The Order of Saint Luke is a dispersed ecumenical religious order. Founded by Methodists, the Order currently includes United Methodists, 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 ongoing 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.
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 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.
We also have a Facebook group.
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.
We have an annual retreat. Next year’s retreat will be at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery and Retreat in Pittsburgh, October 20-23. The retreat is open all. If you want to experience our common life the annual retreat is the place! More details about the retreat will be available shortly. If you have questions, you can contact Sr. Sue Moore, our Prior General.
Welcome! We’re glad you found us!
Br. Daniel Benedict, OSL