PAYNE ✠Edward Carlton (RIP)

The Most Reverend Edward Carlton Payne, DD
Emeritus of New England


Edward Carlton Payne, American Archbishop. Performer, instructor, composer, arranger tenor banjo, mandolin, bugle, piano, organ, and carillon. Recipient God and Country award First Hartford Council Area, 1949; recipient certified of appreciation Quirk Middle School, Hartford, Connecticut, 1978; prelate Order of St. Nicholas, Kent, England, 1971; nominee Commander Orthodox Order of St. Gregory the Illuminator, Holy Russian Orthodox Exile.

Apostolic Succession

11541 March 16th ✠Scipione, Cardinal Rebiba. Auxiliary Bishop, Chieti
21566 March 12th ✠Giulio Antonio, Cardinal Santorio, Archbishop, Santa Severina
31586 September 7th ✠Girolamo, Cardinal Berneri OP, Bishop, Albano
41604 April 4th ✠Galeazzo Santivale, Archbishop, Bari
51621 May 2nd ✠Ludovico, Cardinal Ludovisi, Camerlengo
61622 June 12th ✠Luigi Cardinal Caetani, Tit. Patriarch of Antioch
71630 October 6th ✠Giovanni Battista Scannaroli, Bishop, Tyre and Sidon
81665 October 24th ✠Antonio, Cardinal Barberini, Archbishop, Reims
91668 November 12th ✠Charles Maurice Le Tellier, Archbishop, Reims
101670 September 21st ✠Jacques-Benigne Bossuet, Bishop, Meaux
111693 October 24th ✠Jacques Goyon de Matignon, Bishop, Condom
121719 February 12th ✠Dominique Marie Varlet, Bishop, Ascalon
131739 October 17th ✠Petrus Johannes Meindaarts, Archbishop, Utrecht
141745 July 11th ✠Johannes van Stiphout, Bishop, Haarlem
151763 February 7th ✠Gualtherus van Niewenhuisen, Archbishop, Utrecht
161778 June 21st ✠Johannes Adrian Broekman, Bishop, Haarlem
171797 July 5th ✠Johannes Jacobus van Rhijn, Archbishop, Utrecht
181805 November 7th ✠Gilbertus Cornelius de Jong, Bishop, Deventer
191814 April 24th ✠Willibrordus van Os, Archbishop, Utrecht
201819 April 12th ✠Johannes Bon, Bishop, Haarlem
211825 June 14th ✠Johannes van Santen, Archbishop, Utrecht
221853 July 17th ✠Hermanus Heijkamp, Bishop, Deventer
231873 August 11th ✠Gaspard Johannes Rinkel, Bishop, Haarlem
241892 May 11th ✠Gerardus Gul, Archbishop, Utrecht
251908 April 28th ✠Arnold Harris Mathew, Archbishop, London
2511908 April 28th ✠Arnold Harris Mathew, Archbishop, London
2621912 June 29th ✠Rudolphe de Landes Berges, Bishop, Scotland
2731916 October 4th ✠Carmel Henry Carfora, Archbishop, Chicago
2841942 July 30th ✠Hubert Augustus Rogers, Archbishop, New York
2951969 September 21st
✠Edward Carlton Payne, Archbishop, New England
Prime consecrator of
1974 July 20th ✠Boniface [Darrell Wayne] Grosvold, Bishop, Niagara Falls


Payne, Edward Carlton was born on August 4, 1928 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Robert Carlton and Margaret Ilon (Bodnar-Donovan) Payne.


Lic.Th., Santa Maria del Gracia, 1947. Lic.Sac.Th., St. Francis Seminary, 1966. Bachelor of Science, Peoples University, 1973.

Master of Divinity, Peoples University, 1976. Distinguished Service Medal, Peoples University, 1971. D.A.E.H., Peoples University, 1973.

Doctor of Divinity, St. Ephrem’s Institute, 1974.


Ordained deacon, 1947; archdeacon, 1951; presbyter, 1953; priest, 1966; archpriest, 1967; rector’s assistant, Grace Episcopal Church, Hartford, Connecticut, 1947-1951; assistant chaplain, St. Mary and All Saints Episcopal Church, Higganum, Connecticut, 1947-1950; chaplain’s assistant, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Chapel, Hartford, Connecticut, 1947-1955; director, prior, Order of the Cross, Hartford, Connecticut, since 1951; rector’s assistant, Church of the Good Shepherd, Hartford, 1951-1955; rector’s assistant, St. James Episcopal Church, Hartford, 1956-1957; rector, Holy Cross Old Roman Catholic Church, Hartford, since 1966; canon, Old Catholic Cathedral Church of Christ-on-the-Mount, Mariavite-Russian Orthodox Church, Woodstock, New York, 1967-1968; senior pastor, Old Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of the Holy Saviour, Niagra Falls, New York, 1971-1981; dean of Connecticut-Rhode Island, Old Roman Catholic Church, 1968-1969; bishop of Connecticut-Rhode Island, Old Roman Catholic Church, 1969-1972; archbishop of New England, Old Roman Catholic Church, since 1972; metropolitan, exarch of Ugro-Finnic Peoples,, Old Roman Catholic Church, since 1975; patriarch, Old Roman Catholic Hungarian Orthodox Church Patriarchate of N. American, since 1975; patriarch, Slavonic World Patriarchate of America World Patriarchates, since 1994; pastor, West Community Church, East Granby, Connecticut, since 1976; president, Council of Bishops, American World Patriarchates of Byelorussian-Ukrainian Orthodox Catholic Church, 1975-1978, 94-; staff member, Open Hearth Mission, Hartford, 1985-1991; Patriarchate, Hungarian-Slovonic Orthodox, 1994. Moderator United Catholic Conference, Boston, 1967-1969. Interim pastor Christ Catholic Church of the Transfiguration, Boston, 1970-1972.

Old Roman Church, 1966-1985. Member Commision on Liturgy and Music, 1968-1970. Honorary chaplain N.S.K.K. Motorcycle Club, Hartford, Connecticut, 1974-1975.

Interim organist Our Saviour’s Polish National Catholic Church, Hartford, Connecticut, 1957, Warburton Community Congregational Church (United Church of Christ), Hartford, Connecticut, 1959-1960, Hartford Elks Lodge, 1962-1964, organist, since 1964. Chaplain, organist, counselor Culbro Tobacco Company, Windsor and Simsbury, Connecticut, 1967, 77-78.


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Chairman Hartford Area Peter A. Reilly Defense Committee, 1974-1976. Chairman Bradley J. Ankuda Defense Committee, 1977-1978. Member Traditionalist Clergy Association (secretary 1974-1975), Red Men Club, Elks.


Father: Robert Carlton Payne Mother:Margaret Ilon (Bodnar-Donovan) Payne