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  1. Full Name of Man - Lorenzo d’Amato Date of Birth of Man - 1761 Name of Woman - Lizaveta Orlov Date of Birth of Woman – 1764 Location of Ceremony - Basilica of the Final Revelation, Helena Date of Ceremony (Year) - 1791 Name of Clergyman who performed ceremony - Manfried
  2. AN EPISTLE On Homosexuality and the Concerns Thereof ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ -AUTHORED BY- Prelate for the Priesthood Cardinal St. Julia Horen’s Calling, 1791 ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ I In recent months, two Public Letters to His Holiness, Successor of the High Priesthood, High Pontiff James II have been published in order to ask for a clarification and answer in regards to concerns on homosexual relations. With that, this Epistle is addressed to the anonymous God’s Faithful Daughter and all readers who seek guidance on the matter. It is clear that you, God’s Faithful Daughter, in seeking out this matter’s answer and too speaking so highly of God’s Love, are a dutiful and faithful Canonist. One who regards the Church highly and simply wishes to serve the Lord through Her. And so, it is you, God’s Faithful Daughter who brings forth questions as to the interpretational doctrine of the Church in regards to the homosexuality and to that, I offer you an answer. May God bless you and defend you from sin and may my writings succeed in doing their intention. To guide you as a father so you do not stray from the path of His blessed fruit. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ II I wish to begin this Epistle with the most obvious quotations from the Blessed Scripture, the Holy Scrolls. Both these excerpts from the Holy Scrolls are from the Scroll of Virtue, “And as I made for you the worldly pleasures, so too have I made the pleasures of the spirit, and the love of the husband and wife.” (Virtue 3:5) and, “So I am the Most High, and in pursuit of My Virtue, I bid my faithful this: You shall not lie with your kin, nor those of other tribes, and none shall lie together but in holy union.” (Virtue 3:9) Our Mother Church has for thousands of years held in its interpretational doctrine these very verses of Scripture. That the union of matrimony is to only be consecrated by an ordained man when between a man and a woman. There is no inclusion of further relations between a man and a man or a woman and a woman. God has clearly bestowed these words unto Exalted Horen and therefore the world, “the love of husband and wife.” With that, the argument can be made, “The Lord simply said husband and wife and yet he says nothing against a union between husband and husband or wife and wife.” To this I say, the Lord too did not say, do not murder but He did say, “So I am the Most High, and in pursuit of My Virtue, I bid my faithful this: You shall not raise a hand in wrath, nor in envy, nor in any kind of sin.” (Virtue 5:9) In this, the Church, entrusted with this duty by the hand of God through His Prophet Owyn, contemplated over this verse and made the interpretation that murder is a sin. And so, even though the Scroll of Virtue does not explicitly say that the Sacrament of Matrimony shall not be granted to a homosexual coupling, He did say, “the love of husband and wife.” as He did too say, “You shall not raise a hand in wrath, nor in envy, nor in any kind of sin.” and so it is the Church’s right and duty to interpret such verses. With such, by these rights granted to the Immaculate Throne and the Church as a whole to interpret such things, it was in their righteous duty to deem homosexual relations a sin. “He entrusted to them the Word of GOD, which were the Virtue and the Spirit, and charged them to instruct their brethren in the path of holiness. At Owyn’s command, the brothers set shepherds over the flock of men, and so created a priesthood for their instruction, in anticipation of the second son of spirit.” (Gospel 5:4-5) As I said, it was through Exalted Owyn that the High Priesthood and therefore the Church was formed, granted the Laurel and bestowed the Prophetic Authority to the now High Pontiffs. It is with such that even though the Scroll of Virtue may not directly say, “You shall not murder.” or “Marriage shall not be between a man and a man or a woman and a woman.” it is the Prophetic Authority passed down through Laurel that permits the Church to interpret these verses. An interpretation derived from Scripture and with the best intention to uphold the teachings of God and shepherd His children on the path of virtue. It is with this that it becomes very clear. The Scripture, through the most concrete interpretation, clearly disallows homosexual marriage for while God did not say we shall not murder, He did say to not raise a hand against others. And so, as He did say it is the love between a husband and a wife, He too meant husband and wife. Not husband and husband nor wife and wife. Truly, the Lord meant husband and wife. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ III While the word and interpretation of the Church should be enough, it is after recent events that I believe this matter may require more evidence. Therefore, I bring forth the story of Exalted Horen and Saint Julia. A verse from the Scroll of Gospel, “All took concubines, except for Horen, who took only one wife. Her name was Julia, and they kept their union holy.” (Gospel 2:3-4) While we can certainly delve into semantics on how it was natural for God to say only one wife, not one husband or how the bond between man and woman was said to be a holy union, I wish to focus on one thing. The love between Exalted Horen and Saint Julia themselves. The first husband and wife, the first coupling, it is indeed quite natural that Exalted Horen and Saint Julia find mention in this Epistle. Perhaps the two most central figures in our modern day unions, it is they who I always tell each married couple to find wisdom from. To use as an example for how their union should be. Their bond was one of love and support. One where they in their matrimonial link served to endeavor to fulfill the mission of God, not alone but together. It was Saint Julia who defended the Encampment of Horen from the Denier in Exalted Horen’s absence and it was Exalted Horen and Saint Julia who died together and ascended to the Sixth Sky as a pair. It is too Exalted Horen and Saint Julia who birthed three sons in the name of God and so it was Exalted Horen who was prophesied to have three sons of spirit (the next three Exalted) and therefore, Saint Julia was their spiritual mother as Exalted Horen was their spiritual father. The birth of these sons, Harren, Godwin, and Joren as well as the Exalted Owyn, Godfrey, and Sigismund would not be possible without the coupling of man and woman. Without that, much of the Scrolls would be absent without the bond of husband and wife for Harren, Godwin and Joren could not be conceived in a homosexual marriage. Too, the Exalted could not be named the spiritual sons of Prophet Horen without the bond of Exalted Horen and Saint Julia. Clearly, it is intentional in God’s masterpiece, Creation. I too mention the intrinsic role of the first man and woman. While they were not bestowed the Sacrament of Matrimony as it did not exist at the time, they did indeed have the consent of God and so did they birth the first four descendants. It is without the union of man and woman that Malin, Urguan, Krug and Horen would not have been born and it becomes clear how important the cycle of life is to God and our faith. Much of the Scripture is built around sons. The sons of the first man and woman serve very important roles in both the beginning and end of times. Too, one in particular bestows the first Scroll unto the world and becomes our first Prophet. Then his sons serve as Kings of Man after his death and so do his spiritual sons serve as the future Prophets, enlightening the world with the remaining Scrolls. It is without the coupling between man and woman that practically none of the Scrolls would be possible as they are and so it is easy to see that the bond of husband and wife, man and woman, is truly of God, a core to the Creation He has made and defended. