic.org/arian/roman-catholicism.html#petrine_deception), and although formal ordination did not become standard practice in the early Church until the second century, we do believe that the gift of the Holy Spirit was still passed on Apostolically, if not by formal ordination then by the laying on of hands from teacher to student. These facts render the Roman Catholic “Apostolicae Curae” on the Nullity of Anglican Orders itself null and void. 

Furthermore, it is worthwhile noting here that all the mainstream churches have difficulty in proving their Apostolic descent, for example whilst the Anglican church can trace its apostolic descent only as far as the Patriarch of Rome: (Pope) Nicholas II, on 15th April 1061 (consecrated Giso, Bishop of Wells, who was one of the consecrators of Lanfranc in 1070)3, 92% of Roman Catholic Bishops worldwide cannot trace their Apostolic descent any further back than the Bishop of Troia: Scipione Rebiba, on 12th March 1566 (Titular Bishop of Amicle and Auxiliary of Chieti. Elected Titular Bishop of Amicle and Auxiliary to Giovanni Pietro Cardinal Carafa, Archbishop of Chieti, 16 March 1541. To date, after extensive research, no record of his consecration has been found)4.

Note 3: Matthew Duckett 1995, 1998.
Note 4: Bransom, 1990.

There has been a Church of England (Britannia) for nearly two thousand years although its affiliations, allegiances and doctrines have been moderated and switched between Rome and England several times throughout its history, here are some key events affecting the history of the church in Britain: 

(i.e. First Christian Church in Britain 37 A.D., Martyrdom of St. Simon Zelotes “Bishop of the Britons” 44 A.D., Silurian battles against Romans 52 - 53 A.D., Suetonius Paulinus attacks Western Britons and Druidic and Christian centres of learning 59 - 62 A.D., Boudicea (Iceni) Rebellion 61 - 63 A.D., Phagan and Deruvian 167 A.D., King Lucius became Christian 170 A.D., St Alban - Martyred 209 A.D., Constantine proclaimed Emperor at York 306 A.D., three British Bishops at the Council of Arles 314 A.D., Early Arianism 319 - 586 A.D., St Augustine 597 A.D., Synod of Whitby 664 A.D., Great Schism 1054 (concluded 1472), Norman Conquest 1066, Lombardy (Sententiarum libri quatuor) circa 1160, Ecclesia Scotticana 1218, Ecclesia Anglicana 1246, Schism (Western Church) 1378 - 1417, John Clerk 1521, Henrician Schism (Reformation) 1534, BsCP 1549 and 1552, 42 Articles of Faith 1553, 39 Articles of Faith 1563, Second Schism (Anglicanism independent of Rome) 1570, Puritan abolition of Anglicanism 1649 - 1660, BCP 1662, English Tolerance Act in 1689, Arian Movement (Church of England) 1707 - 1747, Catholic Relief Act 1778, Oxford Movement 1833 - 1845, 2nd Vatican Council 1962 - 65); 

The fact that three British Bishops, from York, London and probably Lincoln, were recorded as being present at the Council of Arles in 314 A.D. proves that there was already an established Church in Britannia at this time and as this pre-dates the Roman Catholic heresy the early Catholic Church of England (Britannia) had its origins in original Apostolic Catholicism. Therefore it could be argued that the pre-664 A.D. (Synod of Whitby) Church in Britannia was effectively Arian Catholic in its theology! Christianity in Britannia began during the first century and existed independently of the Church of Rome until the Synod of Whitby in the middle ages. Although Anglicanism fell victim to Roman heresy, be it amid protest, Anglican and Anglican Catholic ordinations will be recognised in principle for clergy wishing to repent of their heresy and convert to the Arian Catholicism of the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. However Ordination Sub Conditione may still be required pending a review by the Bishop. The Arian Catholic Church maintains that one of the administrative centres and Patriarchates of the Universal Church should be based in England, as endorsed by St Paul, St Simon Zealotes and St Joseph of Arimathea.

