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ules and health and safety within the monastery grounds.

 
St Enoch & St Elijah Monastery OF
THE Society FOR THE FATHER FUSION OF JESUS
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ne of the pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and took his place at the table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.

Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.”

And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.”

“A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42  When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?”

 

Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.”

Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?”

And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”


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ome simple boundaries that make monastic living good for visitors and residents alike

  1. Some residents do not fill their inner silence and tranquility with everyday chit chat, and so, other than to the guest master and the Prior, respect this environment that treasures wordless beauty.

  2. Visitor check in is between 1pm and 4pm and checkout is by 10am so that rooms can be cleaned.

  3. Persons under the age of fifteen are accommodated only by prior arrangement.

  4. Visitors are not permitted to bring onto the property pets, intoxicants, tobacco, illicit pharmaceuticals or drugs, firearms and other weapons, or toxic substances that are a danger to the overall property’s ecology.

  5. Intoxicated, hostile or violent persons may be required to leave the monastery property.

  6. Visitors will abide by all the health and safety rules governing the monastery including the not lighting of fires, entry into streams, pools and ponds, and safe conduct around machinery, equipment and in the bush. See the safety rules below.

  7. Visitors are requested to use the toilets that have been provided and not the bush which is reserved for the wild life.

  8. All heavenly visitors will abide by the rulings of Christ’s government on the planet concerning this monastery, including all divine-human interactions.

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ome religious matters

  1. Jesus calls all those who follow him to be baptised in water. Accordingly, only those who have received Jesus into their hearts and have received Christian baptism may receive the Holy Communion sacraments of his body and blood in the bread and wine. All others may receive blessing and of course, in the tradition of the desert fathers and mothers, at the conclusion of the liturgy a portion of holy bread baked for the purpose of blessing all participants whether baptised or not.

  2. Baptism is provided at the monastery for those people who have been appropriately prepared:

  3. to confess past sins and receive the heavenly Father’s forgiveness for your own past sins;

  4. to receive Jesus the Creator Son of God as Lord of your spiritual perfection;

  5. to be willing to receive the Spirit of Truth and its Holy Spirit power from On High with which to serve God through Jesus’ Father Fusion in you;

  6. to reject all the ways and wiles of evil, error, sin and iniquity and to live by faith in Jesus who has overcome all sin and iniquity, and to thereby to live by faith in his Father Fusion;

  7. to commit your life to incrementally growing in the Father Fusion of Jesus;

  8. to evangelise with the whole world, in spirit and in Holy Spirit power, Jesus Christ and his gospel of being the bridge to the Paradise Father.

  9. In SFFJ monastery, the holy sacraments and the liturgy of Holy Communion are offered by Father Fusion Candidates and not a priest. 

  10. Further reading on SFFJ theology, purposes and practices and the monastic rule may be found in select readings of the Bible’s two covenants and the covenant of The Urantia Book, the plethora of writings and testimonies in the literature in the Church’s entire history continuing to this current day, and in the Prior’s writings, for example:

  11. The Father Fusion Of Jesus—Lent;

  12. The Father Fusion Of Jesus—Resurrection;

  13. The Father Fusion Of Jesus—Desert;

  14. The Father Fusion Of Jesus—Monastic Life;

  15. The Father Fusion Of Jesus—The Christian Gospel; and

  16. The Father Fusion Of Jesus—Urantia.

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ome safety rules within the monastery:

  1. The monastery is not liable if anyone comes on to our land without permission and suffers harm, whether from a work-related hazard or for any other reason.

  2. An authorised visitor is anyone who visits the monastery with the monastery’s permission and includes people who come for leisure or recreation or special occasions and festivities. This includes people who are legally allowed to be on the property, but only if they have told the monastery they are coming. Such people include employees of TransPower, Department of Conservation and local authorities.

  3. The monastery is not responsible if an authorised visitor is injured, if the monastery warned the visitor about any hazards caused by work on the property, which the monastery knew could harm that person and a visitor wouldn't normally expect to face. For example, hazards from tree felling, blasting, earthmoving machinery or pest control operations.

  4. The monastery only has to tell visitors verbally about the hazard, at the time they give permission to go on the land. If a group of people visit, it's enough to give the warning to a representative of that group.

  5. If people pay to use the monastery's land, or are there to inspect goods for sale, the people become customers. The monastery must take all practicable steps to keep customers safe from any hazard on the property. Customers can include: people paying to use the monastery land for camping, horse trekking or fruit picking; or where a tour operator pays for tourists to visit the monastery land.

  6. The monastery also has a full duty to other people near where work is being done. But the monastery is only responsible for managing hazards within its control.

Visitor responsibilities

  1. Visitors should take care of themselves by not:

  2. interfering with plant or equipment, including electrical installations or fences;

  3. entering unauthorised areas or farm buildings;

  4. disturbing or unnecessarily approaching farm animals or work activities;

  5. letting children wander unsupervised;

  6. ignoring instructions or warnings;

  7. leaving gates open or damaging fences.

Warnings and information for visitors

  1. Where appropriate, the monastery posts information, instructions or warning signs to alert visitors to known hazards.

  2. Visitors should make sure they take notice of any warnings and stop if in doubt, until they talk to a suitable representative of the monastery for advice. Visitors should not go into unauthorised areas.

  3. If the visitor can’t contact a suitable representative of the monastery, he or she shouldn’t go ahead. If obvious hazards exist, the visitor must take suitable precautions.

  4. The monastery is a typical New Zealand farm and so typical hazards exist and the visitor’s entry to the monastery is an indication that he or she agrees to be responsible around all the hazards on the monastery property.

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For comprehensive warnings and information for residents and visitors alike, especially for people bringing children onto the property, please click below to see

http://www.saferfarms.org.nz/guides/managing-health-and-safety-a-guide-for-farmers/

 
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