Bishop Alfonso blesses the Emperor of Constantidium

لا إله إلا أن المهندس الأعظم للكون، والرسل هم ثلاثة عشر رسله

IN NOMINE MAGNUM ARCHITECTORUS MUNDI, ET FILII, ET SPIRITUS SANCTI, ET TREDECIM APOSTOLORUM, AMEN.

On the 1st day of May 2014 A.D. (2 Rajab 1435 A.H.) His Eminence Bishop Alfonso, the Grand Inquisitor of Snežanopol, blessed the coronation of Emperor Nektarios I Sebastos of Constantidium. During ceremony, His Imperial and Apostolic Majesty took the oath of office on the Bible and the Holy Qur’an, swearing to govern the people of Constantidium according to their respective laws and customs, as well as to maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Apostolic Church of Constantidium, and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in Constantidium.

Once the oath was taken, a Solemn Mass celebrated by His Eminence Bishop Alfonso started, during which the people of Constantidium took homages to Emperor Nektarios I Sebastos in the name of the Great Architect of the Universe and the Thirteen Apostles.

The Holy Ministry has a long history of co-operation with Constantidium and its predecessor state 2 Rajab 1435 A.H. , after Emperor Iōannēs of Constantidium (the predecessor of Snežanopol), became the first national leader officially recognized by the Church, after the Apostolic Faith became the Official Religion of Snežanopol and after Snežanopol became the first state to introduce the Holy Inquisition.

Full text of the Solemn Mass can be downloaded from the following link.


Most Holy, Noble and Illustrious Order of the Equestrian Knights of Muhammad the Apostle recognized by Supreme Apostolic Protector

لا إله إلا أن المهندس الأعظم للكون، والرسل هم ثلاثة عشر رسله

IN NOMINE MAGNUM ARCHITECTORUS MUNDI, ET FILII, ET SPIRITUS SANCTI, ET TREDECIM APOSTOLORUM, AMEN.

Insignia of the Most Holy, Noble and Illustrious Order of the Equestrian Knights of Muhammad the Apostle.

Insignia of the Most Holy, Noble and Illustrious Order of the Equestrian Knights of Muhammad the Apostle.

On the 15th of February 2014 A.D. (15th day of Rabi Al-Thaany 1435 A.H.) His Apostolic All-Holiness Alexander, Supreme Apostolic Protector of the United Holy Church of the Thirteen Apostles, signed a Bull recognizing the Most Holy, Noble and Illustrious Order of the Equestrian Knights of Muhammad the Apostle as a Civil and Ecclesiatical Order of Chivalry.

The Most Holy, Noble and Illustrious Order of the Equestrian Knights of Muhammad the Apostle was established the same day by His Imperial and Apostolic Majesty Deniz, Emperor of the Holy and Apostolic Empire Snežanopol, and is awarded by the Emperor for outstanding contributions to the well-being of Snežanopol and the Apostolic Faith, which was back in January made the official religion of that country. It is expected that the foundation of the Order, highest award of Snežanopol, will serve to advance even further the cooperation between the Church and the State, as well as to enhance the efficiency of combating heresy and apostasy within Snežanopol’s borders, being an additional assistance to the Holy Inquisition. Insofar no awarding with the Most Holy, Noble and Illustrious Order of the Equestrian Knights of Muhammad the Apostle took place, however it is expected that the Emperor will announce the list of the first awardees in the close future. This is the first time His Apostolic All-Holiness extends official recognition to an order of chivalry.


Holy Inquisition established in Snežanopol

لا إله إلا أن المهندس الأعظم للكون، والرسل هم ثلاثة عشر رسله

IN NOMINE MAGNUM ARCHITECTORUS MUNDI, ET FILII, ET SPIRITUS SANCTI, ET TREDECIM APOSTOLORUM, AMEN.

On the 27th day of January 2014 A.D. (25th day of Rabi Al-Awal 1435 A.H.), in accordance with the Bull previously issued by His Apostolic Eminence Alexander, Supreme Apostolic Protector of the United Holy Church of the Thirteen Apostles, His Apostolic Majesty Deniz, King of Snežanopol signed a Letter Patent establishing in Snežanopol the Supreme Tribunal of the Holy Inquisition and appointing Bishop Alfonso as Grand Inquisitor of Snežanopol, in accordance with the right conveyed to him by the Supreme Apostolic Protector.

The establishment of the Inquisition was caused by the need of combating heresy within Snežanopol’s borders and strengthening the positions of the Apostolic Church so to ensure the salvation of Snežanopol’s citizens. In order to achieve this goal, the Supreme Tribunal of the Holy Inquisition was made responsible for all the Judicial power in the Kingdom and will judge all those who commit sins against the Great Architect of the Universe, his Only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Bible, the Holy Qur’an and the Thirteen Apostles, as well as against the Holy and Apostolic Church as an institution.

