Cleric by Rt Rev Gala Gastineau - 10.30.09 and regularized by Most Rev Reggie Regenold 11.1.09 Doorkeeper by Rt Rev Gala Gastineau - 10.30.09 and regularized by Most Rev Reggie Regenold 11.1.09 Reader by Most Rev Tom Simota - 9.21.11
Path of Holy Orders/Initiation Descriptions
Cleric…is a preliminary step to the Minor Orders. The Cleric dedicates him or herself to God and the service of Christ. A focus is given to the physical/etheric body as the temple of the Holy Spirit/Christ-Within.
Doorkeeper…learns devotion to God and humanity through acts of service. A focus is given to the emotional/astral body to learn how tranquility develops. In former times, it was the duty of the Doorkeeper to ring the church bells and open the doors at the appointed time. In our time, the role is to usher in the control and understanding of the feeling nature.
Reader…works to control the powers of the mind and devote those to God’s service. After having worked to control the body and emotions, the candidate now works to transform the intellect. In former times, the Reader read for the Preacher, intoned the lessons, blessed bread and all first-fruits. In our time, the role is to lector and cultivate the power of concentration.