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ IV It is here that I wish to address your own concerns written in your public letters to His Holiness, God’s Faithful Daughter. I shall begin with this excerpt from your very first letter, “Long have I prayed for God to fix me, for I am different you see. The feelings I should have for a man I have for women. But I can no longer believe this to be Iblees’ work. For why is it that when I pray to God to free me of Iblees’ grip nothing changes? Why is it that when I pray to God I remain the same? It must be because God made me this way. He wants for me to love women the way I love men. For if not I would have already been free of evil after my years of praying.” While I understand your pain and struggle, it is clear the falsities of this statement. I ask you, who created sin? Iblees did, not our Lord God. I too ask you and all readers. Have you ever prayed for God to alleviate you of your sins and temptations? I certainly have. Has He? He has not, at least not for me. We are all gripped by Iblees for He has muddled our world and ourselves with sin. So too have I prayed many a time for God to release me from the chains Iblees has constricted me with. However, He has not answered my prayers. I have not magically been relieved of temptation and so has no one else, and I too have asked why. Why has God not freed me of the mortal temptations which Iblees has inflicted me with? After much contemplation, it is clear that He already has. He has bestowed unto us His word and the Fruit of Virtue, the natural combatants to the Fruit of Sin. It is merely our choice, whether virtue or sin. To give into our temptations or to choose God over the Denier. In this, I wish for you not to be deceived. Just because you were not freed from evil does not mean it was never evil at all. The entirety of the Scrolls is about the struggle between virtue and sin. God and Iblees. The Prophets sin, the son’s encampments sin, the Scroll of Auspice has prophesied the final battle between virtue and sin. God does not choose to simply rid you of your problems but instead gives you the tools to do so. He shall not free you of your chains but give you the choice to. That is the way of God and in this I admonish you. I pray that you shall take these words to heart and reject the deceitful ways of Iblees. Do not mistake sin to be something perfectly fine for a path of ignorance and a path of intention are the same. The path of sin in ignorance is but a modern day Saul and both of these paths are wrapped in Iblees’s tendrils. A second excerpt from your first letter, “What if we have been wrong all these years? Maybe it is not a sin after all to be homosexual. God loves us anyways does he not? Maybe God did not say that it was wrong, but instead that it was not wise? As it would lead to more children. But he never meant that it was a sin. And that it was just we that misunderstood him?” The question if we have been wrong all years is one that shall receive countless twists and turns unless answered here and now. The answer is as I said before. It is the Church which has been entrusted with the Prophetic Authority and wisdom to interpret the Scrolls of which were given to Her. It is the Church which is the sole interpreter of the Scrolls and bestowed the sole right to safeguard and teach the word of God to the children of the Lord. It is with that that the Church should not be questioned in its interpretations, especially if the answer is so obvious as said prior. There is nothing in the Scrolls to support homosexual couplings and yet there is a wealth of evidence to support heterosexual unions alone (ie: (Virtue 3:5), (Virtue 3:9), (Virtue 5:9), etcetera) God does indeed love us anyway, however that does not mean that sin is not wrong. Sin is always wrong and it should be our immeasurable goal to not sin. However, whether we sin or not, God does still love us. God’s Love reaches all and yet, like a good father, in His love He still does admonish us for our wrongdoings. For our wrongdoings, our sins lead us astray and in His eternal Love, He wishes to save us from eternal damnation. If every interpretation was to be questioned, the Church’s role would be null and void. I assure you madam and all others who may share the same question. The Church’s doctrine on this matter is right. I shall address this excerpt from the second public letter swiftly for it has already been answered, “Why would a just God create these feelings if they were not to be acted upon by his creation?. God created me with a love for women, so why can I not act on this due to the will of his own holy likeness on Earth?” It has been clearly stated that God has not created you with these feelings for sin is not the product of God. Your homosexual temptations are of Iblees and you cannot act on this for it then becomes sin and as I said previously, it should be our immeasurable goal to wholly reject sin. To fight sin, for it is not of God but of the Denier. I tell you this, each one who falls to temptation (not a sinner, who basks in the Denier’s corruption) is another added to his numbers for the final battle. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ V It is here that you say something that I wished to devote a whole section to. An excerpt from your second letter to His Holiness, “God created many different forms of love like that of platonic love, romantic love and sexual love. So he must have created the love I feel as well. If Iblees only corrupts and destroys, then he cannot create this love that I feel; It is, truly, only God who can create pure love.” You say here, God’s Faithful Daughter, that the Lord has created many forms of love. You are certainly correct in saying this. He has created the love of husband and wife, of father and son, mother and daughter, brother and sister, friend and friend, and so on. It is in God that love is found, for He has gifted all His Creation with love and so does He love us as a father as we love Him as sons and daughters, “This is the promise of GOD to the World, that it shall belong to the virtuous, who love Him.” (Auspice 3:17) It is through Him that the bond of husband and wife, of parent and child, of friend and friend is found and so, it is through Him that too those of homosexual inclinations can find love. While it is perhaps not the love you are searching for, it is something I have told those who have approached me with the same temptations. We do not require romantic love or sexual love to be fulfilled for those are the loves to be shared only in marriage and it can be seen through the majority of the clergy that love can be found in many different ways. I have found love as a shepherd for my flock, guiding them as a father would his children. I would defend them with my life, teach them His holy word, and guide them when the grounds beneath become unstable. It is the love that all Priests have for the laymen which is a wonderful example of this. It is too the love of friends that I have mentioned. Friends love each other dearly, willing to sacrifice time for the other. Enjoying the periods of most joy and also supporting their friend in melancholic times as well. It is the bond of friendship which can carry us through many times and it is in this bond that a love is formed. Not romantic or sexual but platonic, akin to the love found between siblings. The loves of matrimony do not need to be had for God created a vast amount of love and so in those too can we find fulfillment. Share them with others and you will no longer want to delve into your homosexual temptations. