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The Order of Melchizedek

An Ancient Lineage of Blessing

(Energy Transfer)

& Ordination

+Rev. Michael Milner

See also the article on The Seraphic Order

 

Melchizedek Blessing Abraham

 

Genesis 14:18-19   Melchizedek blessed Abraham: Melchizedek king of Salem (later called Jerusalem)… priest of God Most High… blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High…”

Psalm 110:4   King David spoke of the coming Liberator of Israel: The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”

Hebrews 5:6, 5:10 and 6:20 The Divine itself said of Jesus Christ: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”

Hebrews 7:1-3 Melchizedek had no parents, no human birth and was immortal: This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.

Melchizedek, the first priest mentioned in the Bible predates both the Hebrew and Christian priesthoods. He is described as being without parents, without birth, without death, resembling the Son of God, immortal. He gave a Divine blessing to Abraham. Many Christians understand Melchizedek to be a “manifestation” of Christ, without human birth, which occurred several thousand years before his physical “incarnation” as Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ Avatar.

 

The Order of Melchizedek is an ancient lineage of priesthood with the gift of Blessing (Sanskrit: Deeksha) the ability to transfer a very tangible and permanent Divine “Blessing” to the recipient. Abraham, the patriarch of both the Hebrew and Arab people, and as such, the progenitor of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, received Melchizedek’s Blessing and gave to him a tenth of all his treasures. This meant in Abraham’s culture that he recognized Melchizedek as his superior. King David received a Divine revelation that the coming Messiah of Israel would be a priest in the Order of Melchizedek. The Christian Scriptures declare that Christ is a priest of the Order of Melchizedek.

 

Melchizedek appears in the Roman Canon at Mass, and today’s Catholic priests are ordained to “the Order of Melchizedek.” After transmitting the Blessing given by the laying on of hands (Deeksha) in the ordination of a priest, the Roman Catholic Church boldly proclaims to the new priest, “Thou art a priest forever, in the Order of Melchizedek”!

 

In Sacramental Christian traditions (Catholic, Orthodox, Coptic, Anglican, etc.) the ability to give a Blessing (Deeksha) is the result of “Apostolic Succession”, a transmission through the laying on of hands which the receiver can trace back in an unbroken line to the original Apostles and through them to Christ and through Him to the Order of Melchizedek.

 

The Blessing flowing through this lineage can take many forms besides ordination. There are Blessings for healing, the transmission of the Holy Spirit, exorcism, illumination, empowerment for Divine service, etc. Whenever I give Christ’s Blessing, I am aware as a bishop in the Apostolic Succession that the Blessing flowing through me originates from the Order of Melchizedek.  Over the years I have witnessed countless miracles and transformed lives as a result of the Blessing flowing through that lineage.

 

There is much more to say about the ancient priests and monks of the desert who predate and are the source of all the Middle Eastern religions, but if you are interested, this is probably enough to whet your appetite to dig deeper.

 

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