Cross Denominational Mission
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The Liberal Catholic Apostolic Church is lead by a College of Bishops one of whom is the Pastor General of this Mission.
The Rt. Revd. Adrian S. Glover is the titular Bishop of Naim
(pronounced ni-yeem). Much of our work is non-geographical - online, in
prayer and at the Sacrament - so titular bishoprics suit our work well.
The motto is Veritas et Scientia - Truth and Knowledge. Bishops from
the Syriac successions have an alternative title - 'Mar' which used to
mean 'Lord'. Mar Trimlett is used by bishop Adrian.
The Apostolic Succession is the uninterrupted tactile (laying on
of hands) transmission from the Apostles to the present bishops. To see
the Apostolic Succession of Bishop Adrian click here.
This is a Titular See, so exactly where is Naim?
According to Luke, the village of Naim (Nain) was one of the cities in
Galilee where Jesus toured, accompanied with his 12 apostles and
assistant women, in summer of 29AD (approximate date). During
this visit he performed a miracle, bringing back to life the only son
of a widow.
The village is about 7km south-west of Mount Tabor, on the road to the city of Afula.
This site is most likely the village referred to in the new testament,
since it is located close to Mount Tabor and Nazareth, was inhabited in
the times of Jesus, and preserved the name.
(a) Early history - Tell Agol (Anaharath?)
Two KM to the east of the village is an earlier site, Tell Agol.
According to surveys, it was inhabited from the Epi-Paleolithic period
(16,000 to 8,300 BC), Middle Bronze age (2200 to 1550BC),
Israelite/Iron age (1200 to 1000BC) and up to the Persian period (586
This may have been the Biblical site of Anaharath (Joshua 19:19), part
of the land that was given to the tribe of Issachar. It was also
listed in the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III conquests (1468BC),
although the identification with Tell Agol at that period is not
verified. It was also listed in the lists of Pharaoh Amenhotep
(Amenophis) II conquests in Canaan (1440BC), where he counted the rich
loot that his soldiers plundered in the city (443 oxens, 370 cows, 16
(b) The Village of Naim
The area of the village was inhabited from the Middle Bronze period,
according to surveys of ceramics in the graves around the village. It
was probably a continuation of the earlier site in Tell Agol during the
Hellenistic period (332-37BC). The village reached its peak in the
Roman and Byzantine periods (37BC-640AD). The ancient village
lays under the new village, in the area of the new Church. According to
some ancient texts, the Roman village was surrounded by walls.
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