The Pontifical Imperial Household
United Roman-Ruthenian Church

Bishop Rutherford I | Pontifical Imperial Household | Name-Saint of the Supreme Pontiff | Patron Saints



The Pontifical Imperial Household refers to the Johnson-Roma-Rus' family and other relatives who form the immediate family of the Bishop of Rome-Ruthenia, the highest authority in the church hierarchy. It also includes certain electoral prince-bishops and their consorts who are considered honourary members of the household. The household is the representative of an ancient dynasty and is entrusted with the sacred duty of upholding the traditions and values of the United Roman-Ruthenian Church and Pontifical Imperial State of Rome-Ruthenia.

The term "Pontifical" refers to the Bishop of Rome-Ruthenia as Supreme Pontiff of the
United Roman-Ruthenian Church. The term "Imperial" refers to the Roman Empire and to two ancient historical states dating to the middle ages, the Imperial Kingdom of Italy and Pontifical Kingdom of Russia. These components constitute the primary elements of the territorial legacy of the Pontifical and Imperial Household and the United Roman-Ruthenian Church.

The Bishop of Rome-Ruthenia is an ecclesiastical title that highlights its affiliation with both Latin (Roman, Anglican) and Eastern (Byzantine, Russian, Syrian) traditions within the Orthodox and Catholic Christian faith. This union reflects a rich diversity in liturgy, customs, and practices inherited from different cultural backgrounds.


The Pontifical and Imperial family not only carries religious significance, but also serves as a symbol of unity among traditional Christians worldwide. Its responsibilities extend beyond spiritual matters into matters of state and diplomacy. Rather than being mere figureheads, however, they are ambassadors of Christian love, compassion, and unity. Moreover, the family plays a crucial role in preserving the rich history and traditions of the United Roman-Ruthenian Church. They are custodians of ancient texts, artifacts, artwork, and more that hold immense cultural value for many people around the world.

The family's dedication to fostering harmony among different communities is evident in their tireless efforts to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding. They believe that through open-mindedness and mutual respect, we can build bridges that transcend cultural barriers and celebrate our shared humanity. They strive to bring people together, regardless of their backgrounds or beliefs.

Through various philanthropic endeavors, the Pontifical Imperial family leads by example. They actively work towards uplifting the less fortunate in society. This includes initiatives for education, healthcare, food insecurity, social welfare, and more.

In a world often plagued by division and discord, the Pontifical Imperial Household stands as a symbol of peace, hope, and unity. They exemplify the idea that we all  have the power to make a difference - whether big or small - in the lives of others.

 

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