Ordination

Purpose: There are five classes of the priesthood and it is the ceremony that sets one apart from the lay people of the world. Each class has three levels. One can enter into ordination only after four years of seminary and a desire to be a part of the priesthood.

Who it is performed by: Archbishop/Member of the Central Government

Where it is performed: Temple/Seminary

Qualifications: Four year diploma in secondary school, purification, confirmation, YDP, and endowment.

Ceremony:

Entrance

Song that introduces the Liturgy and brings the people together with the procession of the five offices of the priesthood and any visiting priesthood members, the Liturgy is headed by the Bishop with the Priests, Teachers, Deacons, and Evangelists taking on minor roles

(ANTIPHON 1)

Greeting

In the name of the spirit, of humanity, and of our hopeful divinity

So be it

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The grace of the divine and the love of the Christs and the communion we have with our spirit be with the rest of you

And with your spirit

May the grace of the divine and the guidance of the Christs be with you all.

And with your spirit.

Let the divine be with you always through your spirit.

And with your spirit

 

Rite of Blessing

The priest and the deacon will come around and bless the people by sprinkling water to all the people. It is a sign of their continual process of their purification.

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The gift of the divine brings life to the world and the divine plan will bring us to everlasting life.

We ask the divine to bless the water of life and we ask that this water renew our spirits over the next week so that we may reflect on and challenge ourselves to come ever closer to life in the heavens.

We as this through the blessings and guidance of the Christs.

So be it.

The gift of water brings renewal to our humanity and our spirituality as we constantly strive towards the eventual divinity. We should be saved from all things that will bring us down.

We should petition the divine, the bringer of the plan of salvation and of the waters of life, to free us from danger as we go through this path of life and to have a purity of heart.

We ask this with the guidance of the Christs.

So be it.

We celebrate our creation and redemption and we ask for renewal and cleansing. This water, to us, represents the waters of the people of the world and how all are blessed under the covenant of humanity. We will all share in the joy of the entrance into the waters of the world to set our place in the world.

We ask this through the guidance of the Christs.

So be it.

 

Penitential Act

 

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People of the world, let us acknowledge our shortcomings as humanity and we should prepare ourselves to be more fully like the harmony of the Christs. Let us come together to show our compassion and judgment to one another. Let us ask for forgiveness from one another. Let us prepare to enter into the sacred spaces of the world so that we can renew and cleanse ourselves.

 

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I confess to the divine potential of the spirit within me that I am a human and have the nature of the animal inside of me and that it affects my words, thoughts, and actions in life. I am in the world and I am of the world, even though I strive for something greater. Therefore I ask the Angels, Saints, and Christs to serve as divinely inspired examples of me. I confess to you, my brothers and sisters, to set an example for me as well.

May we all have mercy on one another, forgive as we have forgiven, and strive towards everlasting life.

So be it

We have done bad in this world and we need to see the light.

Have mercy on us.

Show us the mercy and love of the plan of the divine.

Grant us the salvation that comes with the light.

May we all have mercy on one another, forgive as we have forgiven, and strive towards everlasting life.

So be it

You raise the people of the world to light, have mercy on us.

Have mercy on us.

The Christs provide us with a clear path to the light.

Have mercy on us.

You bring the light to the darkness of the world.

Have mercy on us.

May we all have mercy on one another, forgive as we have forgiven, and strive towards everlasting life.

So be it

 

Mercy

May our spirit have our mercy

So be it

May the Christs serve as a divine example

So be it

May we strive towards this goal

So be it

Gloria

Glory to the heavens in the highest

and may they bring peace to the people of good will

We praise them

We bless them

We adore them

We glorify them

We give them thanks for their great glory

Heavenly kings over the earth

The almighty creator of the world

The harmony of the Christs, sons of the creator

The sacrifice of the world and the harmony of the divine

Take away the grasp of the world upon us

Have mercy on all of us

Take away the grasp of the world upon us

Receive the petitions and intentions of the people

You are seated in the heavens with the creators

Have mercy on all of us

You are among the holy ones

You are among the Lords of the heavens

You are among the most high

To strive for the Christs

With the help of the spirit within us

In the glory of the divinity that we all strive for

So be it.

Opening Chant

Let us think of others and state our intentions.

