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Sessões

SESSÃO FIVE: Early Christianity/ Desert Fathers

Three Commitments Of The Star

 

Early Christianity/ Desert Fathers

  1. Exploring the Santo Daime as the rebirth of the old Christianity.

  2. Anthropological thesis about:
    a) How Christianity came from Europe to Brazil as Catholicism, and returned as Santo Daime.
    b) How Protestantism came from the United States to Brazil, and returned as Santo Daime.

  3. The Fathers of the desert and their relationship with the Santo Daime Doctrine. 

  4. Explore different passages in the bible to establish the Santo Daime connection with Christianity.

  5. Who are the Spiritual Guides of the Doctrine? Mestre Irineu, Padrinho Sebastião, Madrinha Rita, São Miguel, Ogum etc., Saint Sebastian, Saint Joseph, Saint Anthony, Saint John, Saint Peter.

 

Commitments Of The Star 

6. What is the meaning of the Star? What is the spiritual lineage of King David?
    a) Fulfilling the three commitments of the star. The holistic approach for the third commitment. 
    b) Practicing our religion and developing our faith.
    c) The personal transformation process that people go through. What is the religious 

        process each one experiences for the salvation of the soul?

7. THE RELIGIOUS PROCESS
a) Experience
b) Knowledge
c) Faith
d) Trust

 

8. THE THEOLOGICAL PROCESS OF FAITH STARTS WITH

a) Vision - The vision creates the concept.

b) Concept - The concept of the vision will confirm the experience.

c) Experience - Once confirmed in the experience it becomes a conviction.

d) Conviction - Conviction becomes a value that is to be developed as a virtue - manifesting as the likeness of God within.

 

9. Conviction Of Faith

 

GOD: 
a) What is our vision and understanding in the doctrine about who is God?
b) What does it mean when we say “Who is as God?” “Nobody.”

Divine Beings:
a) What is the Celestial Court?
b) Who are the Divine beings?

Archangels:  Who is São Miguel, São Gabriel, São Raphael, São Uriel?

 

EXPLORE THE ECLECTIC ASPECT OF SANTO DAIME THEOLOGY

10. Why the Santo Daime Doctrine is eclectic but not syncretic or fundamentalist?

      a) a) Study the spiritual beings of Mestre Irineu’s hinário.
      b) Examine Padrinho Sebastião’s posture of religious tolerance and spiritual inclusion.
      c) Discuss the Indigenous, Jewish, African, and Oriental presence in the Doctrine.

SHARING:

Bringing forward personal experiences – showing that we are a living doctrine. 

 

Q & A:

STUDY:  To prepare for Sessão Six: Study of Padrinho Sebastiao’s last hymns from, ‘O Justiceiro’- #130-156. Prepare to share spiritual encounters with Padrinho Sebastiao and Madrinha Rita.