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Les Ministères ERIC MICHEL Ministries International is a chaplaincy of the Affiliate Catholic Church of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist, based in Ontario, Canada. Founded in 2012 in the Province of Quebec, it has a majority of French and English followers. The Incorporation was made and received from Industry Canada on 2014.07.14 under the number 895170-5 as a Non-Profit Religious Corporation. Please note we do not have a church statute, registered with the government as a religious corporation not-for-profit called a chaplaincy.
The purposes of Eric Michel Ministries International are to promote the Catholic faith; to educate its members, congregants and the public about its values, history and religious tradition; to develop educational, theological, spiritual and inspirational material for the benefit of its members, congregations and the general public; to promote charitable acts and causes; to foster fellowship and goodwill among its members, congregants and the public; to promote reasoning religion, religious tolerance and freedom of conscience; to promote the moral, ethical and responsible exercise of free will; to promote a free society.
EMMI-FAICL Catholic Chaplaincy Ministry believes that the basic truths of the faith can and should always be expressed in a way that is compatible with the best scholarship, science, and philosophy known at present time and understandable to those who are well-educated in these things.
The EMMI-FAICL Catholic Ministry is governed by a General Episcopal Synod of all bishops under the General Assembly Symposium, governed by all its members who recognize its authority. The Symposium meets formally once a year in January or February, and they elect a presiding bishop from among themselves. The Presiding Bishop of the House of Bishops is overseeing all religious aspects of the organization. Also, a House of Elders overlooks the material elements. All under The Chair of the Archbishop and the Divine Sofia.
The EMMI Catholic Ministry maintains a high level of intellectual liberty for its members in such matters as the interpretation of creeds, as well as freedom of conscience.
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The EMMI Catholic recognizes the historic seven sacraments, which are: Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Absolution, Extreme Unction, Holy Matrimony, and Holy Orders.
The EMMI Catholic teaches the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.
The EMMI Catholic teaches that we are all immortal, both before and after physical death
The EMMI Catholic teaches that in the Holy Eucharist the substance of the bread and wine become linked, or polarized, on the Life of the Christ and become literal outposts of His Life and His Consciousness. And that the Holy Eucharist is designed to help those who physically take part, and to pour out a flood of spiritual power upon the surrounding world. (The Ministry has open communion.)
The Ministry teaches that the Minor orders (Cleric/Tonsure, Doorkeeper, Reader, Exorcist, Acolyte and Subdeacon) are intended primarily to assist the candidate in his own spiritual growth and life and that the Major orders (Deacon, Priest, and Bishop) are intended primarily to assist the Christian Community. (Clergies are allowed to marry.)
The EMMI Catholic teaches that the Holy Bible, the Creeds, and the Traditions of the Church are the means by which the teachings of Christ have been handed down to His followers. They are fundamental, true, and sufficient as a basis for the right understanding and right conduct.
The EMMI Catholic teaches that all Christian worship is valid, of whatever kind, so long as it is earnest and true.
The EMMI Catholic teaches that everyone shall one day reach His Feet, however far they stray.
God gave us two books: The Scripture and The Nature, and God cannot contradict Himself, what is said in one book need to match what is said in the other book.
The Catholic Ministry teaches the existence of God, infinite, eternal, transcendent and immanent. He is the one essence from which all forms of existence are derived. 'In him, we live and move and have our being' (Acts 17:28).
God manifests in his universe as a Trinity, called in the Christian religion Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three Persons in one God, co-equal and co-eternal; the Father the cause of all; the Son the Word who was made flesh and dwelt among us, the Holy Spirit the life-giver, the inspirer and sanctifier.
Man is a complex of spirit, soul and body. The spirit of man made in the image of God is divine in essence. Therefore he cannot cease to exist, he is eternal and his future is one whose glory and splendour have no limit.
Christ ever lives as a mighty spiritual presence in the world, guiding and sustaining his people. The divinity which was manifest in him is gradually being unfolded in every man until each shall come 'unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ' (Eph. 4:13).
The world is the theatre of an ordered plan, according to which the spirit of man, by repeatedly expressing himself in varying conditions of life and experience, continually unfolds his powers. This spiritual unfoldment takes place under an inviolable law of cause and effect. 'Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap' (Gal. 6:7). His doings in each physical incarnation largely determine his experience after death in the intermediate world (or the world of purgation) and the heavenly world, and greatly influence the circumstances of his next birth. Man is a link in a vast chain of life extending from the highest to the lowest. As he helps those below him, so also he is helped by those who stand above him on the ladder of life, receiving thus a free gift of grace. There is a communion of saints, just men made perfect or holy ones, who help mankind. There is a ministry of angels.
Man has ethical duties to himself and to others. 'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment and the second is like, unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and Prophets'. (Matt.22:37-40). It is the duty of man to learn to discern the divine light in himself and others, that light 'which lighteth every man' (John. 1:9). Because men are sons of God, they are brothers and inseparably linked together. That which harms one harms the entire brotherhood. Hence a man owes it as a duty to God both within himself and others, first, to endeavour constantly to live up to the highest that is in him, thereby enabling God within himself to become more perfectly manifest, and secondly, to recognize the fact of that brotherhood by a constant effort towards unselfishness, by the love of, consideration for, and service to his fellow men. The service of humanity, reverence for all life and the sacrifice of the lower self to the higher are laws of spiritual growth.
Christ instituted various sacraments in which an inward and spiritual grace is given to us through an outward and visible sign. There are seven rites which may be ranked as sacraments, namely, Baptism, Confirmation, the Holy Eucharist, Absolution, Holy Unction, Holy Matrimony, and Holy Orders. The doctrine of these sacraments is sufficiently set forth in the authorized Liturgy of The Catholic Ministry. Christ, the living head of the church that he founded, is the true minister of all sacraments.