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ VI Next, an excerpt from your third and latest public letter, “Horen married Julia and invented the sacrament of Matrimony. But before Horen and Julia could have been married, the first man and woman must have had sex. They couldn’t have been married as they existed before the first sacraments. Even if matrimony is exclusively heterosexual, monogamous relationships between people of the same sex fall under holy union. The sacraments of matrimony have traditionally been confined to men and women but tradition does not mean that there is only one singular type of holy union, evidenced in the marriage of man and woman before the sacraments’ existence.” This statement once again has many falsities of which I shall endeavor to explain. Horen and Julia were truly the first married couple and yes, the first man and woman who conceived the four descendants were bonded outside of the Sacrament. However, that is because of its non-existence at that time but they did have the blessing of the Lord through natural marriage to bore these four children for it is in His very Scrolls. Now, in our times where we have the Mother Church to watch over us and guide us, the Sacrament of Matrimony serves the same purpose. The blessing of God over holy union. Simply to say that it did not exist then does not mean the teachings and traditions of the Sacrament now are false. It should also be said that natural marriages now are the bond of pagans who are united in a pair together through the ceremonies of which they are familiar with. Such bonds are permitted by the Church for the exercising of the Scroll of Virtue in which Elves, Orcs, and Dwarves are held to the moral code defined by God but not required to convert to the one true faith. It is in this that the Church permits pagans to join together in holy union, of which these unions can too, not be homosexual. They are joined together for the express purpose of bearing children, just as the first man and woman were and therefore, just like our Church’s Sacrament, are only between a husband and a wife. A second excerpt from the third public letter, “What is holy union exactly? One could argue that holy union can mean more than just a marriage between a man and a woman but also to that of a union between those of the same sex. The absence of recorded marriages between members of the same-sex does not mean that unions between the same-sexes are unholy. I assert that there may have been many unions between members of the same sex which had not officiated explicitly in the sacrament of matrimony as a result of this false interpretation. These unofficiated marriages were nevertheless neither sinful nor contrary to the Scrolls for if God had not wished for same sexes to be joined in holy union he would have clearly stated so as he does with that which he deems as unholy.” A holy union is the Sacrament of Matrimony (and too, natural marriages seen to be virtuous in the eyes of the Church). It too should be said that it is true. There have likely been many unions performed between homosexual couples. However, without the permission of the Mother Church and Her interpretations of the Blessed Scripture, it cannot be considered a union at all or at the very most, certainly not a holy one. It is indeed certain that marriage can exist without the Church’s Sacraments, as seen through natural marriages, however those unions must still be abiding by the Scroll of Virtue (and too approved of by the Church), of which homosexual unions do not. It too should be said that these unofficiated marriages were indeed sinful and truly contrary to the Scrolls for even if God intended for homosexual marriages to be virtuous (of which He did not), a marriage unofficiated or unapproved of by the Church is not a union at all. It is not virtuous nor in line with the Scrolls for the Church is the inheritor of the Blessed Sacraments and so, without the Church, this cannot be done. Lastly, I admonish you, God’s Faithful Daughter, for asserting that the Church’s doctrine is truly false. As I said prior, the Church is also the inheritor of the Prophetic Authority of the Exalted. Do you believe the good and Canonist Godwinites, Jorenites, Harrenites, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, and Magi questioned the Epistles of Exalted Owyn? That these good faithful among them did not cease their sinful acts of which they were corrected by His Prophet? No, they did not question Owyn for if they did, they would simply not be Canonists. They would not be abiding by His Prophet’s word. Owyn told the Magi for instance, “So to you magicians, I admonish: GOD is unknowable. He cannot be divided nor made again, and His mysteries are the holy mysteries. No art is alike to His boundless ability.” (Auspice 7:16-18) If there were good and faithful Canonists among these Magi, they would surely cease their actions of pride and adhere to the virtues set out by Him and written of by His Prophet. With that, if you say that the Church is wholly false in it’s interpretation, that would be as if a mage said so to Exalted Owyn. It is unacceptable to do so. One can express question or curiosity over an interpretation, but to say to God’s Church that they are wrong, as a layman especially, is to spit upon the Laurel of which the Immaculate Throne was bestowed. I beseech you, God’s Faithful Daughter and all readers. Be wise with one’s words, for if you say that the Church is completely wrong in it’s interpretations and doctrine, you refuse to recognize the Prophetic Authority of which it holds. I lastly quote this from God’s Faithful Daughter’s recent public letter, “I conclude that holy union is a union blessed by God in any way or form. If God meant marriage between a man and a woman, the sacraments would have clearly excluded same-sex relationships from being held through holy union and matrimony.” A union blessed by God in this modern age is one also blessed by the Church and too, the Sacraments are bestowed upon the Church and it’s authority and therefore abide by Her interpretations. With that, the Sacrament of Matrimony does clearly exclude same sex-relationships and therefore your question is answered. Homosexual unions are not permitted by the Church and therefore not by the Sacraments either. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ VII I conclude with this. It has been restated many times throughout this Epistle that the Church is righteous in it’s interpretations and therefore correct in it’s doctrine on homosexual marriage. It is in the Mother Church’s view that the Scripture clearly supports this of which you have brought no evidence to say otherwise besides the absence of it. There is nothing in the Scrolls to support homosexual marriage however there is a wealth of evidence to support heterosexual unions and so, such is the birth of the Church’s interpretation of which I wholly support. We hear your pain. We are not blind to your tears and deaf to your cries however this is something that I believe the Church cannot interpret otherwise. However, in the absence of marriage, I implore you, writer and also all readers who may be plagued by the same temptations, to find love in other forms. If you have a sibling, love them. Love your friend, your father, your mother, your shepherd. Love Him, the Lord. In the absence of marriage, there remains much else of God’s Creation of which to love. Many different ways to love. So love your brethren and all those of the Creator as brothers and sisters under His light and you shall find true fulfillment. This is something I infact know all too well. I grew up believing I was to be married, to have children and such. However, I heard God’s calling and so I took up the crozier and began guiding my flock. In that, I found a wealth of love, not sexual or romantic but of a father for his children. I tell you, I could not hear confession and too spend hours in the basilica offering guidance or administering the Sacraments if I did not have love. So find love in other forms as I did and I assure you. You shall achieve true fulfillment. God bless you. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ Propalatam Deus, da nobis multa sunt beneficia ut non palpet proximorum expendas. Quia tu id etiam a misericordissimo et maxima benevolentia atque amantissima. In nomine Patris, amen.
