Rosalyn J, Senior Minister, 2017

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12 Nov 2017 20:03 #305955 by Alexandre Orion
Alexandre Orion replied the topic: Rosalyn J, Senior Minister, 2017
We are going to hold the ceremony for Ros in chat now, if the 502 Bad Gateway will let us .... :blink:

Tao Te Ching 49

The Master has no mind of his own.
He works with the mind of the people. He is good to people who are good.
He is also good to people who aren't good.
This is true goodness. He trusts people who are trustworthy.
He also trusts people who aren't trustworthy.
This is true trust. The Master's mind is like space.
People don't understand him.
They look to him and wait. He treats them like his own children.

Maître : Damion_Storm
Apprentice : Proteus

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12 Nov 2017 20:12 #305958 by JLSpinner
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This has been moved from the Ajax to the pop-up Temple chat. It will start in just a moment.

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12 Nov 2017 21:07 - 12 Nov 2017 21:07 #305959 by Alexandre Orion
Alexandre Orion replied the topic: Rosalyn J, Senior Minister, 2017

Alexandre :
Welcome everyone to this, the occasion of the ascension of a Senior Minister of the Order. . Let us begin the ceremony in reflection :



We offer our thanks for the lessons that we are given, the courage to learn from moments of strife and the humility to accept the grace in moments of better fortune. With the guidance of the Force, every step we take leads us to the right place at the right time and we ask that our hearts and minds be forever open to the signs and feelings that shepherd us safely through the confusion. We give thanks to those who have stepped up to guide others, that they may carry the weight of each burden with openness and honour, and may they always be able to stretch out their hands to those who are in need, that we may all walk together in strength as sisters and brothers in the Force.

May the Force be with you all …




Alexandre :
The Force guides everyone to serve in their own unique way and some of these people are called to minister its truths and mysteries to others. As servants of the people, Ministers are to accompany 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 and the universe of which we are the fruit.


Will the Candidate please step forward and announce herself ...


Rosalyn : I am Rosalyn Johnson, Senior Knight of the Temple of the Jedi Order and known as Rosalyn J.


Alexandre :
Are you prepared to accept the responsibilities of the role of Senior Minister of the Jedi faith on this day?


Rosalyn : Yes, I am.


Alexandre :
Will the Presenting Minister please step forward and announce himself.


Cabur Senaar : I am Alex Bird, Senior Jedi Knight and Senior Minister of the Temple of the Jedi Order.


Alexandre :
Has the Candidate completed all of the required Clerical training as prescribed by the Temple of the Jedi Order?


Cabur Senaar : Yes, she has.


Alexandre :
Does the Candidate fulfil the requirements according to their rank at the Temple of the Jedi Order, including all necessary Oaths or Vows?


Cabur Senaar : Yes, she does.


Alexandre :
Has the Candidate fulfilled all of the requirements for ascension as prescribed by the Temple of the Jedi Order?


Cabur Senaar : Yes, she has.


Alexandre :
Is the Candidate under any judicial ban that would prevent this ascension at this time?


Cabur Senaar : No, she is not.


Alexandre :
And does this ascension have the approval of the Council of the Temple of the Jedi Order?


Cabur Senaar : Yes, it does.


Alexandre :

Thank you, Alex.

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 concerning the Force.


As Jedi they are to protect the peace and defend the weak. As Ministers, they are to uplift the spirit through the guidance via 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.


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.


In addition to this, ordained ministry 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 fibre of the spirit; as such it is not to be taken lightly and without due consideration.


Rosalyn Johnson, Will you on this day devote yourself to the care and the needs of the people as an Senior Minister of Jediism?


Rosalyn : I will.



Alexandre :
Will you faithfully minister the Doctrine of this church, by which our community may flourish in their faith?


Rosalyn : I will


Alexandre :
Will you, reconciled to your eternal existence in the Force, strive to be an instrument of peace in the Temple and in the world?


Rosalyn : I will


Alexandre :
Will you stand shoulder to shoulder with your fellow Ministers in upholding the spirits of the people and guiding them to their highest potential?


Rosalyn : I will


Alexandre :
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?


Rosalyn : I will


Alexandre :
Thank you, Ros. :)

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 Senior Minister of the Jedi Faith and state that you shall henceforth be known as Rev. Rosalyn Johnson OCP. May the Force be with you !


Should any member wish to say anything, please feel free to do so now.





Alexandre :
I now ask the newly proclaimed Senior Minister – en l'occurrence, our Pastor of the Temple - to lead us all in a Service …


Tao Te Ching 49

The Master has no mind of his own.
He works with the mind of the people. He is good to people who are good.
He is also good to people who aren't good.
This is true goodness. He trusts people who are trustworthy.
He also trusts people who aren't trustworthy.
This is true trust. The Master's mind is like space.
People don't understand him.
They look to him and wait. He treats them like his own children.

Maître : Damion_Storm
Apprentice : Proteus

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12 Nov 2017 21:44 #305960 by Rosalyn J
Rosalyn J replied the topic: Rosalyn J, Senior Minister, 2017
Here is a link to the sermon:


Master: Grand Master Mark Ajuu
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13 Nov 2017 00:15 #305968 by FTPC
FTPC replied the topic: Rosalyn J, Senior Minister, 2017

Alexandre Orion wrote: :blush:

I sort of got my wires crossed in the announcement :

12 November is Sunday -- not Saturday. The ceremony will be on Sunday, 12 November, 20:00 UTC.

Please excuse me for the error...


Dont worry we saw the mistake dude

So no worries

& Rosalyn J, Congrats on your bishop or SR minister Rank

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