JL Spinner, Deacon Announcement and Ceremony, September 30th, 2017 @18:00 UTC

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29 Sep 2017 11:11 #302429 by Twigga
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29 Sep 2017 12:30 #302435 by Karn
Congratulations!

Knight of Jediism
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29 Sep 2017 13:23 #302441 by Raxicorico
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29 Sep 2017 14:30 #302446 by OB1Shinobi
Hey congratulations bro. May the Force be with you.

My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb
And all I remember is thinking, I want to be like them
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29 Sep 2017 18:19 #302467 by MadHatter
Congrats. Well earned.

Knight of the Order
Training Master: Jestor
Apprentices: Lama Su, Leah
Just a pop culture Jedi doing what I can
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29 Sep 2017 20:13 #302477 by JLSpinner
Thank you all for the congratulations! I look forward to serving the Temple further!


Teaching Master: Phortis Nespin
Apprentice: Kobos
Apprentice: Nakis
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30 Sep 2017 18:40 #302583 by Cabur Senaar
(14:05:54) Cabur_Senaar: Let us begin.
(14:06:22) Cabur_Senaar: Welcome one and all to this, the occasion of the Ordination of one of our members. Let us begin the ceremony in reflection :
(14:06:35) Cabur_Senaar: We offer our thanks for the insight that springs from the Force as we seek to apply it to our lives.
(14:06:58) Cabur_Senaar: As beings of light we connect with our brothers and sisters in the Universal Moment and as beings of flesh and bone our footsteps walk this Earth and echo in time.
(14:07:18) Cabur_Senaar: Grant us the focus, knowledge and wisdom to live each moment as best we can --
(14:07:33) Temple remote: Zenchi logs into the Chat.
(14:07:36) Cabur_Senaar: As mortal creatures,
(14:07:52) Cabur_Senaar: As eternal souls,
(14:08:07) Cabur_Senaar: As Jedi.
(14:08:20) Cabur_Senaar: May the Force be with you all …
(14:08:31) Rosalyn_J: and also with you
(14:08:52) Aqua: And so with you
(14:08:57) JLSpinner: and with you
(14:09:10) Cabur_Senaar: The Force guides everyone to serve in their own particular way and some of these people are called to minister its truths and mysteries to others. As servants of the people, Ministers are to shepherd them on their respective paths and to guide them to self-discovery and understanding. With their fellow Ministers, they are to sustain the community of the faithful by the ministry of doctrine and guidance, that we all may grow into the fullness of the Force and better understand ourselves.
(14:09:45) Cabur_Senaar: Will the Candidate please step forward and announce himself.
(14:10:05) JLSpinner: I am Joseph L. Spinner, Knight of Jediism. Known as JLSpinner.
(14:10:15) Cabur_Senaar: Are you prepared to accept the responsibilities of the role of Ordained Minister of Jediism on this day?
(14:10:29) JLSpinner: Yes I am.
(14:10:39) Cabur_Senaar: Will the Presenting Minister please step forward and announce herself.
(14:10:44) Rosalyn_J: I am Rosalyn J, Senior Knight and Pastor of the Temple of the Jedi Order
(14:11:01) Cabur_Senaar: Has the Candidate completed all of the required Clerical training as prescribed by the Temple of the Jedi Order?
(14:11:06) Rosalyn_J: Yes
(14:11:21) Cabur_Senaar: Does the Candidate fulfill the requirements according to their rank at the Temple of the Jedi Order, including all necessary Oaths or Vows?
(14:11:29) Rosalyn_J: Yes
(14:11:55) Cabur_Senaar: Has the Candidate fulfilled all of the requirements for Ordination as prescribed by the Temple of the Jedi Order?
(14:12:01) Rosalyn_J: Yes
(14:12:14) Cabur_Senaar: Is the Candidate under any judicial ban that would prevent this Ordination at this time?
(14:12:18) Rosalyn_J: No
(14:12:31) Cabur_Senaar: And does this Ordination have the approval of the Council of the Temple of the Jedi Order?
(14:12:41) Rosalyn_J: Yes, it does
(14:12:49) Cabur_Senaar: Thank you.
(14:13:04) Cabur_Senaar: Ministers are called to be servants among the people. They are to be messengers, watchmen and stewards of the Church. They are to teach and to admonish, to nourish and to support, and to guide the people through the confusions of life, that they may grow in knowledge and wisdom of the Force.
(14:13:28) Cabur_Senaar: As Jedi they are to protect the peace and defend the weak. As Ministers they are to uplift the spirit through the guidance of the Doctrine and the wisdom of the Force. With the qualities of compassion, understanding, tolerance and acceptance, they are to open their arms to embrace the community and to provide counsel in times of need.
