AUTONOMY AND AUTOCEPHALY OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF CHRIST CATHOLIC CHURCH
(taken from the Church Canon of the Same Name)
The Holy Synod of Christ Catholic Church; hereafter referred to as CCC in this document; is, and shall remain an Autonomous and Autocephalous Church (as it has since 1937 continuously) composed of it’s own Dioceses, Parishes, Local Churches, Chapels, Missions, and all other such Ministries and Outreaches as the Church gives approbation for their establishment. CCC itself is not a “Diocese” or “Division” of any other other Church Body or “denomination”.
Knowing that there are former members, currently using the Name (CCC) or portions of the Name (CCC) for use as their Diocesan sobriquets within their own current respective denominations; we wish them Good Will in their ministry for Our Lord, and we endorse and decree our Full Ecclesiastical Approbation unto then for the free and lawful use of the Name AETERNUM IN PERPETUUM, or portions of the Church Name; yet acknowledging that “The Holy Synod of Christ Catholic Church”/Christ Catholic Church/Christ Orthodox Catholic Church of the Americas and Europe is itself not actually or officially affiliated with these other ecclesiastical bodies.
The Holy Synod of Christ Catholic Church is (at this time) composed of those CCC clergy, who; having been with the Church continuously since the 1980′s, have remained with and within it; and did not leave it after the death of the late Archbishop, to join either the SECUSA or the Canadian dioces of the ECCC, nor any other Apostolic organization. These clergy, who constiute the Holy Synod, continue to function, along with their Parishes and outreach Ministries, under the provisions of the decree for the Holy Synod given to them at the Missouri Synod in 1994. The Holy Synod has provided for the creation of, and election of candidates for,an Archdiocese of the Eastern United States, which shall reach geogaphically from a line of longitude in the west corresponding with the western border of the State of Missouri and extend eastward to the eastern borders of the United States. The Holy Synod shall likewise provide for the creation of more Dioceses of different regions as that need happily arises, to better perform the Glad work of evangelization with the Saving Message of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.