THE CONGREGATION OF THE COMPANIONS OF THE HOLY SAVIOUR
The Congregation of the Companions of the Holy Saviour is a religious order founded in 1891 at The Church of the Evangelists (Episcopal) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Rev'd William McGarvey was the founder, who later left for the Roman Rite. In 1896 a house for members of the Order (S. Saviour's House) was established at S. Elizabeth Church. The initials, CSSS, are formed from the Latin name for the Order, Congregatio Sociorum Sancti Salvatoris. The charism of the Order is Salvatorian. More recent documents of the Order use the "Savior" spelling in the name, but the original is "Saviour".
Vowed members of the Order are called Companions, and must be priests, deacons, or candidates for Holy Orders who commit to vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Associates, who may be men or women, commit to living a rule of life and to make Ember Day reports. Companions do not live in community. The head of the Order is referred to as the Father Master.
There are currently two Companions, The Rt. Rev'd Barry Yingling, and The Rev'd Justin Falciani.
On 11 April 2017 the Order was reconstituted within the United Anglican Church. Changes were made to the definition of "celibate" to permit "celibate/chaste" Companions, thus allowing for the admission of married Companions. The other clarifiation made was to define Anglican as anyone in communion with the See of Canterbury, or who identify themselves as Anglican. No other changes were made to the Constitution. Father Falciani will be the contact with the Episcopal Church for purposes of continuing to be considered members of "Other Christian Communities."
On 13 June 2017, Bishop Yingling and Father Falciani took Life Vows. Deacon Brian Johnson was admitted as a Probationer on 11 May 2017.
The next Annual Chapter will be held on 3 and 4 April 2018 at Christ Church, Somers Point, New Jersey.
For further information, contact Bishop Barry Yingling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background and History of the Order, along with the Constitution and Rules:
Here can be downloaded an application to become an Associate (be sure to first read the material in the previous downloadable document):
For Companions and Associates, here is the Memorial Booklet:
In your prayers for the sick or infirm, please pray for Ted+ and all Companions or Associates.
Please also pray for the repose of the souls of Richard+ and Samuel.
On 11 May 2016, Deacon Brian Johnson was admitted as a Probationer.