THESIS ON THE CANONSIST LIFESTYLE
ACOLYTE WALDEMAR SARKOZIC
17 Godfrey’s Triumph, 1763
In the modern era many have forgotten what it means to be a true Canonist. More specifically, what the average Canonist must do in an average day. The chief authority on the lifestyle of the Canonist individual is the Scroll of Virtue, the first of the Holy Scrolls, received by Horen at the throne of Godan in Godanistya: the Seventh Sky, or the Holy Realm of Godan. The day-to-day life of a Canonist involves daily prayer, attending to daily labor, following the teachings of the Scroll of Virtue, and charity for the poor and ill.
“I am the Lord God without peer, and My Word is the holy word, and My path is the virtuous path, and all the blessings of the Virtue shall fall before the righteous who tread it.”
- Canticle of Faith IX
The morning prayer is how the faithful humble themselves before Godan. A morning prayer is a wonderful way to focus time and attention on seeking Godan's plan for a virtuous day. Whether you need encouragement, peace, strength, or rest, Godan will meet you in a real and present way when you come before Him with a humble heart. Praying to a particular saint is a way of requesting that they offer up a prayer to Godan. One must never underestimate the divine power of daily prayer.
“So I am the Most High, and in pursuit of My Virtue, I bid my faithful this: You shall not judge your own virtue, be it great or small, for all fall short of Me.”
- Canticle of Humility VIII
The day of the average Canonist involves labor. Godan created ways of easing labor, so that we can create new labors and new fruits. Labor is important in getting closer to Godan, because Godan has blessed us with the miracle of creation, and by creation shall we draw closer to the throne of Godan. Through our labors shall we discover strength of heart, whether we work in the fields or in the halls of government.
“For I have blessed you with My miracle of creation, and you shall draw nearer to My throne by your labors. And you shall discover strength of heart as you work the forge and the plow.”
- Canticle of Diligence VI - VII
Life of Virtue
The Scroll of Virtue is the guide by which Canonists seek to live a life of virtue. As the first scroll given by Godan it is arguably one of the most, if not the most, important. The scroll teaches that living a life of faith requires charity, temperance, diligence, patience, fidelity, and humility. Unlike the other scrolls, the Scroll of Virtue applies to heathens and Canonists alike.
“And I am the Lord GOD without peer, and My power is the only power, and My eternity is the only eternity, and all the aeons of the Virtue shall sustain the righteous.”
- Canticle of Humility IX
As Godan teaches us a good Canonist desires not the wealth of this world, but seeks the abundance of wealth that only faith in Godan can provide. The holy abundance of wealth provided by faith in Godan is greater than any prize in this realm, which is why a good Canonist must provide for those not given the gift of worldly wealth. Giving alms to the poor and healing the sick are just a few ways to do this.
“I am the Lord GOD without peer, and My abundance is the holy abundance, and My wealth is the virtuous wealth, and all the blessings of the Virtue shall fall before the righteous who share it.”
- Canticle of Charity XI
In this era of confusion some of our fellow men have forgotten what it means to be a faithful Canonist. The most important elements in the day of a Canonist involves humbling themself before Godan during morning prayer, maintaining diligent in their work to reap the fruits of Godan’s creation, to live a life of virtue by following the Scroll of Virtue, and finally by giving alms to the poor and healing the sick in order to accept that the greatest wealth is that of faith to Godan. By following the laws set out in the Scroll of Virtue, and by obeying the Church of that Canon that guards these laws, one can live a life of faith to Godan.