Ministerial Office Chronology of Rev. Dr. Stephen M.K. d’Guelph Brunswick DD, PhD.

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Our Current Primace of the OCC, Rev. Dr. Stephen M.K. d’Guelph Brunswick DD, PhD.

In Wolfenbuttel Brunswick we use the equivalent of Primace, the “summus episcopus”.
(Hoofdlijnen van apostolische successie hieronder)

The inspirational life testimony of ++ Stephen is a larger topic, however here are the main ministry events in the Orthodox Church of the Culdees in as chronological with some subheadings.

A Minister holding several Canonical, Traditional and Legal succession credentials in the Ecclesiastical and Royal ranks of Celtic and Kindred jurisdictions.


His Ministerial Office Chronology

(Note: While initially being baptized Roman Catholic as an infant in 1978, the family reverted to Evangelical and Protestant churches in the 1980’s. However his educational upbringing remained primarily in Lutheran schools.)

In het jaar van onze Heer, 1990, op de leeftijd van 12, + Stephen kwam voor het eerst onder de voogdij of +Bishop Pastor Leroy Crouch of Restoration Ministries, of Celtic Davidic background, leading the primary Melchizedek Order establishment and school in the world. The Pastor was a Spiritual father to Stephen, who could visit his offices any time, as his own school campus (where Stephen’s Parents were the landlord and school officials) crossed through to the Pastor’s main office there in Garden Grove California. Crouch was a speaker for numerous Ministries that included America’s Promise speaking tours, and had made several lecture series that are carried in their catalogs and in other Celtic (Culdees) University Catalogs including in Scotland and Ireland.

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2000, na 10 jaar actief te zijn geweest als leek in de Culdeeskerk te Orange (Restoration Ministries), en drie jaar van geconcentreerde studie + Stephen werd officieel gezalfd en geordend als een Priester en Evangelist door + bisschop Lesley Boyle, assistent-pastor van wijlen bisschop Pastor Crouch.

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2003, + Stephen werd een Kapelaan for several local community organizations including for the Imperial Order of Knights, performing weddings, baptisms, communion, and other church services.

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2003, Hij was gemaakt Manager van de Kelten Roots Bookshop(used at Scottish / Celtic Clan festivals), owned by Dr. Warren Johnson. From 2002 +Stephen was recognized as a Geleerde door Dr. Johnson en andere bestuursleden van het American Institute of Theology die zijn werken over exegetische theologie publiceerden in het geavanceerde cursusmateriaal van het Western Division-seminarie. Diende als een vaste docent en honorair hoogleraar.

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2003, + Bisschop Wesley Perkins en + bisschop Lesley Boyle gewijd Stephen als een Bisschop van de kerk, die toezicht hield op meerdere vergaderingen in de provincies Orange County, San Bernardino en Riverside.

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2004, +Stephen begun occupations of the estates and domains in Europe that were inherited by law as belonging to George d’Guelph Brunswick Nott, in succession of our Great Uncle Ulric d’Este Guelph Brunswick, who fought against the illegal occupations of Hanover and Prussia. All in accordance with numerous treaties and house laws on the method of transmitting the inheritance and taking possession.

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2004, + Stephen werd een representative Bishop for the European branch of the Christ’s Assembly Worldwide, attending the annual synod (council of bishops).

In the year of our Lord, 2005, +Stephen established the “Good News of the Kingdom” Radio show as co-host with Pastor Boyle. This continued till 2014 with 450 sermons. Regular broadcasts were continued under “the Brunswickers” youtube channel till this day. Depiction on regular broadcast as below:

In the year of our Lord, 2006, +Stephen began a cooperation of Culdee institutes under His Eminence Abbot Dr David Michael Smith, Abbot General of the Culdee Order, Grand Master of the Templar Order of the Gate.

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2007, +Stephen was chartered by the Abbot General of the Culdee Order to form a Culdean Mission (and Abbey) at the South of the Netherlands. He served as Abbot of Barendrecht Abbey, Zuid Holland. His Abbey and wider Celtic Church ministry (ongoing since 2000) delivered priestly services across churches of Holland, Europe and the UK. Several newsletters, including Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant magazines highlighted his “2010 Pilgrimage Crusade” to “Reclaim the Ecclesiastical Rights of Glastonbury”, and his successful ministering in several congregations as a “visiting Abbot”. The primacy in the Culdees in Europe had been won back from various pagan imposters. Membership from numerous countries grew from Germany, South Africa, Ukraine, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium and England.

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2009, + Bisschop Wesley Perkins en + bisschop Lesley Boyle gewijd + bisschop Stephen als Bisschop in Nederland(overseeing multiple congregations), and jointly signed a referentie brief voor zijn uiteindelijke verkiezing tot aartsbisschop voor de BENELUX-jurisdictie, in de bisschoppenraad van de Christ's Assembly. Ordeningscertificaat werd ook ontvangen.

