Canons are the ecclesiastical governing protocols adopted by Basileia that express the whole of Basileia’s charism, albeit in a structural and operational way. The Canons are the structural and operational form of the meaning of the Constitution of Basileia in its entirety. Thus Basileia’s Liturgy and Catechism are not separate from the Canons, but are themselves fully structural and operational just as Basileia’s Canons are fully sacramental and instructional. We therefore recognize that the principle of lex agendi est lex orandi et credendi (“the rule of action is the rule of prayer and of belief”) is not more equally ultimate to the rules of prayer and of belief that also shape our Canons.

Also see Catechism, and Liturgy.