  3. Cardinal Manfried informs the writer of this Public Letter that he shall write a Thesis on the topic soon to hopefully answer her questions.
  4. Manfried Cardinal St. Julia was present at the execution of Boniface and despite his distaste for the man and the actions he had devolved into in the past months or so, the Cardinal’s gaze still held a notable solemnity as he stared at a venerable Friar he once and in some ways still did admire. The Friar’s numerous Theses had reached Manfried in his early teens and was one of the reasons why the now Cardinal alongside his friend Griffith approached His Eminence Arthur to join the clergy as an Acolyte. Despite the conflict which was caused by Boniface’s writings the months before his death, the feelings of admiration for the past Boniface who he did admire were not dirtied. And so, as he sat in the cramped tower he called home, Father Manfried contemplated why he would do this. He thought if whether mental illness reached him in the twilight years of his respectable 97 but he quickly threw that thought away. After a few others presented themselves to the Prelate, he came to his conclusion and while it would not affect his final opinion on Boniface, it drew out more mercy from the Cardinal and so he prayed for Boniface that night. Prayed for a man who had dedicated his life to the Church and yet found himself straying from the true path in a great bout of blind fervor which pitted himself against a Church he said he wished to protect. “God have mercy on his soul.” he said for the excommunicant Boniface before going to bed. The snap of Boniface’s neck and the thought of the 41 Theses he so vehemently regarded as false in line with Father Pius’s Apology haunted him that night. But the aging Cardinal, despite his disappointment on how far Boniface had fallen, too contemplated on the good things Boniface had done. The beloved teachings he had spread despite the presence of the controversial and too heretical ones. Besides, if Manfried believed one corrupt Priest could not dirty the entire Church, he would find it hypocritical to allow the Theses of these latter months to dirty the entire batch. “God have mercy on his soul.” he murmured in slumber, “God have mercy on his soul.”
  5. Full Name of Man - Dmitri Orlov Date of Birth of Man - 1760 Name of Woman - Giada Fiorella d’Amato Date of Birth of Woman – 1761 Location of Ceremony - Basilica of the Final Revelation, Helena Date of Ceremony (Year) - 1790 Name of Clergyman who performed ceremony - Manfried
  6. Full Name of Man - Edward Galbraith Date of Birth of Man - 1746 Name of Woman - Violette Marie Halcourt Date of Birth of Woman – 1770 Location of Ceremony - Basilica of the Final Revelation, Helena Date of Ceremony (Year) - 1790 Name of Clergyman who performed ceremony - Manfried Full Name of Man - Alexander d’Arkent Date of Birth of Man - 1764 Name of Woman - Victoria Adelheid da Balain Date of Birth of Woman – 1763 Location of Ceremony - Basilica of the Final Revelation, Helena Date of Ceremony (Year) - 1790 Name of Clergyman who performed ceremony - Manfried
  7. A Priest embracing a man starving in despair. In Nomine Patris! ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ A Short Thesis He Walks Beside You Scribed by Manfried Cardinal St. Julia Godfrey’s Triumph, 1790 ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ ┏━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┓ Sɛction I - Greetings And Benediction Sɛction II - Introduction Sɛction III - The Issue Sɛction IV - He Illuminates Sɛction V - In Conclusion ┗━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┛ ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ Prelate for the Priesthood, Manfried ☨ Cardinal St. Julia ☨. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ I Oh Lord, God on high. We, Your humble servants vow to remain eternally loyal to You, eternally devout in our worship and eternally steadfast in our service. We, Your faithful, accepted into the loving bosom of Your light through Your mercy, shall be molded by Your scripture, the Holy Scrolls, forever to hear it as the one truth, the only truth, the eternal truth. We shall serve as the pillars of this great path we tread, readied by the wombs of our mothers, carried into this terra by the blessings You have imparted upon those who follow in the footsteps of Saint Julia, Lord Godani. We, the pious, the devout, the faithful shall mold this world in the image of virtue, just as we are molded by the Scrolls You had imparted upon the Exalted, ever to be cherished and adhered to as the servants of You, Our Lord. We make this solemn vow in communion with the blessed Church of Canon. May we be made worthy of the Seven Skies through the scripture and holy teachings gifted to us by You, God. In Nomine Patris, Amen! Greetings and Benediction, brothers and sisters. May the utmost of God’s blessings eternally reach you and may the Saints intercede on the behalf of you and your’s as we walk the path of virtue and righteousness in the name of our Lord, the Almighty and Eternal, Godani. Signed with the Love of a Father, Manfried, Cardinal St. Julia, Prelate of the Canonist Priesthood, Cardinal Judge of Helena, Vicar in the Metropolitanate of Helena ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ II It is with God that we, His Creation, tread this path of life. He stands by our side through both times of peace and prosperity and the times where hope seems non existent, when despair has taken hold of our hearts. Whether that be during world wide crises such as the Inferni Incursion or personal matters like loss, divorce, and sin, it is through the hardships of which we endure that we are supported by God for just as we love Him, He loves us. We are His Creation, His favored Creation, all descendants of the first man and woman, “And they were virtuous, and GOD called them the first man and woman, who spoke no language and took no name. And these were GOD’s favored creations, for they did satisfy His plan.” (Gospel 1:29-30) And so, as the first man and woman satisfied His plan, it is too us that shall satisfy His plan as prophesied in the Scroll of Auspice and so He sees that we are good. With that, He stands beside us as His beloved Creation and God looks after us with the care of a thousand fathers. However, we cannot see God. We cannot see Him supporting us. We cannot hear him either. We can simply feel the light and virtue coursing through our veins and even that is difficult to sense at times. But even with that sense of warmth in the face of anguish, we are creatures that cannot interpret that feeling easily. We as mortals prefer to see God before us and this leads us down a harrowing path, one that I shall elaborate upon in my Thesis today. