Youth Development Program

Purpose: The Youth Development Program is a program that is meant to be seen as the youth version of the sacrament of keyes. It is an auxiliary program done by boys and girls before and after their purification rites. One can enter into the sacrament of keyes itself when one goes through the endowment.

Who it is performed by: Bishops and Teachers

Where it is performed: Local Chancel

Qualifications: Intent to pursue Purification

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

Priesthood, your order has been obeyed.

You will ascertain if all present; are qualified to remain.

All have been examined and are qualified to remain.

We will see to it that all those who are to remain will be qualified to remain.

All present, excepting visitors, have been examined and are qualified to remain.

Visitors will please rise. Are you satisfied that these visitors are qualified to remain?

The visitors have been examined and are qualified to remain.

You will cause the visitors to approach the altar and introduce them to those present.

The new members are introduced.

In the name of the Order, I greet you as new members. You may be seated.

Fidelity is of supreme importance, for only while we remain faithful to our obligation will we act toward one another with Charity, Justice and Brotherly Love. It is the duty of the Exalted Ruler to preside with impartiality, and it is the duty of the brothers, under their obligation, to assist in upholding and maintaining the honor and dignity of the Order. Arrange the altar.

Let us pray: The Divine Who art in Heaven, direct us in all our deliberations with Thy most gracious favor, and further us with Thy continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in Thee, we may glorify Thy holy name. Enlighten our minds more and more with the principles of our Order — Charity, Justices Brotherly Love and Fidelity. Let the light of Thy countenance shine upon us even as the light of this star. Increase in us true benevolence, nourish us with all goodness, keep us faithful to our obligation, and lead us and all beside the still waters of peace, for Thine is the power and the glory, forever and ever..

So Be It

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

Are there any candidates awaiting initiation?

There are candidates waiting.

Has the candidate been duly elected to membership, and has complied with our laws?

Yes

My people, we are about to perform the solemn ceremony of initiation; and, as the impressions produced on the mind of the candidate are likely to be lasting, I earnestly charge you to observe the utmost decorum during its progress. You will refrain, cease conversation, and so deport yourselves as not to disturb in charge or distract the attention of the candidate.

With this reminder of the important work we are about to undertake, I now declare ready for initiation.

Who seeks admission?

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Are they properly prepared and vouched for?

They are properly prepared and I vouch for identity.

Enter

Be just to your fellow-man.

Ever practice brotherly love.

Be charitable to all mankind.

The candidate before the altar.

I present the candidate.

You have been duly accepted as worthy to become united with them in the noble work to which this is dedicated. Before proceeding further with your initiation, it is necessary for you to take the solemn and binding obligation. In this, I assure you, there is nothing which will interfere with your duty to yourself or your family, or conflict with your religious or political opinions. Are you willing to assume such an obligation?

Yes

Do you believe in the divine plan?

Yes

Our divine Who art in Heaven, we have gathered as the sons of men and the daughters of mothers, and Thy children, to renew our obligation. Prosper us in this labor of love. Bless this candidate, and grant that they may become a true and loyal follower among us, exemplifying the virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. In all our endeavors for good, lead us and all into the green pastures of knowledge, and beside the still waters of peace.

So Be it.

The candidate is in position.

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

I do solemnly promise and swear that I will never reveal any of the confidential matters which have been, or may hereafter be, committed to my charge and keeping.

I will support the Constitution, and obey the statutes, rules and regulations.

I will uphold the Constitution and laws of the country that I am in.

I will propose no one for membership in whom I do not sincerely believe to be worthy thereof.

I will ballot for a worthy candidate and against an unworthy candidate when proposed by another.

I will not permit any political, sectarian or personal prejudice to influence me in the slightest degree in the exercise of my right of franchise.

I will obey any lawful summons sent me by any competent authority.

I will never apply to the courts for redress in any matter, without first appealing to the councils.

I will never reveal to anyone, the name of one asking or receiving aid or relief.

I will not, directly or indirectly, use my membership, nor any emblem, insignia or sign thereof, for business or commercial purposes.

I will never introduce anything of a political or sectarian character, nor in any way by my conduct bring reproach upon it.

I will always protect one, their good name and family; and I will always respect and defend the purity and sanctity of his home and fireside

If I break this obligation, may I wander through the world forsaken; may I be pointed out as a being bereft of decency and manhood, unfit to hold communion with true and upright men. And may the divine help me, and keep me steadfast in this my solemn and binding obligation.

So be it.

At ease.

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee;

E’en though it be

That raiseth me;

Still all my song shall be,

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee.

This is to impress upon you that with us the hour of eleven has a tender significance. Wherever may roam, whatever his lot in life may be, when this hour falls upon the dial of night, the great heart of swells and throbs. It is the golden hour of recollection, the homecoming of those who wander, the mystic roll call of those who will come no more. Living or dead, is never forgotten, never forsaken. Morning and noon may pass him by, the light of day sink heedlessly in the West, but ere the shadows of midnight shall fall, the chimes of memory will be pealing forth the friendly message, “To our absent brothers.”