In the year of our Lord, 2009, The Heraldic Community of Westphalia registered the Nott Coat of Arms with Bishops’ Consecration award, adorning the 14th Century Dynastic house arms.

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2009, +Stephen Michael was elevated to Crown Prince of the Wolfenbuttel-Brunswick principality, as His Serene Highness as Heir-at-law to George d’Guelph Brunswick Nott. As representative, exchanged award medals at the Ducal Guard ceremony held at Brunswick Germany in sight of 4,000 spectators. In 2009 HMSH launched the copyrighted websites, etc to distribute our Dynastic Claim book and the Documentary DVD “Throne Stolen but Not Lost” as produced by Galatia Films LLC.

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2010, + Stephen Michael werd Lord Prior van Glastonbury, leading locals in the liturgy. He is heir to the last Royally approved wardens of Glastonbury. After the long dedicated ministry service, this rank was confirmed by Culdean (including Anglican, Scottish and Irish church) Clerics at Glastonbury. This was the year the Catholic church stopped doing processions at Glastonbury. To fill in, right on time, +Stephen led a banner procession to the Tor, with a musical procession. Prayers of consecration info office were administered. A film crew from Galatia films kept a record for a possible future documentary. Installment of the church banner at the Tor was photographed and published in several newsletters. A meeting of about 30 persons applauded at this event. The headlines read: “reclaiming Glastonbury”. These meetings were also photographed and published.

In the year of our Lord, 2011, together with blessings of the successors of Restoration Ministries, de Priorij van Salem was consecrated (for our Royal Priesthood under Christ the King of kings). The ceremony was officiated by Rev Stephen Michael K.B. at Samuel’s Great High Place at Gibeon (Jerusalem Israel) where Moses’ tabernacle rested. The consecration was during the High Holy day of the Feast of Passover after the Holy Communion. The service was held live by teleconference at a farm which is near the top of the highest mountain (at Gibeon) overlooking Jerusalem.

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2013, de aartsbisschop van Berlijn, en de kanselier van de Amerikaanse orthodoxe katholieke kerk, en andere bisschoppen, erkenden de status van de Culdean-kerk, onze anciënniteit, de Keltische voorrang onder de westerse kerken en volledige autonomie. Ze gaven ons ook toestemming om hun kerken te bedienen. Dit was een ambtenaar brief van erkenning en communie tussen de OCC en AOCC, met een referentie van onze goede samenwerking in de bediening gedurende meer dan vijf jaar.

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2015, +Stephen was consecrated as Primace (Lead Bishop/Archbishop) and anointed with stamped recognitions by three Archbishops, recognized in writing and in the anointing ceremony as head of multiple jurisdictional titles of Nobility within the church and within the Dukedom Wolfenbuttel-Brunswick (as a German elder Dukedom, several member principalities remain resident subordinate). Multiple Knights were also invested at the event. The Archbishop of Berlin, +Peter Becker (primary consecrating Bishop) and the Archbishop +Blake Allan Hammacher (assisting Bishop), did canonically consecrate +Stephen as Aartsbisschop van het AOCC aartsbisdom Nederland en laaglanden (Benelux) with the contractual conditions of full autonomy of the Orthodox Culdean Church. The assisting Archbishop +Ambrose von Sievers, Catacomb Church of True Orthodox Christians, provided a certificate of reintegration with the Orthodox Church, and formally recognized +Archbishop(or Primace) Stephen Michael d’Guelph Prince of Brunswick, of the Culdee’s church, en (titulair) aartsbisschop van Glastonbury.

De dag van de toewijding werd tegemoetgekomen met verschillende wonderen en wonderen als teken dat het door God was verordineerd. Belangstellenden kunnen de verschillende bewijzen opvragen.

Halfjaarlijks +Stephen continues since 2010 meeting and maintaining services with the Glastonbury Clerics and others involved in ministry to the local people (and pilgrims). Some work full time in ministry, some in music, some in performing the Divine liturgies, and others in writing and distributing literature part time.


In the year of our Lord, 2016-present, +Stephen became Sovereign Ducal Protector for the investiture ceremonies for Wolfenbuttel-Brunswick jurisdictions of the Knights Templar.

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2017, +Stephen was awarded with a Doctorate of Divinity. As with tradition of ordinations, the Professor Becker from Lutheran Institute of St Peter and St Paul, referred him along with the references to the school’s headmaster. So +Stephen may use in His style HMSH ++Archbishop Dr. Stephen d’Guelph Brunswick, DD (Within the OCC He is called Primace without extra titles, and externally shortens it to Reverend  for unity within other modern international churches that are all considered part of Christ’s one body. Whether you wish to address him as “sir” for his Royal and Imperial inheritance, or the higher titles of “The Rev Dr” or Reverend is also fine and acceptable as brothers should be working with the least amount of obstacles. Per the Parliament of Wolfenbuttel-Brunswick the citizens have other regulations.)

