BY: Sir Dr. Darrindel Hoyte-Johnson
PATRIARCH AND CHIEF APOSTLE
This week I stand proud as the Patriarch and Chief Apostle of The Mystical Order and as the Supreme Grand Commanding Officer of The Mystical Court. From the very first discussion I knew we were up for a fight, but with Christ in our vessel, we have weathered the storms for the last seven years. Today I stand proud alongside my HH, Patriarch and Presiding Prelate Sir Godfrey Gregg and Queen Abbess Her Beatituse Lady Patricia Hackshaw as leaders with me in this Ministry.
Every one of you my Bishops, Abbesses and other ministers, members and well-wishers of this ministry I am very proud of you. Our imperfections make me see more of Christ in you and it helps me to be stronger and a better Leader.
This month on the 16th, we celebrate nine (9) years of ministry and we are looking towards a solid establishment for the generations to come. The privilege I have working with my Patriarch and Administrator of this ministry has caused lots of changes around me. This we achieved because of commitment for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.
Over the last 8 years, many events have taken place with visits to St. Vincent and the Grenadines for a Bishop Andres. The elevation to the Office of Bishop in the United Kingdom of Raymond Hamilton Deane. The Ordination of ministers in St. Croix. The elevation of Patriarch Gregg, a Matriarch and other ministers in Brooklyn. Since that time we have lost a link of the chain the Honourable Abbess Lawrence who was called to higher service.
During that period of time, I have overseen the establishment of Mystical Order and Starlight of Israel ministries in Trinidad and Tobago I have elevated Bishop Adrian to the office of Archbishop and placed him in charge of both ministries. To this date, I am proud of the ministries’ achievements under the hands of His Grace Archbishop Adrian. All these achievements were done in consultation with my Patriarch Sir Godfrey Gregg. My prayer is to strengthen the ministries and lift Jesus higher.
For me to be still, in this time of celebrations the rocks will cry out. I look back and see where we came from, but today I am looking to see where the will of God is going to take us. Let me remind you that the vision of this ministry must not be hindered, but be encouraged to move forward. This is your legacy, your church and your ministry. You ought to be proud and give God praise for all He has done for us.
Let me take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful anniversary. God bless you my Clergy, God bless the Mystical Order and Starlight of Israel. God bless these United States of America and wherever this ministry is established.
Rt. Hon Sir Dr. Darrindel Hoyte-Johnson
Patriarch and Chief Apostle