This is to teach you that while you remain faithful to your obligation, these hands and the hands of every one on the face of the earth will be stretched forth to you in a spirit of fellowship and to relieve your distress should you be overtaken by adversity and misfortune. On the contrary, should you prove unfaithful, these same hand. will be clenched to drive you from our midst and punish you for your infidelity.

In this rule, which is the foundation and ground-work, Brotherly Love finds its perfect expression; and it is best exemplified by practicing the teachings of our motto—“The faults of our brothers we write upon the sand, their virtues upon the tablets of love and memory.”

It softens the stern realities of life and manifests itself in good fellowship, in sympathy, and in kindness of thought, word and deed. It has smiles and laughter for us in seasons of joy, and it sits with us in the shadow and weeps in the hour of bereavement. It teaches us to scatter flowers along life’s pathway and to speak words of kindness to the living as well as to cherish the memory of the dead.

As we therefore have opportunity, let us do good unto all men, for we pass this way but once. We cannot retrace our steps nor call back the days that are gone; but the passing moment is ours long enough to grasp the hand in friendship, to lighten each other’s burdens, to bring rest to the weary, and to comfort those who mourn—this is Brotherly Love.

Justice requires that your observance of that obligation should be full and complete, for the first lesson it teaches is that of duty and obedience to constituted authority.

When you have signed our roster and received your membership card the Secretary will present you with a copy of the Constitution and Statutes of this Order and the by-laws of this lodge.

I charge you to familiarize yourself with their every provision; for, while Justice is not vindictive, it is exacting; and no violation of your obligation, no failure to perform your fraternal duty, can be permitted to pass this station unnoticed.

But we not only exact from you the strict performance of the duties; it likewise bestows upon you cherished rights and privileges which its whole power and authority will insure and protect. Should you feel at any time that these rights have been invaded, the courts are open to you. The decision of its highest tribunal should be accepted as final.

The daily gifts we bestow increase our own riches. The help we extend to those in need is added to our own strength. The witchery of wealth is not in having, but in sharing. The real benefactor of mankind counts his store in what is given, not in what is saved.

But, we teach not alone the charity of alms, but the higher and nobler charity of thought, word and deed. Our whole influence in life is determined by the good deeds we do rather than by the emotions we feel. The kindliest feeling may vanish, the best resolve may be forgotten; but the influence of a good deed, honestly and promptly performed, will continue forever.

There’s a legend that in olden times a feast was laid on high Olympus for all the gods, and thither each did bear the goddess of his highest choice, until the throng had filled the mountain top.

Wealth and Riches came resplendent in their robes of gold, and Greed and Avarice their companions were. Peace came, and all did wonder that she leant upon the arm of War. Justice and Mercy entered, and between, them proudly walked the god of Right. Faith came with Doubt, and Hope entered by the side of Fear.

Thus, each in turn, until at last, uninvited and unattended, came sweet Charity, in flowing robes of purest white, and in her arms she bore a wilderness of flowers, dear tokens of remembrance for them all.

Then Wealth and Riches drew their gorgeous robes aside, while Greed and Avarice protested loudly that one so poorly dressed should royal feast attend.

Charity gave them answer soft and mild: “Have I in truth no welcome here, and is there none in all this company who will my companion be? Behold, I bring you sweetest flowers in offering and beg that you accept them from my hand. Royal robes would not befit me well, for what grace I have is not in figure nor in form. True, I come in simple raiment, unannounced, yet Misery and Want await me at the door. I speak to you of their distress, and argue for their cause.”

Whereupon the gods with one acclaim did vote her purest, truest: noblest of all the Graces, ladened her with royal gifts, proffered her a crown and begged that she would sit upon the throne.

But she made them answer, that she sought her throne not among the gods, but in the hearts of men; and, commending kindly deeds unto them all, went again upon her way.

This legend teaches us, my brother, that Charity is the greatest of all the virtues; and that it should ever rule us in our hearts and in our lives, leading us to speak no unkind word, to harbor no evil thought, to bear no malice, to support no wrong; but to nurture, love and protect; to condone, forgive and forget.

I welcome you to this station for final instruction. You may well be proud that the members of this have deemed you worthy of their confidence. I trust that you may continue to merit their approval, and become a true and faithful brother among us. To accomplish this, you must at all times have in mind the solemn and binding obligation which you have so recently assumed, and I charge you that your highest duty is to keep it inviolate. Conscience will not permit you to expunge a paragraph, eliminate a sentence, or evade a responsibility; nor can you lay it aside when you leave the lodge room, for it must henceforth be your constant guide and faithful monitor.

