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“What is necessary is not to seek after some fantastic ideal, utterly unsuited to our real needs, but to discover the true nature of those needs, to fulfill them, and rejoice therein.”

-Magick Without Tears, chapter VIII

The Gnostic Mass is the primary sacramental ritual of the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, or Gnostic Catholic Church - the religious arm of the Ordo Templi Orientis.

In 1913, Aleister Crowley wrote the liturgy for this ritual in a document called Liber XV: O.T.O. ECCLESIÆ GNOSTICÆ CATHOLICÆ CANON MISSÆ. While resembling a Eastern Orthodox Mass in structure only, it wholly embodies the symbolism and energy of the Thelemic current.

N.O.X. Oasis celebrates this beautiful ritual each month at various times.
(Check our Calendar of Events for details.)

Creed of the Gnostic Catholic Church (Creed Flash Cards)

I believe in one secret and ineffable LORD; and in one Star in the Company of Stars of whose fire we are created, and to which we shall return; and in one Father of Life, Mystery of Mystery, in His name CHAOS, the sole viceregent of the Sun upon the Earth; and in one Air the nourisher of all that breathes.

And I believe in one Earth, the Mother of us all, and in one Womb wherein all men are begotten,
and wherein they shall rest, Mystery of Mystery, in Her name BABALON.

And I believe in the Serpent and the Lion, Mystery of Mystery, in His name BAPHOMET.

And I believe in one Gnostic and Catholic Church of Light, Life, Love and Liberty,
the Word of whose Law is THELEMA.

And I believe in the communion of Saints.

And, forasmuch as meat and drink are transmuted in us daily into spiritual substance,
I believe in the Miracle of the Mass.

And I confess one Baptism of Wisdom, whereby we accomplish the Miracle of Incarnation.

And I confess my life one, individual and eternal that was, and is, and is to come.


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