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The Illustrated Catalogue of Religion, created in 2142 by the Terran Organisation for Religion, is dedicated to cataloguing a wide variety of information about major religious faiths and institutions throughout the world.

Qedarite religions

The Qedarite religions are a group of religions born within a Qedarite (OOC: Semitic) cultural and linguistic context, characterized by ethical text-based monotheism and the worship of Elyon as sole divinity. Hosianism and Ahmadism are by far the largest Qedarite religions, and together they comprise a majority of Terra's population.

Symbol Faith Year & Place of Foundation Holy Book(s) Overview of Beliefs
Star of David.png Yeudism 500 BCE, Cildania. Katub The traditional religion of the Yeudi people, Yeudism is considered one of the oldest monotheistic religions.
Hosian cross.png Hosianism 1 CE, Beiteynu Katub, Annunciation A religion based on the reformist movement within Yeudism created by Eliyahu, who is believed to have never died, but living in Hiding in Heaven, and will return at the end of Terra. Split between numerous churches, Hosianism is the dominant Terran faith.
Betziat hapat.PNG Oseism 890, Beiteynu Katub, Annunciation A syncretic Yeudi-Hosian sect, Oseism is often considered a Hosian Church, but is largely restricted to ethnic Yeudis and considers the Katub law to still be relevant. Its beliefs are thought to have influenced Ahmadism.
Ahmadi.png Ahmadism 1186, Barmenistan Katub, Annunciation, Book of Bliss Ahmadis believe their religion to be a return to the original monotheism of Yeudi and Hosian prophets, and they consider Ahmad's ministry to be the fulfillment of Eliyahu's prophecy. Strictly monotheistic with Akim as God.
Ruhi faith symbol.png Ruhi Faith 4276, Barmenistan Book of Knowledge, Spiritual Covenant, Epistle to the World Congress, Epistles of the Messiah A new religion born in Barmenistan in the context of religious conflicts between Ahmadism, Hosianism, and Felinism, founded by Ismail Rabban. The Faith is characterized by the belief in the fundamental truth of all major religions and the unity of humanity.

Hosian churches

Hosianism is a religion based on the teachings of Elijah of Yishelem, a first century Yeudish Great Priest. Hosian denominations consider Elijah to be the Spirit of God and the saviour of mankind.

Symbol Church Patriarch Duration Overview & Notes
Hosian cross.png Holy Apostolic Hosian Church of Terra Arch-Patriarch of the HAHCoT 533 - 1819 First international Hosian Church founded in Terra, created in 533 as a result of the Council of Auroria.

Patriarchal branches

Patriarchal Churches are led by a Patriarch and some by an Arch-Patriarch. Beside the Katub and the Annunciation, these churches also consider church tradition to be sacred and infallible.

Western Patriarchal churches

These Churches all originate from the Holy Apostolic Hosian Church of Terra, and they all accept the Council of Auroria and the Aurorian Creed. For this reason, they are sometimes referred to as "Aurorian Churches"

Symbol Church Patriarch Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
TPC.gif Terran Patriarchal Church Pápež (Pope) and Arch-Patriarch of the Terran Patriarchal Church 2134, Deltaria The TPC holds many polytheistic attributes; in order to gain greater acceptance in Deltaria, the Church adapted many of the old gods as saints, and has become the dominant Hosian sect in Deltaria and one of the largest in Terra. Number of believers: 522 million.
SelCross.jpg Aurorian Patriarchal Church Arch-Patriarch of the Aurorian Patriarchal Church 3876, Auroria, Selucia The Aurorian Patriarchal Church was founded in 3876 as a result of the Second Council of Auroria, restoring communion between the Selucian Patriarchal Church (founded in 2385) and the Theognosian Church (formed after the Patriarchal Schism of 2154), thus essentially restoring the Holy Apostolic Hosian Church of Terra. The Aurorian Patriarchal Church uses a large number of Rites, predominantly the Selucian and Theognosian Rites. Number of believers: 800 million.
Eastern Patriarchal churches

These churches originate from the rejection of the Council of Auroria, and are characterized by the lack of a single Arch-Patriarch over the entire church. They are sometimes described as "non-Aurorian Churches".

Symbol Church Patriarch Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
ACoE.png Apostolic Church of the East Holy Synod 3412, Aldegaria, Aldegar The Church was founded following the Synod of Aldegaria, which reunited the Hobrazian Orthodox Church and the Patriarchal Church (Eastern Rite) after centuries of division.

