Pactum De Singularis Caelum
Covenant of One Heaven
Article 143 - Priest
The procedures concerning the function of the office of Priest, the execution of duty, the inauguration into office, events relating to the vacancy of office and the death of current and previous office holders is defined by this article of the Covenant and any amendments passed according to the rules of this Covenant and the Covenant of One-Faith-Of-God.
By the authority of this Covenant and by the power of the ceremony of Supreme Instantiation of the Powers and Authority of Priest, an Priest possesses the following real ceremonial and spiritual authorities:
(i) The Priest themselves is a sacred Instrument of Power, a living embodiment of the new Covenant between Heaven and Earth; and
(ii) When a Priest speaks in regards to the holy scripture of One Faith of God, they are recognized as having proper authority within their community to do so; and
(iii) A Priest possesses the spiritual authority to perform cleansing, so that what they decree on Earth is bound in heaven and the spirit world; and
(iv) A Priest possesses the spiritual authority to perform exorcisms, so that what they decree as authority over disruptive spirits they are bound in heaven and the spirit world; and
(v) A Priest possesses the spiritual authority to perform bindings so that what is decreed as bound on Earth in regards to justice and equity is bound in heaven and the spirit world.; and
(vi) A Priest possesses the spiritual authority to perform blessings so that what is decreed as blessed on Earth is blessed in heaven and the spirit world.
By the very definition of the role, the Priest is the purest form of teacher and guide. It is for the value of the message and the discourse of knowledge. It is not for the closing or entrapment of mind, but the freeing of the chains that make us believe we are less.
The Priest embodies the very covenant of this Covenant and as such each Priest represents in themselves and their role an instrument of power- a living embodiment of this Covenant.
By this Covenant, the Supreme Council of One-Faith-Of-God are authorized to forge a formal set of protocols and standards regarding the Office of Priest which relates to the detailed definition and requirements of operational procedure and function necessitated by such office.
These standards themselves must embody and be consistent with the specific articles of this Covenant and in turn must be approved by a vote of the Supreme Council of One-Faith-Of-God.