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ III It was recently that I was approached by a layman. Someone close to him had committed a grave sin which hurt him in a personal manner and in this face of despair, he felt his grip on his faith losing strength. He felt his once devout disposition slipping away as he struggled with the pain and anguish of the wound inflicted by this individual and so he feared losing faith in God Himself. In this matter, I did not judge the man for it is something that I believe to be a common issue. The abandonment of the Creation by the Creator. Most obviously, God has not abandoned him and to say otherwise is completely false. Even the abandonment of the damned is not the choice of the Creator but the choice of the damned themselves. Nay, instead it boils down to this. Any individual plagued by such sadness says, “How could such a merciful and benevolent God do this to me?”. They wonder how the Almighty, said to be so virtuous and righteous, could have left His faithful in such a place of suffering, of emotional malady. It is easy to ask this question and in our very nature. God, by our standards, is unexplainable. A Lord of great power and eternity, He is in all ways unlike us. Ever virtuous, ever good, ever loving. He is a being of perfection of which we are not. So, therefore the question of how is a simple product of our standards of the explainable and the unexplainable. For in His way of being, the answers of how and why cannot be determined. They cannot be given a very direct answer and while we know such things are a test of some sort, we too do not know why for in His nature, He and His actions remain unexplained. He is not bound by our way of things and is instead a higher, nay, the highest being. Yet, I assure you in all certainty that He does not allow this in order to harm His Creation. If you believe such, you must surely be corrected for you are wholly false. He is a loving God. It is cried to the hill tops, to the mountain ranges and reaches across His Creation the truth of Him, “Deus Caritas Est!” God is Love! Indeed, He is and so He would not abandon you. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ IV “Deus Caritas Est!” we say it for it is truth and in this truth, God would indeed not abandon you. Nay, the Lord Almighty walks the arduous path of hardship alongside you. The idea of His abandonment is a false concept, derived from the fact that He is not seen nor heard in our conventional ways. We believe He has abandoned us because it is all we can see. We narrow our vision to our eyes and instead do not view the world from our soul. With God, we cannot see Him through our physical being which is impermanent but through our soul which is permanent, to be destined a life of His virtue both in the Seven Skies and at the end of times, “This is the promise of GOD to the World, that it shall belong to the virtuous, who love Him.” (Auspice 3:17) It is with this that God supports His faithful through all, through times of hope and through times where it is lacking. I offered this to the man and I too shall offer it to you. I am forty-three now and therefore by many, especially the more youthful generations to be considered old. And so, with that age, I have found myself waking up at ungodly hours of the night with absolutely no reason. So therefore, I walk about my home and the grounds of the Basilica. Now, I live in quite a modest space, a small tower in the basilica to which the venerable Abbot Bram can attest to it’s cramped space and I must say, I have stubbed my toe once or twice. This was in my cockiness as I went without a candle about my small home. However, soon I decided to light a match and set aflame the wick and so in these dark times of twilight, I found my path illuminated and I was no longer lost nor did I stub my toe. While the stubbing my toe part of the story is too told for more comical flavor, I bring your attention to the last few words, “dark times of twilight, I found my path illuminated and I was no longer lost…” These literal dark times of night can be compared to the times of despair and anguish. We usually equate darkness and light to virtue and sin or God and Iblees, however dark times can also be the times where we feel lost. Where we feel pained and lonely. The candle can then be said to be God’s light. Then, let us put those together. On your path, you tread through dark times, however I assure you brothers and sisters, God walks right beside you and He illuminates your path. He makes the unclear, clear. He makes the unseen, seen. And so, you are no longer stubbing toes. You are walking in strides, in virtue, in His Love, for you are no longer lost. In this, He does not abandon you. No, He stands beside you for He loves you as you love Him. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ V So there is your answer, brothers and sisters. Even in times of despair, God stands beside you. It is merely not so obvious for the means in which we see are not conventional. In times of prosperity, we can indeed feel His presence for He is one of Love, of Goodness, of Holiness and when the times are ones of love, when the times are good, when the times feel blessed, we believe He is present for that is what we associate Him with. However, when the times are ones of pain, of darkness, of sadness, we do not believe He is present. We believe our lives are void of Him in these times, however the moments of anguish are the most important to see that He is indeed there beside you for it will make all the difference. Remember, brothers and sisters, that faith is a savior just as God is. Just as the Exalted were. Just as Saint Julia was. In that station, while it is important to hold devout faith close to one’s heart at all times, faith is even more important in times spoken of in this Thesis. Faith is a savior and so, when one has lost all hope, God’s faith shall restore hope in your heart. When one has lost all happiness, God’s faith shall return joy to your soul. And when goodness has been lost, God’s faith shall impart it’s blessing of virtuous good unto your body. It is faith which is the answer to the problems which we face like the man who struggles with keeping faith in God while facing great hardship. I assure you... He Walks Beside You. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ Propalatam Deus, da nobis multa sunt beneficia ut non palpet proximorum expendas. Quia tu id etiam a misericordissimo et maxima benevolentia atque amantissima. In nomine Patris, amen.
