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The Catholic Liturgy of the Hours
Independent Catholicism
Independent Catholicism is a movement comprising
clergy and laity who self-identify as Catholic and who
form "micro-churches claiming apostolic succession
and valid sacraments,"

Independent Catholicism as an alternative means
to live and express our catholic faith outside the
Catholic Church.

Our structures, beliefs and practices is closely align
with those of other Catholic and
Christian churches.

  • We recognizes the historic the Christian Sacraments,  
    which are: Baptism, Holy Eucharist, Extreme Unction,         
    Holy Matrimony, and Holy Orders.

  • We teach the doctrine of the Cosmic Christ
  • We teach that we are all immortal, both before and           
    after physical death.

  • We teach that in the Holy Eucharist the substance                
    of the bread and wine are linked to the life of Jesus            
    and become literal outposts of his consciousness.             
    And that the Holy Eucharist is designed to help those        
    who physically take part, and to pour out a flood of      
    spiritual power upon the surrounding world.                       
    (The Church has open communion.)

  • We teach that the Minor orders (Cleric/Tonsure,   
    Doorkeeper, Reader, Acolyte and Subdeacon) are     
    intended primarily to assist the candidate in his own     
    spiritual growth and life and that the Major orders      
    (Deacon, Priest, and Bishop) are intended primarily              
    to assist the Christian Community. (Clergy are allowed          
    to marry.)

  • We teach that the Holy Bible, the Creeds, and the     
    Traditions of the Church are the means by which the
    teachings of Jesus have been handed down to his     
    followers. They are fundamental, true, and sufficient as a
    basis for right understanding and right conduct.

  • We teach that all Christian worship is valid, of    
    whatever kind, so long as it is earnest and true.
Eric Michel Ministries International is governed by the
"Permanent Synod" under the Symposium (General Assembly)
constituted by the house of Bishops and the House of Elders..
The Synod meets formally every month and it is oversee by a
Presiding Bishop that we name
Archbishop as the church's head.
The current Archbishop is the
Most Reverend Eric J.M. Gagnon.
Each Countries are call districts and are governed by a
Regional Bishop with auxiliaries. For the most part these
clergy are not financially compensated and hold secular jobs
(Bi-vocational Ministers).

All who come in a spirit of reverence are welcome to Holy
Communion and to all other services of the Church. What
opinions an individual holds is considered to be
his/her own affair, we do not impose a doctrine.

The clergy claim no authority over the individual conscience;
and serve those who may ask their help.

Laypersons in the Church come from diverse backgrounds
and from all spiritual paths. No one is required to accept
any of the beliefs of the Church, and are allowed to accept
or reject them as they please.

The Footsteps of Jesus Seminary and Bible Academy
Training for the clergy, postulates take distance study courses
which offers three tracks of study: one for Holy Orders
(with fees), one for lay Christian Unitarian (with fees), and
another for personal enrichment (Free Bible Courses) and
Catechist for our members.

We use our own liturgy, assisting on the Collects, and weekly
epistle and gospel readings with prayers and songs.

The EMMI Catholic Universalist is a self-governing
jurisdiction of the catholic and apostolic tradition. We
offers valid worship to those who come to hear and
proclame the Gospel and learn to reach the
Omega Point
in Christ.

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Rev. Eric M. Gagnon
We believe in one God, the
Father Almighty, Maker of
heaven and earth, and of
all things. And in one Lord,
Jesus, the begotten son of
God before all ages. And we
believe in one holy catholic
and apostolic Church.

We are not affiliated with
the Roman Catholic Church.
In Christian theology, universal
reconciliation (also called universal
salvation, Christian universalism,
or in context simply universalism) is
the doctrine that all sinful and
alienated human souls, because
of divine love and mercy, will
ultimately be reconciled to God.

The doctrine has generally been
rejected by Christian religion,
which holds to the doctrine of
special salvation that only some
members of humanity will
eventually enter heaven, but it has
received support from many
prestigious Christian thinkers as
well as many groups of Christians.
The Bible itself has a variety of
verses that, on the surface, seem
to support a plurality of views.

Universal salvation may be related
to the perception of a problem of
Hell, standing opposed to ideas
such as endless conscious torment
in Hell, but may also include a
period of finite punishment similar
to a state of purgatory. Believers in
universal reconciliation may
support the view that while there
may be a real "Hell" of some kind,
it is neither a place of endless
suffering nor a place where the
spirits of human beings are
ultimately 'annihilated' after
enduring the just amount of divine

The concept of reconciliation is
related to the concept of salvation,
salvation from spiritual and
eventually physical death, such
that the term "universal salvation"
is functionally equivalent.

