Types of Bodies
The bodies of the Ekklesia Neoplatonismos Theourgia are named for the different parts of an ancient Greek temple.
Opisthodomos: A study group which may be occasionally ministered to by initiated clergy. The term refers, which means “back room,” is an anterior porch behind the naos or adyton.
Pronaos: A Pronaos is led by an initiated hierokerux, who is authorized to perform the Mysteries of Common Life. The pronaos, literally “before the naos” is a porch before the room containing a cult statue.
Naos: A Naos is led by an initiated hiereia or hieras, a priestess or priest, who is authorized to perform both the Mysteries of Common and Communal Life. The naos, literally “temple,” of an ancient temple contained the cult statue.
Adyton: An Adyton is led by a hierarch, who is authorized to perform all the Mysteries of the Ekklesia Neoplatonismos Theourgia. Adyton means “inaccessible” and was classically reserved for clergy and oracles rather than the general public.
- Hagia Hypatia Opisthodomos
- Zebulon, North Carolina
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phronimos Theurgos Opisthodomos
- Austin, Texas
- Email: email@example.com
- Theos Iamblichos Adyton
- La Crosse, Wisconsin
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org