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Dedicated to sacramental and liturgical scholarship, education, and practice.

  • Will you affirm the apostolic hope?
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  • Will you live for the Church of Jesus Christ?
  • Will you accept the call to service?
About Us

The Order of Saint Luke is a dispersed ecumenical religious order.

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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. As an Order, we have two complementary emphases.  First, our corporate focus is on sacramental and liturgical scholarship, education, and practice.  Second, we emphasize ongoing personal spiritual formation, guided by the Rule of Life and Service.

We are clergy and lay, married and single. We are celebrating our 75th anniversary in 2021. 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.

Because we are dispersed, when it is geographically feasible we organize into local chapters so that we can experience community in worship, spiritual formation, study and mutual care. Where our members live great distances from one another, we use technology to gather. There are several groups that meet “digitally” to pray portions of the Daily Office together.  Our Facebook page and groups allow members and non-members to be in lively dialogue on liturgical matters and shared concerns and prayers.

Welcome! We’re glad you found us!

Sr. Elizabeth (Sue) Moore, OSL

Abbot

The Order’s Facebook Group

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Do you want to know more about the Order of Saint Luke? Check out our Facebook page. If you want to “hang out” with us for a while to get to know us better, you can ask to participate in our Facebook group (The Order of Saint Luke). The purpose of this group is to address matters of sacramental spirituality and theology, liturgical education, and the practices of our common life, including the daily office and mutual prayer. Vowed members of the Order form the core of this group. If the purpose of this group resonates with you, and you want to spend some time getting to know us better, you can submit a request to join the group. You will be asked to submit a brief statement explaining your interest in the group. After you respond, Br. Taylor Burton Edwards or another group admin will be able to admit you. Are you ready to learn more about becoming a member of the Order of Saint Luke? Check out our Order of Saint Luke Seekers, Inquirers and Discerners Facebook group. This is a closed group moderated by Br. Jim DuFriend. Please email him if you want to know more about this group.

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