Universalists espouse various
theological beliefs concerning the
process or state of salvation, but
all adhere to the view that salvation
history concludes with the
reconciliation of the entire human
race to God. Many adherents
assert that the suffering and
crucifixion of Christ constitute the
mechanism that provides
redemption for all humanity and
atonement for all sins.

Unitarian Universalism is a religious
movement which emerged in part
from the Universalist Church, but it
no longer holds any official
doctrinal positions, being a non-
creedal faith. Universal
reconciliation, however, remains
a popular viewpoint among many
congregations and individual
believers including many that
have not at all associated with
said church.

It is stated in
Luke 13:23-25

"Someone asked him,
"Lord, are only a few people going
to be saved?' He said to them,
'Make every effort to enter through
the narrow door, because many,
I tell you, will try to enter and will
not be able to.' Once the owner of
the house gets up and closes the
door, you will stand outside
knocking and pleading, 'Sir, open
the door for us.' But he will answer,
'I don’t know you or where you
come from."

1 Corinthians 15:22, "As all die in
Adam, so all will be made alive in
Christ", and 1 Corinthians 15:28,
"God will be all in all". Verses that
seem to contradict the tradition of
complete damnation and come up
in arguments

also include

Lamentations 3:31-33 (NIV),
"For no one is cast off by the Lord
forever. Though he brings grief,
he will show compassion, so great
is his unfailing love",


1 Timothy 4:10 (NIV), "We have
put our hope in the living God,
who is the Savior of all people.

Colossians 1:17-20 reading:

"He is before all things, and in Him
all things hold together. And He is
the head of the body, the church;
He is the beginning and the
firstborn from among the dead, so
that in everything He might have
the supremacy. For God was
pleased to have all His fullness
dwell in Him, and through Him to
reconcile to Himself all things,
whether things on earth or things
in heaven, by making peace
through His blood, shed on the
the first 600 years of Christian history,
researchers have identified
six main theological schools
concerning apokatastasis. Four of
them were Universalists, one
taught "conditional immortality"
and the last taught Eternal hell.  
Many early church fathers have
been quoted as either embracing
or hoping for the ultimate
reconciliation of God with His
creation. Those that did not
embrace the teaching, such as
Augustine, acknowledged that it
was a common enough belief
among Christians of the day. The
concept of a final restoration of all
souls particularly had large appeal
in the East during the fourth and
fifth centuries
considered a
proponent of
Universalist Church of America
was a Christian Universalist
religious denomination in the
United States. Known from 1866
as the Universalist General
Convention, the name was
changed to the Universalist Church
of America in 1942. In 1961, it
consolidated with the American
Unitarian Association to form the
Unitarian Universalist Association.

The defining theology of
Universalism is universal salvation;
Universalists believe that the God
of love would not create a person
knowing that that person would be
destined for eternal damnation.
They concluded that all people
must be destined for salvation.
Some early Universalists, known
as Restorationists and led by Paul
Dean, believed that after death
there is a period of reprobation in
Hell preceding salvation. Other
Universalists, notably Hosea Ballou,
denied the existence of Hell entirely
Spiritual ancestry
Universal reconciliation Members
of the Universalist Church of
America claimed universalist
beliefs among some early
Christians such as
Richard Bauckham in
Universalism: a historical survey
ascribes this to Platonist influence,
and notes that belief in the final
restoration of all souls seems to
have been not uncommon in the
East during the fourth and fifth
centuries and was apparently
taught by Gregory of Nyssa,
though this is disputed by Greek
Orthodox scholars.] According to
the Universalist historian
Rev. George T. Knight, in the
first five or six centuries of
Christianity there were six known
theological schools, of which four
(Alexandria, Antioch, Caesarea,
and Edessa) were universalist.

The first verifiable and undisputed
believer in universal salvation is
Gerrard Winstanley, author of
The Mysterie of God Concerning
the Whole Creation, Mankinde
(London, 1648)
Eric Michel Ministries
Universalism is a theological
and philosophical concept that
some ideas have universal
application or applicability.
A community that calls itself
universalist may emphasize
the universal principles of
most religions and accept
other religions in an inclusive
manner, believing in a
universal reconciliation
between humanity and the

Christian Universalism is
focused around the idea of
universal reconciliation, also
known as universal salvation,
the doctrine that every human
soul will ultimately be
reconciled to God because
of divine love and mercy.

A belief in one fundamental
truth is also another important
tenet. The living truth is seen
as more far-reaching than
national, cultural, or religious
boundaries or interpretations
of that one truth. As the
Rig Veda states,

"Truth is one; sages call it
by various names."

Universalism has had an
influence on modern
Hinduism, in turn
influencing western modern
The fundamental idea of  is
Christiauniversal reconciliation,
all humans will eventually be
saved, and eventually enter
Heaven in God's kingdom,
through the grace and work
of Jesus Christ. Christian
Universalism teaches that
an eternal Hell does not exist
and was not what Jesus taught.

