Daily Office & Eucharist
"My doctor is Jesus Christ, my food is Jesus Christ, and my fuel is Jesus Christ."
—Contemporary Coptic Monk
The life of the Order is centered on the offering of the four-fold Daily Office and Holy Eucharist, for which each day we have the privilege of gathering in choir in praise, intercession, and thanksgiving to God.
We also give an hour and a half each day in choir to still or contemplative prayer. Two additional little offices are recited in the monastery during the day.
In all of these offerings it is the prayer of Christ—in the Office and in all of our living—that prays us, and it is Jesus in the Holy Eucharist who offers Himself with us to the Father. We live in trust that our worship together is an unfolding of God's life in us in which divine love takes us up as a community, unites us in Jesus, and offers us to the Father.
Because genuine prayer will always lead to conversion of heart, the authenticity of our prayer is proved in how we live and work together.