The Historical Lineages
of The Gnostic Order of Christ


The historical lineages inherited by the founders of The Gnostic Order of Christ are three (note: the lines are not indicative of any hierarchical structure):

Separation of Church and State:
The Rites to Ordain in the Lineage of The Priesthood After the Order of Melchizedek of The Order of The Holy Cross were received in revelation by Father Paul Blighton, founder of The Science of Man Church and the Holy Order of MANS, circa1967. While the Rites to Ordain were first received while Father Paul was head of the Science of Man Church, the reception and transmission of such Rites was a spiritual event and independent of any earthly church or order. The Rites to Ordain are spiritual in nature; such Spiritual Rites are not in any way connected to membership past or present in any particular corporate body as defined by any corporation or academic definition.

The Rites actually establish the Spiritual Rite to Ordain a Priest or Teacher with the Apostolic Authority of the Host above in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ and may not be defined as endowed by any earthly corporeal or corporate body. Revelation and such Spiritual Ordination remains in the domain of and as a prerogative of The Holy Spirit.


The Lineage of The Order of The Holy Cross:
The Rite to Ordain



This Rite was first passed to five teachers of The Holy Order of MANS. Master Timothy Harris and Master J Anderson received the Rite to Ordain in 1970. In 1988, The Holy Order of MANS converted to Russian Orthodoxy. Within a week of The Holy Order of MANS conversion to Orthodoxy, Mother Ruth, wife of Father Paul and Co-director of the former HOOM gave Master Timothy an updated copy of the ceremony for the passage of the Rite containing the conditions of passage together with a copy of the revelation regarding Master Timothy's independent spiritual authority.

The Immaculate Heart Servants of Mary


The Mantle of The Immaculate Heart Sisters of Mary was received in series of personal revelations through Father Paul Blighton from The Blessed Mother Mary between 1971-1972. The Lineage was first passed to Master M Marian Carter through The Holy Order of MANS (1972). The passage of the Lineage of The Immaculate Heart Servants of Mary was originally called the Lineage of The Immaculate Heart Sisters of Mary and was a sub order of the Holy Order of MANS. The Lineage is now passed through a spontaneous movement of The Holy Spirit from The Blessed Mother Mary to both men and woman.


Apostolic Blessing & Rite of The Wandering Bishops
of The Sacred Order of the Episcopate of Jesus Christ


The Apostolic Rite of the Independent Bishops Lines of The Sacred Order of The Episcopate of Jesus Christ are the lines of those called The Wandering Bishops. These lines stem back to the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. The lines were passed to Master Timothy Harris (1984) and Master Jessika Lucas (1984) prior to their meeting in 1985. Together, and with others, Master Timothy Harris and Master Jessika Lucas founded The Gnostic Order of Christ for the continuance of these lines and the two lines above. The Apostolic Blessing and Rite of The Wandering Bishops has been incorporated into the Master Teacher Ordination. The Master Teacher Ordination is to be distinguished from The Apostolic Rite to Ordain of The Order of The Holy Cross as a separate Lineage, however rules of passage require the concurrence of three Teachers having The Rite to Ordain of the Wandering Bishops.

 


Significant Events & Dates

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Father Paul Blighton
Rite to Ordain of The Order of The Holy Cross (1965-67)
Immaculate Heart Sisters of Mary (1972)


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Master J Anderson
Rite to Ordain (1970)

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Master Timothy Harris
Rite to Ordain (1970)
Bishop (1984)
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Master M Marian Carter
IHSM (1972)

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Master Jessika Lukas


Dates


1967
Father Paul Blighton Receives a revelation to found
The Order of MANS and Ordain Priests



January 26, 1967
Science of Man Church incorporated by Father Paul Blighton,
Murshid Samuel Lewis, and five others



February 1967
Master Timothy Harris joins the Science of Man Church
He is the Third Brother


April 9, 1967
Mother Ruth is Installed as Mother of the Order



December 20, 1968
Master Timothy declared a Teacher in His Own Rite
through a Revelation by Father Paul
He receives Eternal Vows of Mastery (Rite to Ordain 1970)
The record states Father Paul said,
"...Through Divine Rite... this appointment was brought."
(There were three years probation which were fulfilled)



July 24, 1968
The Holy Order of MANS is founded by
Master Paul Blighton, Mother Ruth Blighton, Murshid Sam Lewis,
Master J Anderson, Master Timothy Harris and five others.



Five Teachers of The Holy Order of MANS receive the Rite to Ordain:
Master J Anderson (1970), Master Timothy Harris (1970)


(Master Andrew Rossi, Master Philip McCaffery, Master Marthelia MCCafferey:
these three gave up their Rite when they joined the Russian Orthodox Church 1988)


July 1972
Master M Marian Carter
becomes the First Mother Superior of
The Immaculate Heart Sisters of Mary: Holy Order of MANS



January 11, 1984
Master Jessika Lucas blessed by Master Marian Carter
as a Teacher in Her Own Rite
and With A Mantle of the Sisterhood



April 14, 1984
Master Timothy is ordained as a Bishop

by Independent Bishop Nathanial Cortigan witnessed by
Joe Miller, Dr. Ajari and Harold Freeman



August 19th 1984
Master Jessika Lucas is ordained as a Bishop

by Independent Bishop Nathan Colvin
with the blessings of Master Marian Carter



Circa September 1985
Master Timothy Harris and Master Jessika meet



January Week of the 25th, 1988
Mother Ruth gives Master Timothy an updated
Rite to Ordain ceremony
requiring two Masters who concur to pass the lineage
and provides him with a copy of the revelation
from her record book concerning his independent mastery



(1988 February 2nd The HOOM Apostolic Council
adopts the petition to merge with Archdiocese of Vasiloupolois;
Holy Order of MANS name changed
to Christ the Savior Brotherhood)



Master Timothy Harris passes the Rite to Ordain
to Master Jessika Lucas (February 7th, 1988)
with the concurrence of Master J Anderson


Six former Holy Order of MANS priests are
Ordained as Masters and Independent Bishops in July of 1988;
two are also passed the Rite to Ordain.
One receives the lineage of the IHSM.


 


The Gnostic Order of Christ is formed October 20, 1988
by Master Timothy Harris, R.O.-- Master Jessika Lucas, R.O., IHSM
(according to discussions with Master M Marian Carter, IHSM,
Independent Bishop Nathan Colvin,
and others between 1985-1988)

All Vows are to God and
All Ordained are to found their Own Independent Ministries

The Rite to Ordain of The Order of The Holy Cross is combined with
The Apostolic Succession of The Wandering Bishops of Jesus Christ

The Mantle of the Immaculate Heart Servants of Mary
is passed separtely to those who who have the calling.


September 2003 the corporation
The Gnostic Order of Christ is entrusted to

Master Mara Sophia Weis, R.O.
and Master James Smith in the event

of the passing of Master Timothy Harris
and/or Master Jessika Lucas


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