They point to historical
evidence which shows that
some of the early church
fathers were universalists
and attribute the beginning
of the idea of hell as eternal
to mistranslation and as a
later creation of the Catholic

Universalists cite numerous
Biblical passages which
reference the salvation of all
beings. They also argue that
an eternal hell is both unjust,
and against the nature and
attributes of a loving God.

The remaining beliefs of
Christian Universalism are
compatible with Christianity
in general:

  • God is the loving Parent   
    of all people, see Love of

  • Jesus Christ reveals the
    nature and character of
    God and is the spiritual
    leader of humankind,     
    see New Covenant.

  • Humankind is created    
    with an immortal soul  
    which death does not    
    end,or a mortal soul     
    that shall be resurrected  
    and/or preserved by    
    God and which God will
    not wholly destroy.

  • Sin has negative
    consequences for the
    sinner either in this life     
    or the afterlife, however,  
    all of God's punishments
    for sin are corrective and
    remedial and none of   
    them will last forever, or
    result in the permanent
    destruction of a soul.  
    Some Christian
    Universalists believe in   
    the idea of Purgatorial  
    Hell, a temporary place     
    of purification, that some
    must undergo before the
    inevitable entrance, of all,
    into Heaven.

n 1899 the Universalist General
Convention, later called the
Universalist Church of America,
adopted the Five Principles:
  1. the belief in God,
  2. Jesus Christ,
  3. the immortality of the
    human soul,
  4. the reality of sin and
  5. universal reconciliation
Founder: John Murray

Founded: 1774

Formerly called:
Universalist General Convention

United States & Canada
John Murray
(December 10, 1741 –
September 3, 1815) was the
founder of the Universalist
denomination in the
United States, a pioneer
minister and an inspirational
John Murray
The Victorious Gospel
Christianity is a "Universal
Religion," and is for people
everywhere and in all times,
but, the full extent of the truth
of its universality is not
realized by the majority.

That is why we talk about  
the catholicity (from Greek
καθολικότητα της εκκλησίας,
"catholicity of the church"),
or catholicism (from Greek
καθολικισμός, "universal
doctrine") is a concept that
encompasses the beliefs
and practices of numerous
Christian denominations,
most notably those that
describe themselves as
Catholic in accordance with
the Four Marks of the
Church, as expressed in
the Nicene Creed of the First
Council of Constantinople in
381: "[I believe] in one, holy,
catholic, and apostolic Church

"Universal" is the literal
translation of "catholic"

Catholic (from Greek:
καθολικός, translit.
katholikos, lit. 'universal')
was first used to describe
the church in the early 2nd
century. The first known use
of the phrase "the catholic
church" (καθολικὴ ἐκκλησία
he katholike ekklesia)
occurred in the letter
written about 110 AD from
Saint Ignatius of Antioch to
the Smyrnaeans.[note 2] In
the Catechetical Lectures
(c. 350) of Saint Cyril of
Jerusalem, the name
"Catholic Church" was used
to distinguish it from other
groups that also called
themselves "the church".
"Catholic" notion was further
stressed in the edict De fide
Catolica issued 380 by
Theodosius I, the last
emperor to rule over both
the eastern and the western
halves of the Roman Empire,
when establishing the state
church of the Roman Empire
The canon law of the EMMI is
the system of laws and legal
principles made and enforced by
the hierarchical authorities to
regulate the church's external
organisation and government and
to order and direct the activities of
members towards the church's

EMMI, universal positive
ecclesiastical laws and natural law  
derive formal authority and
promulgation from the office of
Archbishop who, as Supreme
Leader, possesses the totality of
legislative, executive and judicial
power in his person.

Canon law concerns the life and
organisation and is distinct from
civil law. Canon law (from Greek
kanon, a 'straight measuring rod,
ruler') is a set of ordinances and
regulations made by ecclesiastical
authority, for the government of a
Christian organization and its
members. It is the internal
ecclesiastical law, or operational
policy, governing Church. The way
that such church law is legislated,
interpreted and at times
adjudicated varies widely among
these three bodies of churches. In
all three houses, a canon was
originally a rule adopted by the
Symposium council; these canons
formed the foundation of
canon law.

The Book of Discipline contains
the laws, rules, policies and
guidelines of EMMI.
The Christian Universalist
(CUA) is an
organization of churches,
ministries, and individuals
who believe in Christian
Universalism. It was founded
in 2007 by Rev. Kalen Fristad
(a member of the United
Methodist Church) and
Rev. Eric Stetson, and is
based in Fairfax, Virginia.
The original name
Universalist Churches
Association was changed to
avoid confusion with the
Universalist Church of
America, which merged into
the Unitarian Universalist
Association in 1961.