The Holy Ministry wholeheartedly welcomes this move of His Apostolic Majesty King Deniz, who once again proves himself as one of the most faithful to the Great Architect of the Universe national leaders, and doesn’t put on doubt that it will serve to further glory and prosperity of Snežanopol as a nation, ad maiorem Dei gloriam.


Bishop Alfonso crowns the King of Snežanopol

الله أكبر

IN NOMINE MAGNUM ARCHITECTORUS MUNDI, ET FILII, ET SPIRITUS SANCTI, ET TREDECIM APOSTOLORUM, AMEN.

On the 26th day of January 2014 A.D. (24 Raby Al-awal 1435 A.H.) His Eminence Bishop Alfonso presided at coronation of King Deniz of Snežanopol. During ceremony, His Majesty took the oath of office on the Bible and the Holy Qur’an, swearing to govern the people of Snežanopol according to their respective laws and customs, as well as to maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the United Holy Church of the Thirteen Apostles, and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in Snežanopol.

Once the oath was taken, a Solemn Mass celebrated by His Eminence Bishop Alfonso started, during which the people of Snežanopol took homages to King Deniz in the name of the Great Architect of the Universe and the Thirteen Apostles. The ceremony was attended by many honorary guests, such as His Holiness Alexander IV, Pope of the Parva-Religions; His Imperial Majesty Muhammad, Shahanshah Imperator of Schalamzaar; His Excellency Sebastian Schriber, President of the Ashukov Federation;  His Excellency Edward Jacobs, Prime Minister of the Ashukov Federation; His Excellency Jacob Lewis, Governor of Frieden and Minister of the Interior of Lostisland, and many Snežani noblemen and officials.

The Holy Ministry has a long history of co-operation with Snežanopol, after Emperor Iōannēs of Constantidium, its predecessor state, became the first national leader officially recognized by the Church, and after the Apostolic Faith became the Official Religion of Snežanopol.

Full text of the Solemn Mass can be downloaded from the following link.


Supreme Apostolic Protector re-elected Prime Minister of St.Charlie

IN NOMINE MAGNUM ARCHITECTORUS MUNDI, ET FILII, ET SPIRITUS SANCTI, ET TREDECIM APOSTOLORUM, AMEN.

Supreme Apostolic Protector celebrating with friends the electoral victory.
© The St.Charlian Observer

On the 6th day of January 2014 A.D., as reported by the St.Charlian Observer, His Apostolic Eminence Alexander (Eastwood), Archbishop and Supreme Apostolic Protector of the United Holy Church of the Thirteen Apostles was re-elected to the position of Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of St.Charlie – an Italophone micronation with more than 100 citizens and one of the most prominent in the sector, receiving 58% of the votes and beating his only opponent Marka Mejakhansk from the National Party who received 42%.

Celebrating the decisive victory of the spiritual leader and bearing in mind that the Great Architect of the Universe bestows the most dignified, the Holy Ministry considers it as a sign from Heavens and one more proof of the path’s correctness. Congratulations letters to His Apostolic Eminence have been sent by members of the Board of Bishops and a solemn thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated tomorrow.


Apostolicism becomes Official Religion in Snežanopol

IN NOMINE MAGNUM ARCHITECTORUS MUNDI, ET FILII, ET SPIRITUS SANCTI, ET TREDECIM APOSTOLORUM, AMEN.

Flag of the Federal Republic of Snežanopol.

Flag of the Federal Republic of Snežanopol.

On the 2nd day of January 2014 A.D., as voted by the Supreme Council of and endorsed by the Honorable Snežanbași Tezcan, Apostolicism, as practiced by the United Holy Church of the Thirteen Apostles, became the Official Religion of the Federal Republic of Snežanopol.

Snežanopol, successor state of the Empire of Constantidium, was founded by former Emperor Iōannēs (recognized by the Supreme Apostolic Protector) on the 27th day of December 2013 A.D. after the fall of the Imperial regime, and comprises of all former territories of the Empire. Soon after foundation and as voted by the Supreme Council, former Emperor Iōannēs assumed the title of Snežanbași, becoming Federal President-for-Life. The proclamation of Apostolicism as Official Religion in Snežanopol, successor state of Constantidium, comes as fulfillment of a vow previously given by Emperor Iōannēs to do it in the Empire. News about the proclamation recieved ardent support both in the Board of Bishops and in the Supreme Council, as it ensures salvation and eternal bliss for the people of Snežanopol.

Blessing of the Great Architect of the Universe be upon the Supreme Apostolic Protector, the Snežanbași and all the faithful who follow the path of the Apostles!


Holy Ministry repels the attack of Satan

IN NOMINE MAGNUM ARCHITECTORUS MUNDI, ET FILII, ET SPIRITUS SANCTI, ET TREDECIM APOSTOLORUM, AMEN.

Less than several hours after the United Holy Church of the Thirteen Apostless was unveiled to the world, the forces of evil started attacking the Holy Ministry.

