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We maintain a complete record of all ordained who are in good standing see not in good standing) with The Gnostic Order of Christ and you may contact us for verification. If you do not see someone listed near you, please contact us as not all persons are publicly listed and we may be able to refer you to someone in your area.
Those ordained who have received certification through The Gnostic Order of Christ are independent priests and teachers. Teachers with ordination Rites are vowed to God and are subject to the conditions as defined by the Rites to Ordain ceremony. See Lineage.
Services and modes of teaching may vary. All ministries and communities are independent
of The Gnostic Order of Christ.
Re: Priests and Teachers are Independent
The Gnostic Order of Christ
THE QUESTION OF THE AUTHORITY OF THOSE PERSONS WHO MAY BE ORDAINED AS PRIESTS, BISHOPS OR MASTERS PURSUANT TO THE POWERS OF THIS CHURCH [The Gnostic Order of Christ] WAS DISCUSSED BY THE BOARD.
On motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the following resolution was adopted:
THAT THOSE PERSONS WOULD BE ALLOWED TO ESTABLISH THEIR OWN CHURCHES OR RELIGIOUS ORDERS, BUT NOT UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF THE GNOSTIC ORDER OF CHRIST. THE RITES OF ORDINATION ARE RIGHTS TO FUNCTION SPIRITUALLY AS INDEPENDENT PRIESTS, BISHOPS AND MASTERS. THE PURPOSE OF ORDINATION IS TO ESTABLISH APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION SO THEY MAY PERFORM THEIR SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS FUNCTIONS LEGITIMATELY.If you find a person listed who is out of accord with the above, please advise the board of The Gnostic Order of Christ by emailing The Board of Directors of The Gnostic Order of Christ
or by writing:
Organizations Not in Good Standing: We have no relationship with the following
The Order of Christ Sophia
The American Temple
Christ the Savior Brotherhood
Foundation of Christ Church
The Religious Movements Homepage Project
Separation of Church and State:
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.
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