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.

 

United States

  • North Carolina

  • Hagia Hypatia Opisthodomos
  •                 Zebulon, North Carolina
  •                 Email: hypatia@theourgia.org

 

  • Texas

  • Phronimos Theurgos Opisthodomos
  •                 Austin, Texas
  •                 Email: phronimos@theourgia.org

 

  • Wisconsin

  • Theos Iamblichos Adyton
  •                 Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  •                 Email: iamblichos@theourgia.org