A member of the evangelist staff states the intentions of the service based on what members want to ask of the sacrifice and service.

(CHANT 1)

So be it.

First Talk

The word of inspiration

Thanks be to the inspired

Response Chant

A chant is sung based on the Book of Anthems of Through Minds’ Eyes

Second Talk

The word of inspiration

Thanks be to the inspired

Acclamation

The chant of thanks to the divinity that is within all of us and that which we strive for is sung in preparation for the words of the Christs, who serve as an example for all of us.

(ACCLAMATION 1)

Third Talk

May the divine light up through your spirit

And with your spirit

A reading of the teachings of the Christs passed down from generations before

Glory to the words of the Christs

A talk is given by the presiding priest or bishop.

The good news of the Christs have been proclaimed

Praise and Glory to the Christs

Preparation

{The first part of the rite consists of the calling of the ordinands and the formal presentation of them to the bishop; the reading of the interdict; the archdeacon’s petition and testimony; and the bishop’s address to the ordinands.}

The archdeacon summons the ordinands with the formula: Let those who are to be ordained to the order of priesthood come forward.

As their names are read out one by one by the notary, each one replies: “Present” and steps forward; they arrange themselves in a semicircle before the bishop and kneel.

Then one of the assistants reads the interdict, a last warning that if anyone receives the sacrament under false pretences, he will incur the penalty of excommunication.

Now the newly ordained priests go and kneel before the bishop one by one. The bishop is seated on the faldstool and is wearing the mitre. He takes the stole, until now worn by the newly ordained on the left shoulder, draws it over the right shoulder, and arranges it in the form of a cross over the chest (in the manner worn by a priest). As he does so he says to each one:

Take the yoke, for the yoke is sweet and the burden light.

Next he invests each one with the chasuble, leaving it folded and pinned at the back but hanging down in front. As he does so he says:

Take the vestment of priesthood which signifies charity; for God is able to advance you in charity and in perfection.

Praise and Glory to the Christs

Leader N, I place these candidates before you to be ordained into the offices of the holy priesthood of this philosophy and to carry it forever.

Is it by their own will and accord that they make this request?

It is as far as my humanity allows me to know.

Are they worthy and well qualified?

It is as far as my spirituality will allow me to know.

Are they duly and truly prepared?

By the grace of the divine.

The leader then begins their address to those who are about to be ordained:

{In the first place the bishop addresses himself to the clergy and the people, consulting with them about the fitness of the men who are being presented for ordination. This is reminiscent of olden times when the custom prevailed of having priests and other clergy chosen by the will of the people. It must be kept in mind, then, that in the present discipline of the Chancel the people can merely raise objections, but it is the bishop who makes the choice.}

My dear people, since the captain of a ship and its passengers alike have reason to feel safe or else in danger on a voyage, they ought to be of one mind in their common interests. Not without reason, then, have the prophets decreed that the people too should be consulted in the choice of those who are to be raised to the ministry of the altar.

For sometimes it happens that one or another person has knowledge about the life and conduct of a candidate that is not generally known. And the people will necessarily be more inclined to be loyal to a priest if they have given consent to their ordination.

As far as I can judge, the conduct of these, who with the divine help are to be ordained to the priesthood, is commendable and is pleasing to God. In my opinion, then, they are deserving of being promoted to a higher honor in the Chancel and the world. Yet it is well to consult the people as a whole, rather than to rely on one or a few, whose approval might be a consequence of partiality or of misjudgment.

Be perfectly free, then, to say what you know about the conduct and character of the candidates and what you think of their fitness. But let your approval of their elevation to the priesthood be based more on their merits than on your own affection for them. Consequently, if anyone has anything against them, let them for their honor and in their name come forward and sincerely speak his mind. Only let them remember their own state.

My dear sons and daughters, who are about to be consecrated to the offices of the priesthood, endeavor to receive that office worthily, and once ordained, strive to discharge it in a praiseworthy manner. A duties are to offer sacrifice, to bless, to govern, to preach, and to baptize. So high a dignity should be approached with great awe, and care must be taken that those chosen for it are recommended by eminent wisdom, upright character, and a long-standing virtuous life.

