Our Lady Help of Christians Archabbey

Welcome to Our Lady Help of Christians Archabbey, the primary Benedictine community for th535515_4958299313888_1596746966_ne Church of Ireland in the Americas. If you feel you have a calling to serve God in a Contemplative way and have found yourself unwanted in other churches, then we encourage you to come and worship with us and see how we may fit each other.  Our Patriarch, Archabbot Ordinary William Higginbotham is the Community’s Archabbot.

We adhere to the seven first Ecumenical Councils and the three Creeds. We offer the seven sacrements and other services as the need presents itself.Our goal is to renew the fellowship and faith of the first-century church – a time when believers began to endeavor on the road that we call monasticism – establishing real relationships with with Christ – in an environment that is both sacramental and liturgical. Our goals include a path of continuing the doctrine and theology of the early church as well as promoting a deep and personal faith in Christ Jesus our Lord.  And to move forward bravely into the 21st century and discover what is has in store for today’s monastic.

Fr. William Higginbotham, OSB is our pastor. We are located at 103 Turlington Dr., Apt D, Tabor City 28463. Our number is 910-653-3388, you can email Fr. +William at ourladyhelpofchristians@gmail.com.

A day in the life of a monk:

Vigils and Lauds:  8:00

Light Breakfast:  8:30

Private Devotions and Lectio Divina:  9:00

Sext:  11:30

Lunch:  12:00

Conventual Mass:  5:30

Vespers in conjunction with Eucharistic Adoration:  6:00

Dinner:  6:30

Recreation, Leisure time:  8:00

Compline: 11:30 pm  (Said privately)

The Great Silence begins with the completion of Compline.

The Novus Ordo, 2nd Ed. is customarly used for mass. He is bi ritual so can preform other Divine Liturgies upon request.

For other sacraments and needs or services, please contact Fr +William.

Hymn:  Hail Mary, Gentle Woman