Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is global divine institution. It teaches and practices universal love, peace, unity, truth, and righteousness in the Holy Spirit. The World Headquarters (WHQ) of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star situates at No 34 Ambo Street Calabar, Nigeria West Africa. Brotherhood of the Cross and Star was registered as a corporate body with the Federal Republic of Nigeria on March 1964. Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is the proverbial biblical mustard seed, whose insignificant genesis in Biakpan land, a backwater village in the remotest area of the present Cross River State of Nigeria has metamorphosed into a universal moment with spiritual magnitude made possible by the charismatic personality purposefulness and truthful consistency of is Founder and Leader Olumba Olumba Obu. The name "Brotherhood" means Love, Truth, Good manner, Mercy, Patience, Humility, Meekness, Unity as well as oneness of God’s creations. It is neither a political party, a secret society nor anything of this world. It is the New Kingdom of God instituted and governed by God Himself. The Brotherhood of the Cross and Star upholds the doctrine of mutual dependence that binds everything created and uncreated together. It is the assemblage of the true children of God who have been redeemed by God through the sinless blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, The Sole Spiritual Head of the Universe is the Founder, Leader, and Sustainer of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star kingdom. All decrees, decisions policies, edicts or resolutions issue from Him for the spiritual well-being and growth of the Kingdom. In Him, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star Kingdom starts and endures forever. Leader Olumba Olumba Obu reconciles all adversities, atrocities and gives the Brotherhood kingdom an unshakable spiritual foundation, erected on and made possible with the unblemished blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu, The King of kings and The Lord of lords is the Chairman, Brotherhood Executive Council and Head of Administration/Sole signatory of The Brotherhood of the Cross and Star worldwide, a position conferred on Him by Leader Olumba Olumba Obu in fulfillment of the scriptures in John 17: 1-5, Hebrews 1 :6-9, John 5: 19-30. His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu is empowered to judge, promote, appoint and designate members into any position in the fold and also demote or dismiss whoever He considers unfit. He can take necessary decisions for the progress and well being. Of the Brotherhood kingdom. It is an indisputable spiritual fact that the Sole Spiritual Head of the universe, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu and The King of kings and The Lord of lords, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu are one inseparable entity. Although, they are two physical personalities (The Father and The Son) but they two are one. In The Father is found The Son, and in the Son, The Father richly dwells; and through Him (Son), The Father administers the kingdom. (St John 10:30).
To Love one another as taught by our Lord Jesus Christ and practiced by The Holy Father, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu "Jesus said unto him, thou shall love the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets" St. Matthew 22:37 40. To establish and develop physical infrastructures such as educational and health institutions, agricultural enterprises and industries; and engage in other lawful activities to generate funds for the welfare of people in different parts of the world thus, enhancing the spiritual emancipation of humanity. To spread the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ from house to house, city to city throughout the world: "Then said Jesus to them again, peace be unto you: as my Father hath send me, even so send I you." (St. John 20:21) To follow the foot-prints of our Lord Jesus Christ not only by preaching the gospels out by practical Christianity "If ye love me, keep my commandments." (St. John 14: 15). To carter for the needs of sinners, and convert them to the path of righteousness:
MOTTO The Motto of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is Love, Faith and Hope. 1 Corinthians 13: 3 "And now abide faith hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” Love: Love ye one another as our Lord Jesus Christ loves you. Faith: Have Faith in God Hope: Hope in God The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, Olumba Olumba Obu.