Apostles through the Ages

St Arius (Presbyter of Alexandria) himself along with Eusebius (Bishop of Nicomedia and Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 342)), Maris of Chalcedon and Theognis of Nicaea were students of St Lucian of Antioch (c. 240 - 7 January 312) who was venerated by them as their master and mentor; St Lucian himself was faithful supporter of the teachings of Origen. There are many who have followed in their footsteps, these Saints were the Apostles of their age, and shall be remembered and honoured as such. Some prominent Arians and proponents of Arianist theology through history were:

Origen: early Christian scholar, theologian, philosopher and one of the most distinguished of the early fathers of the Christian Church (b. c. 185, d. c. 254), Paul of Samosata: Patriarch of Antioch from 260 to 268 (lived from 200 to 275 AD), Eusebius: Bishop of Caesarea (c.263 - c.339), Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus (Constantine I): Augustus Caesar of the Western Empire (Tetrarchy) 25th July 306 (at York (Eboracum)) – 324, first sole Roman Emperor 324 – 337 (b. 27 February c. 280, (baptised Arian on his deathbed) died 22nd May 337 AD), Asterius the Sophist: Arian Theologian (died c. 341), St Dionysius: the Arian bishop of Milan (d. 355), Flavius Iulius Constantius (Constantius II): Roman Emperor 337 - 361 (b. 7 August 317, d. 3 November 361), St. Artemius of Antioch (Challita): imperial prefect of Roman Egypt (d. 363), George of Laodicea: often called the Cappadocian was from 356 to 361 Arian Archbishop of Alexandria (b. about the beginning of the 4th century, d. 24th Dec. 361), St Felix II: Arian Patriarch of Rome (355 - d. 365), Liberius: Patriarch of Rome (352 - 355 & 365 - 366), Acacius of Caesarea: Bishop, successor in the Palestinian see of Caesarea (d. 366), Aëtius of Antioch: Deacon and Theologian (Ordained 350 AD) (b. in Syria early 4th century - d. c. 367), Eudoxius of Antioch: eighth bishop of Constantinople from 27th January 360 to 370, previously bishop of Germanicia and of Antioch (d. 370), St Wereka (Ouerkas): Gothic Arian Presbyter (martyred c. 370, Feast day: Arian: 26th March (Gothic: 23rd October)), St Batwin (Bathouses): Gothic Arian Presbyter (martyred c. 370, Feast day: Arian: 26th March (Gothic: 23rd October)), Auxentius of Milan: Arian theologian and Bishop of Milan (c. 355; d. 374), Fritigernus (Fritigern): Gothic military leader (d. c. 380), Ulfilas (Wulfila): Bishop of Dacia “Apostle of the Goths” (c. 311 - c. 382) - whose Arian teachings to the Gothic peoples resisted Rome until the 8th century, Demophilus of Constantinople: Bishop of Berea and Constantinople (d. 386), Apollinaris of Laodicea (c. 310 - c. 390), Eunomius of Cyzicus: Anomoean Arian Bishop (b. c. 333, d. c.393), Auxentius of Durostorum: Bishop of Milan (d. early 5th century), Pelagius1 (ca. 354 - ca. 420/440), Alaric I (Alareiks): King of the Visigoths from 395 – 410 (b. c. 370, d. 410), Athaulf (Visigoth King 410 – 415), Sigeric (Visigoth King 415), Wallia (Visigoth King 415 – 419), Nestorius2: Patriarch of Constantinople (b. c.386, patriarch: 428 - 431, d. c.451) - [Nestorius’ theories spread throughout the Byzantine Empire during the early 5th century and later Nestorians sought refuge in Persia, India, China and Mongolia where in early medieval times the Nestorian church became quite powerful.], Theodoric I (Visigoth King 419 – 451), Thorismund (Visigoth King 451 – 453), Eutyches: Presbyter of Constantinople (c. 380 - c. 456), Theodoric II (Visigoth King 453 – 466), Euric (Visigoth King 466 – 484), Odoacer (Odovacar): first barbarian King of Italy 476 – 493 (b. 435, d. 493), Alaric II (Visigoth King 484 – 507), Gesalec (Visigoth King 507 – 511), Theodoric the Great (Flavius Theodoricus): King of the Ostrogoths (488 - 526), ruler of Italy (493-526), and regent of the Visigoths (511 - 526) (b. 454, d. 30th August 526), Amalaric (Visigoth King 526 – 531), Theudis (Visigoth King 531–548), Theudigisel (Visigoth King 548 – 549), Agila I (Visigoth King 549 – 554), Athanagild (Visigoth King 554 – 568), Liuva I (Visigoth King 568 – 572), Liuvigild (Visigoth King 569 – 586), Hermenegild (Visigoth King 580 – 585), Sergius I: Patriarch of Constantinople (patriarch 610 - 638), many families and communities, including Gothic and Welsh, maintained their Arian beliefs through the ages and were noted as late as 1115, Gothic Benedictine monastic orders (c. 664 - c. 12th century), some quarters of the Cistercian order of the Poor Knights of Christ (c. 1098 - 1119, with a tradition surviving to the present day, see acOSB) and the Knights Templar (1119 - 1312), Albigenses (1119 - c. 1333), the Inquisition were noted to have still been trying to eradicate Arianism between 1435 and 1560, Dr Michael Servetus (1511 - 1553), Katherine Vogel of Krakow (1539), Laelius Socinus ((Lelio Sozini) 1525 - 1562), Fausto Socinus ((Fausto Sozini) 1539 - 1604), Rev John Ashton (1548), Jan (John) Kiszka (c.1552 - 1592), Gabriel Hojski (c. 1555 - 1632), John Biddle (1615 - 1662), Sir Isaac Newton (1643 - 1727), Rev William Whiston (1667 - 1752), James Peirce (c.1674 - 1726), Samuel Clarke (1675 - 1729), Thomas Emelyn of Dublin (1703), De Benneville (lived in 1723 and 1741), Joseph Priestley (1733 - 1804), Theophilus Lindsey (1723 - 1808), John Adams (a Unitarian, 2nd President of the United States 1797), Francis William Newman (1806 - 1897), Charles T. Russell (1852 - 1916) [whose teachings were corrupted by his followers after his death], Rev Ernest Pen (1919 - 2006) [an old school Unitarian Minister and a school teacher] and Rev Dr B. Michael John Mackenzie-Hanson (b. 1969) [tutored by Rev Pen, took Holy Orders 1987, began Arian Catholic ministry 1992, elected as acting Bishop and Primus Inter Pares 2005, Consecrated as Primate Archbishop 2006 at York Minster].