Luthoran branches

In the 16th century, many groups began to resent the power and abuses of the various patriarchs, and, when their initial attempts to reform the Holy Apostolic Hosian Church of Terra were rejected, they created their own churches, independent of patriarchal authority. The Luthoran Churches were founded by Martyn Luthor in the 16th century Holy Luthori Empire, who rebelled against the rule and abuses of the Catholic Church.

Symbol Denomination Major churches Origin Overview
Luther Rose.png Confessionalism Independent Confessional Church of Dorvik
Independent Confessing Church of Kizenia
Founded in 1519 in Luthori. Focus on the doctrine of salvation "through faith alone" in opposition to the dominant Patriarchal churches at the time of its origin. Unlike other Luthoran churches, retains significant portions of the Aurorian liturgical tradition.
Amelioratism.png Amelioratism Restored Ameliorate Church of Saridan
Confessional Ameliorate Church of Dundorf
Ameliorate Church of Kuzaki
First Ameliorate church founded in Dundorf in 1523 and officially established in 1570. Focus on the God's Word as the manner in which he reveals himself and emphasis on the covenants between man and God, distinguished by opposition to True Revelation.
Pentecostal.png Charismism Reformed Hosian Church
International Fellowship of Disciples

Charismic Churches in Baltusia

North Seleya in the 34th century Places a particular focus on the manner in which baptism and faith in Eliyahu allows an individual to utilise "spiritual gifts" including speaking in tongues and divine healing.

Bishopal branches

The question often arises whether the Bishopal Communion should be identified as a Luthoran or Patriarchal church, or perhaps a distinct branch of Hosianism altogether. However, tradition implies that it is "Luthoran, yet Patriarchal." Follows standard Hosian doctrine, however details differ from nation to nation, as Bishopal Churches are indeed national Churches. The Luthori Church, considering itself Orange Patriarchal, defines itself as Luthoran but can also be classified as Bishopal. The Bishopal Churches, although in full communion, belong to two major organisations: the Union of Nordland of Ancient Bishopal Churches and the Luthori Communion.

Symbol Denomination Major Churches Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Bishopal rose.png Union of Nordland Bishopal Church of Egelion, Alorian Hosian Church, Bishopal Church of Kalistan, Kundrati Bishopal Church, Église de Lourenne, Mordusian Bishopal Church, Zardic Bishopal Church, Bishopal Church of Hulstria 19th century. The Union of Nordland is the main representative of Septentrine ecclesiology, and views itself as a union of autocephalous national churches continuing the restored ecclesiastical tradition of the early Holy Apostolic Hosian Church.
Flag of the Luthori Communion.png Luthori Communion Luthori Church, Church of Alduria, Bishopal Church of Ikradon, Luthoran Church of Hulstria, Church of Luthori in Hutori, Bishopal Church of Baltusia,

Bishopal Church of Kirlawa, Bishopal Church of Klavia, Bishopal Church of Likatonia, Dorvish Bishopal Church, Reformed Kalistani Church, Church of Muzalkaz, Voronan Church (not in communion due to perceived heresy)

Originated in the 2100s, as Patriarchal groups rejected the Terran Arch-Patriarchy and began to cooperate with Luthoran groups to form national Broad Churches. The Luthorian Communion emerged from the High Church adherents of the Luthoran Abjuration, and thus characterises itself as "Patriarchal and Reformed". The membership of the Luthorian Communion overlaps to a great extent with the Confessional Luthoran Churches.

Universalist

A number of liberal forms of Hosianism, originating in modern times, have diverged significantly from traditional dogmatic Hosianism, to the extent that many of their adherents do not consider themselves Hosians. These groups collectively carry the label "Universalist", referring to their lack of a central creed or defined dogma, believing instead in a shared free search for truth and meaning.

Symbol Denomination Governance Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Quaker.gif Society of Bretheren-"Old Branch" (Defunct) Democratically run by the Bretheren General Conference of Terra Founded by Benjamin Llewellyn in 1900, in Aloria Believes that God exists in everyone. Old-Branch Brethrenism officially went extinct in most places in the world by 3500, though small communities of Old-Branch Brethren still exist in a few isolated locations with at least one significant population in Kirlawa.
Friends-councilLogo2.jpg Society of Brethren- "New Branch" Democratically run by the All- Terra Conference, Society of Brethren (Re-)Founded by Jonas Bennots-Plum in 3918, in Kalistan The "New-Branch" Society of Brethren holds five main testimonies: Integrity, Simplicity, Peace, Equality of all, and Stewardship. These testimonies lead Brethren to assert that there is little difference between their inward life and their outward behavior. Some, but not a majority, identify as followers of Eliyahu, and the New-Branch Brethrenist faith is explicitly non-Hosian. The Brethren say "The Truth is more Holy than the Book" and therefore eschew religious trappings and dogma.
Huntyke.png Hunticism Run by the Huntic Arch-Patriarch of Selucia 3923, Selucia The Huntic church is a recent form of Hosianism, started by Hunticus in the 40th century. The Church believes that the texts of the Hosian Bible are to be taken metaphorically, interpreting God and the Devil as scientific forces of good and evil. Hunticism has around five million followers, most of them located in Selucia.
Hosianbrethren.png Evangelical Brethren Run by the Evangelical Brethren Conference 4254, Aloria The Evangelical Brethren are a branch of the Society of Brethren that profess Hosian beliefs, proclaiming Eliyahu as their personal lord and savior and placing a strong emphasis on the authority of Hosian scriptures.

