Apostolic See of St. John  

Servant of Christ Jesus of the Catholic Faith

             His Eminence Archbishop-Primate +John Paul Hozvicka SCJ, D.D.

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His Eminence the Archbishop-Primate

Dr. +John Paul Hozvicka SCJ, DD

Apostolic Bishop of Jesus Christ    

His Biography 



Title: Archbishop/Primate

Religious Order: Founder of "The Servants of Christ Jesus of the Catholic Faith, since 1991 We are not Roman Catholic, we are of the Catholic faith of the early Church long before there was a split between the Eastern and Western Churches.

Location: Brook Park, Ohio , United States

Marital Statues: Single (Bishops and Priests in our Order are permitted to marry if they so chose).


+ John Paul Hozvicka Completed and received 12 Diploma’s for independent Bible studies from various Christian institutions (colleges and Universities) on Systematic, Reform, and Catholic Theology (1973-1979)

Voice of Prophecy Courses

     A.) Light of the World (25 lessons) Diploma  February 22, 1979

     B.) Daniel & Revelation (34 lessons)  Diploma November 16, 1978

     C.) New Life (34 lessons)  Diploma February 23, 1978

Home Study Institute: Washington DC (Accredited College)

     A.) Bible Survey Old & New Testament, Diploma February 28, 1979

     B.) Bible Instructor,  Diploma June 6, 1979

Religious Education Foundation: Phoenix, Arizona

     A.) Biblical Exposition Seminar,  (5 day classroom) Diploma June 23, 1978

Columbia Union College: Washington DC (accredited university)

     A.) Good News in all sixty six books, (5 day classroom) Diploma June 23, 1978

Independent  Bible Courses:

     A.) 20th Century Bible Course, (32 lessons) Diploma, May 19, 1977

     B. Faith for Today Bible Course, (12 lessons) Diploma July 27, 1984

     C.) The Quite Hour, (24 lessons) Diploma December 31, 1979

     D.) Christ Speaks to Modern man, (26 lessons) Diploma August 10, 1977

     E.) The Bible Says Course (12 lessons) Diploma June of 1977

University of Metaphysics: Studio City, California

+ He earned his Bachelor of  Metaphysical Science  (MSc.B) January 24, 1986

St. Anthony’s Seminary

+ He earned his Bachelor of Art degree in Theology from St. Anthony’s Orthodox Seminary,  Nov. 5, 1989


Institute of Jewish & Christian Studies:

+ He enrolled in a one year, independent course study (12 courses) and received his diploma Nov. 1, 1991


Agape of Jesus Seminary:

Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree, September 6, 1991

Master of Divinity Degree, earned through course studies, September 6, 2005

Ordination into the Priesthood: Old Catholic Church

+ Upon his calling John Paul Hozvicka was ordained as a Priest of the Old Catholic Church (independent Church). “Certificate of Ordination” Jan. 26th 1991.

 Bishop Consecration:

+ After being in the ministry for six month he was called to the Episcopal status and was consecrated as Bishop of the Old Catholic Church. “Certificate of Consecration” July 14 1991.


Consecrated Archbishop by: The Byzantine Catholic Church.

His excellency +John Paul Hozvicka was elevated to archbishop by his holiness +Mar Markus I, Patriarch of the Byzantine Catholic Church, Inc. (Independent Jurisdiction). He was made archbishop for his keen intellect, devotion, and constant dedication. For his interior strength and gift of persuasive oratory. For his cultural interest in the writings of the early church fathers, his years of experience as a Biblical teacher and scholar, and his influence on his student who seek the word of God

+On May 31 2011 his eminence was elevated to the status of Archbishop by the Patriarch of the Byzantine Catholic Church, Inc. (Independent Jurisdiction) by His Holiness Mar +Markus I

SCJ Founder:

+In July of 1991 his Excellency founded the “Servants of Christ Jesus of the Catholic Faith" Religious Order allowing the use of the Easter & Western Rites liturgy. In our Order our priests and bishops are permitted to marry.


    A.) Teacher of the Holy Scriptures since 1978

     B.) Designer of  20 Bible Courses

Author of two books,

     A.) A Primer of Biblical Studies

     B.) The Catholic Talmud: Volume One, The Nine Orders of Divinity

Recognition from Rome


*Episcopi Vagantes: (Latin for wandering bishops) Bishop with valid apostolic succession who exist outside the structures and canon law of the establish churches, and who are not in communion with the established Churches.


*Dominus Jesus: issued by Pope John Paul II on June 16, 2000 and signed by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (later pope Benedict XVI) Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the faith on August 6, 2000 that reads:

“Therefore, there exists a single Church of Christ, which subsists in the Catholic Church, governed by the Successor of Peter and by the Bishops in the communion with him. The Churches which, while not existing in perfect communion with the Catholic Church, remain united to her by means of closest bonds, that is, by apostolic succession and a valid Eucharist, are true particular Churches…”

*Recognition: A concordat was signed between the Holy Father Paul VI and Archbishop Glazmaker of Utrecht in 1989, recognizing the Catholic statue of one another, and the validity of one another sacraments. Archbishop +John Paul Hozvicka apostolic succession runs through the Old Catholic Church of Utrecht, and by divine providence also has apostolic succession through the Church of Antioch in Syria.

                                                           Personal Statement

     As of July 1, 2015 I remain an independent Archbishop with a teaching ministry. My loyalty and allegiance is to God, my teachings I pray are Eastern Orthodox, my love is for all Christians, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Protestants who love God. I live my life by divine providence and follow where the Holy Spirit leads. If God blesses me, than maybe there is a Church that would love me enough to ask me to be part of their Church and ministry as a teacher or Pastor.

Apostolic Succession


His Eminence the Archbishop

Dr. +John Paul Hozvicka SCJ, DD


Bishop John Paul Hozvicka-1991

Bishop + Parr, Norman Richard - 23 October, 1979

Bishop + Billet, Grant Timothy - 25 December, 1950

Bishop + James, Earl Anglin Lawrence - 17 June, 1945

Bishop +Carfora, Carmel Henry - 4 October, 1916

Note: Bishop Carfora was consecrated bishop twice first through the Old Catholic Church of Utrecht Holland then a second time through the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch.

Old Catholic Church                Antioch Orthodox Church              Anglican Church

+Delandas Berghes-1912          +Paolo Miraglia Guliotte-1900           +George LeMesurier-1991

+Arnold Harris Mathew-1908   +Joseph Renee Vilatte-1892             +William J. Oldring-1989

+Gerardus Gal=1892                    Mar +Julius Slvarez-1889                 +Patrick M. Cronin-1988

+Gaspard J. Rinlel-1873               +Paul Athanasius-1877                     +C. David Luther-1977  

+Herman Heykamp-1854            +Ignatius Peter III-1872                     +Wallace D. Maxey-1946


Note:  Through the Old Catholic Church I am the 259th bishop from St. Peter of Rome. In the Syrian Orthodox Church I am the 135th bishop from St. Peter through the Church of Antioch. In the Anglican Church my line is traced back to Pope St. Nicholas-I the Great-864

We are open to any dialog of full communion and recognition, study for the priesthood, or the incarnation into our Order as full priest or bishop.

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