The Holy Sacraments and Devotional Services

Our events are open to the public and presented free of charge, at historic Besant Lodge (street parking only, no wheelchair access). Your generous contribution is welcome and very much appreciated.


Celebration of the Holy Eucharist

Sundays 11:00 am
High Mass and Homily

Wednesdays 8:00 pm
Evening Eucharist (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.


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

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

The Healing Service includes an Angelic Invocation and the administration of Holy Unction. 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.

A Service of Devotion to the Holy Sophia is a unique, mystical, devotional liturgy, invoking and venerating the Divine Feminine, Holy Wisdom.