THE PROGRESSIVE CELTIC CHURCH- PROGRESSIVE INCLUSIVE CHRISTIAN
LET GOD HANDLE THE DETAILS AND BRING US ALL TOGETHER IN UNITY
The Progressive Celtic Church had it beginning when it founder and pastor, the Most Reverend Bishop Alban Kirk Mason begun his journey after leaving the Episcopal Church ( Grew up in the High Anglican Catholic Tradition) when college at the State University of New at Oswego. There he was a major in music and history, that was where he started to explore his belief systems and why, they were what were it was all inspired by the Holy Spirit to establish ministry. In 2004, he gain his Masters of Education in Instructional Technology from American InterContinental University, and recently he is finishing his Masters of Theological Studies through Nations University, all these degree are fully accredited. When Bishop Alban was attending seminary at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York in an attempt to gain a degree. He ran into his ordaining bishop, the Most Reverend Paul Verhearen, who ordain him on Trinity Sunday in 1999 within the setting of the Mass has priest, and two weeks before that he was ordained through the minor orders up to deacon all in valid apostolic succession of both East and West. On February 18, 2001, by the guidance of Holy Spirit, Bishop Alban Kirk was consecrated in Bishop Paul Dolan of the Old Roman Church of God (American Orthodox Catholic Church), than subconditionally consecrated by him with Bishop Denis M. Garrison both in the same lines of Apostolic Succession of the Churches of East and West on April 22, 2001. Recently in 2016, he shared line subconditionally with his long friend, Bishop Rodney Richard as well as other bishops within the Independent Catholic/Sacramental Movement. The lines pass through the mainstream churches of the Roman Catholic Church bishop’s of Bishop Emmanuel Milingo, Archbishop of Lusaka in Zambia, Bishop Carlos Duarte-Costa. The Old Catholic Church of Utrecht through BishopArnold Harris Mathew, Mariaviate Old Catholic Church through Bishop Johann Michael Kowalski, The Episcopal Church through Bishop William Montgomery Brown, The Philippines Independent Catholic Church through Bishop Francisco de Jesus Pagtakhan, the Albanian Orthodox Church through Bishop Theophan Noli, Russian Orthodox Church through Bishop Aftimios Ofiesh. To see his complete apostolic succession see below.
My own vocation and ministry springs first and foremost from living out my baptismal call from Christ Jesus himself, which has been nurtured and challenged by a vast array of people and experiences in my life from dealing with death of my younger brother Luke in 2013, and my wife being killed in a car accident in 2014. My life was also deeply formed prior to these insistence by years of working with the homeless poor and disabled both developmentally and mentally. I continue to be reminded that these people gave more to who I am than I could have ever have been able to do for them. This has awakened within me the questions of how I could serve people in other ways as I serve Christ also, which eventually led me to discern a vocation to priestly ministry. Has a bishop, I also wish to help those who feel the call in ministry, to help fulfill those calling that God has called them to do as well.