From the Rector
It's finally here. Conclave 2018 is two weeks away. We've got a loaded schedule of events, talks and workshops. For those who are not able to make it, many of these will be recorded and available on our podcast and youtube channel over the course of the coming year- but it's nothing like being there in person.
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
3pm Meet and Greet
5pm Johannite Liturgy: Theocletian Rite with the Primate of the United States
6pm Inaugural Dinner
Friday, May 18th, 2018
9:00am The Friary and the Apostolic Johannite Church with Monsignor Scott Rassbach
10:30am Magic and the Liturgy with the Primate of the United States
1:30pm The Cathars with Stephen O’Shea
3:00pm The Demiurge in the Gospel of John with the Rev. Mr. Jonathan Stewart
4:30pm Gnosticism in the Far East with Rev. Deacon Jason Campbell
Saturday, May 19th, 2018
9:00am – The Sacrament of Confirmation in the AJC with the Primate of the United States
10:30am – Isis & Sophia, Parallels and Right Angles with M Isidora Forrest
12:00pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Pontifical Mass and Ordinations with the Sovereign Pontiff and Patriarch of the Apostolic Johannite Church
6:00pm – Dinner (Excursion, Restaurant, Own Cost)
Sunday, May 20th, 2018
1:30pm – A Chicken’s Guide to the Kabbalah with Monsignor Scott Rassbach
3:00pm – Shem Ha-Mephorasch with Fr. Joseph Wolf
4:30pm – St. Cyprian the Mage with Msgr Jordan Stratford
6:00pm – Dinner
Monday, May 21st, 2018
9:00am Rituals of Warding with Monsignor Scott Rassbach
10:30am Contemplative Practice and the Oblates of St. John with Prior Mark Donato
1:30pm Divine Guidance: The Practice of Divination with Msgr. Scott Rassbach
3:00pm Enochian Magic with Benjamin Pierce
5:00pm Annual General Meeting of the Apostolic Johannite Church
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
9:00am The Johannite Gnostic Mass with Msgr. Scott Rassbach
10:30am The Order of the Temple and Saint John II: Templarism in the AJC with the Sovereign Pontiff and Patriarch
1:30pm Closing of Conclave 2018
This Month at St. Joseph's
Join us this month as we commemorate St. Julian of Norwich at 7:30pm on May 9th. Later on in the month, on May 23rd, we will be sitting down to break bread at Ricky's Diner at North Hill, for an open discussion night
I hope to see you there.
Ad Sacram Flammam,
+ Shaun Mar Iohannes
News and Education from Around the Church
The Apostolic Johannite Church has launched 'Johannite School' - a place to learn more about the thought, practice, community, and history of the Apostolic Johannite Church. Our aim is to make it easier for new members of the church, as well as interested people who aren’t close to a local community, to find out more about the AJC.
Johannite School is free.
As the school curriculum grows, it will cover popular topics like,
- Introduction to Johannite Concepts and Theology
- What do Johannites do (practice, ritual, traditions)?
- What is the AJC about (structure, definitions, community)?
- What is Gnosticism (introduction)?
- History of Johannite communities (33CE to today)
- What is Hermeticism and why is it relevant?
The first of these courses, “Introduction to Johannite Concepts and Theology” (which includes a total of eighteen modules!) has already begun and you are welcome to join in.
All courses include video lectures, written notes, extra resources and homework exercises. Each course is self-paced. The school includes a forum area where you can meet other students and ask for help.
To sign up- visit https://johannite.org/learn/