The Benedictine Order
of St. John the Beloved
Thank you for visiting the site of the Benedictine Order of St. John the Beloved.
St. Benedict once said "All are to be welcomed as Christ." In that spirit of St. Benedict, and following the call of Christ to "Love one another, as I have loved you", we welcome everyone regardless of race, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital or divorce status or any other category used by people and churches in a divisive way.
The Old Catholic Church traces its historical roots back to biblical times as part of the "Universal Catholic Church". While the seeds for separation from Rome were sown in the 15th and 16th centuries, the actual break from Rome occurred in 1889 after the Vatican enacted the doctrine of "Papal Infallibility". Further information can be obtained by clicking on the "Church History" link at the left.
While our doctrine and history dates back to the earliest times, our Pastoral Ministries are not out of touch with 21st century realities. There are no barriers from the sacramental life for all who seek Christ with a true heart. Whether you have been divorced or remarried, practice birth control, or are gay or lesbian you are welcomed here. Likewise, our clergy can be male or female, gay or straight, celibate or coupled. All baptized Christians are welcome at communion.
Our parishes have a special welcome for those who have been made to feel unwelcome or rejected by other churches. Please contact a member of our clergy for information and Mass schedules.
If you have a question that is not answered by the various categories at the left, please contact us so that we may respond to you directly. If you desire a Mass to be said for a loved one, or have another spiritual need, please e-mail us.