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”.
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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.)

Vår Herres år 1990, vid 12 års ålder kom + Stephen först under förmynderskap 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.

Vår Herres år 2000, efter 10 år aktiv som lekman i Culdees kyrka i Orange (Restoration Ministries), och tre år av en koncentrerad studie + Stephen smordes officiellt och ordinerades som Präst och Evangelist av + biskop Lesley Boyle, biträdande pastor för avliden biskop pastor Crouch.

Vår Herres år 2003, + Stephen blev en Kaplan for several local community organizations including for the Imperial Order of Knights, performing weddings, baptisms, communion, and other church services.

Vår Herres år 2003, Han skapades Chef av Celts Roots Bookshop(used at Scottish / Celtic Clan festivals), owned by Dr. Warren Johnson. From 2002 +Stephen was recognized as a Lärd person av Dr. Johnson och andra styrelseledamöter vid American Institute of Theology som publicerade sina verk om exegetisk teologi i det avancerade kursprogrammet i Western Division-seminariet. Fungerade som regelbunden föreläsare och hedersprofessor.

Vår Herres år 2003, + Biskop Wesley Perkins och + biskop Lesley Boyle helgade Stephen som en biskop av kyrkansom har tillsyn över flera församlingar i Orange County, San Bernardino och Riverside län.

Vår Herres år 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.

Vår Herres år 2004, + Stephen blev en 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.

Vår Herres år 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.

Vår Herres år 2009, + Biskop Wesley Perkins och + biskop Lesley Boyle ordinerade + biskop Stephen till Biskop i Nederländerna(overseeing multiple congregations), and jointly signed a referensbrev för hans eventuella val som ärkebiskop för BENELUX-jurisdiktionen, i Kristi församlingsbiskopernas råd. Ordination Certificate mottogs också.

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.

Vår Herres år 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.

Vår Herres år 2010, + Stephen Michael blev Lord Prior från 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 Priory of 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.

Vår Herres år 2013, ärkebiskopen i Berlin och kanslern för den amerikanska ortodoxa katolska kyrkan och andra biskopar, erkände kuldekyrkan, vår anciennitet, keltiska företräde bland västerländska kyrkor och full autonomi. De gav också tillstånd för oss att tjäna sina kyrkor. Det här var en tjänsteman erkännandebrev och gemenskap mellan OCC och AOCC, med en referens av vårt goda samarbete i ministeriet i mer än fem år.

Vår Herres år 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 Ärkebiskop av AOCC ärkestiftet i Nederländerna och låglandet (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 churchoch (titular) Ärkebiskop av Glastonbury.

Invigningsdagen möttes med olika under och mirakel som ett tecken att den ordinerades av Gud. Intresserade kan fråga efter olika bevis.

Halvårsvis +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.

Vår Herres år 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.)

Vår Herres år 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).

Vår Herres år, 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.

Vår Herres år 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.

Här följer flera av prästlinjerna som känns igen i ortodoxa kretsar i kristenheten (öst och väst). Dessa linjer ansluter sig i följd direkt från de heliga apostlarna, i en invigningsceremoni av smörjning och handpåläggning.

Som gästbiskop till en utländsk jurisdiktion är det vanligt att en nyhelgning utförs för att bekräfta sakramentens giltighet inom dessa församlingar.

Medan vissa anser att dessa invigningar inte är nödvändiga, anser flera universitet världen över att detta är ett krav för alla som agerar i prästerlig tjänst. Den engelska kyrkan, och många andra kyrkor som inte är under Roms struktur, bestämde sig för att behålla biskopsföljden. Detta täcker alla internationella erkännanden, eftersom det står att den engelska kyrkan har ”behållit sin episkopati, men inte som från påven Gregorius, som skickade munken Augustin hit, utan från Joseph av Arimathea”. Detta är tillsammans med en bredare återupprättande och erkännande inom den östra ortodoxa kyrkan (Den sanna ortodoxa kyrkan, som undkom de bolsjevikiska massakrerna genom att bo i katakomberna, AKA Catacomb-kyrkan. I överensstämmelse med kanonerna i den ursprungliga ryska kyrkan, för att behålla Sabbat på lördag.)

[Särskild anmärkning på sabbaten:Apostlarnas Didascalia har ansetts kanonisk i större delen av den ortodoxa världen, och i den är sabbaten lördag och den kallas en dag för vila och tillbedjan. I Stoglav, ett officiellt manuskript från den ryska ortodoxa kyrkan, daterat år 1556, och som innehåller material från Moskva-rådet under Ivan IV (1531-1584), har ett kapitel om sabbaten:
“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, “Hedra sabbaten i den ortodoxa kyrkan“.]

[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.]