is the OCR?
Order of Christ the King was established at Leeds, England
on the Feast of Christ the King in 1900. The unwritten motto
of the Order came to be the Pauline directive, “be
in the world, but not of it.” Our
founders sought to strengthen their daily lives through
a common discipline of devotion and study thereby encouraging
the faithful to participate more fully in the sacramental
and liturgical life of the Church.
The initials which follow the names of those
who are professed members of the Order stand for the name
of the Order as it appears when written in Latin: “Ordo
Christus Rex” which is literally translated as the
Order of Christ the King. The Rule of the Order never provided
for a monastery or mother house for her members. Nor has
there been any connection, official or otherwise, with any
of the various established religious societies within any
of the great historic Catholic Communions. In this respect
the Rexists remain a unique century old singular witness
to the great diversity which exists within the religious
life of the Holy Catholic Church. The chief source of unity
which exits among our members is our unceasing mission to
promote devotion to Christ our Lord and King, while devoting
our entire being to a life of unconditional service to His
Bride the Church.
professed members of the Order undergo a rigorous period
of self-examination prior to acceptance into the Order.
All professions must be made in a public liturgical setting
and authorized by the Superior General or his duly appointed
representative. Ordained clerics, candidates for Holy Orders
and laity of both genders are eligible to become members
of the “Ordo”. Only males in Holy Orders may
apply for membership in the O.C.R.
Order is open to females who have been "set aside"
to serve as Lay Deaconess's.
We invite you to explore the opportunity to serve with us.
Please email, call or write for
further information on becoming a part of this century old
Traditional Anglican Religious Institute.
DEVOTION TO CHRIST THE KING: Members of the Order
of Christ the King are devoted to Jesus Christ, the King
of Kings and Lord of Lords.
SERVICE: A member of the Order of Christ the King
is a servant to all who are in need; striving to always
be of assistance, as the Lord enables him or her.
DISCIPLINE: Members of the Order of Christ the
King must walk in Godly discipline, not forsaking their
FELLOWSHIP: Members of the Order of Christ the
King are united in the love of Christ. Though physical distance
may separate members one from another, the spiritual life
increases the bond of fellowship.
REGULAR WORSHIP: Members of the Order of Christ
the King shall, as they are able, regularly attend worship
services, the Sacraments, and be faithful in prayer.
HOSPITALITY: Members of the Order of Christ the
King endeavor to always be hospitable, showing kindness
and generosity to strangers and acquaintances alike.
7. CHARITY: Godly love shall ever be the
mark of a Christian; love for God and love for our fellow
human beings shall be the daily striving of all Rexists.
SPRITUAL LIFE: The Rexist Brother or Sister is
concerned with the spiritual lives not only of the community
around us, but of the Church at large. Members of the Order
are to attend Christian worship services regularly, and
are encouraged to observe Morning and Evening Prayer, as
well as other spiritual devotions.
COMMUNITY WORK: Members of the Order of Christ
the King are encouraged to perform acts of mercy, and to
be of benefit to the local community and the Church at large.
deep desire to grow in love for God and his creation through
consecration to Christ our Redeemer and King.
Strong interest in promoting Christian values
in today’s society. Moral, emotional, and psychological
A self-supporting profession or occupation.
Freedom to live the Rexist Way of Life (attendance
at the basic OCR gatherings).
health and at least 18 years of age: applicants will be
considered through senior years.
Rexists do not live in community together but share a fraternal
and supernatural bond with their Brothers and Sisters in
the Order. They encourage and support one another in living
their commitment to the Gospel way of life-forming a Christian
community of ideals, work and prayer. When Rexists live
in the same geographical area, they come together at least
weekly for a day of fellowship. Rexists not living in proximity
with other Order members make their day of fellowship with
like-minded Christians whenever possible.