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Encyclopedia > Edwin Frederick O'Brien
Styles of
Edwin O'Brien
Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Archbishop
Posthumous style none

Edwin Frederick O'Brien (b. April 8, 1939) will be the Archbishop of Baltimore, after being installed as such on October 1, 2007, and was the fifth Roman Catholic Archbishop for the Military Services of the United States, having been appointed in 1997. He was also the titular Archbishop of Thizica from 1997 to 1998. Image File history File links Patriarchal_or_Archbishop_Cross. ... A style of office, or honorific, is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the political office itself. ... The Reverend is an honorary prefix to the names of most Christian clergy and ministers. ... His / Her Excellency is an honorific title given to certain high-ranking political officials. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore is a particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, also called the Military Ordinariate of the United States, is a special diocese canonically erected by Pope Pius XII in 1939 for members and others employed by the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... The Diocese of Thizica (sometimes spelled Tizica) is a Titular see of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Early Life

He was born in New York, New York and attended St. Joseph's Seminary College where he received both his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1961, a Master of Divinity in 1964, and a Master of Arts degree in 1965. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of New York on May 29, 1965. Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... St. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Master of Divinity is a common degree among theological seminaries and is considered the minimum academic requirement for ordination into pastoral ministry. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... St. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


His first assignment was as a civilian chaplain at United States Military Academy which inspired him to enlist to become a military chaplain. In 1970, he officially became an Army Chaplain with the rank of Captain, serving with the 82nd Airborne Division. From 1971 to 1972, he served a tour of duty in the Vietnam War with the 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Cavalry Brigade. He then returned to Fort Gordon, Georgia for a year as Post Chaplain. A chaplain is typically a member of the clergy serving a group of people who are not organized as a mission or church; lay chaplains are also found in some settings such as universities. ... USMA redirects here. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... A chaplain is typically a member of the clergy serving a group of people who are not organized as a mission or church; lay chaplains are also found in some settings such as universities. ... Captain is a rank or title with various meanings. ... The 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army was formed originally as the 82nd Infantry Division on August 25, 1917, at Camp Gordon, Georgia. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Shoulder sleeve patch of the 173rd Airborne Brigrade. ... History The 1st (Iron Horse) Brigade was constituted 29 August 1917 in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Brigade. ... Fort Gordon (formerly known as Camp Gordon) is a United States Army Installation and the current home of the United States Army Signal Corps and Signal Center and was once the home of The Provost Marshal General School (Military Police). ...


In 1973, he left the military for doctoral studies in Angelicum University, Rome. In 1976, he received a doctorate in sacred Theology for a thesis entitled The Origin and Development of Moral Principles in the Writings of Paul Ramsey. Subsequently, he returned to continue his service to the Archdiocese of New York. Facade of the chapel of Ss. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1986, he was elevated to Monsignor. He served two terms as rector of St. Joseph's Seminary from 1985 to 1989 and 1994 to 1997. From 1990-1994, he served as Rector of the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Monsignor is an ecclesiastical honorific title for clergy of the Roman Catholic Church. ... The Pontifical North American College is the Roman Catholic major seminary in Rome, Italy for seminarians from dioceses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. ...


Bishop

On February 6, 1996 was appointed bishop of the titular see of Thizica. He was consecrated by John Cardinal O'Connor at the Cathedral of St. Patrick on March 25, 1996. On April 7 of the following year, he was named co-adjutor archbishop for the Archdiocese of the United States of America Military Services. On August 12, 1997, he succeeded as archbishop and subsequently abdicated of the military his titular see on March 7, 1998. February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      This article is about... John Cardinal OConnor John Joseph Cardinal OConnor, (January 15, 1920 – May 3, 2000) was the eleventh bishop (eighth archbishop) of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, serving from 1984 until his death in 2000. ... Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Patricks Cathedral are names of several Cathedrals, listed here by location. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Archbishop Jerome Hanus of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


During his time as Military Archbishop he spendt roughly 60% of his time traveling and visiting American troops. The other 40% of his time is spent tirelessly working for and supporting the Pontifical North American College. Raising money for the seminary and the "Red Room."


Pope Benedict XVI appointed O'Brien as the Archbishop of Baltimore on 12 July 2007. He will take possession of the Archdiocese on 1 October. It is expected that O'Brien will be created a cardinal in the next consistory which is expected sometime around October or November of 2007. This article is becoming very long. ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore is a particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. ... July 12 is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services
  • Edwin Frederick O'Brien Catholic-Hierarchy.org
Preceded by
Alfonso Nava Carreón
Bishop of Tizica
Titular Archbishop of Thizica
19971998
Succeeded by
Louis Dicaire
Bishop of Thizica
Preceded by
Joseph Thomas Dimino
Archbishop for the Military Services
12 August 199712 July 2007
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
William Cardinal Keeler
Archbishop of Baltimore
12 July 2007—present
Succeeded by
incumbent

 
 

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