Encyclical Letter 2104: On the semi-monthly remembrance of the semi-annual remembrance of the annual memorial of one of the Earliest Imbibing Communities, and Thronal Feastday.
From the Bazaar,
to the Plentitude of the Faithful over the age of 21 in the US of A, and to all the faithful in the world abroad,
To the reverened Distillery Metropolitans, Distribution Despotas, Pricing Presbyters, Imbibing Deacons,
Instructors and students at the Bartending Universities,
The Great Distiller is revealed to us!
It is with great joy and in the blessings of the Great Distiller that we greet you on this wonderful remembrance. It is always our pleasure to write to you, the plentitude, on the great semi-monthly (10th and 25th of each month) remembrance of the semi-annual (25th of March, 25th of September) remembrance of the Feastday of one of the Earliest Imbibing Communities, the Ancient Greeks (March 25th), our patronal and Thronal Feastday. And it has been one of the great challenges that we have relished, to bring you a fresh, inspiring, and edifying message on the 24 days per year that we remember our Thronal Feast.
In one of the great events in Biblical history, Joseph uses his drinking cup, the cup used for imbibing at his dinner table, as the tool and means for reuniting himself with his brothers who sold him into slavery. In the sliding of his cup into the sack of his brother, he forced the brothers to return to him, and at that meeting he revealed himself to them, completing their joy with the promise of shelter and food to be found under his power in the land of Egypt.
This is the hope we have on this day, the semi-monthly commemoration of the semi-annual remembrance of the Thronal Feast, that we use our cups for the restoration of brotherhood, and the furthering of our Love in the Great Distiller. These are our cups of imbibing, our cups of celebration, our cups of partaking of the precious aged-wine that is the wonderful Metaxa, holiest of the drinks of our Throne. These cups are given to us to hold within our hands as symbols of the communion and fellowship that the cup, and the drink, can provide. Through a cup, the Apprentices partook of the wine changed-into blood of our Great Distiller. Through a cup, the Apprentices shared their community with their apprentices throughout the ages. And it is through this cup, and through the sacred nectar which we drink from it, that we can further our union with one another in the One Who changed water into wine.
May He Who was born of The Virgin, and who performed His first miracle with the creation of Alchohol from the ultimate of sobriety, be with us in our celebration! In His service we remain faithfully yours,
Metropolitan of Metaxa and all Brandy,
Cheif Secretariat of the Holy Synod of Spirits