CONDUCTS OF MEMBERS It is imperative for all members to practice the injunctions of the Holy Spirit as contained in the Holy Father’s teachings among which are that: Members should always search the scripture. “…Give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.” 1st Timothy 4:13. Members should always attend Morning and Evening Devotions, Fellowship meetings and other Activities of the Organization. Mark 11:17 “….he taught, saying unto them, is it not written, my house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer?...” No members should join any world organization Col. 6:8. "For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the spirit shall of the spirit reap life everlasting." Must not report anybody to the police or take any court action whatsoever 151 Corinthians 6: 1-3 Must not engage in any fetish practice whatsoever. 151 Corinthians 6:9 Should sing psalms, spiritual choruses, and songs from Brotherhood hymn books always. "Let the word of Christ dwell in your richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns, spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord". (Colosians.3:16). Shall refrain from sin or any appearance or form of evil. 1st Thessalonians 5:21-22 Should always attend prayer, meetings and other activities of the organization Should never worship at any secret altar or join any occult organization: "For he that soweth to the flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption, but he that soweth to the spirit shall of the spirit reap life everlasting" (Galatians) Shall conform to official uniform of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star which is the "white garment" (the soutane) complete with cape. "And one of the elders answered, saying unto me what are these which are arrayed in white robes are? And whence came they? And I said unto him, sir, thou knowest. And he said unto me, these are thy which came out' of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the lamb. Therefore are thy before the throne of God, and save him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them" Revelation 7: 13-15. Should not have any footwear in any place of Brotherhood worship (Bethel). "And said the Lord to him, put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou stand is holy ground. “Acts 7: 33 "And the captain of the Lord's host said into Joshua, lose thy shoe off thy foot: for the place whereon thou standeth is Holy: And Joshua did so." (Joshua 5: 15) God is holy and all worshipers of God must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS Members who strictly adhere to the teachings in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star and are active both in words and action shall have the full support of the organization. Such members are protected by Brotherhood of the Cross and Star and are assisted when sick or in need. They are entitled to material as well as spiritual help, which extends to their children. Brotherhood of the Cross and Star shall always be by them in all conditions of life even unto death.
CHILD BLESSING Child blessing is an acceptable sacrament in Brotherhood. The practice of child blessing has an ancient origin. It is a form of acknowledgement and acceptance by a family, couple and families of God's gift and God's love experienced in the form of a child. As our Lord Jesus Christ was presented in the temple on the eight day, it is mandatory that every child in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star be blessed. It is done either during morning or evening prayers, but with strong emphasis on the eight day. There is an order for the conduction of child blessing as set down by the Holy Spirit. See order of child blessing in later pages.
MARRIAGE BLESSING Marriage blessing is also one of the sacraments in Brotherhood. Marriage as a holy institution is recommended for all brethren of the fold, if they so wish but on one condition that a man be husband to one wife, and a woman be wife to one husband. Solemnization of marriage in Brotherhood is the highest anybody can desire to experience because it is done by the Holy Spirit. The Father therefore advises that all brethren have their marriages blessed, even if they were married in court or church prior to their baptism into the fold. Any man or woman who does not practice strict monogamy should remain a celibate. Trial, contract marriages are not allowed in Brotherhood. Once a man's marriage is blessed, such cannot marry again except on the grounds of adultery or the demise of one of the partner. All married couples, indeed all brethren, are advised to buy and read the publication entitled "Key to successful marriage"-sermons by Leader Olumba Olumba Obu. .
BAPTISM Repentance and Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the gate-way to salvation, and into the Kingdom of God. Through Baptism of the Holy Spirit, the Gift of the Holy Spirit is bestowed unto you. Baptism is conducted at any time or day, whenever the person is ready to accept, it is for all ages. Matt 3:11, 28:19, John 3:5, Mark 16:16, Ephesians 4:4-5. Baptism is one of the sacraments in Brotherhood of the Cross and star. It is a passage rite into God's kingdom now established on earth. All those seeking for the kingdom of God must observe the first step which is to be baptized by immersion notwithstanding whether or not one had been baptized elsewhere. Baptism can be conducted anywhere in the world, it is not restricted to any area or location. Once a new convert is ready for baptism, same should not be postponed. Members must be ready to administer baptism at all times and at all places provided there is water deep enough to cover the new convert when immersed. Children should be baptized too. The day of baptism into Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, the kingdom of God on earth is a unique and most important day in the person's life; and the person should break a feast. It is a day of salvation, a day of joy. Baptism into Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is a must if one must have salvation (St. John 3: 5; St. Mark 16: 16). After baptism and anointing, one becomes bound in unity with other brethren to fulfill the scripture which says "one lord, one faith and one baptism". Nobody is coerced, intimidated, threatened or begged to accept baptism in Brotherhood. There is absolute emphasis on fervent belief in our Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of man, Son of God and God Himself for whosoever wants baptism in Brotherhood. Prospective members must denounce and resign their membership of all secret societies, do away with all charms and concoctions, rings and talisman, occult books, materials and practices before baptism into Brotherhood, else such baptism is without benefit. Money is not charged for baptism; such practices are evil and attract terrible negative consequences to the perpetrator. Order of Baptism in later pages.
