THE ROOT OF OUR NAME “NOTRE-DAME”
Michel De Notre-Dame
The name Notre-Dame was chosen in remembrance of Eric Michel’s childhood. From his cradle to man, he grew up in the Roman Catholic Parish of Our-Lady-of-Grace in French: “Nôtre-Dame-de-Grâce,” where he was initiate to the church rituals and the fourth first sacraments.
- Church rituals are from the Normal School for future teachers and a nursery school ( 1st grade) Saint-Joseph de Hull a private school. The current name of the school was implemented in 2001, however, the history of what would become the current Saint-Joseph College goes back to the 19th century. For over a century, education in Quebec was under control by the Catholic Church. In 1864, the Notre-Dame parish, with Father Louis Reboul implemented its first school, in the primary level, consisting of two segregated groups of girls and boys. The institution was called “La Chapelle des Chantiers” and instructors were from the Sisters Charity of Ottawa (The Grey Nuns) under Élisabeth Bruyère. The organization remained involved with the institution until 2001. In 1909, the building was renamed Ecole Normale Saint-Joseph and remained unchanged until 1968. However, due to increasing demand, renovations were made in the 1930s, during the Great Depression to add more students. In 1950, a massive fire at the school killed 4 people and destroyed much of the structure including the abbey. Rapidly, the school was rebuilt and classes resumed shortly after. In 1965, while the school only included students from the elementary (primary) level, a new secondary level was added due to the high demand. The Sisters of Charity of Ottawa have long been known as the Grey Nuns of the Cross.
- Primary School: Ecole Lecompte and College Notre-Dame
- Woof cubs fourteenth (14th) pack of Nôtre-Dame-de-Grâce: programs associated with Scouting for young children between 9 and 12 years old
- Boy Scout fourteenth (14th) Unit of Nôtre-Dame-de-Grâce: programs for young children between 12 and 14 years old.
The Protestant denominations have shown a strong tendency towards diversification and fragmentation, giving rise to numerous churches and movements, especially in Anglo-American religious history, where the process is cast in terms of a series of “Great Awakenings”. The most recent wave of diversification, known as the Fourth Great Awakening took place during the 1960s to 1980s and resulted in phenomena such as the Charismatic Movement, the Jesus movement, and a great number of parachurch organizations based in Evangelicalism.
Many independent churches and movements consider themselves to be non-denominational but may vary greatly in doctrine. Many of these, like the local church movement, reflect the core teachings of traditional Christianity. Others, however, such as The Way International, have been denounced as cults by the Christian anti-cult movement. Further, others may have similar doctrines to mainline churches but incorporate a multi-faith and ecumenical model such as the Interfaith-Ecumenical Church (IEC) that is based entirely on a virtual and international model.
Two movements, which are entirely unrelated in their founding, but share a common element of an additional Messiah (or incarnation of Christ) are the Unification Church and the Rastafari movement. These movements fall outside of traditional taxonomies of Christian groups, though both cite the Christian Bible as a basis for their beliefs.
Syncretism of Christian beliefs with local and tribal religions is a phenomenon that occurs throughout the world. An example of this is the Native American Church. The ceremonies of this group are strongly tied to the use of peyote. (Parallels may be drawn here with the Rastafari spiritual use of cannabis.) While traditions vary from tribe to tribe, they often include a belief in Jesus as a Native American cultural hero, an intercessor for man, or a spiritual guardian; belief in the Bible; and an association of Jesus with peyote.
There are also some Christians that reject organized religion altogether. Some Christian anarchists – often those of a Protestant background – believe that the original teachings of Jesus were corrupted by Roman statism (compare Early Christianity and State church of the Roman Empire), and that earthly authority such as government, or indeed the established Church, do not and should not have power over them. Following “The Golden Rule”, many oppose the use of physical force in any circumstance and advocate nonviolence. The Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy wrote The Kingdom of God Is Within You, and was a Christian anarchist.
The Eric Michel Ministries International is a religious corporation of Independent Catholic Ministries without a formal affiliation with any other ecclesiastical body. Emerging from a small mission of community chaplain we strive to be a spiritual coach in a small Christian Catholic community. A fellowship with like-minded people from Eastern Canada.
The organizational structure of EMMI is incorporated in the State of Canada as a Non-for-Profit Religious Corporation.
We use the episcopal policy, in that the Church is headed by an Archbishop, who handles religious and administrative affairs.
We united all Catholic Ministries in one group Under Independent Catholic Ministries in which include:
- EMMI Liberal Catholic Ministry
- EMMI Progressive Catholic Ministry
- EMMI Monotheism Catholic Ministry (Unitarian)
- EMMI Third Order of Saint Francis Chaplaincy
- EMMI Oness Pentecostal Ministry
The EMMI Monotheism Catholic Ministry is the only one that has its roots from the Roman Catholic Church, with the difference on the Nature of Christ and Hell-Salvation part.
We have close links with our Unitarian Ministry Partner in Theology
- EMMI Monotheism Catholic Ministry is entirely in a virtual entity.
- A Syncretism of Christian beliefs with Abrahamic religions and Buddhists.
- A Nontrinitarianism
Nontrinitarianism (or antitrinitarianism) refers to theology that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity. Various nontrinitarian views, such as adoptionism or modalism, existed in early Christianity, leading to disputes about Christology. Nontrinitarianism reappeared in the Gnosticism of the Cathars between the 11th and 13th centuries, among groups with Unitarian theology in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, in the 18th-century Enlightenment, and in some groups arising during the Second Great Awakening of the 19th century.
Christianity began as a Second Temple Judaic sect in the 1st century in the Roman province of Judea.
Christianity developed during the 1st century CE as a Jewish Christian sect of Second Temple Judaism. An early Jewish Christian community was founded in Jerusalem under the leadership of the Pillars of the Church, namely James Peter, and John brothers of Jesus,
Jewish Christianity soon attracted Gentile God-fearers, posing a problem for its Jewish religious outlook, which insisted on the close observance of the Jewish commands. Paul solved this by insisting that salvation by faith in Christ, and participation in his death and resurrection by their baptism, sufficed. At first, he persecuted the early Christians, but after a conversion experience, he preached to the gentiles and is regarded as having had a formative effect on the emerging Christian identity as separate from Judaism. Eventually, his departure from Jewish customs would result in the establishment of Christianity as an independent religion.
Our practices include baptism, the Eucharist (Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper), prayer (including the Lord’s Prayer), confession, confirmation, burial rites, marriage rites and religious education include in worship. we have ordained clergy who lead regular communal worship services.
Eric Michel’s sacraments were received at Ecole Normale Saint-Joseph‘s Chapel, not in NDG Church.
Confession – Eucharist – Confirmation