The Order of Saint Luke is a dispersed ecumenical religious order. Founded by Methodists, the Order also includes Lutherans, Episcopalians, Baptists, members of Holiness movement churches, and many others in the Christian families besides. Our focus is on sacramental and liturgical scholarship and practice, and continuing spiritual formation guided by the Rule of Life and Service. While the majority of our members are in The United States, we have a growing number of members in other countries, including the Philippines and Singapore.
We are clergy and lay, married and single. We’ve been around for over sixty years, and we’re growing.
I invite you to learn more about us under the “About us” tab above.
Since we are dispersed, we are organized into local chapters so that we experience occasions of community in worship, spiritual formation, study and mutual care. Our “Cyber Chapter” allows members and non-members to be in continuing dialogue on liturgical matters and shared concerns and prayers.
For members, there are resources to aid you in keeping our Rule of Life and Service. There are basic documents, like the“Rule.” There is a sample Morning Prayer rite from our newly revised Book of Offices and Services and a link to Amazon where you can order the volume in print or for Kindle. You will also find a link to our scholarly journal, Doxology.
For all there is information about our upcoming retreat “Heaven and Earth Are Full of Your Glory” (October 22-24) at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat in Pittsburgh PA. The retreat is for anyone who is interested in the topic and in sharing life together through liturgy and learning.
Welcome! We’re glad you found us!
Br. Daniel Benedict, OSL