Thus it was that when the Lord commanded Moses to choose as his helpers seventy men from the whole tribe of Israel, to whom He would impart the gifts of the Holy Spirit, He said to him: “Choose the ones whom you know to be elders of the people”. It is you yourselves who are prefigured in these seventy elders, if now, by the help of the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit, you are faithful to the Ten Commandments, and display soundness and maturity in knowledge and in action.

Under the same kind of sign and figure, in the New Law, chose the seventy-two disciples, and sent them before two by two to preach. Thus taught us both by word and by deed that the ministers of the Chancel should be perfect both in faith and in works; in other words, that their lives should be founded on the twofold love of the divine and of neighbor. Strive, then, to be such, that by grace you may be worthy of being chosen to assist, that is, those who are prefigured. Then indeed is Chancel surrounded, adorned, and ruled by a wonderful variety of ministers, when from her ranks are consecrated bishops, and others of lesser orders, priests, deacons, teachers, and missionaries, each of a different dignity, yet comprising the many members of the one body.

Therefore, my dear sons and daughters, chosen as you are by the judgment of our brethren to be consecrated as our helpers, keep yourselves blameless in a life of chastity and sanctity. Be well aware of the sacredness of your duties. Be holy as you deal with holy things. When you celebrate the mystery of the spiritual death, see to it that by mortifying your bodies you rid yourselves of all vice and concupiscence. Let the doctrine you expound be spiritual medicine for the people of the divine. Let the fragrance of your lives be the delight of the chancel, that by your preaching and example you help to build up the edifice which is the family of the divint. May it never come about that we, for promoting you to so great an office, or you, for taking it on yourselves, should deserve their condemnation; but rather may we merit a reward from them. So let it be by their grace.

All: So be it.

The bishop rises, removes the mitre, and says the following prayer, during which all the others kneel:

O God, the source of all holiness, whose consecration is ever effective, whose blessing is ever fulfilled, pour out on these servants of yours, whom we now raise to the dignity of the priesthood, the gift of your blessing. By their noble and exemplary lives let them prove that they are really elders of the people, and true to the norms laid down. Let them meditate on your law day and night, so that they may believe what they have read, and teach what they have believed, and practice what they have taught. May justice, constancy, mercy, courage, and all the other virtues be reflected in their every way of acting. May they inspire others by their example, and hearten them by their admonitions. May they keep pure and spotless the gift of their high calling. For the worship of your people may they change bread and wine into the body and blood of your Son by a holy consecration. May they through persevering charity mature “unto the perfect man, unto the measure of the age of the fulness of  the Christs,” and rise on the day of the just and eternal judgment of God with a good conscience, true faith, and the full gifts of the Spirit.

So Be it.

Profession

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I believe in the almighty spirit of the divine around us and within us

I believe in the creation of all things visible and invisible

I believe in the harmony of the trinity through the teachings and examples of the Christs

I believe in the coming of age before all ages

I believe in the truth and the light set forth from the beginning of all time

I believe in the combination of the spirit and the human through the grace of the divine

I believe in the coming and the rising of the life of all of us

I believe in the life, suffering, death, and rebirth of the world

I believe in the examples of the Christs, Prophets, and Angels

I believe in the ultimate harmonization of the trinity in all of us and the reaching of our divine potential

I believe in the ascension and the glory of the divine

I believe in the spirit of life which comes before all things

I believe in the adoration of all parts of our nature

I believe in the words of the prophets

I believe in the covenant which has come to us

I believe in the forgiveness of sins

I believe in the life after this, whatever that may be for us

I believe in the life of the eternities and the passing of time

So be it

I believe in the divine, the creator that is around us and within all of us.

I believe in the Christs and the path of the light that they have shown to all of us.

I believe in the conception of the spirit within me and the struggles that I face in life with the balance between the two.

I believe in the suffering and the world, the death, and the rebirth of the world and of our spirits.

One day, all the people of the world will be judged by their actions and their attitude.

I believe in the spirit.

I believe in the universal humanity.

I believe in the communion of prophets and Christs.

I believe in the resurrection of my spirit.

And I believe in life forever after death.

So be it.

 

Universal Chant

A time of silent reflection follows with one person at a time stating other intentions, the people will respond

So be it

The priest will say a concluding reflection

So be it

Let us kneel down.

