As a religious entity, the Chaplaincy under the Archbishop offers the service of the Cathedral Priory of Thomas-Judas under the third order of Saint Francis.

“The salvation of souls … is always the supreme law of the Church.”

“After it has been validly received, sacred ordination never becomes invalid.”

If an abbey church was raised to cathedral status, the abbey became a cathedral priory. The bishop, in effect, took the place of the abbot, and the monastery itself was headed by a prior.

ARCHBISHOP ERIC MICHEL:

And during the times of 1988-1995, I founded a chivalric order with a mission to reveal this awareness of the One God to all who would listen; from that tough l' Order des Chevaliers du Chrysolite (Knights Order), we did not go far, remember during that time the event, the drama of the OTS then nobody wants to listen to us. We were only two members, Stephane and me. I should also mention for several years, I waded into the fanatic wheel of conspiracy of the church that has hidden the CASE JESUS; I remember some discussion about it during 1988-1989.

Many paths were followed since 1966, and today years of experience and learning, I find myself in a new world, the world of Catholicity.

In the Ministry, my devotion is to help, and the place I like the most is the Street Outreach Chaplain with 11 years of experience in the field. The work reaches two goals, not counting my personal satisfaction, helping is part of all Christian tasks and also our HARMONY, a world interfaith organism.

It all started when my 8th-grade teacher asked us to do research work, on the subject of our choice, I had no idea what theme to choose, by chance, my father left on the buffet a document of a club on UFOs (Flying Saucers then) when I am 15 years old. By my nature, I am interested in the esoteric/occult things and an opportunity arises. I read a lot of books from 1977 on religions, sects, history, biographies and mysteries that make me question about religion (Catholic) and how much truth I learned in the catechism and holy history?

I started investigating to find the truth. In the '80s, after extensive research, I found truth and I created a group based on the syncretic spiritual master Mani who was a Gnostic Christian belonging to the current of the Prophet Alkhasaï. Mani said that he was in touch with an angel and was a follower of Jesus' life. He began to preach around 240 but it was his meeting with the Sassanid king Shapur I in 250 who will decide the success of his doctrine: the monarch designed the interest of a national religion to unify his empire. The king gives him the right to spread his religion freely throughout the Persian Empire. The new faith is growing rapidly and communities are increasing under his watchful eye. Mani preached in Aramaic, as did Jesus.

With these spiritual discoveries, I founded with eleven monks who invested body and soul to the task of up the first congregation sealed on December 7, 1988 date of my ordination. Ordained Christian Gnostic Priest by Bishop T.T. Wally of Johannite Gnostic Ministry of Albany N.Y.

Then was born the Universal Society of New Syncretism (SUNS). So like I said, that early church had 12 members who lived in a commune in the city of Hull on Benedict Street. In 1993, we all separated, and they started their own church, all independent of each other. For myself, I went back to school and also work in an organization to help addicts as a street outreach worker. At Dominicans College, on Empress St. in Ottawa, I took a biblical course. Also, during that period, I followed a course in theology at University du Quebec in Sherbrooke.

1993 Birth of the Universal Christian Gnostic Church (UCGC) (old email ucgc@msn.com)

In 1997 I'm getting married in Ontario at the United Church, and also was my discovery of the internet, a gold mine of information that should be admitted to disinformation, but with my years of research, I found out how to distinguish things and place them in perspective. Continuing to educate myself with this new tool, the World Wide Web and my books, of course, and all audio-video documents that I accumulated during all those years, investigating to a point that iI could explain the theory of reincarnation (Tibetan) and TOPOL and KARMA extrapolated to the Christians world of angels and their powers.

Note on Chrysolite:

At the time of the Septuagint translation, the stones to which the Hebrew names apply could no longer be identified, and translators used various Greek words. Josephus claimed he had seen the actual stones. The ancients did not classify their gemstones by analyzing their composition and crystalline forms: names were given in accordance with their colour, use or their country of origin. Therefore, stones of the same or nearly the same colour, but of different composition or crystalline form, bear identical names. Another problem is nomenclature; names have changed over the course of time: thus, the ancient chrysolite is topaz, sapphire is lazuli, etc. However, we know most of the stones were precious in Egypt, Assyria, and Babylonia.

