Latest Offerings

  • +++NEW+++ The Breviary as Contemplative Practice
    Abbot Lynn discusses the historical foundation of the OOOW Breviary and offers ways this resource can be used as part of one's contemplative practice. Should you wish to subscribe to the Breviary and forthcoming issues for a modest monthly fee, contact Sally at orientalorthodoxorder@gmail.com.
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  • Annual Work Weekend at the Retreat Center, Elwood, TX
    May 17-19, 2019 we gather for our annual time of fellowship and work at the Praxis Retreat Center at Elwood Farm. Contact Sally at ssroberts1@verizon.com to confirm your attendance (or for more information).
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  • Sacred Covenant: Creation in the Midst of Crisis - Texas Wisdom School in North Texas
    June 2-8, 2019 at the Praxis Learning and Retreat Center, Elwood, Texas. A week-long residential retreat based on the Benedictine form of communal living led by Lynn C Bauman, PhD and Alison Hine. $650 for the week, all inclusive. See flyer attached for detailed information.
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  • Sacred Covenant: Creation in the Midst of Crisis - Midwest Wisdom School in Michigan
    June 22-28, 2019 at the Columbiere Center, Clarkston, Michigan. A week-long residential retreat based on the Benedictine form of communal living led by Lynn C Bauman, PhD and Alison Hine. $750 (shared bath), $800 (private bath) for the week, all inclusive. See flyer attached for detailed information.
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  • Pilgrimage into Celtic Christianity
    August 4-19, 2019. a small group pilgrimage of the OOOW and Friends to Ireland. The detailed itinerary includes visits to the most important early Celtic Christian sites. Although the date for initial deposit has passed, there still may be room for you. If interested, contact Hermann at hermann@vigilandassoc.com.
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  • 2019 OOOW Gathering, Opening Keynote Address
    Lynn C Bauman, PhD, (Abbot) provides the opening keynote address on Thursday, March 7, 2019 entitled "Chaos, Prophetic Beauty, and the Abrahamic Vision".  Juxtapositioning the reality of chaos and suffering with wonder and Beauty, we are called to develop balance on our individual spiritual paths.
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  • The Contemplative Work of CG Jung: How he discovered his soul during a time of personal and collective upheaval
    In this keynote address from the 2019 OOOW Gathering, Blake Burleson, PhD, (Abbot) discusses the personal, political and social turmoil that helped CG Jung develop his deep spirituality.  In this case study, it becomes clear that difficulty, challenge and upheaval can be the genesis of deepening personal spirituality and awakening.
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  • Real Time Thomas (a virtual on-line offering)
    A twice-a-month Friday study of the Gospel of Thomas held from 10 am to Noon EST and led by Alice Despard via Google Hangouts. Each gathering consists of an opening meditation and an in-depth discussion of the logia selected for that week. Contact Alice at alicedespard@gmail.com for more details.