Arise.

{When the litany is ended the candidates rise and go in pairs to kneel before the bishop. The bishop places both his hands on the head of each candidate in turn, without saying anything. This very simple though impressive action, unaccompanied by prayer or chant, is called the essential matter of the sacrament. It signifies that the power of priesthood is conferred by the bishop imposing hands on the candidate, transmitting to the latter the power which the bishop himself has received from the christs through their successors.}

After the bishop has imposed hands on them, they return to their former place and kneel. When all are in place the bishop holds his right hand outstretched over them. Next the priests who are present come forward and lay both their hands on the head of each candidate Then, forming a semicircle beginning at the gospel side, they stand behind the candidates and hold their right hand outstretched over them just as the bishop is doing.

The act of the priests taking part in the ceremony of laying-on of hands is perhaps a relic of the time when more than one bishop took part in the ordination of priests, and each bishop present imposed hands on the ordinands. The present ceremony of the priests, imposing hands has no other purpose than to make more forceful the outward sign of power being conferred through this kind of action.

 

Presentation of the Gifts

The sacrificial gifts are brought forth and proceed around the space. They are brought to the main table and the communion gifts are prepared. The offices of the priesthood say a silent prayer and the music stops after it is said.

Invitation

The divine will be with you forever.

And with your spirit

Lift up your soul

We lift them to the heavens

Let us give thanks

It is right and just

Preface

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(Choice of dozens of texts appropriate for the season and feast days) It is right and just, it is our duty and a part of our salvation. This is what has been brought forth by the divine in the beginning and passed down through the prophets and the Christs of all ages. This is fulfilling the will of the people and the reminder of the covenant by which we all are bound to under purification. The death and rebirth of the human spirit has been manifest in the death and the rebirth of the Christs. We all declare the glory of this plan as we say, It is right to give thanks and just to give glory, o mighty divine, through this plan that we have brought forth and manifest here. This exists before all ages and through all time to the end of all covenants. This is the source of all life and the fill of all the blessings of the world. In the greatest presence of all the angels both day and night, we gaze to the heavens and we praise the glory of this life that we are living as we unite and acclaim,

 

Sanctus

Sanctus, sanctus power and might of the divine

The heavens and the earth are full of your glory

Sanctus, sanctus in the highest of the heavens

Blessed is the one that comes in the name of the divinity

Sanctus, sanctus in the highest of the heavens

Thanksgiving

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To you, oh divine through the plan, we make a petition with  the guidance of the Christs and the reminders of the prophets. We ask that these sacrifices be acceptable in our continued understanding of our place in the covenant. We ask that the universal and holy congregation throughout the world be blesses as well.

The sacrifices made throughout the world by the prophets and the Christs have also been of a great deal of help to us. Grant peace throughout the world to all of us. The eternal and true divine plan gives us hope in strength in the good times and in the bad times.

We ask for the protecting help of our ancestors and of those around us. We ask this of one another as we try to improve our lives.

Therefore, we ask for this service to be given to us for our whole society so that we are continually reminded of our blessings forevermore, saved from damnation, and counted among the flock of everlasting life.

The plan of the divine and the divine is the fountain of all holiness and the foundation of the world, to be given to us time and time again through the prophets and the Christs who have given us this plan for our spirit. A pure sacrifice will be given to us through the name of the Christs. We give you praise, divine, for you have fashioned all the works in wisdom and in love. You formed man in your own image and entrusted the whole world since them, so that in serving you alone, the Creator, he might have dominion over all creatures.

Your plan came in mercy to the aid of all, so that those who seek might find you. Time and again you offered them covenants and through the prophets and Christs taught them to look forward to salvation. The Christs laid out the path for us and we have to follow it through the blessings of the ancestors and prophets.

To accomplish your plan, the Christs gave themselves up to death, and, destroyed death and restored life in the process. And that we might live no longer for ourselves but for the one who died and rose again. This is the satisfaction and the fulfillment of the divine plan.

Epiclesis

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Be pleased and bless us, acknowledge us, and approve this offering in every respect; make it spiritual so that it may become for us the representation of the three states of humanity. Make holy, therefore, these gifts by sending down the Spirit upon us all so that these emblems may become for us the three states of being like that of the Christs. Therefore we humbly implore the divine: by the same Spirit graciously make holy these gifts we have brought for consecration, that they may become the three states of being at the Christs command we celebrate this great mystery.