Note 1: By his theology on Nature.

Note 2: “Nestorius fanned the flames of controversy with his writings against theotokos; he argued that God could not have a mother and no human could bear the divine. Mary bore a man, the vehicle of divinity, but not God. No Godhead, claimed Nestorius, could be carried for nine months in a womb, be wrapped in baby clothes, suffer, die and be buried. Behind this, said Nestorius, was the Arian belief that the Son was only a creature.”
[Theological Turning Points: Major Issues in Christian Thought, By Donald K. McKim, Published by Westminster John Knox Press, 1988, ISBN 080420702X, 9780804207027, Page 38.]

Nestorius (Patriarch of Constantinople - b. c.386, patriarch: 428 - 431, d. c.451) theories, which were strongly Arian in Christology, spread throughout the Byzantine Empire during the early 5th century and caused much argument. In 431 the Council of Ephesus declared the Nestorian beliefs to be a heresy and drove him out of the empire, they also persecuted his followers. The Nestorians sought refuge in Persia, India, China and Mongolia, where in early medieval times the Nestorian church became quite powerful.

Their legacies have lasted, openly in some cases, for centuries and have continued, often in hidden circles, to the present day.  Top of Page

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NB The following articles have been moved: 

Top of Page Arianism is NOT heresy

Top of Page The Great Apostasy and 

Top of Page Principle Synods and Apostate Ecumenical Councils.

The "Chi Rho" symbol of the early church representing the first two Greek letters of "Christ" - Alpha and Omega pertain to Revelation 22:13 - "I am Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."

The name “Arian” is not to be confused with “Aryan.”