LOVE FEAST Love feast is a sacrament introduced by the Holy Spirit in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. It is to commemorate the Passover or Last supper, during which our God and Savior changed a His living Body, and wine to His priceless Blood. We daily celebrate the Holy Communion or the Love Feast. The Love feast is very sacred and can accomplish anything. Feast is not food that you eat to be filled. Thus, a piece of bread, biscuit, banana, orange, paw-paw, pineapple and even a spoon full of rice is enough for one to eat as feast. Feast should be bought, prepared and eaten with utmost reverence and respect to Holy Spirit. Nobody should struggle and fight for feast.
When feast is served, everyone should kneel down when he or she collects same. No special time has been set for feast conducting. No special fruits are recommended for feast.
No conditions, modality or amount are stipulated for celebration of feast. Feast in BCS consists of fruits, vegetables, rice etc., and water.
It is purely vegetarian and is blessed and served after service or fasting.
Feast could be of two types:
1. Fruits feast: prepared basically with various types of fruits. 2. Full feast: consists of both fruits and food.
There is also house feast, which could be fruits or full. BCS members do house feast or blessing before or shortly after they move into a house and also at will, as the Holy Spirit reveals or directs. Acts 2:42-47.
BCS members neither kill, eat nor offer meat or fish; nor do they eat any dairy product. In BCS, Vegetarian is practiced. Eating of fruits is very important and significant, hence BCS member-s usually have fruits at their homes; fruits are served to visitors or strangers in place of drinks. Genesis 1:29,
BCS members do not drink or offer alcoholic drink, wine, soft or any artificially mixed drink except water. Smoking and snuffing is not the food of the Holy Spirit and is not acceptable in BCS.
FASTING AND PRAYER Fasting is the act of refraining oneself from food and water. It is a period of purification in which brethren devote themselves to prayers and supplications to God. Fasting brings one closer and in direct communication with his/her Creator through self-sanctification while separated from the chaos of the world. It is good for the spirit, as well as the flesh. All type of sickness is cured, and problems are solved through fasting. Members are enjoined to fast 6:00am to 6:00pm especially on Thursday- as this was the day Our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified (as opposed to Friday, adopted by other Christian organization). See the Good Friday Gospel by Leader Olumba Olumba Obu.
Before each Pentecostal period,72 hours dry Fasting(complete abstinence from food and water) is undertaken by all Brotherhood of the Cross and Star members, Matt 17:21, Galatians 5:24-25, this is to purify and prepare oneself for the one month Pentecostal, which is one week after the dry fasting.
During Pentecostal, fasting is being observed from 6:00am – 6:00pm, to bring one closer and make one worthy to receive the Holy Words and blessings of God, Acts 13: 2-3. As with all other fasting, full feast is shared for the breaking of fast. Like in all other activities, everything is directed solely by the Holy Spirit. Nothing is compulsory or imposed on any member.
TITHE Everybody must pay one tenth of his/her earning as tithe to God Bethels. Associations and fellowships must pay tithe from proceeds realized form functions. Tithe payment is a secret between you and your God. Malachi 3:7-12.
