Universal Christian Gnostic Church

The Johannite Church (Full title: l'Église Johannite des Chrétiens Primitifs, “The Johannite Church of Primitive Christians”), is a Gnostic Christian denomination founded by the French priest Bernard-Raymond Fabré-Palaprat in 1804.

The term Johannine community refers to an ancient Christian community which greatly emphasized the teachings of Jesus and his apostle John.

Their particular Christian practices, rituals, and theology may be referred to as Johannine Christianity. Biblical scholars and historians of Christianity assert the notion of such a community that drew heavily from Johannine literature.

Our learning was based on a book, L'Évangile ésotérique de Saint-Jean (The Esoteric Gospel of Saint John) and the difference between the new esoteric and occult studies and the actual gnosis practice at the beginning of the Christian era.

Gnosis is the common Greek noun for knowledge. The term was used among various Hellenistic religions and philosophies in the Greco-Roman world. It is best known for its implication within Gnosticism, where it signifies a spiritual knowledge or insight into humanity's fundamental nature as divine, leading to the deliverance of the divine spark within humanity from the constraints of earthly existence.

Gnosis at UCGC, where Christian thought is the spiritual knowledge of a saint (one who has obtained theosis or mystically enlightened human being. Within the cultures of the term's provenance (Byzantine and Hellenic), Gnosis was a knowledge or insight into the infinite, divine and uncreated in all and above all,[ rather than knowledge strictly into the finite, natural or material world. Gnosis is transcendental as well as mature understanding. It indicates direct spiritual, experiential knowledge and intuitive knowledge, mystic rather than rational or reasoned thinking. Gnosis is gained through understanding at which one can arrive via inner experience or contemplation, such as an internal epiphany of intuition, and external epiphany, such as the theophany. We emphasized that such knowledge is not secret knowledge but rather a maturing, transcendent form of knowledge derived from contemplation since knowledge cannot be derived from knowledge, but rather, knowledge can only be derived from theory, to witness, see (vision) or experience. Knowledge, thus, plays an essential role concerning theosis, deification/personal relationship with God and theoria, the revelation of the divine vision of God. Gnosis, as the proper use of the spiritual or Noetic faculty, plays a vital role in Christian theology.

UCGC is a Johannine community of Johannine Christianity from John The Baptizer and John The Evangelist. It is based on early Christianity, also called the Early Church, describing the era of the Christians before the First Council of Nicaea in 325. Christianity centers on the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth.

The feast day of Saint John in the Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, and the Lutheran Calendar is on 27 December, the third day of Christmastide. In the Tridentine Calendar, he was commemorated on the following days up to and including 3 January, the Octave of the 27 December feast. This Octave was abolished by Pope Pius XII in 1955. The traditional liturgical colour is white.

The first witness to Johannine theology among the Fathers of the Church is Ignatius of Antioch, whose Letter to the Philippians some claim references John 3:8 and alludes to John 10:7-9., John 14:6. Polycarp of Smyrna quotes about the "antichrist" in his Epistle to the Philippians 7:1, a sure reference from the letters of John because the antichrist doctrine is not found in the textual record before the Johannine letters. Justin Martyr also alludes to ideas.

The earliest testimony to the author was that of Papias, preserved in fragmentary quotes in Eusebius's history of the Church. Eusebius says that two different Johns must be distinguished, John the Apostle and John the Presbyter, with the Gospel assigned to the Apostle and the Book of Revelation to the Presbyter.

Irenaeus's witness based on Papias represents the tradition in Ephesus, where John the Apostle is reputed to have lived. Irenaeus was a disciple of Polycarp, thus in the second generation after the apostle. He states unequivocally that the apostle is the author of the Gospel. 

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Most Reverend Eric Michel

Can we link something or some person from the Catholic to his path?

Let see:

If we go by dates and Feasts:

Eric Michel is a big fan, like many Quebeckers of the 50s to the 80s, with this priest...