The cardinal principles of our Order are Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. Each has been adopted as the motto of a station in the lodge, Fidelity being the motto of this, the principal station. It is symbolized by the star which shines above our altar.

Fidelity implies strict adherence to our obligation and faithfulness in the discharge of our duty as members of society.

As time runs on, in sun and shade, may you bear with you ever in life’s changing course the sense of obligation and of wrong, and in your heart the rapture of a high resolve.

Life’s story has been often told, yet each must solve anew its problems for himself.

Our time upon the stage of action is but brief, yet in the drama each must play a part. The character is left for each to choose; a villain if we will, or man of honor, holding high above all things—high as Hope’s great throbbing star above the darkness of the dead—respect for virtue, and love of wife and home and friend.

‘Mid swiftly changing scenes that mark the action of the play, we by each other oft may be aided in our part, or from each other catch inspiration for a high resolve; and to this end exists the brotherhood.

In the name of this great brotherhood, I present you with this.

Preserve it as a memento of this occasion, and may it ever stimulate you to the performance of your full duty in the preservation and defense of all it represents.

Finally, my brother, strive diligently as borne by you may be worthy of an member of the family of humanity.

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

To him who in the love of Nature holds

Communion with her visible forms, she speaks

A various language; for his gayer hours

She has a voice of gladness, and a smile

And eloquence of beauty, and she glides

Into his darker musings, with a mild

And healing sympathy, that steals away

Their sharpness, ere he is aware. When thoughts

Of the last bitter hour come like a blight

Over thy spirit, and sad images

Of the stern agony, and shroud, and pall.

And breathless darkness, and the narrow house

Make thee to shudder, and grow sick at heart—

Go forth, under the open sky, and list

To Nature’s teachings, while from all around

Earth and her waters, and the depths of air,

Comes a still voice—Yet a few days, and thee

The all-beholding sun shall see no more

In all his course; nor yet in the cold ground,

Where thy pale form was laid with many tears,

Nor in the embrace of ocean, shall exist

Thy image. Earth, that nourished thee, shall claim

Thy growth, to be resolved to earth again,

And, lost each human trace, surrendering up

Thine individual being, shalt thou go

To mix forever with the elements,

To be a brother to the insensible rock

And to the sluggish clod, which the rude swain

Turns with his share, and treads upon. The oak

Shall send his roots abroad, and pierce thy mould.

Yet not to thine eternal resting-place

Shalt thou retire alone, nor couldst thou wish

Couch more magnificent. Thou shalt lie down

With patriarchs of the infant world—with kings,

The powerful of the earth—the wise, the good,

Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past,

All in one mighty sepulchre. The hills,

Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun,—the vales

Stretching in pensive quietness between;

The venerable woods-rivers that move

In majesty and the complaining brooks

That make the meadows green; and, poured round all,

Old ocean’s gray and melancholy waste,

Are but the solemn decorations all

Of the great tomb of man. The golden sun,

The planets, all the infinite host of heaven,

Are shining on the sad abodes of death,

Through the still lapse of ages. All that tread

The globe are but a handful to the tribes

That slumber in its bosom. Take the wings

Of morning, pierce the Barcan wilderness,

Or lose thyself in the continuous woods

Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound,

Save his own dashings—yet—the dead are there;

And millions in those solitudes, since first

The flight of years began, have laid them down

In their last sleep—the dead reign there alone.

So shalt thou rest, and what if thou withdraw

In silence from the living and no friend

Take note of thy departure? All that breathe

Will share thy destiny. The gay will laugh

When thou art gone the solemn brood of care

Plod on and each one as before will chase

His favorite phantom; yet all these shall leave

Their mirth and their employments and shall come

And make their bed with thee. As the long train

Of ages glides away the sons of men

The youth in life’s green spring and he who goes

In the full strength of years, matron and maid,

The speechless babe, and the gray-headed man,

Shall one by one be gathered to thy side,

By those who in their turn shall follow them.

So live, that when thy summons comes to join

The innumerable caravan which moves

To that mysterious realm, where each shall take

His chamber in the silent halls of death,

Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,

Scourged to his dungeon, but sustained and soothed

By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave,

Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch

About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.

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.

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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

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.

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

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.

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.

Communion Chant

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

Intentions are revisited

(CHANT 3)

So be it.

Blessing

My fellows, in closing let me admonish you, under the penalty of your obligation, against revealing to any one, not in good standing, anything of a confidential nature, which has occurred at this session. May the lessons of the evening increase within each of us Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity.

Our divine, Who art in Heaven, we thank Thee for the fellowship and accomplishments of this hour. As we began our session in acknowledgment of Thee and Thy goodness and mercy, may we close by asking Thy benediction. May the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity guide us until we meet again.

Final Blessing

May the divine bless you from the heavens through your spirit, your humanity, and your potential divinity.

So be it.

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: Purification, Communion, Confirmation, and Endowment done as a part of the program. Leads into Keyes.