“Everybody from the days of your fathers ye go away from my ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. “But you say wherein have we robbed thee?” in tithe and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse, for ye have robbed me; even this whole Nation. Bring ye all the tithe into the store house, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open you the windows of Heaven and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke trhe devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts." Malachi 3: 6-12 If you have been joking with the tithe belonging to God by way of not paying regularly or using same for personal or group purpose stop forthwith otherwise your condition will get worst. You attract great blessings when you pay your tithe regularly and ensure that same as paid into the Bethels Tithe Box are regularly remitted through the appropriate channel.
All the doctrines of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS) are in conformity with the teachings and doctrines of Our Lord Jesus Christ; hence BCS is a Spiritual School of Practical Christianity ' " Isaiah 2:2-4, St. John 16: 12-15, 1 st Corinthians 13: 10 & 12.
TITLES All females and males of all ages and status are addressed as Sisters and Brothers, or brethren, Matt 23:8, Act 9:17, Rev 6:11, Malachi 2: 1 0, because we are of one parents (Adam and Eve) one God. Genesis 1:26-27.
KNOCKING OF HEAD BCS members knock (bow) their head three times in reverence to the Holy Trinity God, before and after prayers (Matt 2:11'; 26:39, 1Corinthians 14:25, Rev 7:11) or at any time, place or occasion whenever the spirit directs. Knocking of head is a very vital and effective part of communication with God; It is akin to a dialling tone or knocking on the door before going in.
BETHELS Members of BCS worship in a ‘Bethel’ (as opposed to what others called churches) as in Genesis 28:18-19. The true meaning of Church is ' body of a person, which is where God dwells, and not a building or premises'. These Bethels have their own names depending on the location or the name of the area where it is built e.g., Elephant & Castle Bethel London, Manchester Bethel, or Soweto Bethel South Africa and so on. Bethels of the BCS are opened 24hours a day, 7days a week, and Each day of every year from January to December.
GREETINGS "Peace of the Father", “Perfect Peace" or "Peace be unto you;" is the general opening greetings of BCS members irrespective of the time or occasion. Peace is a heavenly language. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace -Isaiah 9:6. He used the same greetings of "peace" - John 20:19 & 26 and His disciples followed suit in their evangelism, Matt 10:12-13, and after His ascension.
HOW TO PRAY, CONFESS SINS AND TESTIFY How to Pray Start with: "Let thanks, honor and glory be' ascribed to God in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen. "Let thanks, honour and glory be ascribed to God through the Power and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen. Let dominion and supremacy be given to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit now and forever more, Amen. Holy, Holy, Holy Father…. (You offer your prayers and end with) “Let thanks, honour and glory be ascribed to God in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ… Amen. "Let thanks, honour and glory be ascribed to God through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Let dominion and supremacy be given to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit now and forever more, Amen. How to Confess Sins Start with: "In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ In the power and Blood of our Lord Now and forever more, Amen" Confess your Sins "This is to confess my transgressions before The Almighty Father” (here you must confess your sins and pray the Holy Father for forgiveness) End With "In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ In the power and Blood of our Lord Now and forever more, Amen"
HOW TO TESTIFY Start and end with "In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ In the power and Blood of our Lord Now and forever more, Amen"
The official uniform of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is white garment with a cape known officially as the "Soutane" in conformity with what is recorded in Revelation of John the Divine “…And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, these are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them". (Rev. 7: 13-15) "And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white; for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints." (Rev. 19:8) Brothers and Sisters use the same uniform, the fact that sisters use white head ties in addition. BCS members commonly or instinctively dress in white to work, occasions or casuals as simple as possible, no makeup, no plaits, or jewelry of any kind; rings, chains, beads and no wearing of wrist watch, 1 Peter ~:3, 1 Timothy 2:9-10, Exodus 32:2-4, etc.
