WORSHIPERS on both sides of the Atlantic took part via Skype in ceremonies celebrating Emperor Hadrian's birthday at the Hollywood Temple of Antinous ... rites which are still in progress as this report is being published.
Following the success of Skype ceremonies on the Birthday of Antinous in November and on the December Solstice, Flamen Antonyus Subia issued a global invitation via social networks for participation in Friday evening's ceremonies commemorating the 1,938th anniversary of the birth of Hadrian.
Unfortunately, the limitations of Skype mean that no more than 10 persons can participate in conference video phone calls.
The ceremonies were held in Hollywood with live participation from adherents in North America as well as Europe.
"We are going to make this a permanent feature of our ceremonies," Antonyus says.
The ritual was carried out by priests on different continents ... with each sharing in responsibilities.
Officiating at the Hollywood Temple as others took part via Skype, Antonyus celebrated the birth and life of Hadrian and his unprecedented step to deify his gay lover ... the ultimate Classical deity.
"He was the most powerful man in the world, who loved Antinous so much that he declared him a god," Antonyus told worshipers.
"He did that as representative of Zeus on Earth, emblem of the ruler of the Cosmos, the great eagle," Antonyus added.
"Hadrian is the bringer of order out of chaos, founder of our religion," he went on. "He is the divine lover of Antinous ... our model ... and our God."
Future interactive ceremonies will be announced in advance.