“Aryan” is a controversial political term referring to a Caucasian race, and as described earlier the name “Arian” was attached to the ideology of the early Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church that resisted the heresy and apostasy of Rome and Nicaea, initially under the guidance of Arius of Alexandria. The name pertaining to the church’s theology and ecumenism should just be “Catholic”; however it is necessary, in light of the number of other churches claiming to be catholic, to identify “Arian” as being the affinity of our theology and ecumenism. In spite of the similarity of the name Arian with Aryan, the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church will continue to use this term as this ecumenism takes its origin from Christ and the Apostles and the name “Arian” dates back to 319 A.D. when Arius began to defend the original Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church against the encroaching beast of “Roman Catholicism” that sought to turn Christianity into a Christo-pagan, anti-semitic, hypocritical apostasy! Arianism forms a very important chapter in theological history and, in spite of suffering at the hands of Roman heretics, Arian-Catholic beliefs have continued to survive to this day.Top of Page

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Doctrine and Teachings of St Arius.

Much of the historic information about the doctrine and teachings of Arius (256 - 336 A.D.) have been manipulated or destroyed by his opponents, however one cannot hide the logic of Arianism nor the blatant corruption by pro-Roman Bishops, Cardinals and Antipopes. Arius’ doctrines have been reinforced by numerous attempts by other Theologians’, Bishops’ and an Archbishop’s attempts to argue along similar grounds resulting in the alleged heresies of Apollinarianism (Apollinarius: c310 - c390), Nestorianism (428 A.D. - 14th Century), Monophysitism (451 A.D., 6th century onwards, see also Eutychianism), Monothelitism (681 A.D. onwards) and most recently in early 18th century Britain (1707 - 1747 A.D.) when there was a strong Arian movement especially within the Church of England; its leading exponents, William Whiston and Samuel Clarke, were among the prominent scientists of the day and disciples of Sir Isaac Newton in both their scientific and their theological views. Accepting scripture as embodying divinely given truth, but interpreting it not so mush with the aid of tradition as with that of the reason, characteristic of the emerging scientific age, they found themselves impelled in a broadly Arian direction.

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Arianism - through the centuries

Much of the historic information about the docrine and teachings of Arius (256 - 336 A.D.) have been manipulated or destroyed by his opponents, however one cannot hide the logic nor the blatant corruption by pro-Nicaean Bishops, Cardinals and Popes.

 Arius’ doctrines have been reinforced by numerous attempts by other Theologians’, Bishops’ and an Archbishop’s attempts to argue along similar grounds resulting in the alleged heresies of Apollinarianism (Apollinarius: c310 - c390), Nestorianism (428 A.D. - 14th Century), Monophysitism (451 A.D., 6th century onwards, see also Eutychianism), Monothelitism (681 A.D. onwards) and most recently in 18th century Britain (1707 - 1747 A.D.) when there was a strong Arian movement especially within the Church of England; its leading exponents, William  Whiston and Samuel  Clarke, were among the prominent scientists of the day and disciples of Sir Isaac Newton in both their scientific and their theological views. Accepting scripture as embodying divinely given truth, but interpreting it not so mush with the aid of tradition as with that of the reason, characteristic of the emerging scientific age, they found themselves impelled in a broadly Arian direction. 

[Maurice Wiles: “Arianism,” Hastings, Mason and Pyper: “The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought,” Oxford University Press, (2000), Page 38]

William Whiston

Born: 9th December 1667, Norton, Leicestershire, England.
Died: 22nd August 1752, Lyndon, Rutland, England.William Whiston, oil painting by an unknown artist after a portrait by Sarah Hoadly, c. 1720; Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

William Whiston was an Anglican priest and mathematician who sought to harmonize religion and science, and who is remembered for reviving Arian views in England. He was Ordained in 1693, Whiston served from 1694 to 1698 as chaplain to John Moore, the Anglican bishop of Norwich. During this period he wrote “A New Theory of the Earth” (1696).

William Whiston studied at Tamworth Grammar School and entered Clare College , Cambridge as a sizar in 1686, where he applied himself to mathematical study, where he qualified as BA (1690), and MA (1695), and was elected Fellow in 1691 and in 1693. William Lloyd ordained Whiston at Lichfield in 1695 and he married Ruth Antrobus in 1699. He next became chaplain to John Moore (1646-1714), the bishop of Norwich , from whom he received the vicarship of Lowestoft in 1698. In 1701 he resigned his vicarship to become deputy at Cambridge to Sir Isaac Newton, whom two years later he succeeded as Lucasian professor of mathematics.