WHITE ROBES The long white robe or garment called the soutane is worn by all members regardless of their age position within the kingdom, to bethels or outside the bethel. Rev.3:4-5, 7:9 & 14. White soutane is the same raiment that Our Lord Jesus Christ wore when He was transfigured; Matt 17:2. White symbolizes ‘righteousness’, ’purity’, and 'peace'. The white garment worn by members should member should not be designed with colored materials such as thread, etc. It should be pure white. Members should not use the garment while on illegal business trips. The white garment in BCS is sanctified by the Holy Spirit as such it should be treated with respect and holiness.
TURBANS These are long wide ropes (girdle) with different colors tied round the waist by the ordained brothers and sisters. BCS ordination is done by the Holy Father alone. The number of years in BCS or age does not determine individual ordination. It is determined spiritually and based on destiny. All positions and duties are all based on practical love for one another and evangelism "to make the whole world that must be done".
WEARING OF SHOES It is the doctrine of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star not to wear shoes into the Bethels or the house of worship, In recognition and reverence of the holiness and presence of God. "Then said the Lord to him, put off thy shoes from thy feet; for the place where thou standest is Holy ground" (Acts 7: 33) "God is holy and all worshippers of God must worship Him in spirit and in truth". Exodus 3:5, Romans 10:15, Luke 22-35.
Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is open to all manner of people Irrespective of age, sex, religion and race who accept to confess their Sins and be baptized by immersion in the Name of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit. According to the Sole Spiritual Head of the Universe, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, coming into Brotherhood is by divine ordination. Except one is destined to be a member, one can never be. (Read St John 6:4).
CONFIRMATION OF MEMBERSHIP: Anybody who wishes to be a full member of this organization must have to pass through the under mentioned stages in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. She/he must be a baptized member and obtain the following credentials for identification: - Col. 3:16. "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in Psalms, hymns and Spiritual Songs singing with grace in your heart to the Lord". The membership of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is comprised of the following:-
CONGREGATION These are newly baptized members who are not yet assigned to any of the other groups mention below.
CHILDREN These are from babies up to twelve years of age and they constitute the Sabbath group. They are encouraged to exhibit their spiritual talents such as singing, praying etc. to the glorification of The Father.
CHORISTERS These are assigned to sing new heavenly melodious songs before the throne of God. They play an important role in the Bethel in reviving the spirit of members through stimulating spiritual songs and anthems.
SPIRITED CHILDREN These are endowed with spiritual gifts of seeing vision, dreams and prophesying (about past events, present and future occurrences) for the enhancement of The Father's work. They also heal the sick.
ELDERS These are expected to play active roles to ensure the smooth functioning of Bethels. They are to maintain peace and unity among members. They are the pillars of the Bethel and are assigned to preach the word of God and baptize.
ORDAINED ONES These are chosen and anointed by the Holy Father or the spreading of the message of this New Kingdom- "Love one Another" to all the nooks and crannies of the world; baptizing them in e name of our lord Jesus Christ. They are to act as mothers and Father in Bethels.
TRUE CHRIST WITNESSES These are called, chosen, and commissioned by the Holy Father as TEACHER'S in the fold, to teach, practice and advice all members irrespective of ranks and positions, be they Black or White Formerly called the Christ Students, these are collection of men and women who have left everything they had, to come and study before the Supreme Father, the Supernatural Teacher and the Holy Spirit of Truth, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu. The Formation of this Body dates back to the early 1960's. They are celibates and eunuchs. They have been graduated from Christ Students to True Christ Witnesses. Having been taught by the Holy Father, the TCWs are sent on missionary assignments to BCS Bethels and Pentecostal Centres all over the world.
SENIOR CHRIST STUDENTS This Body comprises men and women drawn from all walks of life into the service of God. "Selfless Service to humanity" is their watch word, as Servants unto Christ they are saddled with enormous responsibilities which extends to hospitals and prisons; they are to provide solace and relief to orphans and the less privileged in the society. Part of their responsibilities is to render humanitarian services to all mankind, construct roads, and engage in farming, trading and various commercial activities, they are also sent by the Holy Father as missionaries to various BCS Bethels and Pentecostal Centers all over the world. They are blessed with the spiritual gifts of healing the sick, and the power of the spoken word.