Institution

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On the day before they were to suffer they took bread in their hands, and with eyes raised to heaven to the divine, giving thanks they said the blessing, and broke the bread, and gave it to all of us, saying:

TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT, THIS IS THE BREAD OF NOURISHMENT FOR THE BODY OF DIVINITY WHICH HAS BEEN GIVEN UP FOR YOU ALL.

TAKE THIS AS WELL, FOR THIS IS THE OIL OF THE JOY THAT WE HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO EXPERIENCE IN LIFE. THIS IS A REPRESENTATION OF OUR PLACE IN THE WORLD AS SOMEONE WHO RECOGNIZES THAT WE DO NOT CONFLICT BETWEEN THE TWO NATURES.

In a similar way, the Christs would take the precious chalice in their hands and they said the blessing and gave the chalice to us all, saying:

TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT, THIS IS THE CHALICE OF WINE OF REFRESHMENT OF THE ETERNAL COVENANT FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END, WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF ALL THE SINS AND THE FULFILLMENT OF THE DIVINE PLAN. DO THIS IN MY, AND ALL OF OUR, NAMES.

At the time they were betrayed and entered willingly into death, they took bread, broke it, and gave it to all of us, saying:

TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT, THIS IS THE BREAD OF NOURISHMENT FOR THE BODY OF DIVINITY WHICH HAS BEEN GIVEN UP FOR YOU ALL.

TAKE THIS AS WELL, FOR THIS IS THE OIL OF THE JOY THAT WE HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO EXPERIENCE IN LIFE. THIS IS A REPRESENTATION OF OUR PLACE IN THE WORLD AS SOMEONE WHO RECOGNIZES THAT WE DO NOT CONFLICT BETWEEN THE TWO NATURES.

In a similar way, they took the chalice and gave it to all of us, saying:

TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT, THIS IS THE CHALICE OF WINE OF REFRESHMENT OF THE ETERNAL COVENANT FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END, WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF ALL THE SINS AND THE FULFILLMENT OF THE DIVINE PLAN. DO THIS IN MY, AND ALL OF OUR, NAMES.

For when the hour had come for him to be glorified by you, having loved all their own who were in the world, loved them to the end: they took bread and gave it to all of us, saying,

TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT, THIS IS THE BREAD OF NOURISHMENT FOR THE BODY OF DIVINITY WHICH HAS BEEN GIVEN UP FOR YOU ALL.

TAKE THIS AS WELL, FOR THIS IS THE OIL OF THE JOY THAT WE HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO EXPERIENCE IN LIFE. THIS IS A REPRESENTATION OF OUR PLACE IN THE WORLD AS SOMEONE WHO RECOGNIZES THAT WE DO NOT CONFLICT BETWEEN THE TWO NATURES.

In a similar way, taking the cup filled with the fruit of the vine, they gave thanks and gave the chalice to all of us, saying:

TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT, THIS IS THE CHALICE OF WINE OF REFRESHMENT OF THE ETERNAL COVENANT FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END, WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF ALL THE SINS AND THE FULFILLMENT OF THE DIVINE PLAN. DO THIS IN MY, AND ALL OF OUR, NAMES.

 

Main Chant

Let us proclaim the mystery that surrounds our life.

At this point the bishop interrupts the chant and recites the following words, which constitute the essential form of the sacrament:

Almighty, we pray that you bestow on these servants of yours the dignity of the priesthood. Renew in their hearts the spirit of holiness, so that they may be steadfast in this second degree of the priestly office received from you, O divine, and by their own lives suggest a rule of life to others.

May they be prudent fellow-workers in our ministry. May they shine in all the virtues, so that they will be able to give a good account of the stewardship entrusted to them. and finally attain the reward of everlasting blessedness.

So be It.

 

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The Christs have died, they have risen again, and they shall come through within us again. Dying has destroyed death, rebirth has given new life. We will come in glory as an example to all around us. When we take of these sacraments, we think of the balance of our life. We will do this until the covenant comes to an end.

