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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section Six, The Empire; Part Thirty-nine, Priest, Collected Chapters



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Day 281, October 8th, 2017

Chapter One: Oblate

They elevated him to the priesthood.

It was unprecedented, to rise from the status of a rebel and an outcast, to the most exalted class of being, and once again, he started on the lowest rung.

He was an oblate.

He was given the mark of humility.

He was tonsured, as any beginner would be.

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Day 282, October 9th, 2017

Chapter Two: Novice

It was required that he take vows; vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. This was required of every novice, but they were not necessarily for life.

He entered the sacred order, and was initiated into the mysteries.

He became, once again, a servant.

He was the oldest novice ever.

He was wise.

He was quiescent.

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Chapter Three: Brother

The priestly class was divided into two groups.

There was the priesthood, and then there were the holy orders.

He always went deep.

He followed the contemplative sects into the paths of mystery, austerity, and aesthetics.

He wanted to do more than officiating rites, managing a temple, he wanted to discover the meaning of existence.

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Day 284, October 11th, 2017

Chapter Four: Sister

He was a conformist at heart.

Since his years as a rebel, he was obedient, a follower, not always of people, but to the multitudes.

He had been the unparalleled leader.

He was a follower of ideals. In relation to his principles, he was unquestioning.

Then he met a woman, and he fell in love.

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Chapter Five: Ordained

After years of servitude he was initiated into the mysteries, and ordained into the order of the priesthood.

He became an officiant of the sacred rites.

Every day he reenacted the rituals and repeated the sacred chants, which led to eternal life, both for himself and on behalf of others, opening the gates of Continuum.

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Day 286, October 13th, 2017

Chapter Six: Abba

His affair with the Sister was illicit, but he loved her, and she him.

They had both sworn vows of chastity.

His willingness to break those vows and the anguish it caused, captivated his audience in the Collective.

It was out of character, it was unpredictable.

They ensured it would continue.

They made him Abba.

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Day 287, October 14th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Overseer

With the blessing of the Collective and by the favor of Continuum, despite his carnal crimes, he advanced in rank among the religious orders and in the hierarchy of the priesthood.

The Continuum loved the intrigue of his cover-ups.

They made him a Cardinal.

The masses, knowing nothing of his transgressions, adored him even more.

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Section Six, The Empire

Part Thirty-nine, Priest
Collected Chapters

01 Oblate
02 Novice
03 Brother
04 Sister
05 Ordained
06 Abba
07 Overseer

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