Many of you have reached out to the Order of St. Cyprian with concerns over our silence. We are happy to announce that on this day of our Lord, January the 6th – the Feast of the Epiphany, the Order of St. Cyprian of Antioch will be continuing under the aegis and Episcopal protection of the Ecclesia Lucis et Umbrae.
The Order will serve at its own separate religious Organization. Religious authority will be seated with the Archbishop of the ELU and practical authority with the Order’s Prior General. The Order will have complete autonomy in terms of day-to-day affairs but will ultimately cede religious authority to the ELU following all statement of principles and essentially existing as a specialized ELU Coven. Those who wish to join the order would first complete their catechesis and then and then begin their novitiate year within the Order.
Moving forward, all new applicants must be members of the ELU. Those members who were in the process of joining the OSC may pick up where they left off pending approval of the Presiding Archbishop and the Prior General. All other novitiates from outside the ELU will begin again, should they desire to continue.
Established Order membership requirements, Novitiate course work, and other aspects of the OSC will remain the same as currently established in the Order. Furthermore, the Order of Saint Cyprian of Antioch shall remain an international, uncloistered, and dispersed Esoteric Christian religious Order composed of individuals – ordained and lay, oriented toward spiritual growth via the practices of Theurgy and Thaumaturgy as understood and practiced through the charism of Saint Cyprian of Antioch. Members will continue to seek contemporary meaning in traditional forms of magic and prayer, combining the rich traditions of the past with an exploration of contemporary mysticism and ritual.
Please join us as we pray: We entreat you Jaspar, Melchior, and Balthazar, crowned kings who sought Jesus when he was born of the Virgin Mary, for that sweetness you felt toward Him when you went to seek him, and for that joy you felt when you found Him and offered your gifts, that you advise us on this our task. True God, as you accepted their gifts may you accept this prayer and bless this Order. May we find the gifts we seek in the Lord and in service to our Dear Saint Cyprian.
The Rev. Am. Weil, OSC
Prior General, Ordo Sancti Cypriani