The Holy Sacraments and Devotional Services

Our religious services and lecture programs continue to be presented free of charge at historic Besant Lodge (street parking only). Your generous contribution is welcome and very much appreciated.

Due to unpredictable government restrictions imposed upon religious practice, first-time attendees are advised to call (323) 467-2685 in advance.


WEEKLY SACRAMENTS

Celebration of the Holy Eucharist

Sundays
11:00 am
High Mass and Homily

Wednesdays
8:00 pm
(Chapel)
Low Mass

Ministered by ordained clergy, the Celebration resembles the Western (Roman) rite. Ecclesia Gnostica practices open Communion: all who wish to receive the Holy Eucharist may do so. Sunday High Mass includes a homily by Bishop Hoeller, and is followed by coffee and refreshments. Wednesday evening Low Mass is solemn and intimate.


SACRAMENTAL SERVICES

Benediction of the Most Holy Sacrament
and
A Service of Healing


Vespers
and
A Service of Healing


A Service of Devotion to
Our Lady Sophia


Each service is less than 1 hour in duration, ministered by ordained clergy.

Benediction is a devotional ceremony, the worship of Christ in the Eucharist.

Healing Service includes Unction, invocation of the Holy Raphael. Holy Communion is also administered.

Vespers is an evening prayer service using one of four liturgical texts, unique to Ecclesia Gnostica: The Common Vespers, The Mandaean Vespers, The Vespers of Sophia & Mary Magdalen, and The Vespers of Martyrs and the Departed.

The Sophia Service is particularly unique, comprised of a mystical, devotional liturgy and invocation of the Holy Mother and Consoler, the Divine Feminine, Holy Wisdom.


DEVOTIONAL SERVICES

Regular Morning and Evening devotions are conducted in the Chapel, lasting 30-45 minutes, and may include a silent prayer period and the administration of Holy Communion.