CHRIST PRACTICAL STUDENTS These are those who were housed and trained by the Holy Father in 26 Mbukpa Road Calabar. They constituted the first batch of Brotherhood Seminarians (Students) from late 60s. They serve as clergymen in BCS with exemplary characters and conducts, until their nomenclature was changed from Christ Students to Christ Practical Students. As Christ Practical students, they are expected to practice the teachings and ways of the Holy Spirit and to teach others to follow the path of righteousness.
CHRIST NATURAL PREACHERS The Christ Natural Preachers are those whom The Father used in the propagation of the gospel of the New Kingdom from the cradle. They assist greatly in laying the BCS foundation and they are one of the pews that constitute the Priesthood Body. It is their duty to ensure the dissemination of the word of God to the entire humanity. They, pre to go to all nooks and crannies to evangelize mankind with the divine wisdom handed them by the Holy Spirit. They are also assigned to BCS Branches all over the world.
CHILDREN OF GOD: (144,000 VIRGINS) This Body, which was constituted by the Holy Father Leader Olumba Olumba Obu on the 14th of August 1991, is set aside for the Virgins; those who have not defiled themselves sexually with Men or women. This is in fulfilment of the scripture in Revelation 14: 1-5 "And looked, and These are they who were not defiled with women; for they are virgins they ... follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first-fruits to God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. As their nomenclature implies, they are Virgins in body, mind and soul. Completely dedicated to the worship of God, they are in their utterance, dressing, appearance, behavior, and decorum to exhibit the sterling qualities of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, The Virgins work directly with the Holy Father (Leader Olurnba Olumba: Obu and the Lamb (His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu)singing songs of praises to Him day and night. Also known as the "Children of God" The Virgins are trained by the Supernatural Teacher and sent to various BCS Bethels and Pentecostal Centers as Missionaries and Ambassadors of the New Kingdom.
Sundays: 5am- Morning prayers in the Bethels, Pentecostal centers or in individual's houses. 10 am - Divine service 7pm - Evening service
Mondays: 5am- Morning prayers in the Bethels, Pentecostal centers or in Individual’s houses. 10 am - Individual or group evangelical ministry (house to house Preaching, except during Pentecostal periods where divine service is Conducted daily at 10am). 4pm - women fellowship meetings. 7pm - Evening service.
Tuesdays: 5am- Morning prayers in the Bethels, Pentecostal centers or in individual's houses. 10 am - Individual or group evangelical ministry (house to house preaching, except during Pentecostal periods when divine service is conducted daily at 10am) 7pm- men fellowship meeting or general meeting on the First Tuesday of the Month
Wednesdays: 5am- Morning prayers in the Bethels, Pentecostal centers or in individual's houses. 10 am - Individual or group evangelical ministry (house to house preaching, except during Pentecostal periods when divine service is conducted daily at 10 am) 4pm - Bible Class lectures. 7pm - Evening Devotion. 12 midnight - watch and pray. This is in remembrance of the 3 hours. that our Lord Jesus Christ spent on Mount Olives with His disciples to pray before the final betrayal. (Luke 22:39-46.)
Thursdays 5am- Morning prayers in the Bethels, Pentecostal centers or In Individual’s houses. 6am to 6pm General Fasting - the Holy Spirit revealed that our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified on Thursday and not on Friday as it is widely believed by Christendom. To this end, all r e BCS members observe 6am to 6pm Thursday's fasting each week. Our Lord Jesus Christ was condemned to death at 6am, crucified on the cross at 9am; His body was brouqht down from the cross at 6pm. 7pm - Evening service followed by Elders Fellowship Meeting
Fridays: 5am- Morning Devotion in the Bethels, Pentecostal centers or in individual's houses. 10am - Individual or group evangelical ministry (house to house preaching, except during Pentecostal periods when divine service is conducted daily at 10am) 7pm - Evening service followed by spirited children's meeting or Mercy Fellowship meeting or Area General Fellowship meeting, depending on which week of the month.
