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[309] The service at L is the highest goal of man determined by L. It covers in particular the preservation and the protection of the creation of L. Beside this general form there is the service as celebration. It takes place in particular at all holidays of the religion of love. Apart from that, services take place only sporadically (or if the believers wish this), since the service at L takes place primarily in active acting (for the creation). Traditional weekday for the service is Sunday.

[310] More important than rituals is the personal spiritual development of man, who prepares for the entrance into the higher worlds with the aim of the equivalent unification with L. Services are conducted, under normal conditions, by a priest exceptionally they may also be conducted by laypeople who feel competent to do so. The active participation of the laypeople in the service is desired. The priority of the priests justifies itself in the deepened knowledge of the religion, which do justice eminently to L.

[311] Since information is available better and more individually over Internet, that is to be central for the service, what the Internet cannot afford and what underlines the collective. Thus the common prayer and singing from songs are appropriate to the honour of L. Also concerts are welcome for the radiating of a sublime mood. The word is likewise to be given to the round.

[312] The room in that the service takes place may be decorated with articles that have a special reference to L and do satisfy zer. So e.g. a religious exhibition can be seen. The windows of the room should involve only abstract forms, since persons and things always are pars pro toto. As symbol, L may be seen; an illustration of my person must not. Altar and pulpit are unnecessary. On the roof of the building in that the room is an L may likewise be seen.

[313] From the services in that L takes centre stage, celebrations are to delimit as the marriage ceremony, funeral services, initiation, anniversaries and honours in that man takes centre stage. They can take place in the same room where the proper services are celebrated. In the context of the religion of love, a reference to L is established naturally also here. They have not to be conducted by a priest.

[423] While the priests in service are to be dressed as monochromical as possible, it applies for all service visitors that only head, neck and hands may be uncovered (at hot weather also arms and legs). The face may adorn if necessary a visual aid: Headpieces are unwelcome (except in the open and at cold weather). Umbrellas and a bag for personal things may be brought along. It is to be paid attention to a well-groomed appearance.

[992] Modern service includes interactive parts, in which the visitors can make contact with other visitors via a server - anonymously or publicly -, or can start an interactive program. This ensures that the issues and problems of interest can be processed. If the services take place at the same time, direct (remote) contacts are problem-freely possible.

[993] Otherwise, one can make beforehand an appointment for an interactive session, which can take place out of the service. If the premises are not sufficient, the service may be broadcasted home or the registration at the venue may be claimed within a certain period. Modern technology can provide an experience that even satisfies higher requirements.

[994] On joint elements of the service may be voted as well as on whose duration beforehand. Certain contents may be bindingly determined seasonally or following an event (by the local priest), if there is nothing to be said against it. Announcements may also be outsourced on a board that is referred to. There is to be mindful of a dignified, festive and L-just procedure.

[995] If the venue impends to be too crowded, it may be decided both by drawing lots and by the principle "First come, first served." Admission should only be charged for special events which require a greater effort, since the service classes among the basic needs which should be denied to nobody. Especially noteworthy experiences may be recorded in a log.

[1308] Music is to give the service a dignified and august atmosphere before L. Every visitor of a service is to feel the sacral that expects zer when ze enters the room for the service. The soul is to be opened and to be made ready for L. The technology used should be as good that the sound experience is not marred. Rooms for the service should have good acoustics, which computers can easily calculate beforehand.

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