I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

the Creator of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

On the third day, he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and sits at the right hand of God the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* church,

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.


Statement of Faith

The Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches (Latin: Codex Canonum Ecclesiarum Orientalium, abbreviated CCEO) is the title of the 1990 codification of the common portions of the Canon Law for the 23 Eastern Catholic churches in the Catholic Church. It is divided into 30 titles and has a total of 1546 canons. The western Latin Church is governed by its own particular code of canons, the 1983 Code of Canon Law.

"One, holy, catholic and apostolic Church" 

Despite any divisions, we recognize that all our sister churches belong to the one universal Catholic Church. Despite our differences, we all form part of the People of God. Christ is the vine, and we are the branches (Jn 15:5). Christ is the head of the body, the Church (Col 1:18), of which we are all members (1Cor 12:12-27). We celebrate our unity (Gal 3:28) and recognize our diversity (Rom 12:4-8).

What does it mean to be an independent Catholic Church?

Independent Catholic churches are Catholic congregations that are not in communion with the Roman Catholic Church or any other churches whose sacraments are recognized by the Roman Catholic Church (such as the Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox or Old Catholic).



Core values

Roman Catholic & Other Catholic


Note: the OFE follows this Canon Code

 Formal code of doctrine and discipline  For our partner Churches that are under Congregational polity, which is  a board of directors, ecclesiastical polity wherein a committee makes the local church's decisions, typically called elders