Saturdays: 5am- Morning prayers in the Bethels, Pentecostal centers or in individual's houses, 2pm - children Sabbath fellowship. Adults are equally free to participate in the Children's Fellowship activities especially the newly baptized brethren. (It should be noted that the list of fellowships in the fold is not yet exhausted). Sabbath Fasting 6am to 12pm (if it is the first Saturday of the Month)
Meetings Women's Fellowship Day: Every Monday by 4pm. Attendance: All Sisters (Female), no age restriction. Men's Fellowship Day: Every Tuesday by 4pm. Attendance: All Brothers (Male), no age restriction. Bethel General Fellowship Day: Every 1st Tuesday of the Month Attendance: All members (Brothers and Sisters) in a particular Bethel Elders Fellowship Day: Every Thursday after breaking of Fast Attendance: All members (Brothers and Sisters) of the Elders Fellowship/Pew Area General Fellowship Day: Every 1st Friday of the Month Attendance: All members (Brothers and Sisters) from bethels under a given Area location Christ Universal Spiritual Council of Churches Day: Every 2nd Friday of the Month Attendance: All members (Brothers and Sisters) of the Fellowship, Spiritual Children's Fellowship Day: Every 3rd Friday of the Month Attendance: All members (Brothers and Sisters) of the Spirited Children's Fellowship Mercy Fellowship Day: Every 4th Friday of the Month Attendance: All members (Brothers and Sisters) of Mercy Fellowship Children's Fellowship Day: Every 5th Friday of the Month Attendance: All Children under 12yrs Old and their Sabbath Handlers (Teachers)
Yearly Event January 1 st - New Year Day March 24th - Celebration of BCS Certificate of Incorporation April 14th Universal Celebration of the Coronation of His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu. July 7th - Holy Change Over Week August 8th - Celebration of BCS Movement from 8 Eton street to 26 Mbukpa Road all in Calabar, Cross River State and the wearing of white by members of BCS for the first time October 1 st - Holy Mother's Glorification Ceremony November 20th Universal Birthday Celebration of His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu December 25th - Christmas Day and World Unification Feast December 30th Universal Birthday celebration of the Supreme Holy Father, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu December 31st - Annual BCS Music and Merit Award Night and Ushering in of the New Year.
Pentecostal Periods This is a periodical Fellowship with The Holy Father whereby daily activities of Bethel's are closed and Pentecostal activities are carried out in the appointed Pentecostal Centers. There are three Pentecostal seasons in a year and hey signify the three most important events in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ. During these periods 10am and 7pm devotions are held daily, followed by Various Fellowship meetings with the Holy Father;
April Pentecostal: This is in remembrance of the betrayal, torture, pain, crucifixion, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus' Christ, and the fulfilment of His promise; that He will return (John 14:3-4) and that He will send the Comforter which is the Holy Spirit (John 1-6:7), The spirit of truth (John 16: 13), the Perfect Man who will lead all to the accurate knowledge of truth and who will bring all that is in parts to whole (1 Corinthians 13:10,12). The promise of the personification of the Holy Trinity God and the establishment of the new and only kingdom of God on earth, with man is fulfilled today (Daniel 2:44, Rev 21 :3-4).
August Pentecostal:: This is to commemorate baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ by John the Baptist and His revelation as The Beloved Son of God (Matt 3: 16-17), It is also meant to commemorate the Great march of members .of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star from 8 Eton Street to 26 Mbukpa Road, Calabar in August 8th 1958
December Pentecostal: This is in Remembrance and Celebration of the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 2:1 0-14), and the Birth of the Supernatural Teacher, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu (Isaiah 63: 1) on December 30th. The whole world is invited to these wonderful celebrations at any Pentecostal Center near your home.
