The Goshen Community
A Semi-Monastic Christian Ecumenical
Eucharistic Community

Dedicated to Prayer, Hospitality and Healing
of Weak, Weary and Wounded Christians
The Goshen Community
The Goshen Community was "birthed" when Archbishop Charles Jones, Bishop of
the Southeastern US Province of the International Communion of the Charismatic
Episcopal Church, gave his blessing to the foundation of the community.

Goshen is a semi-monastic ecumenical Eucharistic community of members devoted
to the practice of prayer, radical hospitality; and, healing.  Holistic compassionate
care is provided to weak, weary and wounded Christians in crisis, especially clergy
persons.

The members of the community seek to secure (by gift*) a literal set apart
property: "Goshen Place,"
in which the community can establish a Mother House,
Chapel, Retreat and Restoration Centers, residences; and, the School of Shalom,
which was established to facilitate Christian discipleship.

Goshen is also home to a chapter of the International Order of Saint Luke the
Physician, which is perhaps the oldest international ecumenical healing order of the
Church.  
Presently, Goshen is also seeking affiliation with the International
Association of Healing Rooms.

Initially, the first four members of the community were members of Prince of Peace
CEC Mission parish; however, since the community is ecumenical, membership is
open to ALL baptized Christians across the body of Christ.

There are different levels of membership ranging from Inquirer, Postulate, to avowed
Covenant membership.  Goshen was founded upon the Biblical precept that the
return of two laboring together is far greater than two laboring apart and that our
union of the body of Christ makes visible His love, mercy and grace.

Covenant members abide by a common Rule of Life and have consecrated their
property to God, renouncing private ownership; and, sharing all thing in common,
with the exception of some personal hygiene items.

Goshen Community Critters
The High Priestly Prayer

Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that
the Son may glorify You, even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may
give eternal life. “
This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have
sent."  
I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. “Now, Father, glorify
Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

“I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to
Me, and they have kept Your word. “Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You; for
the words which You gave Me I have given to them; and they received them and truly understood that I came forth from
You, and they believed that You sent Me. “I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom
You have given Me; for they are Yours; and all things that are Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I have been
glorified in them. “I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father,
keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me,
that they may be one even as We are. “While I was with
them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but
the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled.

The Disciples in the World

“But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves. “I
have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the
world.
“I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one."  They are not of the
world, even as I am not of the world. “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. “As You sent Me into the world, I also
have sent them into the world. “For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all
be one
; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe
that You sent Me.

Their Future Glory

“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You
in Me, that they may be perfected in unity,
so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as
You have loved Me. “Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may
see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

“O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent
Me; and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may
be in them, and I in them.”