In 1707 he was Boyle lecturer. For several years Whiston continued to write and preach both on mathematical and theological subjects with considerable success; but his study of the Apostolic Constitutions had convinced him that Arianism was the creed of the Early Church . His heterodoxy soon became notorious, and in 1710 he was deprived of his professorship and expelled from the university after a well-publicized hearing. The rest of his life was spent in incessant controversy: theological and mathematical. Because of his Arian beliefs, Whiston was never invited to be a member of the Royal Society. Whiston was permitted, however, to lecture to the Society frequently.A portrait of Whiston with a diagram demonstrating his theories of cometary catastrophism best described in "A New Theory of the Earth"

He vindicated his estimate of the Apostolical Constitutions and the Arian views he had derived from them in his Primitive Christianity Revived (5 vols., 1711-1712). In 1713 he produced a reformed liturgy, and soon afterwards founded a society for promoting primitive Christianity, lecturing in support of his theories in halls and coffee-houses at London , Bath , and Royal Tunbridge Wells. In 1714, Whiston was instrumental in the establishment of the Board of Longitude and for the next forty years made persevering efforts to solve the longitude problem. He gave courses of demonstration lectures on astronomical and physical phenomena and engaged in many religious controversies. Whiston produced one of the first isoclinic maps of southern England in 1719 and 1721. One of the most valuable of his books, the Life of Samuel Clarke, appeared in 1730.

While considered heretical on many points by his trinitarian peers, he was a firm believer in supernatural Christianity, and frequently took the field in defence of prophecy and miracle, including anointing the sick. His dislike of rationalism in religion also made him one of the numerous opponents of Benjamin Hoadly’s Plain Account of the Nature and End of the Sacrament. He held that Song of Solomon was apocryphal and that the Book of Baruch was not. He was fervent in his views of ecclesiastical government and discipline, derived from the Apostolical Constitutions, on the ecclesiastical authorities. He challenged the teachings of Athanasius. He challenged Sir Isaac Newton's Biblical chronological system with success.

Of all his singular opinions the best known is his advocacy of clerical monogamy, immortalized in The Vicar of Wakefield. Of all his labours the most useful is his translation of the works of Josephus (1737), with notes and dissertations, still often reprinted to the present day. His last “famous discovery, or rather revival of Dr Giles Fletcher, the Elder’s,” which he mentions in his autobiography with infinite complacency, was the identification of the Tatars with the lost tribes of Israel . In 1745 he published his Primitive New Testament. About the same time (1747) he finally left the Anglican communion for the Baptist, leaving the church literally as well as figuratively by quitting it as the clergyman began to read the Athanasian creed. He had a happy family life and died in Lyndon Hall, Rutland , at the home of his son-in-law, Samuel Barker on 22nd August 1752. He was survived by his children Sarah, William, George, and John. Whiston left a memoir (3 vols., 1749-1750) which deserves more attention than it has received, both for its characteristic individuality and as a storehouse of curious anecdotes and illustrations of the religious and moral tendencies of the age. It does not, however, contain any account of the proceedings taken against him at Cambridge for his antitrinitarianism, these having been published separately at the time.

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Samuel ClarkeSamuel Clarke, detail of a portrait by John Vanderbank; in the National Portrait Gallery, London.

A theologian, philosopher, and exponent of Newtonian physics, remembered for his influence on 18th-century English theology and philosophy.

In 1698 Clarke became a chaplain to the bishop of Norwich and in 1706 to Queen Anne. In 1704–05 he gave two sets of lectures, published as: “A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God” (1705) and afterwards “A Discourse concerning the Being and Attributes of God, the Obligations of Natural Religion, and the Truth and Certainty of the Christian Revelation” among many other publications. In 1712 he published his celebrated and controversial treatise on “The Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity. William Whiston said that, some time before publication, a message was sent to him from Sidney Godolphin: “that the affairs of the public were with difficulty then kept in the hands of those that were for liberty; that it was therefore an unseasonable time for the publication of a book that would make a great noise and disturbance; and that therefore they desired him to forbear till a fitter opportunity should offer itself.” A message that Clarke entirely disregarded. The work not only provoked a great number of replies, but occasioned a formal complaint from the Lower House of Convocation.