Other

Symbol Denomination Governance Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Ordism.png Ordism Reformed Hosian Church of Dorvik Established in the 7th Century in Dorvik, a branch of Hosianism. A heretical branch of Hosian beliefs which began when Ordius traveled to Dorvik and begun preaching a hierarchical order of God, Eliyahu and the Holy Spirit. This belief was later dismissed by the Holy Apostolic Hosian Church of Terra and declared heretical at the Council of Auroria. The church is currently headed by an elected Exarch.
ChristianHolinessChurch LOGO.gif Hosian Holiness Church Founded by Robert Lang in 2165 in the Valruzian state of Tirkalara. Emphasizes a life of Nonviolent Holiness by individual and by congregation.
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Children of the Spirit Ran by the Schwartz Family of Largonia. 4279, Dorvik Built around Indra, a Dorvish prophet who claimed to be the sister of Eliyahu. Believes that Indra's ministry marked the half-way-point between Eliyahu's disappearance and his reappearance. Highly conservative socially, known for charismatic proselytising and an authoritative structure of beliefs.
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Latter Day Hosianism (LDH) Restorationist Church of Eliyahu and Latter Day Hosians Founded by Absalom Wilson in the 4730's in Baltusia following a visitation by the Angel Zophiel In addition to the Hosian Bible the LDH use the Book of Zophiel, which discusses Eliyahu visiting Seleya after His death and resurrection. The LDH is noted for its social conservativism and widespread practice of polygamy. Many Hosians do not regard LDH as a Hosian denomination, although the LDH claim to be Hosian in their worship of Elyon and Eliyahu.

Ahmadi Denominations

Ahmadism is divided into several different branches and schools of thought. The main split, into Israism and Abadism, was mainly political at first but eventually acquired theological dimensions. Most of the smaller Ahmadi sects derive from either of the two main denominations of the religion, and often the smaller sects see themselves as members of the larger branch.

Symbol Denomination Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Another star and crescent.gif Israism 1234, Barmenistan The mainstream and "orthodox" denomination of Ahmadism, Israism places most emphasis on monotheism and the unitary nature of God. Israism is strongly centred on sunnah, the normative way of life derived from the practices and sayings of Prophet Ahmad.
Abadi Symbol.jpg Abadism 1234, Kafuristan A denomination of Ahmadism, Abadism believes the Holy Spirits (Angels) to be manifestations of the uncreated Light of God and thus they are the center of much reverence.
Sahabi symbol.jpg Sahabism 15th century, Barmenistan An esoteric, spiritual form of Ahmadism, with a secular and often peaceful nature, and organized into distinct Orders. Largely derived from Israism, although there are also Abadi Orders.
Halawi logo.png Halawism 16th century, Deltaria A small religious group of Abadi origin, mixing Hosian and Ahmadi elements, characterized by panentheism and a rejection of many aspects of mainstream Abadism.
Zahiri Symbol.jpg Zahirism ca. 3600, Wantuni A heterodox offshoot of Abadism believing in a hidden Imam (lit. "Leader") and in reincarnation.

Aldegarian Religions

These are religions born in the cultural background of ancient Aldegar, which later spread throughout Terra. Aldegarian religions place much emphasis on duality, generally good vs. evil, but also spiritual vs. material, enlightened vs. unenlightened.

