Talks

Talks from 2015 B.O.T.A. European Meeting

On May 1–3, 2015 Fratres and Sorores from four continents gathered for a B.O.T.A. European Meeting at San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a small city near Madrid, Spain. Meditations, lectures, and practical work were translated into four languages in "real time."

Here are transcripts from three inspirational talks given over the weekend:


50th Anniversary Jubilee Celebration in New Zealand

2013 marked the 50th anniversary (Jubilee year) of the work of B.O.T.A. in New Zealand. Rev. Ann Davies, the successor to Paul Foster Case, traveled to New Zealand in 1963 to lay the foundation for the work of Builders of the Adytum to be undertaken there.

In October, B.O.T.A. members from New Zealand, Australia, and the United States, including the Prolocutor General, Rev. Diane Rhodes, gathered for a Jubilee celebration at the Naenae Temple in Wellington, where Rev. Will Chesterman lived and worked. During the celebration, two New Zealand members were ordained as ministers to represent the B.O.T.A. to the public: Frater Adrian and Soror Caroline.

More information about the Jubilee celebration and the work of B.O.T.A. in New Zealand is available from these links:


Los Angeles Temple 50th Anniversary

The temple in Los Angeles was dedicated to the work of B.O.T.A. in 1959. On Sunday October 11th, 2009, Reverend Diane Rhodes spoke regarding the history and acquisition of the Los Angeles temple building in honor of its fiftieth anniversary. Read the transcript of her talk: transcript

Temple Dedication, October 11th, 1959

Hear Ann Davies' dedication of the temple on Figueroa Street. Listen or read the transcript.

Selected Articles

Selected articles by our founders:


The Lantern

Below are back issues of B.O.T.A.'s quarterly newsletter, making available more of the writings of Paul Case, Harriet Case, Ann Davies and others from the B.O.T.A. archives. Notice: publication of The Lantern will resume soon, in digital format.


The Portico

Issues of older B.O.T.A. newsletters:


Zenith News Notes

B.O.T.A. New Zealand's newsletter:




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