The Archdiocesan Council of Albarosa
Scribed by Brandt Cardinal Albarosa In the year 1961
It has been apparent to us, the clergy of the Archdiocese of Albarosa, that the establishment of an Archdiocesan Council is imperative for effective governance of the Lord’s flock. In communion with the venerable High Pontiff Sixtus XI, we have sought divine wisdom in an effort to craft a governance structure, complete and in order with the sacred procedures and positions prescribed by the Holy Scrolls to steward matters of faith with efficacy. Let this Council thus be created and chartered in the name of guiding our flock through earthly challenges, all in the name of our shared devotion to the Almighty.
SECTION I - PURPOSE
Verily, our faith is a bastion of guidance for all who walk the path of the Lord, the clerical vocation having been ordained in the name of providing guidance and charity for the pilgrims of that path. While resolute in matters of faith, the guiding clergyman too, needs oversight and counsel - lest he toils wantonly towards his sacred purpose without the helping hand of his venerable brothers. Indeed it is so that the clerical vocation requires cooperation and care between fellow men who have dedicated their lives at the behest of the downtrodden and the weak. Insofar as to accomplish and charter herein this spirit of cooperation, the clergy of Albarosa must ordain limbs of governance that will reach out in ministry towards the realm and its people. In furtherance of this endeavour, the mission of this council will be to forge a robust hierarchy among priests, ensuring diligent oversight to facilitate effective action. The council further shall deliberate upon pertinent theological issues of our times that ail the realm, pronouncing verdicts to guide the faithful through their spiritual journey. Holding a vigilant oversight on public morality the council will advance its mission of offering counsel to the laity in the name of fostering righteous living in accordance with Virtue.
Additionally, the Albarosan council shall be entrusted with the seamless orchestration of ecclesiastical services, including the solemn rites of mass, confession, and marriages. It shall bear the weighty responsibility of safeguarding and recording the Church's possessions – be they physical in the form of property such as chapels and cathedrals or sacred relics and saintly tombs. As stewards of governance within the Archdiocese of Albarosa, the council shall aim to alleviate His Holiness, the High Pontiff of mundane administrative burdens, enabling him to focus on matters of greater import that concern the wider Canondom. Towards the path of establishing a flourishing Albarosan priesthood, the council will establish the foundation and workings of a hierarchical ladder, providing ambitious priests a trajectory for career ascension within the revered ranks of our sacred clergy. Lastly, the council shall commit to preserve the sanctity of our realm, fervently striving to eradicate the malevolent forces of Iblees and iniquity - be it through inquisition or redemption in a righteous attempt to shield the faithful from the temptations of darkness.
SECTION II - CHARGES OF COUNCIL
The Archbishop of Albarosa
The Archbishop of Albarosa serves as the sacred custodian of the Council of Albarosa, thus bearing the duty of summoning and presiding over the convocations, wherein theological discourses that concern the realm shall unfold under his guidance. He shall navigate decision making among his peers to mediate harmony within the minds of the clergy. In line with his episcopal duties, the Archbishop shall hold the ecclesiastical brethren of the council to account. Thus, his duty is to uphold the cohesive spirit and collaborative ethos within the venerable ecclesial community of Albarosa.
The Vicar-General of Albarosa
The Vicar-General of Albarosa entrusted with the mantle of authority by the Archbishop, bearing the responsibility of serving as the second-in-command of the Archbishop. He thus executes the directives and mandates coming from the Council of Albarosan Peers. He oversees the practical implementation of the council's decisions to the benefit of the realm, ensuring their seamless integration into the council’s ecclesiastical practices. The Vicar-General in this capacity attends to the details of council sessions, acting as a conduit between the revered Archbishop and the wider clergy. His role is pivotal in manifesting the collective will of the council thus under the benevolent gaze of the Divine.
The Vicar of Clergy
The Vicar of Clergy for Albarosa is responsible for the recruitment and training for the Albarosan clergy. As a devoted intermediary between the Archdiocese of Albarosa and the Prelate of Priesthood, he thus is tasked with scouring the realm in search of devout individuals fitting to join the priesthood as Acolytes. With discernment, he identifies and nurtures potential clergy members. Additionally, the Vicar of Clergy assumes the sacred duty of overseeing orthodoxy among the council as custodian of spiritual integrity.
The Vicar Inquisitor for Albarosa is charged with the duty of overseeing matters concerning Canon Law. In collaboration with the Auditor of the Tribunal, he oversees the application and upkeep of the Canon laws within the Archdiocese. He is further charged with rooting out evildoers and darkspawn that may threaten the wellbeing of the realm, ensuring the safety of our spiritual community and defending it against the encroachment of the forces of iniquity.
The Bishop of Casica
The Bishop of Casica is afforded a seat in the council by the virtue of their episcopal status.
The Bishop of Buron
The Bishop of Buron is afforded a seat in the council by the virtue of their episcopal status.
The Bishop of Gelimar
The Bishop of Gelimar is afforded a seat in the council by the virtue of their episcopal status.
Let those willing clergymen who would wish to serve in one of the charges of the council make themselves known before Archbishop Brandt post-haste for appointment.