Dear Prospective Student:

Welcome to the Institute of Theology. Sovereignty: to evolve inherency, capacity and emergence towards sustained, collective outreach as One Family in God is the goal of every 'Spirit Call'. The purpose of this Institute of Theology is to assist in the enactment of your own Spiritual growth in pursuit of this Universal Path. Introducing that all Religions and philosophies evolve this same inherent theme, the goal, then, is for each of us to reach an inward recognition of Universal Love and at-One-ment in an empowering Journey to God.

Institute Courses are offered by Light Worker Religious Leaders who have found in their  belief system a practice of an inherent belief in Christ—whether that Christ be the Lord Buddha, Mohammad, Krishna, Moses or Jesus. This Independent Catholic Church includes all religions: [‘Catholic’ means: 'Universal’ and 'Here Comes Everybody']. All nine rites of Catholicism have similarly rooted devotional, Sacramental practice, and Independent and Liberal Catholic Churches have recognized, legitimate Apostolic Succession, as do Roman Catholics. The Apostles ‘drew lots’ as to where to preach the Gospel of Jesus; this Temple of Antioch, Malabar Rite’s heritage is with the founding of a Church in India, off the coast of Malabar, by the Apostle Thomas.

David Buttrick [1] describes how to express the nature of the experience of who we are as: 'a movement of language….Our life stories, assembled from so many episodes, may be given new meaning when taken into a grand narrative of God-with-us.… Stories of God-with-us must always be told as our story, and as having huge bearing on our present identity '. Each Institute course leaves a soul track of Passage. Touch-in and share your Walk with us. Become a compass for deliverance from your heart. Reach for and become:

Amitaya: What cannot be measured. [Sanskrit.]

Rev. Dr. Andrew Jackson Davis [2] states: 'It is just as reasonable to believe that God creates and shapes, like the potter, from the dust to the Earth, each little twig, and bud, and acorn of the oak, and places them upon the trees, as to believe that He created by special and personal action the multifarious forms and human structures that breathe and move upon the surface of the planet....It is good to know that there is an omnipotent principle permeating all the Natural, Spiritual and Celestial departments of God's Universal Temple--a principle which unites atoms and planets into one stupendous System, which unfolds Spirits and Angels as immortal flowers'.

Meister Eckhart, in his Talks of Instruction [3] states: 'Whoever possesses God in their being, has him in a divine manner, and he shines out to them in all things; for them all things taste of God and in all things it is God's image that they see.... People should not worry as much about what they do but rather about what they are. If they and their ways are good, then their deeds are radiant. If you are righteous, then, what you do will also be righteous. We should not think that holiness is based on what we do but rather on what we are, for it is not our works which sanctify us but we who sanctify our works…. It is a fair trade and an equal exchange: to the extent that you depart from things, thus far, no more and no less, God enters into you with all that is his, as far as you have stripped yourself of yourself in all things. It is here that you should begin, whatever the cost, for it is here that you will find true peace, and nowhere else'.

In 1985, Pope John Paul II, said: Did not Eckhart teach his disciples: "All that God asks you most pressingly is to go out of yourself-- and let God be God in you?" One could think that, in separating himself from creatures, the mystic leaves his brothers, humanity, behind. The same Eckhart affirms that, on the contrary, the mystic is marvelously present to them on the only level where he can truly reach them, that is in God'.

                                FROM AN ANCIENT SCRIPTURE

Alice Bailey, in her A Treatise on White Magic (Lucis Trust: 120 Wall St. 24th floor, NYC, NY, 10005), p. 426, wrote: "When the sun progresses into the mansion of the serving man, the Way of Life takes the place of the Way of Work. Then the Tree of Life grows until its branches shelter all the sons of men: the building of the Temple and the carrying of the stones cease. The growing trees are seen; the buildings disappear. Let the sun pass into its appointed place, and in this day and generation attend ye to the roots of growth." The Logo   for the Institute of Theology's Temple of Antioch, Malabar Rite Church is: Temple without Walls.

