The Most Reverend Nicholas Irvin Plant DD
Emeritus, South Eastern Territory
North American Old Roman Catholic Church

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
284 1942 July 30th ✠Hubert Augustus Rogers, Archbishop, New York
2951967 January 21st ✠James Edward Burns, Staten Island
3061978 May 30th ✠Edward James Ford, Nova Terra
3172011 October 15th ✠Irvin Nicholas Plant

Bishop Plant, the first and current Ordinary of the Diocese of the Southeast, born and educated in New Jersey entered the US Navy in 1957. While at Boot Camp, during a chapel service, the chaplain addressed the congregation and asked that those who would give their lives to Christ stand. Fifteen of the nearly five-hundred did so, one of them being Nick Plant. Despite that initial fervor, Nick would not become a regular church goer until his marriage in 1963 to his wife of 55 years, Ruthanne. The Lord however remembered Nick’s first commitment to Him those many years back in Boot Camp and began to call Nick to a fuller role in His own service. Through many twists and turns, struggles and disillusionments, the Holy Spirit led him into a deeper knowledge of the Christian Faith preparing him, even without his knowledge, for a life of service to the Lord. A life of saving people from many physical perils: search and rescue operations in hurricanes, entering burning buildings as a firefighter, serving and protecting people as a police officer, and 20 years of military service protecting the nation and its citizens, was soon to turn into a life of saving souls for Christ. Through the study of the Scriptures Nick became a Catholic, and with the assistance of a trusted friend and Anglican priest, began his studies for the priesthood. Having completed the required reading and studies necessary, and possessing a letter of recommendation from Bishop Robert Mercer of Canada, Nick was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by Bishop Bruce Chamberlain in 1994. Father Nick Plant has pastored several churches in New Jersey and in Virginia. He entered the North American Old Roman Catholic Church in 2005, and in October of 2011 he was consecrated as the first Bishop of the Diocese of the Southeast. Bishop Plant and his wife have two children: Susan, a restaurant manager in Asbury Park, NJ and Michael a retired police Sargent . They also have 4 grandchildren: Hunter who is serving in the US Air Force, Natalie a graduate of Rutgers, Nicholas a graduate of Rutgers school of Engineering, and Chaselyn who just graduated from Matawan/Aberdeen High School.

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