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(RIP) Raymond De Xaintrailles

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The great conversion
« on: 18 September, 2015, 01:06:59 AM »
That day would be remembered forever in the history of the Kingdom of Prussia. That day in mid-September, in the cold plains of Prussia so called, in the grand capital of Königsberg was about to start the greatest religious event that the kingdom had ever seen.
After months of wars and disagreements; after a schism that has divided the patriarchal world; after disagreements; this time finally came true the will of the Almighty Deus. After so long time, a new chapel was built in Königsberg and from that moment began the true conversion of the Prussian people and Raymond would be the proponent of that conversion.
The bells began to sound to cheer the city on that day so happy and joyful. That day, in the beautiful chapel (which would soon be entitled to St.Albrecht) they would have celebrated the mass baptisms of all members of the government of Prussia and some more willing citizen. In the chapel was all ready, the doors were wide open and inside there were all members of the government (seated in the first places) and behind all citizens to observe in silence the course of the ceremony. The Diakonos Raymond, behind the central altar, raised his hands to the sky and began the ceremony.

"Deus! Father Almighty, we are gathered here today in your Holy Temple to take an oath of allegiance to these men who are eager to follow the faith that you have left in the world. Today these sons of Prussia, after humbly asking forgiveness for a misunderstood your lighting, are here to ask you to accept us as your children. And because you are a Great and Loving Father, do not you look at their sins and their mistakes, because they are back to your house like sheep returning to the fold of their pastor, they are welcome. Today, Almighty Deus, you will have  here the Great of the Kingdom of Prussia and their King, accept these men and their gift of eternal salvation. "

He said these words, the Diakonos took a beautiful golden chalice and approached the first person to be baptized, one who was to lead by example, the First of the Prussians.

(RIP) Raymond De Xaintrailles

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Re: The great conversion
« Reply #1 on: 18 September, 2015, 10:28:49 AM »
The Diakonos delivery the golden chalice in the hands of the King Ignacio. Then he puts his hands on the head of the king and said:

"Deus, receive this son of yours in your great community. Today he decided to become your beloved son. Deus Almighty, forgive his sins and give him salvation. By the power vested me by Deus  among men, I baptize you, Ignacio Garcia de Alfaro! Drink the Holy Water from the cup, and you'll be a new man! Amen! "

(RIP) Alfonso Heredia

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Re: The great conversion
« Reply #2 on: 18 September, 2015, 12:46:45 PM »
King Ignacio held tight the cup in his hands. His head was bowed in reflection, prayer and tension.
He recalled, in that moment, all his life. The flight, from young to Andorra. The arrival in Normandy, the return to Aragó-Catalonia and his rise to the Count of Barcelona. Then the call of faith, his service to the Order of the Brothers of the Sword in the uprising that drove the Teutonic Order and that led to the rise of Prussia. His first baptism, celebrated by Katarinha Piastow, his service as Vassall of the City of Kings. Then the war, the painful schism, his excommunication and finally, the return to the true faith. Yes, he had made the right choice. Patriarchal Faith had won the Great War, its temples had survived, while those pagans were all collapsed. After the Diakonos finished speaking, the king, reborn to new life looked up at the beautiful picture of St.Albrecht and answered with a simple

"Amen!"

Leseyk Hydros

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Re: The great conversion
« Reply #3 on: 18 September, 2015, 03:35:47 PM »
Next in line, awaiting his chance, was Leseyk Hydros. He wondered at several things as he witnessed the confessions of King Ignacio. The first of these things was, how did he, having been born a poor man in Prussia, rise to hold the Barony of Chelmno? How did he get to be named the Constable of all of Prussia? How did he have the spot of honor to be next in line after the King? To drink from the same goblet that, moments before, had been in the hands of their august ruler was a thought that hit Leseyk in a way he'd never thought it could. It could only have been the hand of the almighty Deus at work, surely!

He was overjoyed that they were finally reaching this point: Prussia needed a return to this religion. Not that they had left, per say, but that the disagreements were over and finally everyone could be in harmony again. He had wanted to be baptized in the Faith long before now, but due to internal politics, it had been made impossible to him.

Another thought flitted through his head, that he will need to travel to Konigsburg on a regular basis to see to the church, give prayer, and offer alms. Perhaps he will be able to get a chapel built in Chelmno. He would not mind financing and building it himself, for he would then be able to pray every day!