Remembrance

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Therefore, as we celebrate the memorial of the blessed covenant, which will be the resurrection from the dead, and the glorious ascension into heaven, your servants offer glorious majesty so that we may all come to everlasting light and salvation on our own accord.

Be pleased to look upon these offerings with a serene and kindly countenance as you were pleased to accept the gifts of your servants, the prophets and the Christs, in times past.

Therefore, as we celebrate the memorial of the death and rebirth, we offer you the three states of salvation and the three states of life. Therefore, O Lord, we celebrate the memorial of the death and the resurrection of the Christs and the prophets of old in a spiritual sense, we offer you in thanksgiving this holy and living sacrifice to remind us of our own path to the same destiny.

Epiclesis

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Humbly we ask the petition of the divine plan on our lives to bless us as we take our quest unto the light. All of those who are participating here shall receive the blessings of deity on their lives as they remember their place in the covenant. We ask humbly that, as we partake of these items that have been sacrificed, that we may be gathered as one around the world. Look at the sacrifice that has been given to us in the universal congregation and have been commanded by the Christs. Grant us blessings as we partake of the sacrifice so that we are continually guided rightly and justly into the light that we have individually discovered. This sacrifice is for the glory of the plan that we all look to in our life day by day.

Intercession

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Remember also of the servants of the worldwide congregation N, our president, our counselor N, our senators N and N, our bishop, N, and of all the clergy that are gathered here and around the world.

Remember, also, those who have come to the path, who have been on the path, and those who have yet to discover it. Remember also the Christs and the prophets that came before this time through their words, deeds, and examples. Remember not on our shortcomings, but also on our faith and commitment to the path.

Remember also of the servants of the worldwide congregation N, our president, our counselor N, our senators N and N, our bishop, N, and of all the clergy that are gathered here and around the world.

Remember those who have passed on into the next light in the hopes that they have seen the light of salvation that has been laid out to them. Remember all those that have seen and have taught us of the path to the light so that we may be heirs to the glory of the heavens.

Remember also of the servants of the worldwide congregation N, our president, our counselor N, our senators N and N, our bishop, N, and of all the clergy that are gathered here and around the world.

Remember those who have come to the light in life, the prophets who have guided us, and the Christs who have laid them out for us. Remember, also, those who have passed on in this world so that we can one day share in the glory that they have seen. Remember our ancestors, our society, and our posterity in all our dealings.

Doxology

Through the plan and with the plan and in the plan, the plan of the divine, in unity with the spirit and with the guidance of the Christs, the glory and honor is theirs forever.

So be it

After the offertory antiphon the bishop puts on the mitre and is seated before the middle of the altar. The ordained come to the altar, and two by two kneel before the bishop and present him with a lighted candle, kissing his hand as they do so. After this they return to their places.

After receiving communion they go to the epistle side of the altar to partake of some wine, not from the chalice which the bishop has consecrated, but from another containing ordinary wine. One of the assisting priests holds a chalice and a purificator in readiness for this purpose.

The Chant of the Meditation

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Let us remember the words that the Christs gave to us by the grace of the divine. We are taught to think of the divine always, so we should say on meditation. Let us forgive as other people forgave us.

We think of the heavens and the earth and the divine spirit that puts this plan forward to all of us.

We should remember the kingdom of the heavens on the earth that we are set to create.

We remember the blessings that we have received in the world.

We should forgive one another of bad things that are done in our human state like others have forgiven us.

We wait in the joyful hope of the divine plan to be realized in the world. In the meantime, we think of our personal journey that brought us to this point.

The kingdom and the power and the glory of the divine plan will be here forevermore.

Sign of Peace

It has been passed down from the Christs to the apostles and the prophets that the peace will be revealed to the world, Do not look on the sins of all of humanity, but on the faith of the people to follow in your path. Look at the unity of the world under the covenant forever and ever.

So be it.

The peace of the Christs will be with the world forever.

And with your spirit

Let us offer a sign of peace as we enter into this feast.

Having cleansed his hands the bishop goes to the throne or to the faldstool at the epistle side. The Liturgy is resumed with the singing of the last verse of the tract or sequence or alleluia verse.