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2017, +Stephen completed his Doctoral Thesis on the Celtic Church, and submitted it to the Lutheran Institute St Peter and St Paul, and was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Theology (or ThD).

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2019, HMSH, Rev Dr Stephen M.K. Brunswick re-launched the audio courses of the late Bishop Pastor Crouch through the Priory of Salem at Missouri and via the Youtube channel.

In het jaar van onze Heer, 2020, HMSH, Rev Dr Stephen M.K. Brunswick established the Ministry of St. Andrew’s and St. Joseph’s at Dixieland Rd, Arkansas.

In the year of our Lord, 2021, HMSH, Rev Dr Stephen M.K. Brunswick graduated from the Baptist School of Biblical & Theological Studies with the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, emphasis in Religious Education (or PhD).

In the year of our Lord, 2022, HMSH Rev Dr Stephen MK d’Guelph Brunswick has completed the legal required succession paperwork covering eight legal methods for the accession to the Chiefship of the Royal House of Este-Guelph, for the Sovereign Dukedom of Wolfenbuttel-Brunswick and Wolfenbuttel-Luneburg while retaining his lawful status as the Royal-priest head (summus episcopus) of the Wolfenbuttel-Brunswick church. The completion of these additional legalities came through the coursework of the earned Certificates in International Law and International Arbitration from two major accredited Universities in the EU.

Hierin zijn enkele van de priesterlijke lijnen die worden herkend in orthodoxe kringen van het christendom (oost en west). Deze lijnen sluiten in directe opvolging van de Heilige Apostelen aan in een wijdingsceremonie van zalving en handoplegging.

Als bisschop die een bezoek brengt aan een buitenlandse jurisdictie is het gebruikelijk dat er een herinwijding plaatsvindt, om de geldigheid van de sacramenten binnen die congregaties te bevestigen.

Hoewel sommigen geloven dat deze wijdingen niet nodig zijn, beschouwen verschillende universiteiten wereldwijd deze als een vereiste voor iedereen die in priesterlijke dienst handelt. De Engelse kerk, en vele andere kerken die niet onder de structuur van Rome vallen, besloten de bisschoppelijke opvolging te behouden. Dit omvat alle internationale erkenningen, aangezien er staat dat de Engelse kerk "haar episcopaat heeft behouden, maar niet van paus Gregorius, die Augustinus de monnik hierheen stuurde, maar van Jozef van Arimathea". Dit gaat samen met een breder herstel en erkenning binnen de oosters-orthodoxe kerk (de ware orthodoxe kerk, die ontsnapte aan de bolsjewistische bloedbaden door in de catacomben te wonen, AKA Catacombe-kerk. In overeenstemming met de kanunniken van de oorspronkelijke Russische kerk, Sabbat op zaterdag.)

[Speciale opmerking over de sabbat:De Didascalia van de apostelen wordt in het grootste deel van de orthodoxe wereld als canoniek beschouwd, en daarin is de sabbat zaterdag en wordt het een dag van rust en aanbidding genoemd. In de Stoglav, een officieel manuscript van de Russisch-orthodoxe kerk, gedateerd in het jaar 1556, dat materiaal bevat van de Raad van Moskou tijdens het bewind van Ivan IV (1531-1584), staat een hoofdstuk over de sabbat:
“By the Authority of Peter and Paul, we command to the people to work during the week. But on Subota (Sabbath) and on Nedelja (Sunday) let them worship in the Church and pray, and let them learn something for the sake of good faith. The Subota is the image of the whole creation, while the Nedelja is the day of the resurrection.” Read more in the book published by His Eminence ++Rev Dr Stephen M.K. Brunswick, Primace ,OCC, “Het eren van de sabbat in de orthodoxe kerk“.]

[In Short: + Stephen Michael (Nott-Brunswick) was consecrated with multiple titular anointings on February 7th, 2015. A main anointing that has been functional for a time was Archbishop of Glastonbury. The main duties are as the international Primace of the Culdees’ Church. These offices were performed by three Orthodox Archbishops of valid Apostolic Succession in right standing within our communion. These assisting Bishops were under multiple contracts not interfering with the independence of the Culdees’ jurisdictions, but in mutual help to our congregations, removing doubts regarding canonicity and recognizing each other per the canons of the Orthodox faith, for the expansion of services to the local peoples.  Note, although this title of Archbishop is named in the papers provided, the Culdees use the word Primace to describe the same. Glastonbury would use not a Bishop title, but of a Lord Prior or Abbot, as this historically hereditary station was among many Culdee hereditary stations held by Lord Prior John Nott as the last formally recognized Abbott of the original Glastonbury that was destroyed by Henry VIII.]