Membership

 The Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim otherwise known as the Order, for the purpose of registration, is declared to consist of an unlimited number of members, divided into two main subordinates sections known as the Cherubim and the Seraphim.

 

Every person shall be deemed to have agreed to become a member of the Order who causes his or her name to be enrolled in the roll of membership kept by either of the two sections for the purpose and shall have promised to abide by the rules and regulations of the Order.

 

Any penitent sinner whether Christian, Mohammedan or Pagan who acknowledges his or her sins and accepts the doctrine of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, purposing to lead a new and holy life, is eligible for membership, and shall, if still a member, on his or her death be entitled to the funeral rites of the Order.

 

Although there is no entrance fees for admission into this Christian holy order, members are required to tithe to the holy order. A monthly minimum of 10% of the local living wages is required from all members in tithe and offerings. The Poor, sick and disabled members may be recommended to the Baba Aladura for exemption from this monthly contribution in part or in whole for a specified period of time.

 

Tithes and offerings are used for house bills, worship articles and welfare of the order. The holy order has no paid priesthood. Members that are precluded from gainful employment by their devotion and dedication to the service of the holy order may be paid a stipend at the discretion of the Executive Committee of the house of prayer. The financial records and books of the holy order are open and available upon request to members.

 

         The members of the holy order as priests are required to wear their garments at all times for worship and may be called upon at any time to perform religious rites appropriate for their age and gender. Ordination and promotion are by the recommendation of the Elder in-charge and based upon performance and promotion of the activities of the holy order. The ordination ranks in the holy order are designed for specific roles and responsibilities   within the house of prayer for the perfecting of the saints and the edifying of the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:10-12). The holy order takes responsibility for the burial rites of its members that die in active service to the Almighty.