The Universalist National
Memorial Church in
Washington, D.C., is a
member church of both the
Christian Universalist
Association and the Unitarian
Universalist Association.
Statement of Faith
The CUA currently lists of key
ideas including

  1. universal reconciliation
  2. deification
  3. emphasis on The   
    Golden Rule as the
    fundamental ethical idea
  4. the belief in divine justice.
Divine law is any law that is
believed by religious adherents to
come directly from a divine source,
such as the will of God or Gods, in
contrast to man-made law. Unlike
natural law, which is independent
of human beings, divine laws are
totally dependent upon human
narrators and closely related to
different cultures; they may human perception in
time through new revelation,
however, divine laws are eternal
and constant, not subject to
change. Divine laws are contained
in sacred religious texts such as
the Torah, the Holy Bible, and the
In Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on
Law, divine law comes only from
revelation or scripture, hence
biblical law, and is necessary for
human salvation. According to
Aquinas, divine law must not be
confused with natural law. Divine
law is mainly and mostly natural
law, but it can also be positive law
The Golden Rule, which can be
considered a law of reciprocity, is
the principle of treating others as
one would wish to be treated. It is
a maxim that is found in many
religions and cultures. The maxim
may appear as either a positive or
negative injunction governing
One should treat others as one
would like others to treat oneself

One should not treat others in
ways that one would not like to be

What you wish upon others, you
wish upon yourself

The Golden Rule differs from the
maxim of reciprocity captured in do
ut des, "I give so that you will give
in return", and is rather a unilateral
moral commitment to the well-being
of the other without the expectation
of anything in return
in nearly every religion and ethical
tradition and is often considered
the central tenet of Christian
ethics. It can also be explained
from the perspectives of
psychology, philosophy, sociology,
human evolution, and economics.
Psychologically, it involves a
person empathizing with others.

Philosophically, it involves a
person perceiving their neighbor
also as "I" or "self". Sociologically,
"love your neighbor as yourself"
is applicable between individuals,
between groups, and also
between individuals and groups.
In evolution, "reciprocal altruism"
is seen as a distinctive advance
in the capacity of human groups
to survive and reproduce, as
their exceptional brains
demanded exceptionally long
childhoods and ongoing provision
and protection even beyond that
of the immediate family. In
economics, Richard Swift,
referring to ideas from
David Graeber, suggests that
"without some kind of reciprocity
society would no longer be able
to exist."
he New Thought each teaches
that there is a common thread of
truth at the heart of all religions.

New Thought is an ever-evolving
belief system which will
incorporate Truth where ever
it is found, hence the name
New Thought.
All is God
But God transcends all.
One God, One Religion and One
Church Group!

Our Not-for-profit society teaches
the Cosmic Christ theology base
on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and
we worship God know as the Christ
Big Bang

The Good News is we proclaim a
progressive and liberating faith.
This is a group of people who are
theologically progressive, to
discuss spirituality, theology for the
betterment of the world. And it is
focused on the teachings and
example of Jesus. It is a left-leaning
group that supports the Alternative
Therefore And Teach All
Nations" Matthew 28:19

Eric Michel Ministries
Interdenominational Assembly
of Churches Organisation was
created at our Synod in June
2017 after having a request
for a partnership of Rural
Churches of a different faith.
Our goal is to give small
churches tools to spread the
good words of our Lord Jesus.

Eric Michel Ministries
l an
Interdenominational Assembly
of Churches Organisation is
an association of Christian
congregations, bearing
witness to the Gospel and
serving Jesus Christ among
people throughout the world.
Our members are diverse in
style, tradition, denominational
affiliation, and membership.
We are an international,
intercultural, interracial
fellowship of churches and
ministry which seeks Christian
unity in local, national and world
relations. We are people
devoted to following Christ and
to living our faith in service of
others and love.

Assembly of Churches
is a voluntary
association of self-governing
partnership of churches as
associates and affiliates
partnership of
Eric Michel
Ministries International

committed to Christian
reconciliation and unity. The
Assembly doesn't have a large
staff. Currently, there are four-
person volunteers employed by
the Assembly.

We bring together churches,
denominations and church
fellowships in more than 5
countries and territories
throughout the world,
representing Christians in
Pentecostal, Baptist, United
Methodist and Evangelic
Independent churches in
Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, Malawi,
USA and Canada.

The purpose of our
Assembly of Churches

  1. Provide groups to enable
    closer fellowship and
    mutual encouragement
    and support among the
    clergy, lay and Christian
    organisations and to
    provide resources for
    pastoral ministry.
  2. Encourage cooperation
    among churches.
  3. Offer the opportunity for
    congregations to
    cooperate in fellowship.
  4. Be a resource to
    emerging churches...