(14:13:52) Cabur_Senaar: They are to minister to the sick and prepare those who are transitioning from this world and back to the Force, supporting all those who are affected by such changes. Standing together with their brothers and sisters, they are to provide light through the darkness, that the whole Church may be built up in unity and faith.
(14:14:15) Cabur_Senaar: In addition to this, Ordination is a commitment for life. It can only be rescinded in the most severe of circumstances as this is a contract between the Minister and the Force, a dedication to serving the people through the Doctrine and the guidance of the Force. This promise is written on the soul and strengthens every fiber of the spirit; as such it is not to be taken lightly and without due consideration.
(14:14:47) Cabur_Senaar: Joseph L. Spinner, Will you on this day devote yourself to the care and the needs of the people as an Ordained Minister of Jediism?
(14:14:56) JLSpinner: I will.
(14:15:09) Cabur_Senaar: Will you faithfully minister the Doctrine of this church, by which our community may flourish in their faith?
(14:15:16) JLSpinner: I will.
(14:15:30) Cabur_Senaar: Will you, reconciled to your eternal existence in the Force, strive to be an instrument of peace in the Temple and in the world?
(14:15:41) JLSpinner: I will.
(14:15:52) Cabur_Senaar: Will you stand shoulder to shoulder with your fellow Ministers in upholding the spirits of the people and guiding them to their highest potential?
(14:16:00) JLSpinner: I will.
(14:16:15) Cabur_Senaar: And will you strive to further your own self, to be the best that you can be and to allow your light to shine forth as inspiration to others that may follow?
(14:16:29) JLSpinner: I will.
(14:16:51) Cabur_Senaar: Thank you.
(14:17:11) Cabur_Senaar: Know that you will always be supported by your fellow Ministers, by the Temple itself and by your own faith in the guidance of the Force. With this in mind, it is with great pleasure that I ordain you as a Minister and Deacon of Jediism and state that you shall henceforth be known as Rev. Joseph L. Spinner, OCP. May the Force be with you !
(14:17:30) Cabur_Senaar: Should any member wish to say anything, please feel free to do so now.
(14:17:47) Twigga: Congratulations!
(14:18:06) Amyntas: Congratulations Rev Spinner :favorite:
(14:18:19) JLSpinner: Haha. Thank you both.
(14:18:21) Ariane: :) You seem a good candidate for this role :D
(14:18:27) JLSpinner: Thank you.
(14:18:45) Cabur_Senaar: I now ask the newly proclaimed Deacon to lead us all in a Service …
(14:18:57) JLSpinner: Thank you Cabur
(14:19:13) JLSpinner: I am both humbled and honored today.
(14:19:22) JLSpinner: It is an honor to be able to give back to the Temple and to work along side some of the nicest people I've ever met.
(14:19:46) JLSpinner: I am humbled by the service this will require.
(14:19:59) JLSpinner: It is through service than we find our purpose and it is through love than we find peace and joy.
(14:20:27) JLSpinner: When we serve we reaffirm our connection with the rest of the world.
(14:20:48) JLSpinner: When you sacrifice for something, you care more. You have become invested.
(14:21:07) JLSpinner: With service you invest in love, and spreading comfort and joy.
(14:21:29) JLSpinner: That, my friends, is a beautiful thing.
(14:21:50) JLSpinner: As a Minister I tried to encourage others and bring peace. I checked in on some when I could see something was wrong. For a while I was an accountability partner.
(14:22:13) JLSpinner: With this Ordination brings the Oath of Confidence. While performing the duties of my position I cannot divulge what you say to me within the confines of the law.
(14:22:40) JLSpinner: While thinking about this Oath I realized the opportunity and the lesson here.
(14:23:06) JLSpinner: In this position those I speak with can lower their defenses. They dont have to hide.
(14:23:25) JLSpinner: What they say never passes beyond me. They can be honest to the core.
(14:23:52) JLSpinner: How often do we get to talk about our deepest fears or shame? How much do we repress in the life of a Jedi?
(14:24:23) JLSpinner: When we are able to willingly be this vulnerable, we have the chance to heal.
(14:24:49) JLSpinner: When we can open our eyes and take notice that we don't have to be so guarded.
(14:25:17) JLSpinner: In this experience, we are equal. We have our own burdens that we carry in secret.
(14:25:41) JLSpinner: Sometimes we all struggle so hard to seem strong and good, when inside we're tired. And scared.
(14:26:05) JLSpinner: We can let go of the struggle and know that we are not less than human. We are the same.
(14:26:22) JLSpinner: This is a chance for peace. And I get to be a part of that.
(14:26:34) JLSpinner: And I invite you all as well.
(14:26:43) JLSpinner: My inbox is open.
