FOC - IFOC

Federation of Orthodox and Catholics

also known as:

International Federation of Orthodox Catholics


In 1982 the then Holy Synod of Bishops of the American Orthodox Church, in tandem with their Eminences, +Michael Francis A. Itkin, +Jerome Joachim, +David Luther and several other Bishops, formed a union which developed into and became the Federation of Orthodox and Catholics also known as the International Federation of Orthodox Catholics.

In 1998 this Federation took another leap onto the Internet under apostle1.com and has had a rather heady history.

Today, the direction of this organization is primarily to bring together those who are truly of the Orthodox and Catholic Faith, discounting those who have joined in and with those heretical organization of Synchrestic Ecumenism whose membership is so great as to remind one who is true to the faith of those prophecies in which the Christian Church would fall away from its truth as given by Jesus Christ, the Holy Apostles, the Seven Ecumenical Councils and Patristic Fathers.

With all of this in mind, it is our pleasure that His Grace +Brendan Michael (Michigan) has accepted the task of taking over the reigns of control as its President and go forth in directing this body into a new era whereby those of the true Orthodox and Catholic jurisdictions may work together in healing the wounds brought about by so many of us in the past. 

I say those words "...by so many of us in the past" because there is not one of us who are exempt from having allowed our humanity to get in the way of our spirituality which holds each of us from attaining the goals that we should be more concerned with for not just ourselves but the many flocks we lead as shepherds in the vineyard through true lines of Apostolic Succession of the Apostles in a long line of Apostles, ourselves being an Apostle.

His Grace, +Brendan Michael (Michigan) is given and has accepted complete control over the direction of this organization and its future growth.

Look for future pages in which will contain information and news relating to the events and activities of FOC - IFOC.

May God have mercy on me, a sinner!

+Joseph Thaddeus, SSJt., Ph.D.

                    Metropolitan Archbishop

                    American Orthodox Church


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