“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” —Apostle Paul, Letter to the Galatians 3:28
The brothers and sisters of the Fellowship’s communities come from a variety of nationalities and backgrounds, united by a life rooted in communion with the principles of our community charter. Some of these Paleochristian values include: tolerance, solidarity, respect for free will, unselfishness, initiative and action, mutual support and assistance, charity and the way of hospitality.
We share a deep thirst for spiritual knowledge, but also knowledge of the world as it is, and our place within it. This shared interest in truth – including new scientific, social, political and spiritual discoveries, and their practical application in order to increase one’s understanding and level of Being – is one of the fundamental connections binding the community and one of the reasons for its existence.
The Fellowship’s vocation – the common spiritual quest for which we have come together – is rooted in the teachings of the Apostle Paul, the example of his missionary life, and his theology. Community was central to the earliest Christianity as shaped and evangelized by St. Paul, and it is fully embraced by modern Paleochristianity. We strive to embody this spirit of community, and engage in the preparation and dissemination of the results of our study for the good of all.
St. Paul expressed his charismatic vocation by completing missions in the heart of numerous ancient cities. His work resulted in the formation of a network of communities, central to which were “households of the faithful,” in which all members shared in their labors and property. Each community engaged on the quest to discover the meaning of Christ’s revelation for each of its members personally and for the group as a whole.
St. Paul’s mission was rooted in love. He aroused and cherished fraternal bonds, spiritual communion, and sharing between brothers and sisters and between communities from Ephesus to Corinth, from the Hebrews to the Romans. His letters reflect how he and the early Christian communities were bound to these principles. Loves breaks down artificial barriers and creates true communion.
St. Paul worshiped the God of love and forgiveness that perfects, through Christ. This theology is expressed in his call for a united world in which all members of the body of Christ are one in Communion.
Through our vocational work, the brothers and sisters of the Fellowship strive to open our eyes to God’s presence in all aspects of life, in suffering and in joy. We strive to open our ears to the divine call. And we open our doors to men and women in Christ’s life-transforming power.
Caesarea is a religious community and the spiritual headquarters of the Fellowship of the Cosmic Mind, located in the mountains of Otto, North Carolina. The facility hosts resident brothers and sisters of the Fellowship’s spiritual order who have dedicated their lives to service. We lead monthly congregational gatherings, as well as other special events, retreats, and conferences.
Named after the famed Caesarea between Haifa and Tel Aviv in modern Israel. The original Caesarea was built in 25 B.C. by Herod the Great.
Members at the main branch tend to the interests of our ministry and toil daily in service of the greater glory and love of God.
Communauté St. Martin
The support branch of our community project, Communauté Saint Martin Belcassé, located outside Toulouse, France, is an old chateau that we work to maintain and restore for the greater glory of God, and of our gracious hosts, the French people.
The Chateau’s former owner allowed it to fall into disrepair, to the chagrin of the community. Our order took the initiative and purchased the house to restore and beautify it.
As Paleochristians, we firmly believe in doing good wherever we can, and engaging in hard work to maintain not just the patrimony of the great nation of France, but of humanity as a whole. This is a mission that is common to all those who follow the Paleochristian path.
Oak Farm (Cassé Farm)
The Oak Farm is an old heritage site near St. Martin Belcassé, recently purchased for the purposes of saving it from collapse.
The large building has for hundreds of years been the main house for agriculteurs in the area.
Interspersed between our devotional activities and research, we take the time to repair it and make it liveable as a community project.