The Order of St Luke the Physician was founded in the 1930s to promote the healing ministry among Episcopal and other mainline churches. This was a period when healing was considered “cultic” and the OSL pioneers faced both opposition and dismissive indifference.
The OSL ministry has continued and now has various means of starting or strengthening the healing ministry of your parish. It sends experienced healing ministers to do teachings and workshops that can jump start and effective healing ministry in your church, or give specialized instructions on such things as inner healing and deliverance ministry.
Starting an OSL chapter in your parish is easy and beneficial. The inexpensive OSL member packet contains excellent books on healing, plus a wonderful workbook of all of the healing incidents of the Gospels. This is a great way to get the lay folks involved in the healing ministry. How would your church be transformed if many of your parishioners were informed and trained in the healing ministry? Check out their website: OSLtoday.org.
Fr. William De Arteaga has been involved with the OSL for over 40 years and has been the state of Georgia OSL chaplain for two decades. He is the author of several important books on healing including Agnes Sanford and Her Companions (2015) and Aging Gracefully with the Graces of Healing Prayer (2019). He would be delighted to come to your parish to assist you in establishing or strengthening your church’s healing ministry.