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Official Discussion Thread for "Loremaster's Archive: Rituals of the Divines"

This is the official discussion thread for the web article, "Loremaster's Archive: Rituals of the Divines."

Read our latest issue of the Archive as the Bishop of Akatosh, Artorius Ponticus, answers questions about the Divines in Tamriel.
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  • nimander99
    I absolutely love these articles, wish we would get them more often Elder Scrolls series undoubtedly is King when it comes to lore!

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  • Ghrimn
    ...even if the Nords are dumb...
    ...the less educated folk of Skyrim.
    Could you explain in terms that even the simplest of Nords could understand?

    What is the meaning of this?! How dare you make such mockery of us Nords?! Filthy Milk-Drinkers...
    Edited by Ghrimn on May 15, 2015 7:22PM
  • Beowulf_McCallum
    (from the article)

    Most Reverend Bishop Ponticus,
    I was very pleased to hear that you had offered to answer questions regarding the nature of worship of the Eight Divines throughout Tamriel (may it be filled with the blessings of Akatosh and all the divines). Do forgive me, Father, if I become too wordy. Firstly, I would like to know about the liturgies which you yourself celebrate in the holy cathedral. Is there some certain ritual performed at the central altar in the cathedral? How is the laity involved in worship? Are there certain liturgies for certain days of the week, or of certain times of the day? Do you engage in worship reading from or utilizing certain texts? Secondly, I would like to know about the personal devotions of your flock and congregation. Do they worship in their homes? Do they pray upon beads, or perhaps using devotional books? Do you yourself prescribe certain prayers or devotional acts? Thank you kindly for your attention.
    Praise be to Akatosh and all the Divines,

    Bishop Artorius Ponticus says, “In every church, chapel, or cathedral where Akatosh is worshiped, his mass is held exactly at noon, as determined by the presiding priest's Buoyant Sundial floating in the Vessel of the Hours. Except on days holy to Akatosh the mass is brief, consisting of a reading of the appropriate daily liturgy from the Augmented Covenants, after which the priest leads the congregation in the Orison of Gratitude.

    “Home worship, or personal worship when one cannot attend mass, is even simpler: the layman of Akatosh merely pauses for a full minute to count out the Seconds of Requital, thereby giving thanks for his or her mortal life and every hour it endures, however few."

    PvP lag explained in lore! ;) It's not our connection or the servers....our characters are pausing to worship the Dragon God of Time. XD
    Edited by Beowulf_McCallum on May 16, 2015 4:09PM
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