Who We Are

Vestiges of Christianity is a news blog maintained under the direction of Bishop Bryan D. Ouellette, Ph.D., SOSM. Our goal is to reconcile ancient Christian theology with contemporary orthodox Christian practices and understandings. Our praxis carries with it a strong eastern liturgical focus while maintaining a freedom of spirituality that is true to ancient Christian ideology. We welcome anyone who desires to discover gnosis through the expression of early Christianity. We use the word "gnosis" with the intention to reflect its original meaning of soteriological knowledge, mystical wisdom and spiritual realization. While we encourage a working philosophical comprehension of Classical Gnosticism from antiquity, we are not a Gnostic or reconstructionist church. Our theology is orthodox, our approach, furthermore, is mystically liberating.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Exorcist Bishop Bryan D. Ouellette Appointed International Director of Clergy Recruitment for the Order of Exorcists

Archbishop Ron Feyl, SOSM, Presiding Bishop and Chief Exorcist of the Sacred Order of St. Michael the Archangel (Order of Exorcists) appointed Exorcist Bishop Bryan D. Ouellette, Ph.D., SOSM to International Director of Clergy Recruitment on March 26, 2016.

Moving forward, all clergy who are interested in joining the Order, so as to assist us with the great need that is apparent all over the world in fighting the forces of darkness, may now contact Bishop Bryan at his office within the Holy Nicholean Catholic Church serving the Atlanta, Georgia area. Please send your cover-letters and resumes to office@nicholean.org.

Note that it is recommended that applicants:

  • be at least 21 years of age
  • be in good physical and mental health
  • believe in the nature of good and evil as it is reflected within the Biblical theology of God and Satan, demons and angels
  • have a computer
  • have the written permission of their bishop
Membership in the order is $65 a year and is used to pay for the administrative costs involved in processing applications and cases. The Order of Exorcists never charges clients.

More information may be found at: http://orderofexorcists.com/membership/

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Resurrection of the Dead and the Life of the World to Come

Upon entering the Easter season, Bishop Bryan reflects upon the Resurrection of Jesus. How does the Resurrection of Christ impart its Grace into our mortal bodies so as to make it possible for us to enter into the New Heaven and the New Earth? Is this blessing accomplished immediately upon death for those saved in Christ or is it more complicated than that? Find out the esoteric answer to these questions and more on this edition of Vestiges of Christianity.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Colonial Ghosts Partnership

The Order of Exorcists (Atlanta Division), operating under the jurisdiction of the Holy Nicholean Catholic Church, would like to announce that Atlanta Paranormal & Demonic Investigation (the Atlanta Division's paranormal research team) has formed a social media partnership with Colonial Ghosts in Williamsburg, Virginia.

If you are ever in the Williamsburg area, please be sure to check them out. You may visit their webpage at: https://colonialghosts.com

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Are All Spiritual Paths Valid?

On this edition of Vestiges of Christianity, Bishop Bryan Ouellette breaks down the contemporary notion that one spiritual practice is just as good as another. Is there salvation outside of the Catholic Church? Do non-Christians go to heaven? What role do good works and spiritual knowledge play in relation to simple faith? Find out!