Order of the Holy Cross (OHC)

Introduction to the community

The Order of the Holy Cross is a Benedictine monastic community for men open to both lay and ordained. The principles governing the Order’s life are those of The Rule of St Benedict and The Rule of the Order of the Holy Cross, written by its founder James Otis Sargent Huntington.

The liturgical life of each house centers around the corporate praying of the Divine Office and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Members are also expected to spend time in private prayer and meditation.

The work of the Order is varied, depending on the nature of the household and the gifts and talents of its members. Houses range from traditional monastic centers with active retreat ministries to an urban house from which brothers go forth to minister. One brother lives independently a Monk Not In Residence.

Members are engaged in preaching, teaching, counseling, retreat conducting, spiritual direction, parish and diocesan work, evangelism, and ministry with the homeless. The South African community administers a scholarship program for local children. The Order founded and supports Holy Cross School in Grahamstown, South Africa.

Contact details

Telephone:
845 384 6660
Fax:
845 384 6031

Main house:
Holy Cross Monastery, PO Box 99 (1615 Rt. 9W), West Park, NY 12493, USA

Other houses:

Mount Calvary Monastery and Retreat House, PO Box 1296, Santa Barbara, CA 93102, USA
Tel: 805 682 4117
Website: mount-calvary.org

Holy Cross Priory, 204 High Park Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6P 2S6, Canada
Tel: 416 767 9081
Website: ohc-canada.org

St Benedict’s Priory, PostNet Sandbaai, Private Bag X16, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Tel: 27 79 873 0935
Website: stbenedicts.org.za

Community information

Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd Andrew M. L. Dietsche

Gender:
Rule:

Publications

Adam Dunbar McCoy OHC, Holy Cross: A Century of Anglican Monasticism, Morehouse-Barlow, Wilton, CT, 1987

Third Order, Fellowship, Associates

The Associates of Holy Cross are men and women of many different Christian traditions affiliated to a specific house of the Order through a Rule of Life and annual retreats and reports.

Leadership

Superior: Robert James Magliula OHC
Assumed office 10 June 2017

Assistant Superior: Robert Leo Sevensky OHC

Membership

Thomas Schultz
Christian George Swayne
Laurence Harms
Rafael Campbell-Dixon
Bede Thomas Mudge
Brian Youngward
Roy Parker
Adrian Gill
David Bryan Hoopes
Adam McCoy
Carl Sword
William Brown
Timothy Jolley
James Robert Hagler
Robert Michael Pierson
Leonard Abbah
Reginald-Martin Crenshaw
Richard Paul Vaggione
Lary Pearce
John Forbis
Scott Wesley Borden
Bernard Jean Delcourt
James Randall Greve
Daniel Ludik
Roger Stewart
Josép Martnez-Cubero
Aidan Owen

Novices: 2
Postulants: 1
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