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Deacon Ordination Updated

I have updated the Ordination of a Deacon ritual.  The substance of the update is to elevate the status of the diaconate by placing it under the direct supervision of the episcopate rather than under that delegated to the priesthood.  I am no longer inclined to  consider the role of Deacon to be inherently subsidiary

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The Kiblah

by Tau Apiryon “In the East, that is, in the direction of Boleskine, which is situated on the South-Eastern shore of Loch Ness in Scotland, two miles east of Foyers, is a shrine or High Altar.” — Liber XV “Set up my image in the East; thou shalt buy thee an image which I will

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The Creed of the Gnostic Catholic Church: an Examination

by Helena and Tau Apiryon The text of the Creed of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica is as follows: I believe in one secret and ineffable LORD; and in one Star in the company of Stars of whose fire we are created, and to which we shall return; and in one Father of Life, Mystery of Mystery,

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Liber XXV: The Star Ruby

Composed by Aleister Crowley for the Order A∴A∴ Unofficial notes and comments in brackets by Sabazius. [I. ] Facing East, in the centre, draw deep deep deep thy breath closing thy mouth with thy right forefinger prest against thy lower lip. Then dashing down the hand with a great sweep back and out, expelling forcibly

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A Ceremony for Visitation and Administration of the Virtues to the Sick

Prepared for the use of E.G.C. clergy by T. Apiryon, Helena, and T. Sir Hasirim This is a ceremony whereby a sick member of the congregation may partake of communion in his or her home or in hospital. If the illness is grave, and death is immanent, Last Rites should be administered rather than this

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Consecration of the Oil

Prepared for the use of E.G.C. clergy by T. Apiryon The Holy Oil is used in the ceremonies of Confirmation and Ordination, and may be used for consecrating the various implements and furniture of the Temple. It is the Oil of Abramelin, which is composed of the following ingredients: Oil of Cinnamon, 8 parts Oil

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A Greater Feast for Death

Prepared for the use of E.G.C. clergy by T. Apiryon (The Temple is arranged for the Gnostic Mass. The guests are admitted and seated. One chair is left empty. A photograph, favorite posession, or other memento of the Deceased may be placed at the foot of the Stele. A Requiem Gnostic Mass is celebrated. The

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A Wedding Ceremony

Prepared for the use of E.G.C. clergy by Helena and T. Apiryon The ceremony of marriage is mentioned in the final paragraphs of Liber XV. In the case of Apostolic Christianity, holy matrimony expressed the redemption of an otherwise sinful and unclean act through the blessing of the priest, and the dedication of the act

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A Feast for Life

Prepared for the use of E.G.C. clergy by Helena and T. Apiryon (The Gnostic Mass is celebrated. Afterwards, the officers gather before the veil. The following orations may be made by the Priest or the Priestess, or they may divide them between each other or share them with the Deacon.) THE PRIEST(ESS): One of the

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Last Rites

This sacrament is attributed to Saturn, the Path of Tav, and the Sphere of Binah. Its purpose is to assist in the alleviation of fear, concern over the disposition of mundane affairs, and any other factors which stand in the way of a free and peaceful death, so that those who approach death may set

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