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.
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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
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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