Symbol Faith Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Yazdism.png Yazdism 710 BCE, Aldegar. Yazdism is a monotheistic and dualist religion, based on the teachings of prophet Shapur, in which Good and Evil have two distinct and independent origins, Yazdân and Duzakh.
Dharma2.png Daenism 1st century CE, Aldegar. Daenism is a philosophy and religion dedicated to the ending of human suffering and escaping the cycle of death and rebirth, through the elimination of attachment, aversion, and ignorance. Divided into three main sects, Upayanâ, Mazdâyanâ, and Zenshō, the latter two born within the context of Gao-Showan religions (see below).
Agathiste cross.png Agathism 11th century, Kanjor. Agathism is a syncretic belief, combining elements of Yazdism and Hosianism, and practiced in South Seleya. Agathism believes in two gods, the benevolent God of the Heavens who created and rules the spiritual world, and the evil God of the Earth, creator and ruler of the physical world.
Pantheism 2.png Hamekhodaism 2397, Aldegar. Hamekhodaism or Aldegarian Pantheism believes there is a single divinity called the One, and all beings are a part of the One. The more spiritual a being is the closer it is to the One.
Rowshani logo.png Rowshanism 3736, Aldegar. Rowshanism is a new religion founded on the belief that Mihryazd is the Mihr. Rowshanism is distinguished by its radical egalitarianism and altruistic hedonism.

Gao-Showan Religions

The traditional religions of the Gao-Showa people are a distinct grouping of Terran religions, sharing numerous elements of beliefs and practices. These are, however, difficult to classify strictly as religions, as most of them could be better understood as philosophies. Gao-Showan religions could be best defined as animalistic and animatistic, but henotheistic, monotheistic, pantheistic, panentheistic and agnostic views exist. These religions are highly syncretic, often making it difficult to recognize individual faiths. In addition to the native philosophies and religions of the Gao-Showa peoples, two branches of Daenism, namely Mazdâyanâ and Zenshō, were heavily influenced by Gao-Showan culture and in turn influenced the Gao-Showan religions.

Symbol Faith Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Yin and Yang.png Guidao Indrala, date unknown. The traditional religion of the Indralan people, Guidao is a spirit-based religion that believes that all things have their own spirit.
Shinto-symbol.jpg Kamism Western Dovani, date unknown. The native religion of the Kunihito, Kyo, and Sekowan peoples. Kamism has few set dogma or beliefs but is rather a collection of similar animist beliefs and a general philosophy held by most Kunihito. It worships in independent monasteries and temples.
Confuciansymbol.PNG Jienism 8th century, Gao-Soto. Rather an ethical philosophy than a religion, Jienism is a complex combination of moral, social, political and religious beliefs, centred on self-cultivation through education, ritual, and filial piety.
Kanzo.gif Kanzo 3024, Tukarali Monotheistic and syncretistic religion, incorporating elements from all Gao-Showan religions and several Western ones. Originally created by Great Dictator Shuya Nakagawa as a way to promote Tukarese culture and reduce the strong influence of foreign culture on Tukarali
Hulstro-Mikun Partiarch.png Tenshism 3789, Mikuni-Harusutoria Syncretic religion combining elements of Hosianism and Gao-Showan religions. Also known as the Imperial Cult, Tenshism is the imperial state religion of Mikuni Harusutoria.
Church of Dankuk Logo.jpg Seodongyo 3870, Dankuk Henotheistic and syncretic religion incorporating elements of Kamism (Sindo), Daenism, and Hosianism. Also significantly influenced by Jienism, Kanzo, and possibly Tenshism.

Indigenous Religions

This category groups together traditional indigenous ethnic religions. These religions are most often polytheistic, and, with a few notable exceptions, are now marginalized by the major organized faiths.

