Wednesday, October 30, 2013

OCTOBER 30th
YEAR OF ANTINOUS 1883



Ave Antinous the Arisen God!
 
On this night we celebrate the return of Antinous from the underworld, and the proclamation of Our Lord Emperor Hadrianus Augustus that Antinous had arisen from the underworld to take his place among the immortals of the celestial sphere.  We praise Antinous the New Osiris and celebrate his triumph over the forces of Death and Decay.  It is through his heroic victory that Antinous liberates all those who share in his mystery and partake in his sacred religion.

It was on this day, in the 13th year of the Reign of Divine Emperor Hadrian Augustus, In the 270th Olympiad, 884 years after the Foundation of Rome, in the year 130 of the common era, 1,883 years ago, in Egypt , on the River Nile, near the ancient city of Hermopolis , at a bend in the river called Hir-Wer, that Hadrian, as Pontifex Maximus, blessed and inaugurated the Holy City of Antinoopolis.  Our Lord Hadrian sent out a proclamation to the Senate and to the People of Rome that temples and shrines and images of Antinous were to be erected in every corner of the world, that a new priesthood was to be inaugurated and that Antinous was to be numbered amongst the Immortal Gods of Rome.  We who believe in the deification of Antinous, in obedience to the proclamation of Hadrian, concelebrate the extraordinary blessing which Our Emperor conferred upon Antinous.  That for all time, all Gay Men, and all who choose to partake in our belief, could share in the love that Hadrian felt for his Beloved Antinous.  And through the triumphant liberation of his return from the Kingdom of the Dead, that we will be given a place upon his Sacred Barque of Millions of Years.

Ave Antinous the Arisen God!

~Antonius Nicias Subia,
Sacerdote et Flamen Antinoalis

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