The Daily Confraternity Meditation sent out by email from the Cherag Library World Service to any who subscribe is intended to fulfill the task aspect of our Confraternity so that by study of the daily meditation all subscribers will easily fulfill the task together (SEE A SAMPLE OF THESE). This service is provided in the hope of revivifying the Confraternity of the Message by building a dedicated membership within the Universal Worship.
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Below is the original document of the Confraternity from the 20's
This Confraternity has been formed by the Seraj-un-Munir to provide a method by which sincere and devoted members of the Universal Worship´ (Church of All) may unite in a daily form of prayer for spreading the Message.
It is divided into two parts called:
1. The Duty
2. The Task
The first is obligatory upon all who join; the second is voluntary, the form of both is given below.
A sacred vow to fulfill these devotions will be taken with the Seraj-un-munir, or the Seraj of the country, by the candidate for membership in the Confraternity of the Message.
NOTE: When there is a church or a chapel of the Universal Worship these devotions may all be done at one hour as a form of collective Worship; in this case the Candle of the Message [also called the Spirit of Guidence candle] should be lighted from the Center Light [commonly called the God light or candle] and the words repeated aloud by each person at the same time. The ribbon and medal** of the Confraternity should be worn at a Collective Devotion, and also for the Hours.
**The Medal and Ribbon of the Confraternity
will be available soon from the Cherag Library.
Contact Cherag Hamid Touchon for order information.
The Task which may be undertaken voluntarily by Members of the Confraternity, is to learn by heart each day one sentence of the Gayan, until the entire book has been committed to memory. When the Member can inform his/her Seraj that he/she has done this, the sacred distinction of the name Gayani will be conferred upon him/her by the Seraj-un-Munir.
He or she may then proceed in the same manner with the Vadan, and if he/she succeeds in learning this book also, the sacred distinction of the name Vadani will be conferred upon him/her by the Seraj-un-Munir.
NOTE: It is not necessary that the Books be learned in such a way that any part can be remembered at any time, although this should be the ideal before the one who undertakes this sacred task, but each verse must be learned thoroughly at the time when it is studied.