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  11. The Ascension to the Cloth Recruitment of a New Generation of Priests ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ With the Permit of the High Pontiff His Holiness James II Overseen by Prelate Manfried Cardinal St. Julia ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ You find yourself enveloped in serene silence as you enter the Basilica of the Final Revelation, the home of the Prelate for the Priesthood. To your surprise, despite the silence, a few parishioners dot the rows of pews, their knees upon the ground and their elbows raised high above the back of the pew before them in prayer. And too, at the altar kneels an aging Priest, joining in prayer along with the laymen behind him. The silence is broken as your footsteps echo throughout the pristine halls of the Basilica, to which the parishioners do not bat an eye, besides the small child who kneels next to his mother, looking to you in some desperate search to end his boredom. As you approach the Father at the altar, he turns at your footsteps, a small smile befalling his once solemn visage as he looks you up and down before rising and moving to receive you. With open arms, a “Brother.” escapes his lips before his hands fall to his sides and a nod is offered. You soon explain to him your wish to join the Priesthood, to which his smile merely brightens with each word. He dips his head once more and with a gesture, he leads you quietly up to the higher levels of the Basilica, to which the distracted child’s gaze merely follows as you depart. Once you sit, you entertain a small conversation with the Priest, one of which great enthusiasm on the part of the ordained man is spoken of in regards to the clergy before he takes up pen and paper and begins to ask you a few questions. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ “Very well, brother. We shall begin quite simply. What is your name?” {Answer} “And your age?” {Answer} “I know it may be clear, heh, but it is for the sake of records. What race of the descendants are you of?” {Answer} “You are able to read and write, yes?” {Answer} “And with that, are you at all familiar with the Holy Scrolls and Catechism of our Church?” {Answer} “You are of course baptized?” {Answer} “Good, good. Are you married? Do you have children?” {Answer} “In what way of the clergy do you wish to serve? As a Priest, a Monastic?” {Answer} “While this may not be accepted by the Prelate, depending on the needs of the Church, in what Diocese would you prefer to serve in? You can simply name a city or Kingdom.” {Answer} “A rather personal question, why have you chosen to walk this path in God?” {Answer} “And at last, are you truly devoted to this way of life? Prepared to take any vows involved with ordination and commit oneself to this lifetime bond with the Lord Almighty?” {Answer} “Wonderful, then that should be all.” he says as he gestures you out of the office with a smile, “This shall be brought to His Eminence, Manfried. You shall hear word of your acceptance and placement soon enough.” he nods before saying finally, “God bless you.” as you walk out and say so in return. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ And with that, you depart from the Basilica, awaiting the letter from the Prelate which states your acceptance and diocean assignment. A letter that shall change your life for what you believe will be the better. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ -OOC- I should be checking this forum page everyday or every few days however if I don’t get back to you in a timely manner, please do not hesitate to contact me at _GoldWolf_#9851 on discord. I would be happy to answer any questions or have your application brought to my attention through DMs. Thanks for applying! Credit to @Froschli for the format.
  12. AN EPISTLE On the Non-Human Ascension to the Seven Skies ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ -AUTHORED BY- Prelate for the Priesthood Cardinal St. Julia In Nomine Patris! ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ I From the publication of my office’s dicastery, the place of the descendant races in the clergy has become a debated topic and a heated one at that. Too, however, has the place of the descendant races in the Seven Skies of our God, the Lord Almighty, been questioned. It is therefore in this epistle that I argue against the preposterous notion of which has been proposed, a notion that is contrary to Scripture, to which the opposing side disagrees with. With that said, I begin with the very first paragraph of my venerable brother’s epistle, QUI ABSCONDITUS EST VERITAS. While it is mainly an introduction, the Friar quickly delves into inaccuracies of which I wish to correct. He begins by saying how I did indeed confirm that non-humans such as orcs and dwarves can be a part of the Priesthood and that they can ascend to the Seven Skies. They can certainly join the Priesthood, however I wish to focus in this epistle on the latter half, an inaccuracy much more troubling then the first. “I find this most troubling as orcs were cursed with bloodlust by The Denier and are prone to kill and to violence - dwarves were cursed with greed so are prone to steal and hoard wealth, this is not a generalisation; it is fact.” He then delves into the quote I just presented before you, to which proves factual. “The Denier was enraged, and by his wicked power the brothers and their tribes were altered.” (Gospel 2:62) In this, Friar Boniface is correct. The Denier, Iblees, cursed Horen with mortality, Malin with impotence, Krug with wrath, and Urguan with greed. However, while all four brothers were cursed by Iblees, the three brothers not human, being Malin, Krug, and Urguan were relieved of their pains by the Aengul Aeriel, “Aeriel came among them, and by GOD’s will the brothers were alleviated of the pains of their imperfections. Thus Krug’s wrath was tempered with honor, Malin’s impotency with sanctuary, and Urguan’s greed with strength of will.” (Gospel 2:67-68) This must indeed be recognized for God, in His eternal mercy, commanded the Aengul Aeriel to alleviate the pains of the brothers not Human. He therefore balanced their curses with His virtue and did not leave them to rot in sin. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ The Lord Almighty showing the first woman the imperfections of her sons. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ II Friar Boniface proceeds to contest my “absurd claim” that Exalted Horen and Saint Julia were not the first man and woman and instead there were two before them. Too, my claim that Exalted Horen, Descendant Malin, Descendant Krug, and Descendant Urguan were born of the first man and woman, brothers. This is in fact not an absurd claim as the Friar puts it, instead being supported by the Holy Scrolls, “So the Lord made two bodies of earth, and gave them blood and breath, and the light of wisdom. And they were virtuous, and GOD called them the first man and woman, who spoke no language and took no name. And these were GOD’s favored creations, for they did satisfy His plan.” (Gospel 1:28-30) and too, these lines, “And they knew each other, bearing four sons. The eldest was Malin, who rose tall and fair-haired from the rich loam of the forest. And he took a liking to the beasts of the earth and the fruit-bearing trees, and resolved that his home should be a sanctuary for lesser beings. The second was Urguan, dense and rough-skinned like the walls of his deep mountain home. About him were gold and onyx and alabaster stones, and he took fascination with them, and resolved that he should concern himself with the affairs of the deep earths. The third was Krug strong and fierce, brought forth in the scorching desert dust. He was the strongest of his kindred and took fondness for hunt and battle, and soon resolved that he should hone his strength and surpass all living things. The youngest was Horen, who was neither tall nor short, not frail nor fierce, and he acted with wisdom and restraint. Thus he did not share his brother’s ambitions, except to praise GOD.” (Gospel 1:33-41) While it is a rather long excerpt from the Blessed Scripture, it clearly states that; firstly, there was a first man and woman before Exalted Horen, created by God after the Immortals had not fulfilled His plans and; secondly, that this first man and woman bore the four descendants who were Malin, Urguan, Krug, and Exalted Horen. He also states this, “It has long been an established truth that Horen and Julia were the first man and woman, the first coupling.” to which is true. Exalted Horen and Saint Julia were indeed the first married couple, however they were not the first man and woman. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ Cardinal Fabian the Lesser finishing The Catechism of Our Blessed Church. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ III After this, he states that my quoting of the Catechism is of no importance, “Quoting the catechism for justification is of no importance as the catechism is merely a collection of opinions of which, like the Pontiff, is fallible and has been edited and changed continuously since the days of Sixtus IV.” and then proceeds to speak on how it is wrong to place our anchor on the Catechism. It becomes clear that, for many centuries, we have certainly relied on the Catechisms of our times and used them as an anchor for our beliefs. One such important example is that our Acolytes, the next generation of Priests are instructed through the Catechism. The Catechisms are a representation of our times, the “opinions” of which make them up being founded in careful theological thought which then mold our Priesthood. While it certainly is wrongful to choose the citation of the Catechism over the Scrolls, the Catechism still serves as a useful tool in any Thesis or document and remains a relevant written work which guides our budding Priests into theological understanding. To state that the Catechism is of no importance is to state that the Church’s beliefs are of no importance for the Catechism is a document which outlines the teachings currently accepted by our Church. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ The blessed guidance of the Priesthood. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ IV “It is humanity who will walk the seven skies, GOD has favoured humanity, else why is there no orcish emperors of Oren or orcish Pontiffs?” In the second paragraph, he too states this to which I say, God certainly has favored humanity and anyone who says otherwise is clearly ignoring the Holy Scrolls as well as our Catechism. It was Exalted Horen who was lifted up to Seventh Sky to receive the word of God and it was through this that the next three Exalted, the sons of spirit, would receive and then pass on the teachings of God through the remaining Holy Scrolls. It is through this evidence in Scripture that it is clearly shown, God has indeed favored the Humans, however not in the way to which is suggested. God spoke unto Horen and the other Exalted the Scripture and so did they speak it unto their kin in this terra and enlighten the world of God’s blessed teachings. God did not give us the right to use the elves, dwarves, and orcs as footstools. To think the gentile races lesser than us. No, He bestowed the Scripture to us so that we could serve as the guiders of this world. We are His chosen race, just like Canonists are His beloved children. However, through His mercy, He does not cast away the virtuous pagans. He does not abandon them to rot in the Void. He has bestowed the Virtue through His prophets unto all of His Creation and so if the Human pagans are virtuous, they are welcomed into the First Sky. And so, too, the gentile races are welcomed into the Skies for they have been guided by us, God’s chosen race. This is why there are no orcish emperors or Pontiffs. We are the guiders and in their duties, those are positions of guidance. The emperors rule through the Crown and the Pontiffs enlighten and guide through the Laurel. It is quite fitting that Humans alone (besides one) have held the positions of emperors and Pontiffs, for the Crown and Laurel are of the Exalted and they are Human. The Humans are guiders and so too are the emperors and Pontiffs. However, the gentile races’s absence in these positions does not make them absent in the Seven Skies. “And Godfrey set aside the Throne of Man for a holy purpose, consecrating it to GOD. Thus it was sworn that no Son of Malin, of Urguan, of Krug, or any magi shall hold it.” (Gospel 6:36-37) ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ Saint Julia As pictured in the LEGENDA SANCTORUM. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ V For the next paragraph, the venerable Father speaks to my mentions of the two Blessed non-humans. To this, I defer much to the standpoint of my brother in cloth, Father Pius, who explains it beautifully in his own response to QUI ABSCONDITUS EST VERITAS, “If canonisations and beatifications are not infallible, is not the whole thing a farce? Is not the veneration of Saints and Blessed a complete farce and idolatry? Not so.” Indeed, not so. If the canonisations and beautifications are not infallible and prone to error by the hands of Man, then no Saint can be looked to for guidance and intercession. Then the miracles of the Saints of which are outlined in the LEGENDA SANCTORUM are but lies or coincidences. Not to be trusted and therefore not to be accepted by the Church. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ The Aengul Aeriel descending from the Skies to save the faithful from The Denier. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ VI Proceeding forward, the Friar cites many excerpts from Scripture. The first one I shall address is this, “So Aeriel came among them, and by GOD’s will the brothers were alleviated of the pains of their imperfections. And thus Krug’s wrath was tempered with honor, Malin’s impotency with sanctuary, and Urguan’s greed with strength of will. But at the command of GOD, Aeriel did not alleviate Horen’s pain. For to Horen, the Lord promised the Skies. And Horen was assumed into them…” (Gospel, 2:17) And Boniface then states that this excerpt proves that only mankind alone can enter the Seven Skies for the Seven Skies are promised by the Lord to Horen, not Malin, Urguan, or Krug. This line from Scripture alone becomes a very promising point and one that could indeed settle the argument on the side of Friar Boniface. However, if one simply looks at this line alone, they forget the Scroll of Auspice. I bring forth these verses from the Scroll of Auspice, “Thus the virtuous of other tribes are marching down from heaven, and the Skies are given over to the sons of Horen. Thus the good sons of Krug are given the Void, and it is made to serve them, and they hone their strength eternally. Thus the good sons of Urguan are given the deep places of the earth, and they hold the treasures of the world. And last the good sons of Malin are given the world, and it is a sanctuary forever.” (Auspice 3:12-15) After the defeat of The Denier by the hands of the virtuous armies of God, the planes are divided between the descendants. So, while the orcs are given the Void. While the elves are given the world and while the dwarves are given the caves and depths of the earth, Horen and mankind are given what they were promised by God, the Seven Skies. Therefore, it is in this interpretation that it is not the Seven Skies after death that was promised to mankind and mankind alone but the Seven Skies after the death of Iblees, not as an afterlife but a home for the rest of eternity. And so, the notion that this verse from Scripture proves the place of Humans alone in the Seven Skies is done away with. The next verse from the Scroll of Virtue receives much the same explanation as the previous. It is cited as follows, “And as I made for you the worldly pleasures, so too have I made the pleasures of the spirit, and the love of the husband and wife. And I have given unto you the wine of sacrament, and the wine of merriment, and I have promised you the world