Rite of Anointing

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Explanatory text is in italics, the priest’s in black and the response of the congregation (if present) is in bold. The following rite will usually take place after Communion, but before the Conclusion of Midnight Mass.

Introduction

Presentation

Let he(she) who is to be anointed to the order of (position) come forward.

The candidate comes forward

Are you ready to take your oaths?

I am

Interdiction

Before God, his Dark Prophet and this congregation, I ask you now to proclaim the faith that you hold and that has set you apart for the Holy task of (position).

While I am Damned, my Damnation has purpose
That what I once was I am no longer
That I take my place in a Divine hierarchy
That I will serve the church, and put its needs first
That my life is not my own
By the Centurion

By the Centurion.

Questioning

Do you believe in God, Father Almighty, and his Dark Prophet, the Centurion Longinus?
I do
Will you first and always, carry out your predation as the Lord Almighty commanded?
I will
Do you pledge to uphold the Testament, the teachings of St. Monachus the first Disciple, and the tenets of the Church of the Lance and Spear?
I do

Initiation of Priest

The following is the ritae of annointment for the position of Priest:

Do you swear to serve the community of the Sanctified, the mission of the Dark Prophet, and the purpose of God?

I swear this in the name of God and of the Dark Messiah

(Name), kneal and be anointed as a priest of the Church

Anointing

The candidate steps forward and the Priest presents a chalice with the ashes of burnt incense in it. The Priest then cuts his palms with a silver dagger. The blood from the wound falls into the chalice, mixing with the ash. The Priest then dips his thumb into the mixture and marks a cross on the forehead of the candidate and says the following:

Though your work is sinful

My mission is divine

Commissioning

If we heed the word of the Centurion, if we take heart in the Spear, we shall have nothing to fear. Our Damnation is secure, until the day of Judgment.
Know that you are Damned, and rejoice!

As Longinus has spoken

Go forth, bring the message of Damnation to the ignorant, serve your brethren, and be the predator that God has commanded you to be.

Initiation of Inquisitor

The following is the ritae of annointment for the position of Inquisitor:

Do you swear to be ever watchful and eternally vigilant in your service to the Lance and Spear?

I swear this in the name of God and of the Dark Messiah

(Name), kneal and be anointed as an inquisitor of the Church

Anointing

The candidate steps forward and the Priest presents a chalice with the ashes of burnt incense in it. The Priest then cuts his palms with a silver dagger. The blood from the wound falls into the chalice, mixing with the ash. The Priest then dips his thumb into the mixture and marks a cross on the forehead of the candidate and says the following:

Though your work is sinful

My mission is divine

Commissioning

If we heed the word of the Centurion, if we take heart in the Spear, we shall have nothing to fear. Our Damnation is secure, until the day of Judgement.
Know that you are Damned, and rejoice!

As Longinus has spoken

Go forth, faithfully execute your charge without fear or trepidation, bring purification to the wicked, and be the predator that God has commanded you to be.

Initiation of Legate

The following is the ritae of annointment for the position of Legate:

Do you swear to truthfully and faithfully represent and serve (Legate’s Commissioner)?

I swear this in the name of God and of the Dark Messiah

(Name), kneal and be anointed as a legate of the Church

Anointing

The candidate steps forward and the Priest presents a chalice with the ashes of burnt incense in it. The Priest then cuts his palms with a silver dagger. The blood from the wound falls into the chalice, mixing with the ash. The Priest then dips his thumb into the mixture and marks a cross on the forehead of the candidate and says the following:

Though your work is sinful

My mission is divine

Commissioning

If we heed the word of the Centurion, if we take heart in the Spear, we shall have nothing to fear. Our Damnation is secure, until the day of Judgment.
Know that you are Damned, and rejoice!

As Longinus has spoken

Go forth, solemnly carry the word of your Bishop, bring the message of Damnation to all the places you walk, and be the predator that God has commanded you to be.

