Study Groups

Establishing a Manichaean Study Group

You can establish a study group in your home or in another convenient location such as in a park or other suitable public locations where the Faith is not suppressed by government officials and where Manichaeans are not persecuted.

Study groups, consisting of a least two Hearers, can meet weekly or once or twice each month according to the zeal and needs of the group as a whole. Prayers are said and a section from the Gospel of Mar Mani are read. Starting with the first section of the Gospel, your group can read the the text aloud followed by discussion.

Additional helps will be provided for a proper understanding of the text in which your group is endeavouring to study. The study and contemplation of the Manichaean Ten Commandments and the Twelve Virtues are also vital for all study groups.

Membership in a group must be without charge to those who are interested in the Faith, although individuals would be responsible for bringing their own copy of the study texts or the study group leader can make copies of the appointed section of text for the day if he or she is able.

Study materials are available in various languages, especially Portuguese and Spanish.