APOSTOLIC LINE OF SUCCESSION

IHS The Continuing Anglican Church

APOSTOLIC LINE OF SUCCESSION

The Continuing Anglican Church owes its Episcopate and Apostolic Authority to the Syrian Church of Antioch where their disciples were first called Christians, and of which the See of St Peter the Apostle was the first Bishop.

In a Bull issued by Ignatius Peter III, Patriarch of Antioch and the East, permission was given for the Consecration of the Priest Joseph Rene Vilatte as Archbishop – Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of America, namely, for churches adhering to the Orthodox Faith; and, on May 29th, 1892, Archbishop Vilatte was duly consecrated in Ceylon by Archbishop Julius Alvarez, assisted by the Syrian Bishops George Gregorius and Paul Athanasius, all three being under obedience of the Patriarch of Antioch.

Archbishop Joseph René Vilatte (1854-1929)

 

(As of  1 March 2021)

Apostle Peter 38, Evodius 40, Martyr Ignatius I 43, Earon 123, Cornelius 137, Eados 142, Theophilus 157, Maximinus 171, Seraphim 179, Martyr Asclepiades 189, Philip 201, Zebinus 219, Martyr Babylos 237, Fabius 250, Demetrius 251, Paul I 259, Domnus I 270, Timotheus 281, Cyrilus 291, Tyrantus 296, Vitalius 301, Philogonius 318, Eustachius 323, Paulinus 338, Philabinus 383, Evagrius 386, Phosphorius 416, Alexander 418, John I 428, Theodotus 431, Domnus II 442, Maximus 450, Accacius 454, Martyrius 457, Peter II 464, Philadius 500, Serverius the Great 509, Sergius 544, Domnus III 547, Anastasius 560, Gregory I 564, Paul II 567, Patra 571, Domnus IV 586, Julianus 591, Athanasius I 595, John II 636, Theodorus I 649, Severus 668, Athanasius II 684, Julianus II 687, Elias I 709, Athanasius III 724, Evanius I 740, Gervasius I 759, Joseph 790, Cyriacus 793, Dionysius I 818, John III 847, Ignatius II 877, Theodosius II 887, Dionysius II 897, John V 910, Basilius I 922, John V 936, Evanius II 954, Dionysius III 958, Abraham I 962, John VI 965, Athanasius IV 987, John VII 1004, Dionysius IV 1032, Theodorus II 1042, Athanasius V 1058, John VIII 1064, Basilius I 922, John V 936, Evanius II 954, Dionysius VI 1088, Athanasius VI 1091, John IX 1131, Athanasius VII 1139, Michael I the Great 1167, Athanasius VIII 1200, Michael II 1207, John X 1208, Ignatius III 1223, John XI 1253, Ignatius IV 1253, Philanus 1264, Ignatius Baruhid 1283, Ignatius Ismael 1293, Ignatius Basilius III 1333, Ignatius Abraham II 1366, Ignatius Kalejam 1382, Ignatius John XII 1483, Ignatius Noah 1492, Ignatius Jesus I 1509, Ignatius Jacob I 1510, Ignatius David I 1519, Ignatius Abdullah 1520, Ignatius Na Amathalak 1557, Ignatius David II 1576, Ignatius Philathus 1591, Ignatius Abdullah II 1597, Ignatius Cadhai 1598, Ignatius Simeon 1640, Ignatius Jesus II 1653, Ignatius A. Messiah I 1661, Ignatius Cabeed 1686, Ignatius Gervasius II 1687, Ignatius Isaac 1708, Ignatius Siccarablak 1722, Ignatius Gervasius III 1746, Ignatius Gervasius IV 1768, Ignatius Mathias 1781, Ignatius Behanam II 1810, Ignatius Jonas 1817, Ignatius Gervasius IV 1818, Ignatius Elias II 1839, Ignatius Jacob II 1847, Ignatius Peter III 1872, Paul Athanasius 1877, Alvarez 1889, Joseph R. Vilatte 1892, Alexander (George Alexander McGuire) 1921, James I, 1923 William Daniel Alexander 1927, George Ford 1934, Reginald G. Barrow 1936, William Russell Miller 1950, Gladstone Nurse 1965, Richard Thomas McFarland 1976, Duncan Hinkson 1981, Stafford James Sweeting 1981, James Bramble 1990, Vincent (Vincent Waterman) 1995, Wilfred Portier 1995, Sylvester Young 1995, James Flowers 1996, Hartley (Hartley Ward) 1997, Gilbert Lyons 1998, McKinley Shepard 1998, Christopher Atherley 1999, Christopher Lwanga Tusubira 2006, Francis Theophilus 2009, Jimmy Bamuke 2010, J. David McGuire 2012, Edwin Tompkins 2016, Isaac Shunsuke Sato 2016, John S. Erbelding 2017, Jonathan Kyangasha 2018, Eric Escala 2019, Charles Henderson Harewood 2019, Isaac Obitia Andama 2019 (Concluded.)