The Second Homily of Ves
Regarding A New Era In the Bishopric of Ves
6th of Tobias’s Bounty, 1765
Published & Held By
His Grace the Bishop of Ves:
Alderman of Finance
Erasmus von Getreide
HELVETS HOUSE OF LITERATURE
A Rhoswen-Pruvia Ltd. Enterprise
Pruvia District no. 7, Owynsburg
Commonwealth of Kaedrin
To begin this most sacred homily, I must begin by thanking my brilliant predecessor and mentor, the Archbishop Laurence Pruvia, for providing me with the tools and opportunities to further protect and guide my flock throughout this world in which we live. I would also like to thank the High Pontiff, James II, for bestowing upon me this position of utmost importance, The trust in which you have placed in me shall not go in vain.
As some of you may have noticed, the coat of arms has a sense of familiarity about it. This is because the coat of arms is that of the predecessor of my predecessor, Kriztian Karoly. In the past few years within my tenureship as the Prelate of Ves, I have taken the time to read and hear about the deeds of the former Bishop of Ves. The man has showcased his stalwarts faith in GOD throughout his lifetime, writing many essays which I still, to this day, look upon for inspiration. For that reason, I proudly state that I shall bear the coat of arms of this man.
In order to further honor the man, when we rename Karoly Tower to, we shall christen a new street within the town of St Ownysburg, Karoly Lane. The most honorable and the most pious of the Commonwealth should not be forgotten.
As many of you may know the bishop was slain in the city of New Reza by Haensetian assassins who wish for nothing but the heretical ideals of their Lendian faith to fester and spread throughout the Empire. I pray that these men are caught and are brought to bear witness for the crimes against both the Empire and GOD that they committed. May the wrath of GOD be brought down on the Haensetians who supported the evil doings of the murderers, and may GOD have mercy on the souls of those who repent.
Continuing from the untimely demise of our beloved bishop, I am happy to address that many projects have been completed during my short reign in the diocese. The Monastery of St Thomas has been completed, serving as a bastion for all of those who follow the Canonist faith. Soon, the buildings will soon be filled with diligent followers of GOD, working to create and preserve works of both theirs and others testaments of faith.
Itaque in hoc situ, sit a Domino per illa omnia sint fides, devota. Sit tibi semper quidem sunt vires et in sapientia Dei.
As I have risen to the position of Bishop within the Diocese of Ves, I wish to point out some values that I shall wish to emphasize while holding this office. Within the diocese, I hold that the ability to be able to learn more about GOD and his work shall not be denied to anyone, whether a Helvets in the highest tower of Varoche Palace or a servant in the kitchens. The more that all citizens of this diocese know of the Lord, the more they can properly worship GOD. Worshiping GOD shall be emphasized, and we shall all join together as brothers and sisters in faith to worship.
On a final note, I would like to congratulate the pious Everardine party for their achievement of seven seats within the Parliament. During these trying times when individuals within our very own Empire spout heretical ideas, it is these men who will fight to protect the Church and all the values that it and the Empire holds dear. Though a strong opposition looks to oppose values that we stand for, I am confident that the Everardine party will continue to fight until the last breath to preserve a true Canonist lifestyle within the Empire. Finishing this statement, I would like to preface that this is not the Church’s stance, but merely my own.
In conclusion, I look forward to a long and prosperous era while I maintain this office, and I am excited to share with many men, women, and children the power and wisdom of GOD.
Et nomen Dei Oro
Erasmus von Getreide