and the Skies.” (Virtue, 3:5-6) With this, I must say that the Scroll of Virtue is addressed to all of the faithful, even the gentile races of which are held to this Scroll alone. The Scroll of Virtue, while given to Horen alone, is then spread by the first Exalted to all of this world and all of His Creation. If the gentile races are held to the commands set out by God in this Scroll, so too are they subject to the gifts explained within. Moving forward, the next line of the Holy Scrolls of which Friar Boniface cites is this, “So the Lord was pleased to lay His favor upon the sons of His first man and woman, and he called the pair forth to reside in the Sixth Sky and give the World over to the dominion of the Sons. The first man held GOD with great fear and marvel, and did as he was bid, and rose to the Sixth Sky beneath the throne of the Lord. But the first woman loved her children even greater than GOD, and would not leave. So the Lord was wroth, and uncovered the imperfections of the Sons, so that she would know her folly. And the first woman wept, and was humbled, for all things are imperfect before GOD. And she did as she was bidden, and rose to the Sixth Sky. Thus the Sons were orphaned, but even in their imperfection did keep faith in the Lord. So GOD was pleased, and he gave them language and greater knowledge, and created for each Son a tribe of seven thousand alike to them. And he placed the Sons above their people as kings, and they testified to His glory.” (Gospel 1:42-50) and the Friar Boniface explains once more that the first man and woman were Horen and Julia and that it is impossible for the sons to be Malin, Urguan, and Krug. However, it is not impossible at all for Horen and Julia were not the first man and woman. I present this citation from the Scroll of Gospel once again, “So the Lord made two bodies of earth, and gave them blood and breath, and the light of wisdom. And they were virtuous, and GOD called them the first man and woman, who spoke no language and took no name. And these were GOD’s favored creations, for they did satisfy His plan.” (Gospel 1:28-30) It is strange that Horen and Julia are believed to have taken no name and spoken no language for how Horen could communicate the Scroll of Virtue to His Creation without a method in which to do so is unbeknownst to me. And too, how they could have taken no name and yet be known as Horen and Julia in subsequent times is too not of my knowledge. I stress once again, the first man and woman were not Horen and Julia and instead two people of their own who bore the four descendants (Horen, Malin, Urguan, and Krug), and so did they ascend to the Sixth Sky first, then to later be joined by the Exalted and their wives. It too must be pointed out that the Tribe of Humans, in the beginning of times, was led by Horen. And yet, if Horen and Julia were indeed the first man and woman, the Tribe of Humans would have been created after the Prophet’s ascension to the Sixth Sky. It becomes clear once again that instead of narrowing our vision or tip-toeing around other verses which may disprove our points, we must instead look to the entirety of the Scrolls and see the truth, lest we be lost to an age of disinformation and error. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ VII With that last point made, I conclude with this. In this battle of words, I do not wish to scorn or fight with my brother in faith and so do I hope that the good and venerable Friar thinks the same. However, while I do not write this Epistle in conflict, I write it in contest to an interpretation which I believe to be wholly false. It is through the will of God that we of the Priesthood are meant to teach, enlighten, and correct the lay faithful. And so do I believe that it is our duty as Priests to correct those of our own cloth who find themselves falling to error. Such being said, I hope my Epistle is justified in it’s aim, and too pray that the clergy shall accept it as the truth of which is founded in both the Holy Scrolls and the dogma of our blessed Church. Signed with the love of a Father, Manfried, Cardinal St. Julia, Prelate for the Canonist Priesthood, Cardinal Judge of Helena, Vicar of Helena, ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ Propalatam Deus, da nobis multa sunt beneficia ut non palpet proximorum expendas. Quia tu id etiam a misericordissimo et maxima benevolentia atque amantissima. In nomine Patris, amen.
  13. The Prelate gives word that a reply to the venerable Friar Boniface’s QUI ABSCONDITUS EST VERITAS will be delivered soon to the clergy and others.
  14. “To my brothers of cloth, It has become of concern to His Holiness, High Pontiff James that the idea of which non-humans cannot enter the Seven Skies returns once more. And so it is in this short letter that I address this issue with simple theological fact of which can be identified in two texts of the Church. Firstly, I bring forth evidence from the Scroll of Auspice, “Lo! The virtuous dead are descending, and at their fore are the sons of spirit, and the sons of the first man and woman.” (Auspice 2:5). It is in this line of the Scroll of Auspice that the armies of God descend from the Seven Skies, arriving to our terra in order to face the wretched forces of Iblees. Among these forces are the sons of spirit, Exalted Owyn, Exalted Godfrey, and Exalted Sigismund and too the sons of the first man and woman who are Ex. Horen but too Malin, Krug, and Urguan. And so, with their mention, it is too Malin, Krug, and Urguan who descend from God’s plane, or the Seven Skies, to battle against the Lord’s foes. I then move onto the Catechism of our Church, written by Cardinal Fabian with the imprimatur of High Pontiff St. Sixtus IV, a Pontiff so recognized for his mastery of his craft that he was named Patron Saint of Theologians. Two quotes from the Catechism, “It is unknown whether non-descendants may enter the Skies, although God is merciful; it is likely that an abomination who forsakes sin and worships the Creator will have its soul purified upon death.” and ”The First Sky is the abode of virtuous pagans; humans who never received the chance to convert to Canonism but still acted morally, and any non-humans who obeyed the Virtue.” The first quote states a question whether non-descendants enter the Seven Skies, indicating that while it is unknown if the abominations are permitted in the afterlife, descendants (those of Horen, Malin, Krug, and Urguan) certainly are. And the second quote outright states that along with virtuous Human pagans, non-humans who obeyed the Scroll of Virtue are too welcomed in the First Sky. After that, it mentions nothing of race and therefore indicates that the descendants are allowed in the Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sky to which I shall expand on next. Now, from quotes, I move on to people. Firstly, I mention Blessed Enoch and Blessed Mauricio of Azog. Blessed Enoch, an elf, is mentioned among the many names within the LEGENDA SANCTORUM while Mauricio of Azog was made Blessed quite recently by His Holiness, High Pontiff Pontian III in the Bull QUINTUS AUREA BULLA HELENAM. These two therefore reside in the Fourth Sky, proving that the descendants can indeed find themselves in the spiritual plane of God, even among the most pious in the Third and Fourth Skies. And in conclusion, I lastly mention a venerable brother of the cloth who lives now among us in the Mother Church. Father Pius of Sutica, an elf, is of our ranks as a most faithful Priest of the Church. He has contributed to our vast libraries on many occasions and still honors us with his wisdom as he continues to spread the teachings of scripture through pen and paper. It is therefore through this evidence that I hope the notion that the gentile races of our world cannot find reward in the Seven Skies for their virtues is done away with and the accepted interpretation of our Church and His Holiness James II is accepted too by the clergy. May God’s blessings find you eternally, Your Prelate, Manfried”
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