2. Bishop Consecration on the  Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle. November the 30th

3. Installment  May 6, Feast of  St Francis de Montmorency Laval is the Patron Saint of Patrons of the bishops of Canada 

4. August 1, Re-Ordained UU,  on the day of St. Sofia. Christian theology received the Old Testament personification of Wisdom (Hebrew Chokhmah) and the concept of Wisdom (Sophia) from Greek philosophy, especially Platonism. In Christology, Christ the Logos as God the Son was identified with Divine Wisdom from the earliest times. There has also been a minority position which identified Wisdom with the Holy Spirit instead. Furthermore, in mystical interpretations forwarded in Russian Orthodoxy, known as Sophiology, Holy Wisdom as a feminine principle came to be identified with the Theotokos (Mother of God) rather than with Christ himself. Similar interpretations were proposed in feminist theology as part of the "God and Gender" debate in the 1990s. According to an Eastern explanation, the cult of Divine Wisdom, Faith, Hope, and Charity were the daughters of Wisdom (known as Sofia in Roman Martyrology), a widow in Rome. The daughters suffered martyrdom during Hadrian's persecution of Christians: Faith, twelve, was scourged and went unharmed when boiling pitch was poured on her and was beheaded; Hope, ten, and Charity, nine, were also beheaded after emerging unscathed from a furnace; and Wisdom died three days later while praying at their graves. In the Septuagint, the Greek noun sophia is the translation of Hebrew חכמות ḥoḵma, "wisdom." Wisdom is a central topic in the "sapiential" books, i.e. Proverbs, Psalms, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Book of Wisdom, Wisdom of Sirach, and to some extent, Baruch (the last three are Deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament). The identification of Christ with God's Wisdom is ancient and was explicitly stated by the early Church Fathers, including Justin Martyr and Origen. The most straightforward form of identifying Divine Wisdom with Christ comes in 1 Corinthians 1:17–2:13. There is a minor position among the Church Fathers, which held that Wisdom is identical not to Christ but to the Holy Spirit. This was advanced by Theophilus of Antioch (d. 180) and Irenaeus of Lyons (d. 202/3).

Emperor Constantine set a pattern for Eastern Christians by dedicating a church to Christ as the personification of Divine Wisdom. In Constantinople, under Emperor Justinian, Hagia Sophia ("Holy Wisdom") was rebuilt, consecrated in 538, and became a model for many other Byzantine churches. In the Latin Church, however, "the Word" or Logos came through more clearly than "the Wisdom" of God as a central, high title of Christ.

In the theology of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Holy Wisdom is understood as the Divine Logos who became incarnate as Jesus Christ; this belief is sometimes also expressed in some Eastern Orthodox icons. In the Divine Liturgy of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the exclamation Sophia! or in English Wisdom! Will be proclaimed by the deacon or priest at certain moments, especially before the reading of scripture, to draw the congregation's attention to sacred teaching.

5 April 6  Eric Michel &  EMMI-FAICL joined the Order of the Franciscans of the Eucharist. Feast of Saint Irenaeus of Sirmium was an Illyrian bishop of Sirmium in Pannonia, which is now Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia. He was bishop during the reign of Diocletian. He refused to offer pagan sacrifices, even at the behest of his family. The governor of Pannonia condemned him and then beheaded on 24 March 304. 

2023 October 22,  I am Fr. Michael Carlson from Heralds of the Gospel, and it is with great joy that I welcome you to your Consecration to Our Lady Course!  On this  Sunday, we pray for the Church, whose delegates are gathered in synod at the Vatican. May the work of this assembly bear fruit for the future. May faith support our prayer and hope keep us faithful to the Gospel. Father, we pray! Feast of St. Pope John Paul II.

Do we believe in numerology?

Days Between Two Dates

From and including: Wednesday, December 7, 1988

To and including: Sunday, October 22, 2023

Result: 12,738 days

It is 12,738 days from the start date to the end date, the end date included.

Or 34 years, 10 months, 16 days, including the end date.

Or 418 months, 16 days, including the end date.

Mathematical properties of 12738

Is 12738 a prime number? No

Is 12738 a perfect number? No

Number of divisors 16

In letters, 12738 is written as Twelve thousand seven hundred and thirty-eight. 

Meaning of Numbers: The Number 12

The number 12 is one of the foundations of Scripture. The word "twelve," recorded 189 times in the King James translation, is found the most in 1 Chronicles (26 times) followed by Revelation (22). The word "twelfth" is found an additional 23 times. The meaning of 12 is that it symbolizes God's power and authority, as well as serving as a perfect governmental foundation. It can also symbolize completeness or the nation of Israel as a whole.

Jacob (Israel) had 12 sons, each representing a tribe. These sons were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph and Benjamin. Ishmael, born to Abraham through Hagar, also produced twelve tribes or princes.

God specified that twelve unleavened cakes of bread be placed every week in the temple with frankincense next to each of the two piles that were to be made. The priests were commanded to change the bread every Sabbath day (Leviticus 24).

