Emergence 3.0 – Section Six, The Empire; Part Thirty-nine, Priest; Chapter Five, Ordained

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 285, Friday
October 12th, 2018

Chapter Five: Ordained

While he would have preferred to remain in the holy orders of the contemplatives, that was an impossibility.

His following stretched across the million worlds of the Empire, the people clamored for news of him, and in its absence they wove stories and legends of their own.

After years of servitude and study, he was initiated into the mysteries, and ordained into the order of the priesthood.

He became an officiant of the sacred rites.

The temples he served in were overflowing with people, people who would spend years on pilgrimages to receive his blessing.

Every day he carefully reenacted the rituals, repeated the sacred chants which the people were taught, led to eternal life, for himself and on behalf of others he performed them, opening the gates of Continuum to the dead and dying.

The Imperial cult sent him on his own pilgrimage, he visited thousands of worlds.

He handpicked the coterie who attended him. The loving sister went with him everywhere he travelled.

They stole time together in the quiet moments of the evening, during the trek between worlds. He told her stories of his youth, and the rebellion, of his service as a soldier, of the sacred moment when he had been returned to life.

She was from an exalted family, jaded and skeptical of all the sacred rites, as most of the priestly class were.

They were passionate for each other, they were loving and kind.

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Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Six, The Empire; Part Thirty-nine, Priest, Collected Chapters

 

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 281, October 8th, 2017

 

Chapter One: Oblate

 

They elevated him to the priesthood.

 

It was unprecedented, to rise from the status of a rebel and an outcast, to the most exalted class of being, and once again, he started on the lowest rung.

 

He was an oblate.

 

He was given the mark of humility.

 

He was tonsured, as any beginner would be.

 

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Day 282, October 9th, 2017

 

Chapter Two: Novice

 

It was required that he take vows; vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. This was required of every novice, but they were not necessarily for life.

 

He entered the sacred order, and was initiated into the mysteries.

 

He became, once again, a servant.

 

He was the oldest novice ever.

 

He was wise.

 

He was quiescent.

 

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Day 283, October 10th, 2017

 

Chapter Three: Brother

 

The priestly class was divided into two groups.

 

There was the priesthood, and then there were the holy orders.

 

He always went deep.

 

He followed the contemplative sects into the paths of mystery, austerity, and aesthetics.

 

He wanted to do more than officiating rites, managing a temple, he wanted to discover the meaning of existence.

 

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Day 284, October 11th, 2017

 

Chapter Four: Sister

 

He was a conformist at heart.

 

Since his years as a rebel, he was obedient, a follower, not always of people, but to the multitudes.

 

He had been the unparalleled leader.

 

He was a follower of ideals. In relation to his principles, he was unquestioning.

 

Then he met a woman, and he fell in love.

 

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Day 285, October 12th, 2017

 

Chapter Five: Ordained

 

After years of servitude he was initiated into the mysteries, and ordained into the order of the priesthood.

 

He became an officiant of the sacred rites.

 

Every day he reenacted the rituals and repeated the sacred chants, which led to eternal life, both for himself and on behalf of others, opening the gates of Continuum.

 

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Day 286, October 13th, 2017

 

Chapter Six: Abba

 

His affair with the Sister was illicit, but he loved her, and she him.

 

They had both sworn vows of chastity.

 

His willingness to break those vows and the anguish it caused, captivated his audience in the Collective.

 

It was out of character, it was unpredictable.

 

They ensured it would continue.

 

They made him Abba.

 

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Day 287, October 14th, 2017

 

Chapter Seven: Overseer

 

With the blessing of the Collective and by the favor of Continuum, despite his carnal crimes, he advanced in rank among the religious orders and in the hierarchy of the priesthood.

 

The Continuum loved the intrigue of his cover-ups.

 

They made him a Cardinal.

 

The masses, knowing nothing of his transgressions, adored him even more.

 

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Section Six, The Empire

 

Part Thirty-nine, Priest

Collected Chapters

 

01 Oblate

02 Novice

03 Brother

04 Sister

05 Ordained

06 Abba

07 Overseer

 

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Emergence: Section Six, The Empire; Part Thirty-nine, Priest, Collected Chapters

 

Priest; Part Thirty-nine,

Chapter One: Oblate

Pt. 39, Ch. 01

They raised him to the priesthood. Once again, he started on the lowest rung. He was tonsured; marked with humility.

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Priest; Part Thirty-nine,

Chapter Two: Novice

Pt. 39, Ch. 02

He took vows; of poverty, of obedience. He entered the sacred order; was initiated in the mysteries. He was servant.

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Priest; Part Thirty-nine,

Chapter Three: Brother

Pt. 39, Ch. 03

There was the priesthood, and the holy orders, he always went deep. He followed the paths of mystery, and austerity.

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Priest; Part Thirty-nine,

Chapter Four: Sister  

Pt. 39, Ch. 04

Since his days as a rebel, he was obedient, a follower, unquestioning, and then he met a woman, and he fell in love.

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Priest; Part Thirty-nine,

Chapter Five: Ordained

Pt. 39, Ch. 05

He was initiated into the mysteries, and ordained into the order of the priesthood; an officiant of the sacred rite.

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Priest; Part Thirty-nine,

Chapter Six: Abba  

Pt. 39, Pt. 06

His affair with the nun was illicit. It captivated his audience. They ensured it would continue. They made him Abba.

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Priest; Part Thirty-nine,

Chapter Seven: Overseer

 

Pt. 39, Ch. 07

He advanced despite his carnal crimes. The Continuum loved the intrigues of his cover-ups. They made him a Cardinal.

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Emergence:

Section Six, The Empire

Priest; Part Thirty-nine

Collected Chapters

Section 06, The Empire

Part 39, Priest

Chapters

01 Oblate

02 Novice

03 Brother

04 Sister

05 Ordained

06 Abba

07 Overseer

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#365SciFi

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