Symbol Faith Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
NewMaliviaFlag.jpg Geraja Malivia The native religion of Malivia, it is polytheistic and pagan. Followers believe in many gods that represent the various aspects of human society.
Sundarata.png Sundarata Vascania The native religion of Vascania, it is polytheistic and highly syncretic with aspects of Geraja and Daenism. It reveres many deities, is centred around popular piety and prescribes a life of fidelity and loyalty.
Religio Symbol.png Religio Seluciana Selucia The Selucian Religion, also known as Selucian Paganism, has 27 main gods and lots of minor gods and spirits - collectively known as the Divine Pantheon. Religio was once the dominant faith of Selucia, and has recently grown following the incorporation of Felinism.
Cat.png Felinism 3200s, Barmenia Felinism is a religion that believes that cats comprise the Godhead or Feline Divinity and that serving cats is the moral purpose humans are created for.
Orinco symbol.png Orinco Polytheism Sekowo, Orinco people The native polytheistic religion of the Orincos, worshiping a large number of gods, demigods, and heroes. Strong ethical emphasis on sacrifice and inter-human relations.
Order of Tears.png The Sacred Order of the Tears of Termani Likatonia Believes that all men are doomed to eternal hell, but that by self mortification and torture, one can draw Termani's sympathy and She will lessen the eternal suffering.
Hoba tree.gif Hobaism Hobrazia Hobaism is an ancient native Hobrazian religion based around the belief in the Lord Hoba and the Spirits of the Land.
Tritist.GIF Tritism Kafuristan, 375 AD, created by Muhammed Akbar A tritheistic religion of three gods, the Creator, the Observer, and the Destroyer. Some non-Tritists firmly believe all Tritists are insane for believing in Tritism, while many Tritists think all non-Tristists are insane for not believing in Tritism.
Thartiti snake.jpg Thartitism Valruzia, Zuman people The native religion of the Zuman people. Thartitists believe in about 23 different animal gods, whose leader and creator is Thartiti, the snake-like singer of the worlds.
Siedism.png Siedism Trigunia, Sullestian people The main religion of the Sullestians. It includes the belief in spirits and worship of seids (places of worship in the mountains, tundra, taiga, &c.)
Mjollnir.png Vardic Paganism Kazulia, Davostan, Davograd Believes that the god Dion who controls lightning created the heavens and demands that all men be warriors. The highest virtue is to die for one's clan in glorious battle. Cowardice, pacifism, and deception are frowned upon. They also believe in the evil spirit Lokium who aims to trick man into ruin.
Greenfacebroccolli.gif Bogism Aloria 12% of Alorians are Bogists, and Aloria's state religion for a time was Ceremonial Bogism. Alorian Bogism is headed from the High Temple of Bog in the city of Ultran. Bog worship involves chants to Bog Almighty. The most zealous adherents wear traditional goat leggings on Bogist holy days.
UNkulunkulu's Omnipotence, Great-Great and Infinite.png Inkolo Esintsundu Sizwe Syncretism Ibutho Inkolo Esinsundu Sizwe Syncretism (IESS) is a syncretic and monotheistic religion, reformed in 3643 as the universal religion for all Ezinsundu. IESS was the state religion of Ibutho izulu.
Satanilic star.png Satanilism Davostan, Selucia Satanilism is a religion based on the teachings of Medivh Evil, whom many Satanilists consider the incarnation of Satanil, the evil being in Hosianism. Satanilists are divided between theistic Satanilists, who worship Satanil and the demons of Hosian and other mythologies, and non-theistic Satanilists, for whom Satanil is a symbol of rebellion against an unjust God, but not a real being. As Satanilism venerates demons as deities it is considered a polytheistic religion.

New religions

Various new religions have emerged in the modern era.

Symbol Faith Year & Place of Foundation Overview & Notes
Scientology.jpg Thetanism 2183, Dranland. Thetanism is an applied religious philosophy. It's basic assumption is that life is a creative force beyond and within all things and that each living being is, fundamentally, a spiritual identity involved in a game of survival within the universe.
IronFist.jpg Seldonism 2288, Dranland. Seldonism, which can also be counted as a political religion, is a religious philosophy based on psychiatric ethics, which believes that in order for people to have Happiness they must be willing to give up their freedom to be Unhappy.
Halo of the Sun.JPG Order of Light 2400s, Dranland. The Order of Light is a mystery religion centered around the worship of a deity referred to as God. It is believed that the universe was created by the physical and spiritual sacrifice of God for a purpose that has yet to be revealed.
Uct.png Universal Church of Terra 2840, in Dranland. The UCT firmly believes in the Eternal and Omnipotent Light of the Universe, the One, the Creator of All and Everything. For decades now, this Faith has been on the rise in Drania and has gotten ever more important in all aspects of life. At present, the majority of the Dranians are loyal and devoted Followers of the Light and Members of the Church. It is the religious duty of the Church and all of its Members, to spread the Light and the Faith.
Panterraneagle.jpg Panterranism mid 23rd century , Solentia Panterranism is a Utopian radical ideology in which totalitarianism, the integration of the person into the state, and the use of statolatry is utilized to produce complete stability and civil tranquility. Panterranism is so named because it is intended as a unifying ideology that operates separate of race, ethnicity, or nationality.
Nuncir.png Nuncirism 2269, Solentia This radical movement believes that the State supersedes all religion and should in itself be worshipped - in accordance with Nuncirist beliefs of omnipotent state.
IronFist.jpg Seldonism 2288, Dranland. Seldonism is a religious philosophy based on psychiatric ethics, which believes that in order for people to have Happiness they must be willing to give up their freedom to be Unhappy.
AretistFlag.jpg Aretism 2367, Solentia Aretism is a synthetic ideology that incorporates elements of spiritualism, fundamentalist religion, and totalitarianism.
Solduni.png Solduni 3377, Egelion Solduni is a political religion with totalitarian tendencies that believes solidarity is the highest virtue.
Lodamunflag24072013.png Lodamese Nationalism 3515, Lodamun Lodamese Nationalism is a state atheist religion centred around patriotism and loyalty to Lodamun.
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