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Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)Sir Isaac Newton, in his own lifetime, wrote more on religion than he did on natural science. His scientific fame notwithstanding, Sir Isaac Newton’s studies of the Bible and of the early Church Fathers were also noteworthy.> He wrote works on textual criticism, most notably:- 

The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended” (Published: 1728)
Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John” (Published: 1733)
An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture” (Published: 1754)

He also placed the crucifixion of Yeshua the Messiah at 3rd April, AD 33, which agrees with one traditionally accepted date.[1] He wrote on Judaeo-Christian prophecy, whose decipherment was essential, he thought, to the understanding of God. His book on the subject, which was reprinted well into the Victorian Age, represented lifelong study. Its message was that Christianity went astray in the 4th century AD, when the first Council of Nicaea propounded erroneous doctrines of the nature of Christ (the core argument of Arian Catholicism). The full extent of Sir Isaac Newton’s alleged unorthodoxy was recognized only in the 20th century: but although a critic of accepted trinitarian dogmas and the Council of Nicaea, he possessed a deep religious sense, venerated the Bible and accepted its account of creation.[2] In late editions of his scientific works he expressed a strong sense of God’s providential role in nature.

In 1690 Sir Isaac Newton wrote a manuscript on the corruption of the text of the New Testament concerning I John 5:7 and Timothy 3:16. It was entitled: “An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture” (1754). Due to the prevailing environment against criticism, he felt it unwise to profess his beliefs openly and felt that printing it in England would be too dangerous. Sir Isaac sent a copy of this manuscript to his friend, John Locke, requesting him to have it translated into French for publication in France . Two years later, Sir Isaac heard of an attempt to publish a Latin translation of it anonymously, however, he did not approve of its availability in Latin and persuaded John to take steps to prevent this publication.[4]

Excerpts from: “An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture.”
First published in 1754, twenty-seven years after Newton ’s death.

Sir Isaac Newton on I John 5:7. Sir Isaac Newton states that this verse appeared for the first time in the third edition of Erasmus’s New Testament.

In the New King James Version Bible, 1 John 5:7-8 reads:

7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.

This verse is known as the “Comma Johanneum” and is not found in the earliest manuscripts, the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible restores the verse to its original wording:

7 There are three that testify: 8 the Spirit and the water and the blood, and these three agree.

Using the writings of the early Church Fathers, the Greek and Latin manuscripts and the testimony of the first versions of the Bible, Sir Isaac demonstrated that the words “in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.” in support of the trinity doctrine, did not appear in the original inspired Greek Scriptures. He then traced the way in which the spurious reading crept into the Latin versions, first as a marginal note, and later into the text itself. He argued that it was first taken into a Greek text in 1515 by Cardinal Ximenes on the strength of a late Greek manuscript corrected from the Latin.

“When they got the Trinity; into his edition they threw by their manuscript, if they had one, as an almanac out of date. And can such shuffling dealings satisfy considering men? … It is rather a danger in religion than an advantage to make it now lean on a broken reed.”

“In all the vehement universal and lasting controversy about the Trinity in Jerome’s time and both before and long enough after it, this text of the ‘three in heaven’ was never once thought of. It is now in everybody’s mouth and accounted the main text for the business and would assuredly have been so too with them, had it been in their books.”

“Let them make good sense of it who are able. For my part, I can make none. If it be said that we are not to determine what is Scripture what not by our private judgments, I confess it in places not controverted, but in disputed places I love to take up with what I can best understand. It is the temper of the hot and superstitious art of mankind in matters of religion ever to be fond of mysteries, and for that reason to like best what they understand least. Such men may use the Apostle John as they please, but I have that honour for him as to believe that he wrote good sense and therefore take that to be his which is the best.”[3]

Sir Isaac Newton considered the sense and context of the verse, concluding:

“Thus is the sense plain and natural, and the argument full and strong; but if you insert the testimony of ‘the Three in Heaven’ you interrupt and spoil it.”[3]

Sir Isaac Newton on I Timothy 3:16

A young Isaac NewtonThe shorter portion of Sir Isaac Newtons dissertation was concerned with 1 Timothy 3:16, which reads (in the New King James Version):

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: 
God was manifested in the flesh, 
Justified in the Spirit, 
Seen by angels, 
Preached among the Gentiles, 
Believed on in the world, 
Received up in glory.

