Celestial Church of Christ: Ranks and robes

Celestial Church of Christ: Ranks and robes

The Celestial Church of Christ origins from Benin and is mainly located in Nigeria. It is an African initiated church. Like a lot of other churches, it has its architecture, traditions and canons. Today we will talk about its history, ranks, and robes.

two people in robes

Celestial Church of Christ - history of creation

Robes

Samuel Joseph Bilewu Oschoffa, a former carpenter in Dahomey (Benin), was raised as a Protestant. During his walk in the forest, he got lost. Suddenly, during a solar eclipse, he got a divine revelation. After it, he felt and urge to pray, help people and heal sick. On 29 September 1947, he founded a church and became the pastor and founder.

Today, thousands of people are faithful Celestians.

Rank and robes in the Celestial Church of Christ

Different robes

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The Celestial Church of Christ have different ranks and, depending on the rank, different robes. It is worth mentioning that the rank is not given because of importance in society, education or to give recognition. It is given depending on the Spiritual growth of the person. Here is a list of ranks (in order from the lowest to the highest) and robes.

Man Leadership Line

Telling in robe
  1. Brother - brother sutana;
  2. Elder Brother - brother sutana, white loin topped with blue, one cross;
  3. Prophet - male sutana with 4-corner sutana;
  4. Cape Elder Brother - cape without lace, white loins, one cross;
  5. Full Elder Brother - cape with brother sutana, white loins, one cross, yellow strands;
  6. Senior Elder Brother - cape with brother sutana, white loin, one cross, yellow strands;
  7. Assistant Leader - leader sutana, unlaced white top, white loin, one cross, yellow strands;
  8. Woleader - male sutana with 4-corner neck, cape without lace, white top without lace, blue loins, three crosses;
  9. Leader - leader sutana, unlaced white top, white loins, three crosses, yellow strands;
  10. Senior Woleader - cape with lace, white top with lace, blue loins, three crosses, white strands;
  11. Senior Leader - leader sutana, laced white top, white loins, three crosses, yellow strands;
  12. Superior Senior Leader - leader sutana, laced yellow top, blue cross-bar with yellow strand, white loins, three crosses, yellow strands;
  13. Superior Senior Woleader - cape with lace, blue top with lace, blue loins, three crosses, white strands;
  14. Superior Senior Leader (Full time church worker) - leader sutana laced, grey top, blue cross-bar with yellow strand, white loins, three crosses, yellow strands;
  15. Honorary Assistant Evangelist - leader Sutana, long yellow robe, white loins, three crosses, yellow strands;
  16. Assistant Evangelist (a full time church worker) - leader Sutana, long grey robe, white loins, three crosses, yellow strands;
  17. Honorary Evangelist - white cassock, long yellow robe, blue yellow stranded cross-bar, white loins with Altar patterned design, three crosses, yellow strands;
  18. Evangelist (Full time church worker) - white cassock, long grey rob, blue yellow stranded cross-bar, white loins with Altar patterned design, three crosses, yellow strands;
  19. Honorary Senior Evangelist - white cassock, long green robe, yellow white stranded cross-bar, white loins with Altar patterned design, three crosses, yellow strands;
  20. Senior Evangelist - white cassock, long blue robe, yellow white stranded cross-bar, white loins with Altar patterned design, three crosses, yellow strands;
  21. Most Senior Evangelist - white or pink cassock, long pink robe, green purple stranded cross-bar, white loins with Altar pattern design, three crosses in front; three crosses on each end of the loin, purple strands;
  22. Superior Evangelist - white or purple cassock, long purple robe, yellow white stranded-cross bar, purple and white Altar design, three crosses in front; three crosses on each end of the loin, yellow strands;
  23. Most Superior Evangelist - white or light blue cassock, long blue robe, cross bar deep blue, lace line on cape, lace from neck to bottom, lace at bottom round the cassock, blue loin with white Altar cross design, three crosses in front; three crosses on each end of the loin, white strands;
  24. Supreme Evangelist - white or deep blue cassock, long deep blue robe, cross bar purple, lace lined on cape cassock, white or deep blue with purple Altar cross design, three crosses in front; three crosses on each end of the loin, purple strands.

Women Leadership Line

Women in church
  1. Sister - sister sutana
  2. Prophetess - female sutana with 4-corner neck;
  3. Wolima - female sutana with 4 corner neck, blue loin, one cross;
  4. Cape Elder Sister - cape without lace, round neck, yellow loin, one cross;
  5. Senior Prophetess - 4-corner cape without lace, blue loin, three crosses;
  6. Senior Elder Sister - round neck cape with lace, yellow loin, three crosses;
  7. Superior Senior Prophetess - 4-corner cape with lace and yellow top with no lace blue loin, three crosses, white strands;
  8. Superior Senior Elder Sister - round neck cape with lace and yellow top with no lace, yellow loin, three crosses, white strands
  9. Lace Superior Senior Prophetess - lace yellow top on top 4-corner cape with lacem blue loin, three crosses, white strands;
  10. Lace Superior Senior Elder Sister - Round neck cape with lace, yellow top with lace, yellow loin three crosses, white strands.

All of the ranks are unique and important. Each of them shows the spiritual growth of the person and should be treated with respect.

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Source: Naij.com

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