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Ecclesia Gnostica

What is the Ecclesia Gnostica?

An Introduction to the Ecclesia Gnostica by Dr. Stephan A. Hoeller, Bishop of the Ecclesia Gnostica.

Sunday Homilies delivered at the Diocesan Center - Online Video

A collection of homilies delivered at the Diocesan Center during the Sunday Eucharistic service are now available online in high-quality internet video.

Liturgical and Introductory Writings

A Gnostic Catechism.  The catechism presents an introduction and overview of the Gnostic religion in traditional question and answer form. The catechism is also available for download in pdf document format.

The Lectionary of the Ecclesia Gnostica.  A collection of meditations and scriptures compiled from traditional Gnostic texts and appointed for use in the weekly services of the Ecclesia Gnostica, along with an explanatory Introduction to the Lectionary. The Lectionary of the Ecclesia Gnostica is also available for download in pdf document format.

The Gnostic Scriptures and the Gnostic Church, a review of modern Gnosticism and its use of traditional Gnostic scriptures.

A Collection of Gnostic Homilies.  Over several years, Rev. Steven Marshall has created a fine collection of homilies on themes related to the liturgical cycle of the Ecclesia.

Position Paper on the Relation of the Ecclesia Gnostica and Secret Initiatory Orders, by Dr. Stephan A. Hoeller, Bishop of the Ecclesia Gnostica.

Mystery of the Ineffable, A reflection on the Eucharist by Thomas Leavitt.

Ecclesiastical Calendar

The current Liturgical Calendar of the Ecclesia Gnostica.

The Gnostic Viewpoint

Visit The Gnostic Viewpoint for a collection of articles by Dr. Stephan Hoeller -- originally published in Gnosis Magazine -- discussing the many facets of Gnosticism, both ancient and modern. 


Schedule of Services at the Ecclesia Gnostica
Diocesan Center, Los Angeles, California

The Ecclesia Gnostica of which Dr. Stephan A. Hoeller serves as the bishop (having been duly consecrated to that office in 1967 and having served in that capacity ever since) conducts the following regular services on a weekly and monthly basis in the Los Angeles Area. The location for all services and lectures is 2560 N. Beachwood Drive, Hollywood CA 90068. Please see the Current Activity Calendar of the Diocesan Center for information on the many other weekly and monthly services and activities.

Important Notice: Beginning in July 2015, The Gnostic Society and Ecclesia Gnostica activities in Los Angeles will return to the historic Besant Lodge in Hollywood. Besant Lodge is located on North Beachwood Drive, just below the famous hillside Hollywood sign. Parking is limited on the street around the facility, and it is advised that you come a bit early to find street parking.  (Map and Directions) Besant Lodge is a beloved building which we have used for many decades, and we are very pleased to now again serve our community from this historic location. Come and join us!

All are welcome to attend our services and to receive Holy Communion.

Sunday Morning Eucharist.
Every Sunday Morning at 11 AM.

This service, which resembles the Mass of the Roman Catholic communion, is the supreme transformational rite of Christian Alchemy. Regular attendance at this service advances the personal spiritual transformation of those attending in marked measure; while many have found even occasional attendance very helpful. The service is of an average duration of one hour and fifteen minutes, and concludes with a brief homily. Bishop Hoeller conducts the services on the majority of Sundays, with qualified Gnostic clergy substituting for the Bishop on other occasions.

Weekday Evening Eucharist.
Every Wednesday Evening at 8:30 PM.

These intimate evening Eucharistic services are conducted by Gnostic clergy. This service lasts approximately one hour.

Schedule of Services at the Ecclesia Gnostica
Portland, Oregon

Sunday Morning Eucharist
Every Sunday Morning at 11 AM.

Sunday services are conducted by Most Rev. Steven Marshall, auxiliary bishop of the Ecclesia Gnostica. Information about services is available here. For more information and address, contact Most Rev. Marshall at (503) 233-0854. Further information is also available on Portland Ecclesia Gnostica web page.

Schedule of Services at the Ecclesia Gnostica
Seattle, Washington

Sunday Morning Eucharist.
Most Sunday Mornings at 11 AM

Sunday morning Eucharist services are conducted at 11 AM by Rev. Sam Osborne in the Hagia Sophia Chapel of the Ecclesia Gnostica in Seattle. For more information and address, as well as the current schedule of services, visit the Gnostic Society of Seattle web page.



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