Sir Isaac argued that, by a small alteration in the Greek text, the word “God” was substituted to make the phrase read “God was manifested in the flesh.” instead of “He was manifested in the flesh.” He demonstrated that early Church writers in referring to the verse knew nothing of the altered version of the text!

“In all the times of the hot and lasting Arian controversy it never came into play … they that read ‘God manifested in the flesh’ think it one of the most obvious and pertinent texts for the business.”

“The word Deity imports exercise of dominion over subordinate beings and the word God most frequently signifies Lord. Every lord is not God. The exercise of dominion in a spiritual being constitutes a God. If that dominion be real that being is the real God; if it be fictitious, a false God; if it be supreme, a supreme God.”[3]

Sir Isaac Newton also wrote a discussion on two other texts that Athanasius had attempted to corrupt. This work has not been preserved. He believed that not all the books of the Scriptures have the same authority.[4]

A manuscript Sir Isaac sent to John Locke in which he disputed the existence of the Trinity was never formally published although excerpts were published in 1754 (see above). Later works: “The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended” (1728) and “Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John” (1733), were also published after his death (follow the hyperlinks associated with both titles to read the texts). 

[1] John P. Meier, A Marginal Jew, v. 1, pp. 382–402 after narrowing the years to 30 or 33, provisionally judges 30 most likely.
[2] http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/newtlife.html , by A. Rupert Hall.
[3] An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture, 1754. 
[4] Contributed by Mark Tindall. 
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Today’s Church congregation numbers are waning.

Many churches are now struggling to maintain their congregations as numbers everywhere are falling, yet there is an increase in interest in theology and religion generally with more people exploring other religions. To some degree this can be dangerous as there are many strange cults ready to manipulate people. We feel that the reason for this is that more people are seeing the world through educated eyes and certain aspects of Christian Tradition are just not adding up. In order to survive the main churches need to evolve, but they cannot because they have committed themselves to fantastic beliefs, have deceived people through the ages to maintain their positions of power and through history have alienated, persecuted and even murdered people who disagreed with them. The Arian Catholic Church is an evolving Church and our intension is to revive the Ancient Christian Tradition of Arianism and bring it into the 21st century as the true Universal church. In doing so we will dispel some of the myths and reveal some of the hidden truths about Christianity that other denominations would rather you didn’t know!  Top of Page

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Arian Catholic Foundations.

Arian Catholicism is based on the original (Pre-Roman Catholic) Universal Apostolic Orthodox Christian Church and follows the doctrine and teachings of Arius who stipulated, among other things, that Christ was not of the same substance, i.e. not co-substantial, with God and therefore was not God, there was a time when he did not exist and therefore was not co-eternal with God. Arius concluded that Yeshua the Christ was not divine. This caused considerable controversy, not least because Arianism had quickly become more popular than the orthodox religion but also because it challenged the power of the church in Rome which was catering to the wishes of the first Christian Emperor of Rome, Constantine, to the point of breaking its own laws by deifying saints, introducing graven images and a polytheistic style to the church; This was more compatible with the traditions of Rome. There then ensued a 15 year long battle between Arius and the Council of Nicaea, however Arianism remained popular in Central, Northern and Eastern Europe for over 250 years after Arius’s suspicious death and was only driven underground by the brutal might of the Roman Empire! In fact Arianism has repeatedly returned throughout Europe and Britain throughout the centuries to the present day.

