Latest Offerings

  • ++++ NEW ++++ Apocalypse Now and the Book of Revelation, November 22-24, 2019
    A weekend seminar on November 22-24, 2019 at the Small House for Sacred Contemplation in Ann Arbor, MI, led by Lynn C Bauman, PhD (Abbot). For centuries, the prophetic traditions of the Abrahamic faiths have spoken about a future “unveiling of the world” Today we know that we have reached some unprecedented “tipping point” both in society and world civilization. We are at a moment of extreme crisis which has traditionally been called an Apocalypse or an Unveiling. The question is, what is this prophetic tradition and its teachings, and what do these worldwide events mean at this moment in time? Cost for the weekend is $125. If you would like more information or wish to register, please contact Alison at alihine@gmail.com
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  • ++++ NEW ++++ Community Conversation on the Gospel of Thomas
    A twice-a-month Wednesday (2nd and 4th) study of the Gospel of Thomas held from 7:15 pm  to 8:45 pm EST and facilitated by Ed Clifford (monk) via Zoom.  Each gathering consists of an opening meditation and an in-depth discussion of the logia selected for that week. Contact Ed at edclifford1@gmail.com for more details
  • Creating Sanctuary: The Practice of Presence, November 15 &16, 2019
    The final fall weekend in San Marcos, Texas led by Lynn C Bauman, PhD., (Abbot) will focus on individually and corporately creating sanctuary through the practice of Presence. The format will be interactive as we listen for the voice of Logos-Sophia while remembering “when two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in their midst.” Cost for each weekend is $115 ($35 deposit) which includes Saturday lunch. If you would like more information or wish to register, please contact the south-central priory at praxiscentex@gmail.com for information. Registration closes November 9th.
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  • SAVE THE DATES - Annual Gathering, March 12-15, 2020
    Monks and friends will gather at the Oblate Renewal Center in San Antonio from March 12-15, 2020 for worship, prayer, learning and sharing. Details will be provided on the website and directly to those who have sent an inquiry as they become available. Residential and non-residential options will be available, fees for both options are pending at this time. In the interim, if you have questions, please contact our Hostmasters Sally and Sam at orientalorthodoxorder@gmail.com
  • Contemplation and Community in South Cental Texas~A Monthly Sunday Gathering
    Monks and friends gather each month to share contemplative prayer, Eucharist, a meal and conversation. These gatherings rotate among monks' homes in Austin, New Braunfels, San Antonio, San Marcos and Boerne. If you would like to join us and become further acquainted with the OOOW and our community, we hope you will email us at praxiscentex@gmail.com so we can let you know the next gathering location and date. (We generally meet the third Sunday of the month from 11am to 2pm but sometimes that shifts depending on holidays.)
  • 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 Zoom. 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.
  • 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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  • 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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