Greetings to the brethren,
This letter is to be read in all the congregations, assemblies, and correspondence offices no later than July 15, 2017.
It has been more than ten years since the last rite of universal absolution was granted to the entire Assembly of the Religion of Light. The time has come again for this very special rite to be observed for the benefit of all members of the various Spiritual Communities within the Religion of Light.
There are three specific reasons behind this need, especially at this point in humanity’s existence:
1) the increase of new members over the last ten years who did not benefit from the previous absolution,
2) the fact that there are many who have not been able to receive the Holy Seal due to not having a cleric in their particular congregation,
3) the Living Spirit has called for the people of the Religion of Light to prepare for their future, and that the first step in this preparation is to become cleansed.
Shlama to all the dear brethren,
We often discourage individuals from entering into the houses of religion or religious institutes that are considered outside the Religion of Light, and for good reason. Adherents of the Religion of Light are quite familiar with the false teachings, darkness, scandals and atrocities that are carried out in the name of “religion.” Adherents of the Religion of Light do not wish to have anything to do with such groups, sects or cults.
While the holy books from various Spiritual Communities within the Religion of Light contain some of the words of the Third Messenger concerning the fate of certain false religions, adherents should be careful as not to condemn their fellow brothers and sisters who have been called by the Third Messenger to serve as missionaries in groups that are generally understood as being outside the Religion of Light. Some of these brethren have been instructed by the Third Messenger or the Teacher of Light to enter into these “other communities that are at the base of the mountain of truth, so as to teach those other adherents about the true Light.”
We read from the words of Mir Izgadda:
“I have sent some missionaries among the Catholics, among the Baptists, Methodists, and others to serve as a light to the lost sheep of Yisho, and they will hear the voice of the Shepherd and they shall look up and see his face, and at that time, they shall come forward into the Light.” (Mitnaranuta d’Mir Izgadda – Chapter 67:44)
A Communique from H.H. the Teacher of Light
to all the Children of Light
18 February 2017
I pray that each of you are doing well.
A few days ago Mar Kharba Awraham made an announcement about new membership applications not being accepted in the Manichaean Church. The closing of the doors to the public officially takes place on 26 February of this year. It is important to understand that this is in no way an indication of the responsibilities of the Elect or Hearers coming to an end, or that the Message of Light would stop being carried to the nations.
The official website for Asha, the New Mithraic Covenant, is accessible at www.ashavan.net. On the site you will find daily prayers, a section for frequently asked questions, beliefs, and a variety of other resources.
For those who are not aware, you can obtain materials in print released by the Maethana Asha for the Asha Community. These are available for purchase from the links below.