A. ARTICLES & FAQ|
Introducing the Holy Order
Special note: Most of the older articles and materials on this page were prepared before the Order and NCCG/BCAY converted to Sacred Name observance and therefore use the Hellenised names of Deity - e.g. Jesus Christ and God - instead of Yah'shua the Messiah and Yahweh. Because of the volume of work involved in rewriting thousands of articles at NCCG.ORG to reflect this changeover, it may take some time before this goal has been attained.
1. WHAT IS THE HOLY ORDER? Unveiling the Inner Church Established by Yah'shua
2. PIERCING THE VEIL - Firstborn Testimonies, JACOB BEHMEN (1575-1624)
3. THE MYSTERY OF LIFE - A Guide to Firstborn Marriage
4. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CHAVURAT BEKOROT - A Guide for Applicants
5. THE HOLY ORDER: Its Origin and Purpose Explained
6. GOVERNMENT OF THE HOLY ORDER: Colonial Structure (FAQ)
7. THE NECESSITY OF THE HOLY ORDER: Core of the New Covenant Church (FAQ)
8. COVENANTS AND REPENTANCE: Obligations and Possibilities (FAQ)
9. BECOMING MORE PUBLIC: Changes in the Holy Order (FAQ)
10. QUESTIONS about the Holy Order
of B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh (FAQ)
B. HOLY ORDER PRIESTHOOD & ASSEMBLY SCHOOLS
Courses of Instruction for NCCG/BCAY
All official educational materials for the local assemblies of the New Covenant Church of God (NCCG) / B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh (BCAY) are produced by the Chavurat Bekorot and are closely integrated with Priesthood training in the Order (see #D below). For a list of schools, see the Chavurat Bekorot Priesthood & Assembles Schools webpage and the sub-sections below.
C. DEUTERO-CANONICAL SCRIPTURES OF THE ORDER
Some of the Secondary Sacred Writings of Zion's Firstborn Colonies
Prophetic Translations of Logions 1-12 of the GOSPEL OF THOMAS
THE SECOND BOOK OF JOSEPH: The Testament of the Patriarch Joseph
THE THIRD BOOK OF JOSEPH: The Unfinished Translation by Lev-Tsiyon
D. PRIESTHOOD TEMPLE LECTURES & COVENANTS
Instructional Materials & Covenants Entered into by Prospective Ordinands
Advancement into the Priesthood and therefore Chavurat Bekorot follows a fixed path. Without exception, every member of NCCG/BCAY is called to be a Deacon or a Deaconess though not every member necessarily qualifies until various sin-areas have been dealt with and formal deliverance has taken place. In practice, therefore, there are many unordained members in the local colonies (assemblies). All pre-ordinands must pass through the Houses of Taphim (Children) and Pethach. Those successfully passing through the House of Pethach are set apart as Sub-Deacons and Sub-Deaconesses who then proceed through a one year endowment in the House of Tabal. Upon its completion they are then ordained as Deacons and Deaconesses. Following ordination, they begin training to be Stewards, an office held by every Priesthood member in perpetuity. Thereafter Deacons and Deaconesses may, if called by Yahweh, be trained to be Sub-Administrators, Teacher-Deacons or Pastoral Assistants, depending on their giftedness. If their calling is the Eldership, they will continue to serve as Deacons and Deaconesses whilst entering into the House of Qum, which takes one year to complete, during which they will be ordained an Elder or Eldress. Thereafter, they will enter one of seven courses to be trained, and eventually ordained, as Administrators, Teacher-Elders, Missioners, or Local Pastors and Pastresses. Later, if so called by Yahweh, Missioners may be called to train as Evangelists, and Pastors as Bishops. Apostles, when they are called, are usually (though not always) drawn from amongst the Evangelists who are also known as Sub-Apostles.
Every catechumen, baptised member, full member and Sub-Deacon or Sub-Deaconess belongs, first, to a Deacon's Cell (first illustration, above right), and secondly an Elder's House (second illustration, directly above). Every full member has responsibility for up to one catechumen and one baptised member, and every full member is the responsibility of a Sub-Deacon of Sub-Deaconess. Priesthood training therefore effectively begins following chrism (confirmation).
Finally, the various Elders' and Eldress' Houses belong to a Pastoral House (see illustration above). Maturer Elders and Eldresses may take responsibility for more than two Deacons' or Deaconess' Cells. (See the Fellowship and Membership Page).
I. HOUSE OF TAPHIM
A Pre-Temple School for NCCG/BCAY Chrismed (Confirmed) Children and Adults
Requirements for entry: Minimum age of candidates: 12 years. Must be chrismed (confirmed) and have been walking worthily as a chrismed member for a minimum of one year. Must receive a recommendation from the Pastorate in conjunction with his/her Local Colony Teacher.
Temple School of Taphim No.1, Introduction to the Ten Commandments
Temple School of Taphim No.2, The First Commandment
Temple School of Taphim No.3, The Second Commandment
Temple School of Taphim No.4, The Third Commandment
Temple School of Taphim No.5, The Fourth Commandment
Temple School of Taphim No.6, The Fifth Commandment
Temple School of Taphim No.7, The Sixth Commandment
Temple School of Taphim No.8, The Seventh Commandment
Temple School of Taphim No.9, The Eighth Commandment
Temple School of Taphim No.10, The Ninth Commandment
Temple School of Taphim No.11, The Tenth Commandment
II. HOUSE OF PETHACH
A Preliminary Temple Training School for NCCG/BCAY Members
Preparing for Initiation into the Ministry as Sub-Deacons and Sub-Deaconesses
Requirements for entry: Minimum age: 16. Must be a chrismed and communicant (regularly taking the Lord's Supper) member in good standing who is properly observing the statutes of Yahweh. Must have successfully completed the House of Taphim. Must receive a recommendation from the Pastorate in conjunction with his/her Local Colony Teacher.
III. HOUSE OF TABAL
A Temple Training School for Sub-Deacons and Sub-Deaconesses
Preparing for the Ministry as Deacons and Deaconesses
Requirements for entry: Minimum age: 17. Should at least be Dedicated to be married though singles may be accepted for training but not ordination. To be ordained at the end of the one-year training the candidate must first be Betrothed in marriage, though ordination may follow later after a review with the Pastorate if more time is needed to fulfil the marriage requirement. Must receive a recommendation from the local Presiding Deaconate and subsequently from the Pastorate to begin training. Sub-Deacons and Sub-Deaconesses serve as apprentices to a Deacon and Deaconess, respectively, during training.
Zadokian (Deaconate) Temple Lectures, Tabal 4-5, Lectures and Covenants on Pride
Zadokian (Deaconate) Temple Lecture, Azar 1, for Pastoral Assistants & Teachers
IV. HOUSE OF QUM
A Temple Training School for Deacons and Deaconesses
Preparing for the Ministry as Elders and Eldresses
V. HOUSE OF DABAR
A Temple Training School for Elders and Eldresses
Preparing for the Ministry as Patriarch- and Matriarch-Apostles
1. From Anarchism to the Trusting Bride: Temple Lecture (16.06.02)