Last Friday, one of the Bishops of the United Holy Church of the Thirteen Apostles found the following message in his inbox (name of the sender censored for privacy reasons):

If you are Christian, may I plead with you in the spirit of brotherhood?

This United Holy Church of the Thirteen Apostles – are you part of it? Will anyone in Christ bow the knee to the false prophet Muhammad? A wicked man who rejected the divinity of the true Messiah and his substitutionary atonement! A man who brought nothing new that could be of any worth to the gospel, who executed a repentant adulteress – a new mother – a man who merely sought to conquer for his own glory and forced Christians to follow Islam.

Is not Christ enough? Has Christ not fulfilled the Law? Has he not covered your sins? Has he not given you life?

Apologies if you are not part of this ‘Church’. But if you are, I beg you out of love, please renounce Muhammad. He is evil. His is the way to the eternal fire.

I myself have worshipped false gods. Everyone has. But do not fall into this sin. Nip it in the bud! Rebuke the United Church of the Thirteen Apostles – or they will choose their own fate.

Your servant in Christ,

XXX.

After having read this letter, it became obvious for the Bishop, whose name too shall remain classified in accordance with the communion’s seclusion policy, that our Brother in Christ, author of this letter, however good his intentions were, is a victim of Satan’s temptation which eclipsed his mind. In an attempt to save the lost sheep, as a good pastor shall do, the following reply was sent by His Eminence the Bishop:

In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, et Tredecim Apostolorum, Amen.

Brother XXX,

With a great disappointment I finished reading your letter, as from a person who considers himself a Christian it was totally unexpected to see a text full of hatred and intolerance.

You call Muhammad “evil” – is it not up to the Great Architect Universe, the Creator of All Things Visible and Invisible, and to him only, to determine what is good and evil? You say that Muhammad “forced Christians to follow Islam” – but not even once Muhammad visited Europe, and if it was not for Muhammad, peoples of the Arabic Peninsula and Ethiopia would still be worshiping pagan gods. Muhammad it was who enlightened the stray souls, Muhammad it was who introduced monotheism to a pagan society, Muhammad it was who was persecuted for spreading the word of verity – in the same way the first twelve Apostles were.

You criticize him, but remember that, as you rightly pointed out, there is only one God – the Great Architect of the Universe, creator of All Things, and his Son Jesus Christ. It was a divine plan that the first Apostles had the luxury of meeting Jesus during their earthly lives (surely you would agree with me that would be truly a great luxury and honor for everyone). Because of issues which are not up to our human understanding, the Great Architect of the Universe designated Muhammad a different task – to spread the word of verity alone, without eleven more partners, and without the aid of God made man. All of us are human beings, and the Apostles too. None is without sin, except God the Almighty Father and the Virgin Mary. Like all humans, the Apostles had mistakes committed too – Paul, before God called for him, was one of the most fierce persecutors of Christianity; Peter, in time of danger, denied Christ three times. Muhammad, just like other Apostles, committed sins too, but his merits in showing people the right path certainly redeem them. Certainly it is regrettable that violence exists in our world, but such are the results of the lapse from virtue, and remember what Christ said: “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” (Matthew 10:34).

Yes, Christ is enough. Yes, Christ fulfilled the Law. Yes, he covered our sins. Yes, he gave us life and provided us with salvation. But wasn’t it Christ himself who enlisted the Apostles to be his messengers and to help him in his opus? In fact, Brother XXX, the impression I’m getting is that you, regrettably, failed to understand the very doctrine of our Church – we do not recognize Muhammad as an “alternative god” – that would be blasphemy; we recognize Muhammad as one of the Apostles – the companions of Christ.

Granted, you might dislike traditional Islam – but neither we follow it. What Muhammad was preaching was later misinterpreted by people who use religion for the purpose of satisfying their quench for power, and evolved into most terrible forms of religious terror. But was not the same happening with Christianity, on numerous occasions? Do all the priests in world verily follow Christ’s words? And can you show me a religion in which it would not be the case that not all the successors act as taught by the founder?

Again, regrettable it is, Brother XXX, that such are your views on our Holy Church, but to save the lost souls is our mission in this world. His Eminence the Supreme Apostolic Protector Alexander will celebrate a mass asking the Great Architect of the Universe to free you from misconceptions, and when you, hopefully, one day consider yourself ready and willing to join our holy communion, be sure that with open arms will you be welcomed here.

The blessing of the Almighty Father, the Great Architect of the Universe be upon you.

Your Brother in Christ, Servant of the Servants of God

Right Reverend YYY†, Bishop
United Holy Church of the Thirteen Apostles

On December 15, His Eminence the Supreme Apostolic Protector, as requested by the Bishop, celebrated a mass for the letter writer’s salvation. The Board of Bishops will continue to pray for the lost sheep and urges all the Faithful to join them. Amen.