Meaning of Numbers: The Number 700

The possible meaning of the number 700 is derived primarily from history in the Bible.

King Solomon indulged himself by maintaining a huge harem of women. He not only had 300 concubines, but he also had 700 wives who could bear heirs to his throne (1 Kings 11:3)! These females, unfortunately, turned his heart away from serving the true God.

King David's war with the Ammonites began when they disrespected several emissaries (2 Samuel 10:1 - 5). Although the Ammonites hired Aramean (Syrian) and other soldiers to fight with them, they lost to David's forces under Joab. The Syrians, after they were defeated, helped the Ammonites regroup east of the Jordan River. David and his army then attack and defeat the Syrian forces by killing 700 charioteers and 40,000 foot soldiers (verses 15 - 19).

Meaning of Numbers: The Number 38

The whole meaning of the number 38, although it appears several times in the Bible, is not entirely clear.

The Apostle Peter's ministry, like those of the other eleven apostles, began in 30 A.D. on the day of Pentecost. It ended with his martyrdom in either 67 or 68, which meant his ministry lasted 37 to 38 years. The original apostle who served the longest, however, is John. His ministry lasted an amazing 70 years until his death around 100 A.D.!

The book of Haggai is the eighth most minor section of Scripture. It has only two chapters, 38 verses and 1,131 words (KJV translation).

The New Testament's twenty-one letters (everything but the four gospels, Acts and Revelation) make up 38% of the New Testament.

The Love That is God: An Invitation to Christian Faith by Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2020), xvi + 129 pp. Fr. Olivier-Thomas Venard First published: 05 July 2021 https://doi.org/10.1111/moth.12738

Theoretical Foundations of Pastoral Care in Christian Tradition February 2016Spiritual Psychology and Counseling 1(1) DOI:10.12738/spc.2016.1.0002 LicenseCC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Biblical numerology uses numerology in the Bible to convey meaning outside of the numerical value of the actual number being used. Numerological values in the Bible often relate to broader usage in the Ancient Near East. 

In the early years of Christianity, the Church Fathers commented extensively on numerology. Influenced mainly by Biblical precepts, the Fathers down to the time of Bede and even later gave much attention to the sacredness and mystical significance not only of certain numerals in themselves but also of the numerical totals given by the constituent letters with which words were written. An example is in the early Epistle of Barnabas. This document appeals to The Book of Genesis[ as mystically pointing to the name and self-oblation of the coming Messiah.

"Learn, therefore," says the writer, "that Abraham, who first appointed circumcision, looked forward in spirit unto Jesus when he circumcised, having received the ordinances of three letters. For the Scripture saith, And Abraham circumcised of his household eighteen males and three hundred.' What then was the knowledge given unto him? Understand that He saith the eighteen first, and then after an interval three hundred.' In the [number] eighteen [the Greek IOTA] stands for 10, [the Greek ETA] for eight. Here thou hast Jesus ([in Greek] IESOUS). And because the cross in the [Greek TAU] was to have grace, he saith also three hundred.' So he revealeth Jesus in two letters and the remaining one the cross".

Here, the numerical value of the Greek letters iota and eta, the first letters of the Holy Name, is 10 and 8, for 18, while Tau, which stands for the form of the cross, represents 300.


Irenaeus explains the number of the beast 666 (Apoc., xiii, 18) by adding the numerical value of each "Greek letter" in the names "Evanthas" (Ευανθας), "Latinos" (Λατεινος), and "Teitan" (Τειταν). 

Irenaeus also discusses at length the Gnostic numerical interpretation of the holy name "Jesus" as the equivalent of 888, and he claims that by writing the name in Hebrew characters, an entirely different interpretation is necessitated.


St. Ambrose, commenting upon the days of creation and the Sabbath, remarks,

The number seven is good, but we do not explain it after the doctrine of Pythagoras and the other philosophers, but rather according to the manifestation and division of the grace of the Spirit, for the prophet, Isaias has enumerated the principal gifts of the Holy Spirit as seven

— Letter to Horontianus


Augustine of Hippo, replying to Tichonius the Donatist, observes that

if Tichonius had said that these mystical rules open out some of the hidden recesses of the law, instead of saying that they reveal all the mysteries of the law, he would have spoken the truth.

Apocalyptic numerology and the book of Revelation


This is exaggerated

It has no physical items we can use to prove the path linking Eric Michel to Catholicism, with the help of the Holy Spirit. or the Virgin Mary?  

Maybe or maybe not!!! 

Except observing a fact.