||Our intention in presenting this Communion to you is to provide a means for you to receive Communion if for some reason you are unable to attend a service. This communion is not intended for anyone to use with a group. It is written specifically for one person to use, although if you wish to use it with your life partner, we find it serves very well.
The Universal Communion of Jesus Christ for Personal Use may be used by anyone of any faith. We assert it is the Divine Right of every individual to have Communion with Jesus Christ, whether a priest or minister is present or not.
Now, you do not need to subscribe to ours or any special beliefs about Jesus Christ or Mother Mary to use this communion, but we do think it important that our personal views be made known to you as of course they have influenced the writing of this service.
Our view is that everyone is entitled to partake of the Communion of Jesus Christ who wishes to receive and that any revelations about who Jesus Christ and Mother Mary are will be received through devotional practice, contemplation, a sincere heart, and a desire to really know.
With that said, we will say that it is our experience that when we receive Communion, we receive through "one" who was anointed as Abraham was. In other words, Communion by virtue of its Blessing is a tradition, a heritage and practice having an ancient root not traceable through history or linear time. It is our experience that we receive through Divine Grace of an Ancient and Beautiful Blessing only historically traceable to Jesus at his Baptism by John the Baptist to the present day. In that Light, Communion is an an Ever Evolving and Ever Expanding Experiential means to receive of a Consciousness of increasingly Greater and Greater Light and Love.
It is our experience that when each of us receives Communion, we allow and initiate a changing of ourselves and thus, the world for the better and the Good of All because more and more Christ Light comes into us and thus into the Earth every time we receive. When we receive of Jesus' presence and consciousness, through the ritual of Communion, we receive not only of Jesus' consciousness, but also of the consciousness of the Greater Christ Consciousness, the Eternal Light of the Divine Light Over All.
Every time we perform communion, we bring more Light into the World. In communion with Jesus Christ, we come to understand, We are All Children of Light and that the Essence of God is Love.
Jesus, quoted in John 10:24-36, Psalm 82:6 6: "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High." Following is the actual text found in the Gospel of John. While you read, remember that the title Christ is actually rooted in the Greek term for the Hebrew word Messiach, or Messiah, referring to anyone who is anointed and not the one and only. In the following, Jesus does not refer to himself as the one and only, rather Jesus consistently refers to God as the source of his authority.
24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them [NKJ: to] me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
30 I and my Father are one.
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
So, you do not need to believe Jesus was the "only" Son of God; he never said he was. He said he was the Son of God in the context of "we" are gods as children of God. You only need to believe that when called Jesus' presence will manifest; he will come and with him the Divine Presence of his Consciousness, simply... because we ask. One of the messages of the Gospels is that Jesus is available to all. All we need do is call upon his name. Calling upon the name of someone is calling upon their presence and the Consciousness they carry.
Jesus said,"If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it." (John 14:14)
Here is the fuller text John 14:9-21
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Following are some of the passages concerning the Last Supper and the form of the ritual that Jesus left for us. We may understand the intent of the ritual in knowing that in his day Jesus was a great teacher and the head of his own school. Thus, his followers were called disciples and some later were called Apostles.
In the Ancient World, one sometimes partook of the Consciousness of the Master through sharing a meal with the Master of the School. In some Eastern schools of today, this is still the practice. Many churches of today receive of communion, but they have lost the essence of what the communion means in the context of one's being a follower of Jesus and of partaking of a Greater Consciousness. When we receive of Communion, we are receiving from an Enlightened Master who attained the Consciousness of the Great Christ. The Great Christ is the second aspect of the Trinity.
In the Mystic World, The Trinity does not actually designate three different beings. Rather the Trinity represents the three faces of God. The first aspect is The Eternal, Unnameable, and Unknowable Source of all Existence. Second is the Christ or the Word: the Creation and all levels of it. And third, is the Holy Spirit: the unmanifested transcendent Spirit of God, ever Present and ever Unfolding. Jesus called the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.
19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
Revelation 19:9 9
... Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
27 And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders,
28 And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?
29 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.
From our point of view, the main purpose of receiving Communion is to transform our lives and become more conscious and spiritually aware. When performing and receiving Communion, we give up our errors to God and ask for greater consciousness and the strength and forbearance to act more lovingly in our daily lives. We give up our past and step into a new day. We recommit ourselves to the Eternal Path of Love and Light every time we receive and every time we are reborn anew. In light of this fact:
We do recommend that you use this communion in conjunction with and following a
Daily Meditation Practice (ours or another) that provides a means for personal spiritual retrospection and reconciliation. In other words, we recommend you use this communion after contemplation of spiritual changes you would like to make in your life and in light of forgiveness you would like to receive that you have thought about sincerely. We also recommend that you bless those who you may have harmed and if possible or appropriate that you ask their forgiveness for any harm you have done.
M.Timothy Harris and M.Jessika
It is customary that you have been baptized in the Light of the Great Christ to use this communion, however what is truly needed is a sincere heart devoted to the One Light and a desire to know Jesus Christ and receive from him and through him. The Great Christ is the Messianic Consciousness, the One Light over all. The Messianic Consciousness is the source of all religious practices that are used to obtain Enlightenment and bring saving grace and love into the world.
With all of the above in mind, you may also use this communion as a devotion, simply, to be in the presence of Jesus Christ and Mother Mary. If you are unsure of what to ask forgiveness for, they will show you in time through your devotion.
Many Blessings and May Your Journey Be Love and Light,
In the Love and Light of the One God Over all,
of The Gnostic Order of Christ
A Note about the Lord's Prayer:
In light of the many translations of the Lord's Prayer, and the linguistic liberties taken regarding the many translations, the Lord's Prayer has been revised according to the Spirit of our own spiritual devotion, intention, practice, and need. You are welcome to use our version or you may substitute a version you prefer.