Three Aims of the Order
Three general aims of the Order as set forth in the Founding Document:
To restore the Divine Feminine to her throne.
Throughout the ages, the Goddess has been denigrated and demonized. It is part of the work of the order to restore the Divine Feminine to her rightful place alongside God as Father and Son. This work is, in fact, the very work of our own personal salvation as Christians. Just as the Divine Feminine has been subdued and maligned by the Patriarchs over the last 2000 years, so have our own subconscious minds been entrapped by falsehoods and lies which prevent us from mastering our lives. The sacramental work of our Order is aimed at redeeming our own feminine psyche, at bringing the subconscious mind back into alignment with true spiritual principles and with the superconscious mind of Christ, who is our symbolic bridegroom. In keeping with the view of C. W. Leadbeater, one of the founding bishops of the Liberal Catholic Church, the Order of St. Lucy maintains that the Goddess cults of antiquity essentially emphasized the Third Person of the Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, whose symbol is the sacred dove. This dove was sacred to both Venus, the Goddess of Love, and Sophia, the Goddess of Wisdom. Like the Liberal Catholic Church, the Order of St. Lucy is aligned with the work of the Second Ray, the Ray of Love-Wisdom. Therefore, we emphasize the feminine archetypes of virgin, bride and mother in their relationship to God the Son, seeing St. Lucy as a compassionate Bride of Christ, and St. Mary as his, and our own, wise Mother. St. Lucy represents the cult of Love, or Venus, and St. Mary represents the cult of Wisdom, or Sophia.
To explore the connection between the secrets of Christianity and the ancient mysteries.
The inner core of the ancient wisdom exists in more than one tradition. The following are some examples of how Christianity has been influenced by other traditions. In the wheel of the Liturgical year, Christ is symbolically crucified on a cross of four cardinal points consisting of the four "quarter days" of paganism. When pagans converted to Christianity, they were allowed to keep their main customs and traditions, which influenced Christian worship in many ways, from Holy Days to Liturgical vestments to the Mass itself. The practice of gematria, which is the systematic and symbolic study of number and proportion as encoded in the words of ancient scripture by both the Hebrew and Greek writers of the Bible, stems from the sacred geometry of the ancient Greeks. Christian symbology has, since the earliest times, been influenced by the Greek mythos. Much traditional Christian symbolism has its origins in the practice of astrology. The teachings of the alchemists concerning the prima materia, or "first matter," bear interesting connections to our knowledge of the Virigin Mary.
To be a vehicle of the true, interior church.
Christ established his Church not on any outer form or hierarchy, but on the inner hierarchy of the true Masters of Compassion whom some refer to as the Communion of Saints, the Great White Brotherhood or the Inner School. The Church, or "ekklesia," is by definition those who have been "called out" of the world for the purpose of inner instruction. It is ultimately the inner connection of each individual, through the instruction of the inner voice of his or her own Higher Self, which admits one into the company of this true, interior church. The Order of St. Lucy represents the one true, Catholic and Apostolic church and views itself as a representative of Christ's one universal church. It seeks to reintegrate and to unite, not to label or divide. The clergy of the Order of St. Lucy are members of the ancient order of Melchizedek, possessing the Apostolic Succession through a valid line. They seek to be worthy symbols of the interior church for those who are lost in the illusions of the outer world.