A simple fact is that although it is believed Yeshua the Christ travelled to different countries, there is powerful evidence that he spent time in Britain (see Christ in Britain and First Christian Church in Britain). Unfortunately at least 300 Holy scriptures were burned by the Roman Catholic church at the behest of Emperor Constantine during the fourth Century and much of the detailed history of Yeshua’s life has been lost. In fact there is no logical reason why the Universal Church should be run from Rome other than Rome being the centre of power and wealth during Imperial times. Logic would suggest that there are seven main Holy centres for Christianity in the world: Jerusalem in Palestine/Israel, Glastonbury and York in England, Notradame in France, Alexandria in Egypt, Antioch in Turkey and Rome in Italy due to centuries and millennia of prayer and worship that have been concentrated there before and after the Nicaean heresy. As stated earlier, the Arian Catholic Church is the true early Church evolved into the 21st century and is the true Global face of Christianity that is not tethered to Rome yet upholds the uncorrupted doctrines of Yeshua the Christ.  Top of Page

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The Original Christian Church brought into the 21st Century
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The Holy Catholic and Apostolic (Arian Catholic) Church and Arian Catholic Theological Society have churches, assemblies (ecclesiae) and home church groups around the world with more Churches joining the Full Communion of the Arian Catholic Church, and hope to set up the first Arian Catholic church building in Britain as soon as possible with more churches to follow. Please help us to raise funds for this project in any way you can (Please join our fund raising campaign...). The Arian Catholic Church launched its website to help bring the true Gospel to people around the world. This site is intended to provide a reference point for insight, explanation, inspiration and contact for both Arian-Catholics and those with an interest in modern Arian Theology and Apostolic Christianity particularly for the faithful who are unable to be reached by clergy due to distance.

The Archdiocesan Headquarters of the Church and Society is based in the East Riding of Yorkshire, in Britain, the Arian Catholic clergy will do their best to reach you and conduct services either at parishioners’ homes, local church (with permission) or another pre-arranged location; this website was launched to help bring the true Gospel to people around the world. As our membership and clergy grow in number we will be able to reach more and more people around the world. We conduct services on a monthly basis at pre-arranged locations such as homes, churches, conference centres or sites of historical interest, which give our members the opportunity to meet other Arian Catholic Christians; with special services held during biblical feasts, every Sabbath and High Sabbath and on an individual basis.

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The precepts for Laity of the Arian Catholic Church

The following is the irreducible minimum of Arian Catholic practice...

  1. Of Mass. To assist at Mass every Saturday (The Sabbath), the Seven Biblical Feasts and Holy Days of Obligation (or if unable to do so for legal or practical reasons, to follow the instructions advised by their Deacon, Presbyter or Bishop).
  2. Of Confession. To examine their consciences regularly and to seek sacramental absolution when needed for mortal sin, and at Passover (Easter time) to make Confession in obedience to the Arian Catholic tradition.
  3. Of Communion. To receive Holy Communion at least once a year, at Passover (Easter time). To make each and every act of Communion (especially when receiving more frequently) only after due and careful preparation.
  4. Of Holy Law. To uphold the Holy Ten Commandments and the applicable Laws of the Torah (Biblical Noahide, Mosaic and Kashruth Laws), as they are written in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, and followed by Yeshua the Messiah.
  5. Of Marriage. To keep the Church’s law on marriage.
  6. Of Fasting and Abstinence. To observe the periods of fasting according to the Arian Catholic tradition.
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 The Arian Catholic Creed

I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD
Creator of Heaven and earth, 
And of all things visible and invisible.
And in his Spiritual Son, Yeshua the Messiah
Whom was born of Mary and Joseph, 
Was
not consubstantial nor co-eternal with God the Father almighty
Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, died, and was buried. 
On the third day His Spirit was resurrected. 
He ascended into Heaven, 
And sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father almighty
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Whence he shall come again to judge the living and the dead, 
Of whose Kingdom there shall be no end

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, 
The Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church,
The communion of saints, 
The forgiveness of sins, 
The resurrection of the Spirit, 
And life everlasting. 
Amen.
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There are three Arian Catholic Archdioceses in England, which were represented at the council of Arles in 314 AD...

Archdiocese of York

The Arian Catholic Church and Theological Society Headquarters.

Serving Yorkshire, Northern England and Scotland
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Archdiocese of London

See our sister Arian Catholic church of St John the Divine for further information and upcoming events.

Serving London, Middlesex, the South of England, Southern Wales (provisional), the Philippines and parts of Africa.

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Diocese of Lincoln  This See is currently Sedevacant - to be appointed as soon as possible.

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