History of Order of Exorcists
The Order of Exorcists is under the Independent Catholic jurisdiction of The Sacred Order of Saint Michael the Archangel which is a Traditional “Old” Roman Catholic Order with valid Lines of Apostolic Succession. In 1980 the Order was known as a small Independent Traditional “Old” Roman Catholic Parish, located in Highland Park, California. It was called Saint Michaels Catholic Parish. With many outreach programs in the communities of Glendale and Eagle Rock, the Church started to received requests from people claiming symptoms of demonic possession and wanted the church to send a priest to there homes. More calls started to come in regarding demonic investigations. People started requesting for help from outside our geographical area. With not enough clergy, the Presiding Bishop, The Most Reverend Ron Feyl decided to reach out and recruit members of the clergy from other jurisdictions; parishes/churches outside the area. In 1981, the Church established a full-time exorcism ministry called The Sacred Order of Saint Michael the Archangel – Order of Exorcists, where trained priests would be available when needed, in the role of an exorcist.
Now we are affiliated with 26 jurisdictions, 25 parishes, and 60 lead exorcist investigators in 18 US states and 24 countries. Members are from many religious orders; priests and bishops of many jurisdictions, from around the world. They make up the membership of the Order of Exorcists at The Sacred Order of Saint Michael the Archangel. Our priests have been appointed by their bishops as “exorcists” and are available, after the medical and psychological reports are reviewed, with the approval of their bishops, to perform the rite of exorcism. Our Investigation & Assessment Team are paranormal exorcist investigators. They make the initial first contact with the clients that are requesting a demonic investigation and/or exorcism. In staying within the biblical teaching “That which is freely obtained should be freely given”, the case investigation, assessment, and ritual of exorcism, if needed, will be done without charge.