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#444917 - 02/11/11 11:23 PM "Reverends" of the Church of Satan
Lamar Drummer Offline


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From the Church of Satan website: http://www.churchofsatan.com/Pages/Affiliation.html

Registered Member (no degree)
Active Member—Satanist (First Degree)
Witch/Warlock (Second Degree)
Priestess/Priest (Third Degree)
Magistra/Magister (Fourth Degree)
Maga/Magus (Fifth Degree)

My question is how does the rank of "Reverend" come into play in the Church of Satan? From the degrees listed on the Church of Satan website the rank of Reverend is not listed, unless it is the first degree - which is active member. But, on the COS website I see "Reverend" Colonel Akula. And from Satanism Today - "Reverend" David Harris. (Exellent radio show I must add)

So, what rank is Reverend?


Edited by Lamar Drummer (02/11/11 11:24 PM)
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#444924 - 02/11/11 11:47 PM Re: "Reverends" of the Church of Satan [Re: Lamar Drummer]
Quaark Offline

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Reverend is a title (as opposed to rank) that may refer to either a male or female holding the rank of at least Priest or Priestess.

In other words, one is required to hold at least a Third Degree rank of Priest or Priestess, to be referred to as Reverend.

At the same time, those above the Third Degree, i.e. Magisters or Magistras, holding the Fourth Degree, are also Reverends, and may choose (at their discretion) to continue to be referred to as such.

That is to say, having already been titled as Reverends (a title denoting elevation to the Third Degree, and not a rank per se), they do not cease to be so when they are elevated to the rank of Fourth Degree of Magister or Magistra.

High Priest Peter H. Gilmore and High Priestess Peggy Nadramia are also titled Reverends of the Church of Satan, holding the ranks of Fifth Degree, of Magus and Maga, respectively.
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#444925 - 02/11/11 11:49 PM Re: "Reverends" of the Church of Satan [Re: Lamar Drummer]
LKRice Offline

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If you had bothered reading further, you would have seen the following:

Those who hold the Third through Fifth degrees are all members of the Priesthood of Mendes and individuals with these titles may be called “Reverend.”
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#444927 - 02/11/11 11:58 PM Re: "Reverends" of the Church of Satan [Re: LKRice]
Lamar Drummer Offline


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Originally Posted By: LKRice
If you had bothered reading further, you would have seen the following:

Those who hold the Third through Fifth degrees are all members of the Priesthood of Mendes and individuals with these titles may be called “Reverend.”


Well I'll be. I guess I skimmed over it when I first read it.
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