In his Can Peace—Personal and Global—Be The Holy Grail Of So Many Legends And Quests [4], Anton Schmalz states: "Ancient beliefs which inspired authors of some of the Dead Sea Scrolls include a faith in the collective power of humanity to choose which future we will experience…. What are some of the resources available to help us to achieve our own ideal of an increasingly peaceful Humanity in these times?  … The 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for Physics…was awarded essentially for the demonstrating that there is only   one energy in the Universe. This single energy simply manifests at different levels of vibration, frequency and intensity. This single cosmic energy renders the full spectrum of possibilities from positive to negative, from violence…to compassionate nurturing of both inner and outer peace. Increasing evidence is proving that this single energy is susceptible to outside influences. This energy is the ‘stuff’ of eternal, impersonal, creative and sometimes revolutionary possibilities in the Universe. It is also responsive to…thoughts, needs, values, fears … beliefs…and to a ‘critical mass’ of thought focused on a single ideal such as peace." 

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, in his The Heart of Matter stated: "Truth has to appear only once, in one single mind, for it to be impossible for anything to prevent it from spreading universally and setting everything ablaze....sooner or later there will be a chain reaction." (P. 35)  

   

Bob Wells wrote an article entitled: Into the Deep with Lectio Divina: ... "an ancient spiritual practice usually involving a slow, contemplative reading of Scripture.... Basically, lectio divina involves examining a text--whether scripture, nature or experience--at ever deepening levels, reading it first for its literal meaning, then ruminating on it, plumbing it for hidden or symbolic meanings. Going deeper still, the reader then enters into conversations with God... Finally, in the ... deepest stage, the reader enters into contemplation, resting in the presence of God." 

This Institute suggests that in studying these courses that your own Nature, intertwined within the Living Breath of the vibration of outreach towards God that these scholars evidence--annexes our own forthcoming and encompasses an outreach similar to what St. Francis first encountered while praying before the crucifix in the Church of San Damiano [Brother Sun, Sister Moon, a Paramount Pictures release of an Italian British co-production in 1972 by Franco Zeffirelli].St. Francis heard from Spirit: Rebuild my Church. And he said to Bernardo: That would make a worthy cornerstone--strong and true--Oh, come and let yourselves be built as living stones onto a Spiritual Temple. The St. Francis Vicarage in High Wycombe states about St. Francis: ....It was only gradually that he came to see the voice from the cross was calling him to a much greater task: the re-building of that spiritual temple in which we, and every other member of the people of God, are living stones." [01494] 520676 [www.terrierschurch.org.uk].

As Living Temples, may our outreach be: "May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content within yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us." [Source unknown]

                Temple without Walls

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

 

This Institute suggests that if Called to the  Task of studying these Courses that your own Nature, intertwined within the Living Breath of the vibration of outreach towards God that these scholars evidence--annexes with your own forthcoming Growth and Spiritual Outlay.

To complete all requirements for Admission, read Introductory Course #One's text, The Spirit Call; comment on your reactions, fill out the Application for Admission form, then pick up your pen and write an autobiography to us about your Life's Mission and mail in these documents with a $30.00 non-refundable application fee to the Institute's Central Office. Likewise, contact all previous educational facilities attended and request that their transcripts be mailed directly to the office [Church Central's mailing address is listed under 'Founder'].

                                                    

There is a non-discrimination policy in our Institute. The only qualifications for this study is that you have a belief in the varying aspects of The Christ Spirit, that you have graduated from high school, and that you will apply a dedicated, earnest and committed willingness to bear forth the truth of your Light Work. The purpose of this Institute of Theology is to assist in the enactment of your own Spiritual growth in pursuit of and emergence towards this Universal Path.

As a 501(C) 3 non-profit corporation, there is no charge per course other than a $30.00 processing fee. If a course's text other than that of our Institute is used, the fee will only include the cost of the text plus shipping and handling.

