The Mystery of the Sacraments
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. All are welcome
to attend our services and all are welcome to receive Holy Communion!
Sunday Morning Eucharist.
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.
Wednesday Evening Eucharist.
These intimate evening Eucharists are conducted by Gnostic clergy. This
service lasts approximately one hour and is an intimate evening Mass.
Gnostic Mass for the Gay & Lesbian Community
All are welcome to any Ecclesia
Gnostica Service, but this service and homily will focus on Gnostic issues
with a particular emphasis on Gay and Lesbian inclusion. See
Chapel of Sts. Serge and
Bacchus for further information.
Solemn Benediction and Healing Service.
A brief devotional service to the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar,
followed by the sacrament of healing with anointing and laying on of hands,
and Communion with the reserved sacrament.
Devotional Service to the Holy Sophia.
A singularly meaningful and magical service dedicated to the Divine
Feminine. This service is unique in our particular rite, and its likeness
is not found elsewhere!
Vespers and Healing Service.
A short service of praise and devotion, using recitations from psalms
and Gnostic scriptures, followed by the traditional healing service as
Video Collection of Sunday Homilies
Homilies delivered by the Most Rev. Stephan A. Hoeller during the Sunday Eucharistic service are now available online.
Locaton and Directions: (Map)
From the Interstate 5 Freeway exit at Glendale
Blvd. and go north into Atwater Village. (From the San Fernando Valley
heading southbound towards Los Angeles, the exit places you at Riverside
Drive, turn left and left again onto Glendale, but from Downtown Los Angeles
simply turn right onto Glendale Blvd.)
Eight blocks up at the Revere Avenue signal, either turn left and then left
again into the alley to access our modest parking lot, or U turn and park
along Glendale Blvd., at the Union Bank lot or on side streets.
There is ample parking in the vicinity.
Official Statement of Policy:
We wish to inform all who may be interested that no clergy person or congregant of the Ecclesia Gnostica has any authority to speak on behalf of, or to represent the Ecclesia Gnostica. Any communications by any means carried out by such persons are done so entirely in a private capacity. Official statements of the Ecclesia Gnostica must appear on our website (www.gnosis.org) and must bear the signature of the regionary bishop.
Dated the Third Sunday after Epiphany 2009
+Stephan A. Hoeller,
Tau Stephanus I
Regionary Bishop, Ecclesia Gnostica.
Rev. Michael Leavitt passed away in early December, 2008 after a period of illness. Rev. Leavitt was our senior priest, having been ordained over thirty years ago. He will be missed dearly by his many friends and his associates in the clergy. A date for his requiem mass has not yet been set.
Rev. Michael Lafferty passed away on the morning of July 9, 2008 after a prolonged illness. Rev. Lafferty nobly served the Ecclesia for many years. He will be missed dearly by all. Please join us in remembering Rev. Leavitt and Rev. Lafferty in your prayers.
A Requiem Mass was said in honor of Rev. Lafferty at the Diocesan Center, Los Angeles, California, on Sunday, July 13, 2008. Bishop Hoeller's homily on this occasion may be heard in MP3 audio by clicking either Listen or Download.