The Jade Emperor is one of the most powerful beings in the universe. He is the director and chairman of the Celestial Treasury and it is said that all forms of wealth pass through his hands. He is very benevolent and kind.
He governs the cosmos and resides in a magnificent palace in the highest part of heaven along with his large family and entourage of ministers and officials. These beings form his royal court. The Jade Emperor is believed to have been the disciple of the Primordial Heaven-honoured One, Yuanshi Tianzun (Yuan-shi T‘ien-tsun) from whom he inherited the governance of the universe.
In his palace in heaven, the Jade Emperor lives with his wife the Jade Empress, Tianshang Shengmu or Mazu (Yu-huang sheng-mu or Ma-tsu) and their large family. Prominent members include his nephew Yang Shen (Yang Tsien), otherwise known as the Second Lord of Quality, Erlang Shen (Er-lang Tsien) whose Celestial Dog - Tiangou (T‘ien K’ou) - chases away evil spirits. One of the god’s daughters is Miss Seventh or Shi Quning (Ts‘i-ku-niang), who is appealed to by young women in order to reveal the identity of their future husbands.
The heavenly palace is managed by Wang the Transcendent Official, otherwise know as Lingquan (Ling-Kuan), who also protects mortals from evil spirits. One of his functions is keeper of the palace gates where he stands guard wearing armour and wielding his heavy staff to ward off unwelcome visitors. He also runs errands for the Jade Emperor such as punishing wrongdoers and righting wrongs. Like the signs of the Zodiac, every human s intimately connected to a member of The Jade Emperor’s Royal Court. Each soul is assigned to a royal court deity at the time of the creation of the soul. This royal court deity ultimately guides the soul to the wealth and power that it needs.
The Royal Court Ordination is a new spiritual blessing that we will offer in April. It is designed to connect you with the Royal Court as a Royal Priest/Priestess. In this new role, you may receive higher order blessings and energy from The Jade Emperor and Jade Empress as well as the Royal Court. Your blessing power will be increased threefold and you will be able to bless gods, elementals, and immortals alike.
The Honor of Being a Royal Court Priest/Priestess brings you one step closer toward being a High Priest/Priestess in the service of His Eminence. For those who did not attend the first class, you will have the opportunity to gain the Royal Court Rank. If you attended the first class and received the ordination, completing the second class allows you the rank of Royal Priest/Priestess of the Second Order. If you complete only the second class you will still receive the rank of Royal Priest/Priestess of the First Order. If one completes all three classes, only then will you qualify for the rank of High Priest/Priestess- Royal Priest of the Third Order.