Sacrifice

May the words and deeds of our life take away the pleasures of the world, have mercy on all of us

May the words and deeds of our life take away the pleasures of the world, have mercy on all of us

May the words and deeds of our life take away the pleasures of the world, grant us peace

Invitation to Communion

After the first verse of the hymn the bishop rises and sits on the faldstool (wearing the mitre). He removes his gloves but puts the episcopal ring back on his finger. The gremiale is placed over his knees. The ordained come forward and one by one kneel before the bishop. He then takes the oil of catechumens and anoints both of their hands which they hold together palms upward. First he anoints the inside of the hands, tracing from the thumb of the right hand to the index finger of the left, and from the thumb of the left hand to the index finger of the right. Next he anoints the entire palms. He says as he performs the anointings:

So be it.


Then the bishop closes or joins together the hands of the ordained. The latter, keeping his hands joined, goes to the side of the altar where one of the assistants of the bishop binds the consecrated hands together with a white cloth, leaving the fingers free. Each of the ordained goes back to his place. The bishop cleanses his fingers with a piece of bread.

So be it.

 

Behold, the sacrifice of the covenant

Behold that which takes away the pleasures of the temporary world

Blessed are those who are called and have answered to the call of the sacrifice

I am not worthy as a human for this to come to me

But I will be healed with the sacrifice and the word of those with me and before me and I will be worthy to receive the invitation.

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,

And in our souls take up your rest;

Come with your grace and heavenly aid

To fill the hearts which you have made.

O Comforter, to you we cry,

You heavenly gift of God Most High,

You, fount of life and fire of love,

And sweet anointing from above.

You in your sevenfold gifts are known;

You, finger of God’s hand we own;

You, promise of the Father, you

Who do the tongue with power imbue.

Kindle our senses from above,

And make our hearts o’erflow with love;

With patience firm and virtue high

The weakness of our flesh supply.

Far from us drive the foe we dread,

And grant us your peace instead;

So shall we not, with you for guide,

Turn from the path of life aside.

Oh, may your grace on us bestow

The Father and the Son to know;

And you, through endless times confessed,

Of both the eternal Spirit blest.

Now to the Father and the Son,

Who rose from death, be glory given,

With you, O holy Comforter,

Henceforth by all in earth and heaven.

Communion

The bread of humility, the waters of purification, the meat of sacrifice

These items are eaten by the congregation similar to the communion ceremony of Christianity. Other items are substituted for bread products and the partaking is voluntary.

So be it.

When it is finished the bishop sits on the faldstool at the middle of the altar (he is wearing the mitre). As the ordained kneel before him one by one, he places both his hands on the head of the ordained and says to each one:

Receive the Spirit. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.

Then the bishop unfolds the chasuble, which the ordained has worn folded on his shoulders until now; and as he lets the chasuble drop at the back he says to each one:

The plan clothe you with the robe of innocence.

The Promise of Obedience

Do you promise me and my successors reverence and obedience?

The replies: I promise.

Do you promise reverence and obedience to the prelate who is your Ordinary for the time being?

R: I promise.

Then the bishop, still holding the newly ordained’s hands within his own, kisses him on the right cheek, saying:

The peace of the divine be always with you.

The ordained responds: So be it.

Communion Chant

Let us remember the sacrifice that all have made for the human covenant

Intentions are revisited

(CHANT 3)

So be it.

Blessing

Blessed be the name of the plan.

Now and forevermore.

Our help is in the name of the Lord. May the divine bless you from the heavens through your spirit, your humanity, and your potential divinity.

So Be It

My dear sons and daughters, as the office you are undertaking is hazardous enough, I admonish you, before you begin to celebrate, to learn carefully from other experienced priests the ritual of the whole consecration, the breaking of the host, and the communion.

So be it.

 

The archbishop sits down and speaks a final word to the ordained, saying:

My dear sons and daughters, ponder well the order you have taken and the burden laid on your shoulders. Strive to lead a holy and devout life, and to please the divine, that you may obtain grace. May they in their kindness deign to bestow it on you.

Now that you have been ordained to the priesthood, may I ask you, after you have offered your first, to celebrate three other, namely, in honor of the Spirit

Dismissal

Go forth at the commencement of this Liturgy.

So be it.

A chant is sung as the five offices of the priesthood leave in a procession.

Aftermath: Keyes, Transition, Actualization, Consciousness, ability to perform ceremonies