Antoran Deusism

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Antoran Deusism
Cross Santiago sabre.svg
The Málama Cross is the symbol of Antoran Deusism
Region(s)Antora and the Antoran diaspora
Founded13th Century CE
OriginPetrovian missionaries
ArchbishopVictor XI
Followers~56 million worldwide

Antora Deusism is the branch of Deusism native to the country of Antora. The Antoran Church was founded in 1290 CE, although it was present in some form since around 1232 CE. There are several major differences between the Petrovian Church and the Antoran Church; the Antoran doctrine posits that Deus is present throughout the universe and that all religions on Urth worship or revere some aspect of Deus or His creation, and therefore are sister beliefs as opposed to nonbelievers or infidels. The Antoran Church also is strongly based in the belief that it is a personal, intimate relationship with Deus that is most important for faith rather than adherence to scripture or participation in religious community. The Church maintains one Archdiocese and thirty-two diocese in Antora presided over by one Archbishop and thirty-two Bishops, as part of the Holy Antoran Conclave of the Trinity. The remaining thirty-one seats in the Conclave are filled by the Abbots and Abbesses of the various monasteries and abbeys across the nation.

The Antoran branch of Deusism was popularized by King Arturo I of Casilló, who was among several lords visited by missionaries in the 13th century. When he unified the coastal Antoran states into one kingdom in 1249, Arturo I made it the official state religion. Various permutations of Deusism existed until Arturo I's son, Gael II, known as the Conciliator. He codified the Antoran Church's values in the King Gael edition of the Book of Vult and founded many of the cathedrals and monasteries that still exist today. Deusist values are heavily tied into the concept of Antoran Chivalry, and the Málama Cross has become the symbol of both concepts. The Church is headquartered in the Archdiocese of Costa Tranquíla, and celebrates local holidays as well as its own festival days including Harvestide on October 20th and the Festival of Vult on April 12th, which is a celebration of the collective accomplishments of all people on Urth.