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A Collection of
Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica
and Gnostic Mass Materials
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*
Unofficial E.G.C. Rituals
<blockquote> Rituals written by [[../sabazius/index.html|Sabazius]] > [[../sabazius/feast_life.htm|A Ceremony for a Feast for Life]] > > [[../sabazius/wedding.htm|Wedding Ceremony]] > > [[../sabazius/greater_feast.htm|A Ceremony for a Greater Feast for Death]] > > [[../sabazius/oil.htm|Consecration of the Oil]] > > [[../sabazius/exorcism.htm|A Basic Exorcism Rite]] > > [[../sabazius/visitation.htm|A Ceremony for Visitation and Administration of the Virtues to the Sick]] > > Rituals written by [[http://www.lonestar.texas.net/~dionysos/main.htm|Dionysos Thriambos]] > [[dedications.html|Dedications for Mass Weapons]] > > [[liturgy93.html|A Liturgy of the Word of the Law]] > > [[antemass.html|Ante-Mass Ritual]] > > Rituals by Various Others > [[confirmation.html|EGC Confirmation Ritual]] from the Babalon Sanctuary, E.G.C. > > [[minimass.htm|Minimass for a Dedicated Couple]] > > [[wedding.html|A Wedding Ceremony]] > > [[xv_latin.html|The Gnostic Mass done into Latin]] </blockquote>
Essays for the E.G.C. or the Gnostic Mass
<blockquote> Essays by [[../sabazius/index.html|Sabazius]] > [[../sabazius/intromass.htm|Introduction to the Gnostic Mass]] > > [[../sabazius/sacraments.htm|The Sacramental System of E.G.C.]] > > [[../sabazius/mass_alch.htm|Alchemy of the Gnostic Mass]] > > [[../sabazius/clergy_egc.htm|The Thelemic Clergy of E.G.C.]] > > [[../sabazius/history_egc.htm|History of the Gnostic Catholic Church]] > > [[../sabazius/books_pps.htm|Book List for EGC Priests & Priestesses]] Essays by [[http://www.lonestar.texas.net/~dionysos/main.htm|Dionysos Thriambos]] > [[catholic.html|Thelemic Catholicism]] > > [[weapons.html|Sacred weapons of the Mass]] > > [[1stlook.html|A First Look at the Gnostic Mass]] > > [[mass-bio.html|The Gnostic Mass as Biological Allegory]] > > [[urpflanze.html|Magick of the Urpflanze]] > > [[advice.pdf|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<sup>○</sup>, and was formatted by Fr. Sharash. The file is in Adobe Acrobat format. > > Essays by Others > [[../sabazius/bapnotes.html|Crowley's Baptism Notes]] by Aleister Crowley > > [[creed.html|Creed of the Gnostic Catholic Church]] by Aleister Crowley > > [[liberxv-adeptusminor.html|Liber XV and the Adeptus Minor Initiation]] by [[mailto:email@example.com|Robert Furtkamp]] > > [[appreciation.html|The Gnostic Mass: An Appreciation]] by A.T. Dennis > > [[acolyte.html|some thoughts on the Gnostic Mass from the acolyte's view...]] by [[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org|Soror Nephthys]] > > [[cakes-recipe.html|Cakes of Light recipe]] > > [[aisha-cakes.html|A Cakes of Light recipe]] by [[http://www.sexmagick.com/aisha/aqhq.htm|Aisha Qadisha]] > > [[deathcookie.html|The Aeon of the Death Cookie]] transcribed and edited by Rev. Karen DePolito > > [[egctable.html|Functional and Symbolic Correspondences between EGC & MMM]] > > [[gnostics.html|Gnostics and Templars]] by Bishop T Dionysus > > [[notes-mass.html|Notes on performance of the Gnostic Mass]] by Unknown > > [[mass-analysis.html|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 [[http://www.sekhetmaat.com|Sekhet-Maat Lodge, O.T.O.]] > > [[masonic.html|Masonic Legacy: Craft Symbolism in the Gnostic Mass]] by [[mailto:FraterSupraN@netscape.net|Frater S\N\B\]], Master of Heru Behutet Oasis, O.T.O. </blockquote>
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