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ESSENE ACADEMY of Religion, Theology & History

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FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO LEARN ABOUT ESSENES, NAZARENES, EBIONITES, THE HISTORY OF THE NAZARENE FAITH AND ANCIENT DOCTRINES & PRACTICES - THIS LINK

 

* NOVICE PODCASTS

Conventional Essenes - And Ancient Guide to Belief and Behavior

No Such Thing as Neutral - A Sermon by Jackson

The Empty Man - The Battle of Paul vs. James

James the Priest and the Opposition Priesthood

The Acts of the Apostles Crawling with Essenes

Whatever - Deconstructing Revelation

A New Paradigm for a More Authentic Faith - The Primitive Essene Way

The Messianic Revolution & the Vision

 

SHABBATOT LITURGIES

    * Service 1 - Standard Shabbat Service

    Service 2 - with Amidah and others

    Service 3 - with Tzitzim & Tallit

    Service 5 - for Home or Remote

    Service 6 - General

    Service 8 - A. Gary

    Complete Shema

    Havdalah - Shabbat's ends

 

COMMUNION / TODAH RABBAH

    Communion from the Didache

    Service of Word and Table (Communion)

    Communion from Ancient Sources

 

BAPTISM / TEVILLAH

    Qadosh Water Baptism from Ancient Source

    Remote Baptism and Proofs

 

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

    * Ordination of Deacons & Elders

    Marriage Covenant

    Mezuzot Info and Service

    Master's Prayer - English / Aramaic  

 

FESTIVAL LITURGIES

    Pesach- Passover   

    Shavuot - Feast of Weeks

    Chag Yeshua - Feast of Yahshua

    Days of Awe

    Yom Teruah - Trumpets

    Yom Kippur - Atonement (pdf)

    Days of Awe

    Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles (audio)

    Sukkot - Tabernacles 2 (pdf)

 

 

 

 

MANUAL OF DISCIPLINE

    Affirmations of Faith and Belief
        
* Essene Definition
         Decision-making in the Yahad

    Assessments

        Enneagram Types Descriptions

        Enneagram and Mental Disorders

        Motivational Gifts Inventory

   Events

        Sample Boot Camp Syllabus

    Faith Perspective

        Statement of Affirmations

        Ancient Cosmic Covenant

        Tzitziot and Tassels

        Sacred Writing

    Legal

        Florida Statement of Tax-exemption

        Florida Tax Exemption Articles

        Decision-making in the Yahad

    Counseling Forms

        Request Certificates / Baptism / Ordination

        Marriage Intake Questionnaire 1 

        Marriage Intake Questionnaire 2

        Personality Assessment

        Restoration Ministry Intake Questionnaire

    Membership

        * New Member / Ordination Form Link

        New Member Application (.doc)

        Doctrines and Practices 

    Ministers   

        * Leadership Procedures Manual  (v1)

        Pastoral Care Steps

        Sound Thoughts on Order of Elders

        Steps to Insuring Legal Ordination    

        Responsibility of Ministers

    Ordination

        Membership / Ordination Application
        Ordination Process (PDF)
        Plans for Ordinands

        Ordination algorithm
        Assignments for Ordinands
        Enneagram Assessment
        Certificates: Graduate, Ordination, Baptismal

        Questions for Inspectors

    Rules and Guides

        Congregations Guide

        Nazorean Reading Guide

        Rules Governing Boot Camps

        Leaders' Comportment Issues - alternative life-
           styles, substance abuse, ordination process,

LITERATURE

        * Philo on Essenes & Therapeutae

        * Nazarene Acts of the Apostles

        * Community (Yahad) Rule (excerpts)

        Damascus Document (excerpts)

        Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice   Commentary

        * Didache / Teaching of theTwelve

        * Epistle of Barnabas   

        Jewish Ways of Following Jesus

        Jewish Christianity from a New Source

        Habakkuk Pesher - Study Version

        James and Paul / Redating / History

        James, Paul & the Dead Sea Scrolls

        Sicarii Essenes / Hippolytus / Eisenman

        The Beast: Flight to Pella

        Was Jesus and Essene?

        Panarion - Ebionites

 

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OTHER TEXTS

    Paul Loves Poppaea!

    Acts of Peter & the Twelve

    Panarion - Epiphanius - Ebionites

    Genealogy of the Herods / Paul

    Links to James and Paul

    4 Concealed Commandments for a Revealed...