Deacon Workshop with Frater Sabazius
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
We are honored to announce that U.S. O.T.O. Grand Master and Primate of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, Frater Sabazius, will be conducting a Deacon Workshop at Star Sapphire Lodge from 11 AM – 5:30 PM on Sunday, March 22nd.
This workshop will only be open to initiates in good standing and will be especially useful to members actively serving as Deacons (or supervising them) as well as to those among us who are interested in starting to train for this role.
This workshop will be free to all dues current members of a local body and we are requesting a $10 donation from initiates who are not members of a local body.
Some of the areas that will be explored in the Deacon Workshop include:
- Diaconate within E.G.C.
- Historical precedents
- The importance and function of this office within the Church
- Considerations for when to start training
- The qualifications and significance of Ordination
- Symbolism and Ritual Role
- Performance Theory and Practical Pointers, including:
- The relationship between Magick and dramatic effect
- Balancing the internal aspects of the role with the need to attend to the priest, priestess, and congregation
- Balancing personal style with ritual fidelity
- Pre-ritual preparation, including: personal preparation; physical plant set-up; and orienting the congregation
- Pronouncing the names of the Saints
- Intonation of The Collects, with Oliver Althoen
Frater Sabazius will also be holding a Q&A session at the conclusion of the workshop.
We are very excited to be hosting our Grand Master and all initiates are cordially invited to attend. If you would like to attend, please R.S.V.P. to me and let me know what local body you are associated with and whether or not you are a dues current member.
Star Sapphire Lodge will be providing light refreshments for a donation and we will be ordering some lunch (assorted sandwiches, salad, etc.). If you would like to participate in the lunch order, please let me know when reserving your spot as we will be evenly dividing the total among those of us ordering food.
Love is the law, love under will.
Master, Star Sapphire Lodge