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.
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.
This message from the Teacher of Light is to be read in all congregations and study groups on the Sabbath of 21 January 2017, or the following Sunday.
To all the brethren, peace be unto each of you.
It is my prayer that each of you had a blessed holy day experience within your particular covenant recently and that you have already begun to experience the blessing of the presence of God in your life with the beginning of the new year.
I wish to take this opportunity to share a brief, yet encouraging word that I sincerely pray will assist in adding to the spiritual strength that you already maintain.
“Regarding the Holy Book: read it, study it and apply its wisdom in your life.” (TMI 32:10)
Some brethren have asked, “How can I read the Holy Book and make its message real for myself?”
The genuine study and real application of the Holy Writings of our various communities is one step in learning about the faith, what is required of us individually, and how we live our lives within the covenant that we have been called.
Dear brothers, Shlama,
Many of you have asked why anger arises and how can it be controlled.
“Do not permit your anger to get the best of you and in turn cause a stumbling block to be placed before your brother or your enemy… If someone expresses anger toward you, always speak with kind words with him.” (Teachings of Mir Izgadda 22:4; 87:1)