The Order of the Holy Cross

The Order is a Benedictine Anglican monastic community founded in 1884 by James Otis Sargent Huntington to provide a specifically North American expression of monasticism.

The Order is comprised of 4 houses in the US, Canada, and South Africa.

We live in community under the threefold vow of obedience, stability, and conversion to the Monastic way of life as stated in the Rule of St. Benedict. Our life also reflects the rule of our Founder, Fr. James Huntington.

Our Superior

Br. Robert Sevensky
Holy Cross Monastery
PO Box 99 - West Park, NY 12493

845-384-6660 Ext. 3006

Our Houses

Holy Cross Monastery - West Park, New York, USA

Mount Calvary Retreat House & Monastery - Santa Barbara, California, USA

Holy Cross Priory - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery Grahamstown, South Africa

Our Monks Not In Residence

Br. Carl Sword is a psychoanalyst in New York City.

Our Bishop Visitors

The Rt. Rev. Mark Sisk, Visitor

The Rt. Rev. Ann Tottenham, Deputy

Fr. Huntington, founder of the Order of the Holy Cross

2010 OHC

Some seek God in the religious life. If you would like to learn more about entering the Order of the Holy Cross, find out about our Novitiate.

There are many Religious Communities in the Episcopal/Anglican Communion. Find out more about them at CAROA (the Conference of Anglican Religious Orders in the Americas).

Many seek mutual support in the spiritual life by joining the Associates of Holy Cross.

Central to our common life of prayer in all the houses of the Order is the Divine Office. Holy Cross follows the Episcopal Church's Daily Office Lectionary with some adaptation. The Ordo, which may be downloaded here, contains these adaptations as well as other information for those who wish to pray using the Holy Cross Breviary.

Fr. Huntington, Founder of OHC