The Anam Cara Episcopate
Welcomes You To
The Celtic Order (Society) of St. James
The Celtic Order (Society) of Mary,
Mother of Consolation
The Celtic Catholic Church of the Americas
A Teaching Community of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church,
Apostolic Teachings Through The Ages
A place where like-minded folks could strive to recover the roots of Celtic Christianity and explore what early Celts believed prior to the Nicene Creed and the Roman conquest of the Celts. The Celtic Church in Mississippi was incorporated in 2005 as a historical society to preserve early Celtic (earliest catholic tradition) Christianity. The only creeds accepted by this society as an affirmation of faith are the Apostles' Creed without revisions, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Orthodox Creed.
The Celtic Church in Mississippi (CCMS) amended its charter in January 2020, to become The Celtic Catholic Church of the Americas (CCCA). At the same time, the former CCMS established its structure into The Anam Cara Episcopate of St. James and St. Mary.
You are more than welcome to join us in this journey to find the roots of pre-Nicene Celtic Faith. The Celtic Faith before the Celts were forced by the Romans to accept the Nicene Creed and Supremacy of Rome.
We did not start out as a church, we evolved into two societies of like-minded people sharing a common heritage and culture. We all have our own faith-traditions and we encourage everyone to practice their faith as God gives the Light to do so.
The Titular Bishop is only a facilitator for the purposes defined by this Society in its ByLaws of Incorporation. We are all one among equals here.
The Anam Cara Episcopate (Diocese) of St. James and St. Mary of The Celtic Catholic Church of the Americas is a member of the Province of South Central United States of America
of the Anglican Free Communion.
Anam Cara means "soul friend".
Welcome to the Journey!
The Societies are
Named for St. James, the Brother of Jesus;
And for St. Mary, the Mother of Jesus.