Regular Study & Prayer Groups in Hillsdale

Close of Day with readings from the Book of the Revelation to John, followed by a conversation. Every Tuesday at 6:30 PM. Last Tuesday of the month: the names of those who have died will be read from the pulpit.

Relating to Dying, Death and Life after Death. One Wednesday a month, 10 to 11 AM. Call Peter Skaller for information 413.274.6014.

NEW STUDY! The Christian Path. Last Thursday of the month at 10 AM, join Hugh Thornton for an exploration into walking with Christ. The direction of the study will be co-determined. Begins: September 27.

The Threshold Group. First Saturday, 10 AM. Deepening our connection with the dead. For more information, call Ann-Elizabeth Barnes 413.429.6561.

NEW STUDY! A Thorough Study of the Liturgy of the Act of Consecration of Man.  One Saturday a month at 10 AM:
9/22, 10/27, 11/17, 12/22.


Open Courses at the Seminary of The Christian Community


In addition to providing training for the vocation of priest, the Seminary offers Orientation Courses and Open Courses. The programs include the daily celebration of the Act of Consecration of Man, some shared meals, Gospel Study, workshops, and lectures.

In Chestnut Ridge, New York
Click flyers at right for more information or go online to:


“Unknown#2” by Clyfford Still


December 3 at 8:30 am — December 7 at 1:30 pm

with Rev. Erk Ludwig

The deed of Christ on earth is the central event in the course of history.  Yet it does not take place, so to speak, along the law of earthly development, it does not follow any natural, moral or karmic law.  From beyond necessity, Christ involves himself in humanity’s evolving out of love for mankind, out of grace.  For this deed not to remain stuck in the historical past, but to continue today and in the times ahead, the inner activity of human beings is called upon.

This course wants to encourage and support such activity.

Returning Open Course guests will note the rise in the suggested donation amount.  We hope this will help raise awareness of the true costs of the seminary and express how valued these weeks are.  Out of town guests who have extra costs for travel and housing should especially feel welcome to donate a lower amount, if that would make a difference in attending.  Prospective students and college-aged guests may contact our office to inquire about further financial support.

Opportunities for Young Adults

The Christian Community in North American sponsors travel costs and registration fee for Open Courses for young people who want to get to know the Seminary. To apply for financial support, please write to: Rev Oliver Steinrueck,


Gospel Readings • Advent 2017– 2018