Initiation of Crusader

The following is the ritae of annointment for the position of Crusader:

Do you swear to hold up your arms, and lay down your life if called, for the Sanctified?

I swear this in the name of God and of the Dark Messiah

(Name), kneal and be anointed as a crusader of the Church

Anointing

The candidate steps forward and the Priest presents a chalice with the ashes of burnt incense in it. The Priest then cuts his palms with a silver dagger. The blood from the wound falls into the chalice, mixing with the ash. The Priest then dips his thumb into the mixture and marks a cross on the forehead of the candidate and says the following:

Though your work is sinful

My mission is divine

Commissioning

If we heed the word of the Centurion, if we take heart in the Spear, we shall have nothing to fear. Our Damnation is secure, until the day of Judgment.
Know that you are Damned, and rejoice!

As Longinus has spoken

Go forth, defend the faithful, destroy the wicked, and be the predator that God has commanded you to be.

Initiation of Confessor

The following is the ritae of annointment for the position of Confessor:

Do you swear to listen to the sins of the church, and deliver them to God Almighty?

I swear this in the name of God and of the Dark Messiah

(Name), kneal and be anointed as confessor of the Church

Anointing

The candidate steps forward and the Priest presents a chalice with the ashes of burnt incense in it. The Priest then cuts his palms with a silver dagger. The blood from the wound falls into the chalice, mixing with the ash. The Priest then dips his thumb into the mixture and marks a cross on the forehead of the candidate and says the following:

Though your work is sinful

My mission is divine

Commissioning

If we heed the word of the Centurion, if we take heart in the Spear, we shall have nothing to fear. Our Damnation is secure, until the day of Judgment.
Know that you are Damned, and rejoice!

As Longinus has spoken

Go forth, listen to the sins of the Damned, and be the predator that God has commanded you to be.

Initiation of Bishop

The following is the ritae of annointment for the position of Bishop:

Do you swear to put the needs of your Parish and the Damned within it above all, and to guide all those you serve in the ways of the Dark Messiah?

I swear this in the name of God and of the Dark Messiah

(Name), kneal and be anointed as the Bishop of the Church

Anointing

The candidate steps forward and the Priest presents a chalice with the ashes of burnt incense in it. The Priest then cuts his palms with a silver dagger. The blood from the wound falls into the chalice, mixing with the ash. The Priest then dips his thumb into the mixture and marks a cross on the forehead of the candidate and says the following:

Though your work is sinful

My mission is divine

Commissioning

If we heed the word of the Centurion, if we take heart in the Spear, we shall have nothing to fear. Our Damnation is secure, until the day of Judgment.
Know that you are Damned, and rejoice!

As Longinus has spoken

Go forth, guide your Parish in purpose, demonstrate the purpose God has given us, and be the predator that God has commanded you to be.

Initiation of Archbishop

The following is the ritae of annointment for the position of Archbishop:

Do you swear to serve the faithful, convert the masses, and uphold your duties as predator manifested?

I swear this in the name of God and of the Dark Messiah

(Name), kneal and be anointed as the Bishop of the Church

Anointing

The candidate steps forward and the Priest presents a chalice with the ashes of burnt incense in it. The Priest then cuts his palms with a silver dagger. The blood from the wound falls into the chalice, mixing with the ash. The Priest then dips his thumb into the mixture and marks a cross on the forehead of the candidate and says the following:

Though your work is sinful

My mission is divine

Commissioning

If we heed the word of the Centurion, if we take heart in the Spear, we shall have nothing to fear. Our Damnation is secure, until the day of Judgment.
Know that you are Damned, and rejoice!

As Longinus has spoken

Go forth, minister to your flock bring the word to the unbeliever and be the predator manifest that God has commanded you to be.

Closing Prayer

Let us pray.

God our Father, multiply and strengthen the Damnation you have bestowed upon those you have chosen for anointing. May they fulfill the office that has been bestowed to them through your servant Longinus, for your Holy purpose.

Amen