A Collection of

Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica

and Gnostic Mass Materials

Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica

This is an unofficial archive of essays and materials relating to the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (E.G.C.). This site is intended to serve as a resource for those interested in the E.G.C., the Gnostic Mass, and in Thelema. It should in no way be construed as being officially endorsed by the Ordo Templi Orientis and its contents, except when specifically noted, are not official or approved of by the E.G.C.

The Ordo Templi Orientis U.S. Grand Lodge website states the following about the E.G.C.:

Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (E.G.C.), or the Gnostic Catholic Church (the Church), is the ecclesiastical aspect of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). The E.G.C. is a Thelemic religious environment, dedicated to the advancement of Light, Life, Love, and Liberty through alignment with the Law of Thelema. The central activity of the E.G.C. is the celebration of the Gnostic Mass, as set forth in Liber XV, composed by Crowley for O.T.O. and E.G.C. in 1913. Lay membership in E.G.C. is available through baptism and confirmation. Members of O.T.O. in good standing are eligible for clerical ordination in E.G.C. Members of II and higher (or even I, in some situations) are eligible for ordination as Deacon, and those who have reached K.E.W. are eligible for ordination as Priest or Priestess. Many O.T.O. local bodies celebrate the Gnostic Mass on a regular basis, and in most locations, no formal affiliation is required to attend the Mass.

Official E.G.C. Rituals*

Liber XV: The Gnostic Mass

Liber XV: The Gnostic Mass: Annotations and Commentary by Sabazius

Baptism Ceremony for an Adult by Sabazius

Baptism Ceremony for a Child by Sabazius

Confirmation Ceremony by Sabazius

Ceremony for Deacon Ordination by Sabazius

Last Rites by Sabazius


Unofficial E.G.C. Rituals

Rituals written by Sabazius

A Ceremony for a Feast for Life

Wedding Ceremony

A Ceremony for a Greater Feast for Death

Consecration of the Oil

A Basic Exorcism Rite

A Ceremony for Visitation and Administration of the Virtues to the Sick


Rituals written by Dionysos Thriambos

Dedications for Mass Weapons

A Liturgy of the Word of the Law

Ante-Mass Ritual


Rituals by Various Others

EGC Confirmation Ritual from the Babalon Sanctuary, E.G.C.

Minimass for a Dedicated Couple

A Wedding Ceremony

The Gnostic Mass done into Latin


Essays for the E.G.C. or the Gnostic Mass

Essays by Sabazius

Introduction to the Gnostic Mass

The Sacramental System of E.G.C.

Alchemy of the Gnostic Mass

The Thelemic Clergy of E.G.C.

History of the Gnostic Catholic Church

Book List for EGC Priests & Priestesses


Essays by Dionysos Thriambos

Thelemic Catholicism

Sacred weapons of the Mass

A First Look at the Gnostic Mass

The Gnostic Mass as Biological Allegory

Magick of the Urpflanze

Advice for Deacons of Eccelsia Gnostica Catholica, an entire manual of diaconal technique, written when Dionysos Thriambos was a Deacon. The text includes a foreword by Sabazius X, and was formatted by Fr. Sharash. The file is in Adobe Acrobat format.


Essays by Others

Crowley's Baptism Notes by Aleister Crowley

Creed of the Gnostic Catholic Church by Aleister Crowley

Liber XV and the Adeptus Minor Initiation by Robert Furtkamp

The Gnostic Mass: An Appreciation by A.T. Dennis

some thoughts on the Gnostic Mass from the acolyte's view... by Soror Nephthys

Cakes of Light recipe

A Cakes of Light recipe by Aisha Qadisha

The Aeon of the Death Cookie transcribed and edited by Rev. Karen DePolito

Functional and Symbolic Correspondences between EGC & MMM

Gnostics and Templars by Bishop T Dionysus

Notes on performance of the Gnostic Mass by Unknown

Liber XV: an analysis by Fr. V.I.T.R.I.O.L. with assistance and additional commentary by Sr. A.R.G.M. From Sekhet-Maat Lodge, O.T.O.

Masonic Legacy: Craft Symbolism in the Gnostic Mass by Frater S\N\B\, Master of Heru Behutet Oasis, O.T.O.