With such thoughts filling his head, it was now his turn to finally enter the faith....

(RIP) Raymond De Xaintrailles

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Re: The great conversion
« Reply #4 on: 19 September, 2015, 01:33:43 PM »
Even the noblest of the Prussians, the Baron of Chelmno, drank the holy water from the golden chalice. He too was now a beloved child of Deus. Father Raymond was excited. A large mass baptism in his chapel. He was the proponent of the conversion of an entire people. Now he was the turn of the son of Baron Hydros, the Chancellor of Prussia Vorian...

(RIP) Vorian Hydros

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Re: The great conversion
« Reply #5 on: 19 September, 2015, 02:06:03 PM »
Vorian stepped forward, the importance of this moment not lost on him. He did as his father had before him, cradling the golden goblet with all the care it deserved.

When the water hit his lips, it astonished him. It was cool and sweet, but it seemed to catch in his throat. As it hit his stomach, it felt heavy, and hot, as if he just quaffed molten steel. It took an immense amount of willpower, but the Chancellor of Prussia didn't let any of this show on his face or body language.

Lord Deus! What was that? it must have been all of my iniquities being burned away before Deus....

The ceremony did take some time, but it was over before Vorian knew it, and he was a member of the Patriarchal Church forevermore.

(RIP) Adolf Schmitt

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Re: The great conversion
« Reply #6 on: 20 September, 2015, 11:48:48 AM »
Last to be baptized in that row was Adolf. Recently he had increased his knowledge studying like a madman, but had achieved his goal and was now the Vassall of Konigsberg and all Prussian lands. Since that time also Deus would become an his concern.

(RIP) Pierre De Bourgogne

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Re: The great conversion
« Reply #7 on: 21 September, 2015, 12:38:13 PM »
Pierre saw the dignitaries of the Kingdom partake of the sacrament of baptism in silent rigor, with true faith and devotion. Now it was up to him, simple Guardian Tower of Konigsberg, receive Deus in his heart.

"Deus, is that faith in you can improve my view, become like that of a great eagle, that might, from the top of my tower I can see the enemies of Prussia. Amen."

(RIP) Raymond De Xaintrailles

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Re: The great conversion
« Reply #8 on: 03 October, 2015, 10:33:58 PM »
Diakonos Raymond is very happy to see his Chapel so full of people. In  addition he was most happy because has converted al the people of the Prussian Government. Now for the Prussia start a new life in the name of Deus.

"My beloved son, the Great Initation Cermony is now finished! Now all you are a very beleavers of Deus. From this moment the Chapel is open to baptise all the other prussian peopla that have the desire to choise Deus as his only father and god.

AMEN!"

(RIP) Emmett Von Holstein

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Re: The great conversion
« Reply #9 on: 26 January, 2016, 06:52:51 AM »
Young Emmett set down his load and gaped in awe at the stately procession of lords and ladies in all their multi-hued finery, filing gracefully into the cathedral. Each exchanged formal greetings with the clergy on the steps leading up to the massive doors. The holy men were austere but equally magnificent in their clerical robes and caps; the largest capped one at the top of the stairs seemed to be in charge.
"Must be the Diakonos" Emmett mused to himself.  "Ow!" he exclaimed in surprise, as a large calloused hand cuffed him in the back of the head.
"Mind your manners, boy, and don't be catchin' any Teologic fancies," Emmett's father growled in a low voice and pulled him away. "No room for the likes o' us in there."
"But Papa, you said we should learn the customs to fit in our new country! And they're Patriarchal, not Teologic."
"Whatever. Plenty o' time for that later. If we don't get to market before they're out of that chapel, we'll have naught to work on and naught t' eat. Now move!"
Young Emmett trudged wearily after his father, straining to carry his load of new iron buckets.

"Ow!" exclaimed Emmett in surprise, as a wedge of cheese hit him in the back of the head.  He looked around to see his Academy classmates coming up the grassy knoll.
"Daydreaming again, käsekopf?" one of them joked.
"Haha very droll. Just remembering the first time i saw the Chapel over yonder, right after the war," Emmett said, munching on the cheese, "and thanks, by the way. Been buried in law scrolls so deep I missed lunch. Say, did you know you can't hold office in the kingdom unless you're baptised in the Patriarchal Church?"
"Duh. And so what? Every civilised person already is, " said another classmate haughtily.
"Well, um, actually..."
They stared at him.
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