(14:26:55) JLSpinner: If you need to talk, cry, scream, or shout. I'm here.
(14:27:10) JLSpinner: If I can help you, please do not be afraid.
(14:27:27) JLSpinner: In the words of Obi-Wan “That's why I'm here.”
(14:27:46) JLSpinner: I also challenge us to venture out and seek ways we can be of service. To invest in humanity.
(14:28:04) JLSpinner: To share the peace that we have found. To share the love that we have grown.
(14:28:21) JLSpinner: Life is brimming with opportunities for kindness and compassion.
(14:28:35) JLSpinner: Hold the door open for someone.
(14:28:43) JLSpinner: Check in on someone who might be lonely or might need a friend.
(14:28:53) JLSpinner: Read to the kids at the library.
(14:29:06) JLSpinner: Rake the neighbors leaves.
(14:29:21) JLSpinner: You don't have to travel far to find a need if you walk with love and service in mind.
(14:29:36) JLSpinner: Imagine the feeling of coming home after working 12 hours to find that someone anonomous raked the thousands of leaves the autumn winds left for you.
(14:29:49) JLSpinner: Imagine the possibilities of our actions.
(14:30:03) JLSpinner: Our family here is capable of so much good.
(14:30:14) JLSpinner: Let us live with a heart and mind of service.
(14:30:25) JLSpinner: The path is before us. Will you walk it with me?
(14:30:34) Ariane: I will
(14:30:42) JLSpinner: Thank you
(14:30:50) JLSpinner: Thank you all.
(14:31:26) JLSpinner: ***
(14:31:31) Ariane: That meant a lot to me minister
(14:31:45) Cabur_Senaar: Thank you, JL.
(14:32:04) Cabur_Senaar: I will now lead us out in the Creed.
(14:32:05) Twigga: Thanks!
(14:32:08) Ariane: What a beautiful sermon,
(14:32:09) Amyntas: Wonderfull sermon Rev Spinner, beautifull and true words
(14:32:26) Cabur_Senaar: I am a Jedi, an instrument of peace;
(14:32:37) JLSpinner: I am a Jedi, an instrument of peace;
(14:32:38) Amyntas: I am a Jedi an instrument of Peace
(14:32:54) Cabur_Senaar: Where there is hatred I shall bring love ;
(14:33:07) JLSpinner: Where there is hatred I shall bring love;
(14:33:08) Amyntas: Where there is hatred i shall bring lov
(14:33:10) Amyntas: e
(14:33:19) Cabur_Senaar: Where there is injury, pardon ;
(14:33:29) Amyntas: Where there is injury pardon
(14:33:31) JLSpinner: Where there is injury, pardon;
(14:33:39) Cabur_Senaar: Where there is doubt, faith ;
(14:33:50) JLSpinner: Where there is doubt, faith;
(14:33:56) Amyntas: Where there is doubht. faith
(14:34:03) Cabur_Senaar: Where there is despair, hope;
(14:34:13) JLSpinner: Where there is despair, hope;
(14:34:19) Amyntas: Where there is despair hope
(14:34:28) Cabur_Senaar: Where there is darkness, light;
(14:34:38) JLSpinner: Where there is darkness, light;
(14:34:43) Amyntas: Where there is darkness , light
(14:34:51) Cabur_Senaar: And where there is sadness, joy.
(14:35:00) JLSpinner: And where there is sadness, joy.
(14:35:03) Amyntas: and where there is sadness , joy
(14:35:09) Cabur_Senaar: I am a Jedi.
(14:35:15) JLSpinner: I am a Jedi.
(14:35:16) Amyntas: I am a Jedi
(14:35:30) Cabur_Senaar: I shall never seek so much to be consoled as to console;
(14:35:43) JLSpinner: I shall never seek so much to be consoled as to console;
(14:35:49) Amyntas: i shall never seek so much to be consoled as to console
(14:35:56) Cabur_Senaar: To be understood as to understand;
(14:36:04) JLSpinner: To be understood as to understand;
(14:36:13) Amyntas: to be understood as to understand
(14:36:20) Cabur_Senaar: To be loved as to love;
(14:36:27) Amyntas: To be loved as to love
(14:36:27) JLSpinner: To be loved as to love;
(14:36:36) Cabur_Senaar: For it is in giving that we receive;
(14:36:46) Amyntas: For it is in giving that we recieve
(14:36:48) JLSpinner: For it is in giving that we receive;
(14:37:01) Cabur_Senaar: It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
(14:37:09) JLSpinner: It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
(14:37:14) Amyntas: In pardoning that we are pardoned
(14:37:23) Cabur_Senaar: And it is in dying that we are born to eternal Life.
(14:37:35) JLSpinner: And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
(14:37:41) Amyntas: And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life
(14:37:49) Cabur_Senaar: The Force is always with me, for I am a Jedi.
(14:38:01) JLSpinner: The Force is always with me, for I am a Jedi.
(14:38:05) Amyntas: The Force is always with me for i am a Jedi
(14:38:20) Cabur_Senaar: The Force is with us. I declare this ceremony to be complete.
(14:38:25) Cabur_Senaar: *****
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04 Oct 2017 15:52 #303022 by Aqua
Congratulations! :)

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04 Oct 2017 19:27 #303052 by Tarran
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