Seminary requirements for each course syllabus entails a two-fold process: reading and answering each lesson’s questions, and reading from George Lamsa’s The Holy Bible: From Ancient Eastern Manuscripts and submitting a written report on each of the following Bible assignments. Likewise, journal entries must be submitted periodically to your mentor.

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BIBLE REQUIREMENTS MINOR ORDERS:

Progress through the Minor Orders is primarily concerned with individual growth within the supporting Spiritual Community of the Church. The Major Orders are concerned with the building up of the Whole Spiritual Community [see Ephesians 4: 11-13].

BIBLE REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJOR ORDERS:

Applications for recognition of competence should be submitted to the Institute of Theology’s Central Office, along with supporting documentation such as birth certificate [with proof of baptism and confirmation], transcripts, certificates or any other pertinent documentation. Recognition of competence for prior accomplishments and life experience is at the discretion of the Board.

Notably, with assuming responsibility for growth and maturation through your own efforts in fulfilling these educational requirements—as well, you will inwardly and outwardly achieve, in addition be gaining competence, self-initiative and discipline, an ability to plan and execute—all of which are necessary for maturation and fulfillment of the role of Priest.

Upon successful completion of the Seminary Program, candidates will be awarded a certification of completion which iis the minimum requirement for Clergy as it testifies to the candidate’s fitness in enactment of Priestly functions.

HOLY ORDERS: Bishops confer administration of Holy Orders to all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, marital status or national origin. The minimum age for reception into Minor Orders is eighteen and twenty-one years for Priesthood.

The Most Rev. Marta' Jmmanuel Nesta Rock, Ph.D.
President and Founder
Institute Of Theology, Temple Without Walls
Temple of Antioch, Malabar Rite
Independent Catholic Church

[1] Buttrick, David Homolitic Moves and Structures (Philadelphia, Fortress Press, 1987), p. 12,23.

[2] Davis, Rev.  Dr. Andrew Jackson, From Fire-Mist To Man, Evolution Spiritually Interpreted (National Spiritualist Associations of Churches, P.O. Box 248, Lily Dale, NY 14752, p. 12.

[3] Eckhart von Hochheim."Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-1327/8) is one of the great Christian mystics. He was born near Erfurt in Thuringia and in his distinguished career became a Parisian Professor of Theology and took a leading pastoral and organisational role in the Dominican Order. In the language of the Christian tradition Eckhart expounds the eternal mysteries in a style that is fresh and original in the best sense. Through the vividness of his use of imagery (alluding to the mysteries of the spark of the soul, the Abyss, the desert, the birth of the Word in the heart, etc.),  Eckhart paradoxically directs us to that which lies beyond image. The depth and universality of Eckhart's teaching has drawn seekers of truth Christian and non-Christian alike. His radical and penetrating insight makes him a natural point of reference for a genuinely ecumenical understanding. Despite Meister Eckhart's distinction and popularity, indeed partly because of it, in the political and ecclesiastical turbulence of the fourteenth century, the Meister found himself accused of heresy. Some passages of his work were posthumously condemned as heretical or dangerous and a shadow was cast over his reputation. His works were influential in late medieval spirituality but later were almost forgotten. With the growing interest in Eckhart today, both inside and outside the Church, it needs to be made clear whether he is acceptable to the Church as a Christian theologian and spiritual master. Since 1980 steps have been taken by the Dominican Order, supported by lay people and friends, to seek an official declaration from the Pope in order to acknowledge "the exemplary character of Eckhart's activity and preaching and to recommend his writings (particularly the spiritual works, treatises and sermons) as an expression of authentic Christian mysticism and as trustworthy guides to the Christian life according to the spirit of the gospel". In 1985 the Master of the Dominican Order set up a Commission to examine the orthodoxy of Eckhart's teaching, and one of the initial aims of the Eckhart Society was to support the work of that Commission, whose report has now been submitted."
[4] The Beacon, September-October, 2003, Vol. LX, No.5, pp. 2, 3 Lucis Pub. Co., 120 Wall St., 24th fl., NYC, NY 10005, excerpted from A Treatise On White Magic, pp. 398-407.

 

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