Companions of the Sacred Flame,
This night we gather in vigil,

to commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ,
recalling with it, the history of our spiritual path
seeing in it, our own journeys from life to death,
and experiencing through it, the initiation from death to life.

Divine Beloved, out of the tomb of separation you have called us, to rise into the Kingdom of God. The ancient mysteries of sacrifice speak to our journey.

Incarnate in each one of us, the Sacred Flame is transfixed upon the cross of space and time,
May we never fear to descend into our lowest reaches, like the Logos and the harrowing of hell, to reconcile the lower with the higher- that we may rise transformed in this very life, and in the fullness of time ascend into perfect union.

–  Easter Vigil of the Apostolic Johannite Church

My blessings, good wishes and prayers for all the Johannite Parishes, Narthexes, Missions, and our solitary sisters and brothers, and all those who call the Apostolic Johannite Church home, deepening and sharing their journey here.

My thanks and gratitude on behalf of the Apostolic Johannite Church to the Johannite Bishops, Priests, Deacons and Seminarians , the Grand Master and Initiates of the Friary, the Prior and Oblates of the Order of the Temple and Saint John, the Gnostic Wisdom Network team, and the Conclave Committee of the AJC, for all their hard work and dedication- not only to the people we work on behalf of, but also in their own spiritual paths and in their service to each other.

Blessings and good wishes also from the Apostolic Johannite Church to the many Churches and communities of good will, especially the Order of Ste. Esclarmonde, the Ecclesia Gnostica Mysteriorum and Ecclesia Gnostica, as well as the many Martinist Orders and Lodges, our Masonic sisters and brothers, and also the many individual friends, family, laity and clergy of good will.

May your work be noble, your spirits be humble, and your hearts always full.

+ IOHANNES IV,
Sovereign Pontiff and Patriarch