We worship and celebrate our Catholic, Christian identity through the seven Sacraments: Baptism, Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) celebrated through the Mass, Reconciliation, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, and Healing of the Sick. While not in union with the Roman Pope, as a member of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion, and like our independent Catholic brothers and sisters, we are Catholic. Our roots reach back to the first 1,000 years of the Christian Church. Mass is led by bishops and priests, and our bishops, priests and deacons are ordained through apostolic succession for "Old Catholic," Angelican, and other independent Catholic traditions.
The Ecumenical Catholic Church (ECC) is a coming together of various strands of independent Catholic churches. We participate in the same apostolic heritage as other catholic brances of Christianity and see a fuller unity with other Catholic denominations who share a common theology and Old Catholic form of governance. Communities within the ECC express their "Catholic" traditions in a variety of ways while professing their faith in Christ and His Church.