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#13312113 Jun 21, 2017 at 06:00 PM · Edited 4 years ago
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Ordainment is the initiation into the Priory. A process all priest and priestesses endure during their growing trials. Many see it as a lengthy process. But, it’s a journey that brings you down the right path to becoming a well-rounded mind. In the Priory, you must go through Ordainment to achieve progression in the church. Though, you may be classified as a ‘battle priest’ or ‘medic’ you are to go through full ordainment before you are eligible to become a father or mother in the Priory. From there, you can teach and grow. Ordainment allows the church to see the devotion toward the teachings of the light. To test you on the virtue’s three; Compassion, Tenacity, and Respect. Though, Paladins follow the same codes, they stray on a different path from children of the light. For more intel on Paladins, click here. The following guide offers a multitude on what is to be expected when partaking on this journey to Ordainment. Within this guide, you will learn the taught steps, be provided the codex links for self-reading, what is expected of the teaching father or mother onto the student, and the full details on the requirements to become fully ordained in both the Priory and Stormwind. As soldiers of the Kings Army. You are required to be Ordained in Stormwind. If you are Ordained outside of Stormwind, you will be asked to annul that title and work fresh from the start.

The Following Codex’s are a requirement to read over. They are also used in lessons and will be a guide to all the things to come; What you’ll learn and need for afterward.

The Virtuous Life
The Church of the Holy Light; History
The Summa Luxologica; What the Light is not.
The Codex of Scripture
The Codex of Rites
The Codex of Hours

The process of Ordainment, you learn about the Light and the divinity of it’s historic. The information is passed onto many. Yet, the words mean something different to everyone. For, we shall the same values and beliefs. But, offer it in our own words and guidance. Through Ordainment, you will be required to read upon the many books, after a lesson, and write up about it in a Journal. In your own words, describe the lesson and value of it’s message. What it means to you and how you view it to be. This, allows the Father or Mother to understand and see the progression of how a student takes the given knowledge. Remember, the journals are an open source to provide a place of reflection and self-progression.

From there, we begin the trials. After all the lessons are complete, the student will be asked to begin testing. This testing will be the start of their full journey to Ordainment. During this time, you will be tasked with the following:

† Pilgrimage †
A journey one will trudge from a selected starting point to the finishing point. This journey will be done alone and may take as little as an hour to over it; depending on the route, journey, and self-reflection.

† Confessionals †
Confessionals are essential. For, one must experience a few to understand the purpose of the confessional, and to also understand how one is to do them. Confessionals are something an aspirant will need to fully understand.

† Prayer †
Prayer is done often, both during lessons and outside of them. Again, this is a task that is done through time and is easily looked over. There will be a session of what Prayers are and why we use them.

† Introductory Reading of a Passage †
These are usually done before hand, during a lesson, and is often the spark of a chapters reading from a Codex of the readers choosing. This goes hand in hand with the last step.

† Sermon / Liturgy †
Though, both have differences, they are of the same qualifications. A student is to host a Sermon of Liturgy based off the Codex given. It will be a single chapter that they related too and are able to place personal experience into.

Prayer is often seen as an ‘easy’ task. When, it can be the trickiest thing to do. Many are either afraid to pray or to have their thoughts become publicly known. When many enter the church, they tend to remain to themselves and in silence. When it comes to more self and deep prayers, this is normally the accepted format. But, when it comes to blessing the soldiers on a voyage or in battle, the words must be spoken. Your prayer must carry strength and honesty. Offering the lights graces in pure want and need. For, the light will see many through the toughest of battles. When praying, before planned battles or commands, always ensure those whom believe the light are present. We will not force the belief onto those whom don’t see it fit. But, the light will guide them in the end. For, it knows every heart and soul.

Prayers are to the point, when in combat. There is no need to flourish it to make it lengthy. For, we wish the safety of everyone and to protect the King’s honor. All prayers are to have either joined hands or to be knelt. Though, when in the heat of things, a bowed head is more covenant. We begin with asking for the Lights grace and end with ‘May it be so’. As, it is tradition to do such. The in-between is what is relevant to the here and now. The words that are chosen to ask and encourage the many that fight. The respect of those whom are present, and the honesty of all those whom seek it.

When one feels like they have done wrong, they seek clarity for such. Confessionals are a customary practice in any church. They offer guidance and a safe place to seek the lights forgiveness. Confessionals are opened to all those whom wish it. Though, when a part of the church; or a follower of the light, you will participate in several confessionals to atone for any woes and worries before Ordainment. Though, it is recommended that one participates in confessionals after ordainment as well. Do note, that during confessionals you are required to never speak of what is shared. All words and information relayed in a confessional are to be confidential and sacred. If you betray the trust of another, you will be punished for it. Or worse, you will no longer be able to perform confessionals. Remember, those whom seek clarity wish it to be a safe and private environment.

A Father or Mother will send you on a journey. A walk that will forever change your view on much of your views. A pilgrimage is a rite of passage to ordainment. You are given a starting point and an ending point. From there, you will walk the lands, trudge the changes of the environment, see the world for what it is, and reflect on; not only one’s self, but the life about them. The ideal of a journey is to get in touch with the Light through experience. To know you’re safe no matter the challenges you come to face. To prepare for a pilgrimage, you will be asked to pack the necessities for any voyage; supplies for bodily sustenance and survival wears. Pilgrimages can be short (as in a few hours) to lengthy (days on end). Depending on the severity of one’s reflections and the voyage they are told to embark on, you can come out wiser and understanding yourself. If one finds the pilgrimage unsuccessful, they will be asked to reflect in their reasons and either partake on another voyage or denied ordainment till they can become one with the lights teachings.

Liturgies are one of the most common practices of Church life. For, when we present a Liturgy, we open the door for inquiries, questions, clarification, and guidance of others. Sermons are all the same. You pick a chapter from a codex or scripture and present your take on it. To offer your knowledge through a different set of eyes.You’ll stand before many, or few, and begin with prayer, leading into the presentation of the desired chapter. From there, it becomes your own twist and take on the information provided. Liturgies appear simple. Yet, they can be the most difficult thing to do.

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