None of the Hebrew texts give any hint as to the nature of this stone. However, since the Septuagint repeatedly translates the Hebrew word by chrysolithos, except where it merely transliterates it, and in Ezech., x, 9, since, moreover, the Vulgate follows this translation with very few exceptions, and Aquila, Josephus, and St. Epiphanius agree in their rendering, it can be assumed that the chrysolite of the ancients equates to our topaz.

The word tharsis very likely points to the origin of the gem (Tarshish). The modern chrysolite is a green oblong hexagonal prism of unequal sides terminated by two triangular pyramids. Topaz, or ancient chrysolite, is an octangular prism of an orange-yellow colour; it is composed of alumina, silica, hydrofluoric acid, and iron. it is found in Ceylon, Arabia, and Egypt. Several species were reported to exist (Pliny, "Hist. nat.", XXXVII, xlv), and during the Middle Ages, it was believed to possess the power of relieving anxiety at night, driving away devils and to be an excellent cure for eye diseases.

Rob Lavinsky, the copyright holder of this work

Chrysolite, Heb. trshysh (Ex., xxviii, 20; xxxix, 13; Ezech., i, 16; x, 9; xxviii, 13; Cant., v, 14; Dan., x, 6); Sept., chrysolithos (Ex., xxviii, 20; xxxix, 13; Ezech., xxviii, 13); tharsis (Cant., v, 14; Dan., x, 6); tharseis (Ezech., 1, 16; x, 9); Vulg. chrysolithus (Ex., xxviii, 20; xxxix, 13; Ezech., x, 9; xxviii, 13; Dan., x, 6), hyacinthus (Cant., v, 14); quasi visio maris (Ezech., i, 16); Apoc., xxi, 20, chrysolithos; Vulg. chrysolithus. This is the tenth stone of the rational, representing the tribe of Zebulun; it stands fourth in the enumeration of Ezech., xxviii, 13, and is given as the seventh foundation stone of the celestial city in Apoc., xxi, 20.

  • Also called Peridot or Olivine, its name comes from the Latin “chrysolithus” itself borrowed from the Greek. The name is composed of chryso (gold) and lythe (rock).

  • Ferrous magnesium silicate, (Mg, Fe)2SiO4

  • The first use of chrysolite stone probably dates back to 1500 BC on the side of the island of Topazos in the Red Sea.

  • The rock was chosen as a rock with a strong symbolic value in all times and all peoples. t symbolizes luck, joy and brotherhood, while in Israel, it represents glory, authority and power. Christians generally associate it with the Holy Spirit. It is also used in the Bible, where it was part of the material forming the armour of the priest Aaron. In the Church, each letter of the word Zebulun was engraved on chrysolite stone. Some churches used chrysolite stone for decoration, for example, the shrine of the Three Kings Mages in the Church of Cologne. In alchemy, it was used for purification, protection and refocusing. Olivine has an olive queen, as its name would suggest. It would be at the base of the purifying and nourishing virtues of olive oil.

Source: https://www.minerals-kingdom.com/stones-virtues/chrysolite-stone/

I am interested in the esoteric/occult

The occult, in the broadest sense, is a category of esoteric supernatural beliefs and practices which generally fall outside the scope of religion and science, encompassing phenomena involving otherworldly agency, such as magic, sorcery, and mysticism and their varied spells. It can also refer to supernatural ideas like extra-sensory perception and parapsychology.

The term occult sciences were used in 16th-century Europe to refer to astrology, alchemy, and natural magic, which today are considered pseudosciences. The term occultism emerged in 19th-century France, amongst figures such as Antoine Court de Gébelin. It came to be associated with various French esoteric groups connected to Éliphas Lévi and Papus, and in 1875 was introduced into the English language by the esotericist Helena Blavatsky.

Throughout the 20th century, the term was used idiosyncratically by a range of different authors, but by the 21st century was commonly employed – including by academic scholars of esotericism – to refer to a range of esoteric currents that developed in the mid-19th century and their descendants. Occultism is thus often used to categorize such esoteric traditions as Spiritualism, Theosophy, Anthroposophy, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and the New Age.

Today that I know better what I really mean was not esoteric/occult but paranormal simply. Introduced to me by my father, a knight of Columbus, a global Catholic fraternal service order founded by blessed Michael J. McGivney on March 29, 1882. Membership is limited to practical Catholic men. It is led by Patrick E. Kelly, the order's 14th Supreme Knight.

The Knights of Columbus (K of C)

in French

is Chevaliers de Colomb (C de C)