BCS STARCROSS TV BCS Starcross TV is a global religious channel of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star; broadcasting 24/7 from April, 2013 via satellite and on the internet with the objective to reach all God’s Creation with a nation building focus and aspirations to create spiritual awareness within the human family and help humanity understand their relationship with their neighbors and Creator as well as their roles as citizens of God’s Kingdom on earth. “For the gospel of this Kingdom must be preached in all the world before the end come”.
BCS Starcross Television is a physical instrument of the Holy Spirit to enhance global unity, peace, love, holiness and the reign of The Holy Spirit Personified “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever”. If this mankind must live in peace, oneness and love one another, someone must show the way; that is what BCS Starcross TV has come do.
The Operational Head Office of BCS Starcross Television is 34 Ambo Street. Calabar Cross River State, Nigeria.
PRIESTHOOD In Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, we have the following categories of Priest constituted by the Holy Spirit, to form the Priesthood order, namely:
Collectively, they are co-workers in the vineyard, commissioned by The Holy Father to represent Him. They are completely dependant on The Holy Father Leader Olumba Olumba Obu who is their Teacher, Sustainer, Leader and only source of power, knowledge and wisdom. They are answerable to The Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and are expected and enjoined to be humble, faithful and loyal to The King of kings and The Lord of lords on all matters affecting the Kingdom. The True Christ Witnesses, Senior Christ Servants, Christ Practical Students and the Christ Natural Preachers Bodies are under one Umbrella Body known as the CHRIST NEW TRUE MISSIONARIES (CNTM). The CNTM Body operates independent of other BCS Fellowships with Executives of their own, which reports directly to The Holy Father through their various Administrative hierarchies. The 144,000 Virgins Body though a Priestly Body is completely separate from the CNTM Body. They have their own Executives which also reports directly to His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu, The King of kings and The Lord of lords.
THE LEADER'S OFFICE BCS has only one Leader's Office situated at the World headquarters No 34 Ambo Street Calabar Nigeria where the Holy Father resides physically. No one has the authority to establish the Leader's Office at any BCS branch anywhere in the world. The Leader's Office in Calabar is the control system and the ultimate Authority in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. It is the official Office of Administration in the New Kingdom. His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu is the Chairman BCS Executive Council and Head of Administration BCS World Wide; He is therefore the Sole Administrator. It is from the Leader's Office that authentic information is obtained and reports from States, Countries, Fellowships and requests for Christ New True Missionaries are received and attended to. Other functions like remittances of proceeds from Tithe box; registration of new Bethels, Healing Homes, Spiritual Hospitals; Appointment and designation of clergies i.e. (Christ New True Missionaries and 144,000 Virgins) is the sole responsibilities and prerogative of the Leader's Office. Appointment of States, Regional and National Executives, International and National Chairmen for Fellowships and Bodies; Payment of BCS World Headquarters Staff, Etc. remains the sole responsibilities of the Leader's Office. To carry out these functions properly, The Holy Father has established other units under the Leader's office. These units as listed below are under the control of The King of Kings and The Lord of Lords, Chairman BCS Executive Council Head of Administration His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu.
THE BCS BISHOP The college 'of Bishops was instituted by the Holy Father, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu for those He elected and ordained into the rank of Bishops. Their ordination and appointment into various responsibilities remains the Sole prerogative of His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu. No special qualifications or credentials are required. The Bishops in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star may be ordained from any part of the world and from any level in BCS fold. The mark of identification is the purple girdle or turban tied around the waist. His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu may assign a Bishop to shoulder a responsibility at any level within the Brotherhood administrative structure. Some members of the College of Bishop may be chosen by His Holiness to make up the Brotherhood Executive Council, therefore it is mandatory that Bishops exhibit humility and be exemplary in the Leadership of other flocks under them. If a Bishop is assigned to oversee a particular Nation, He is to work in collaboration with the National LR, CNTM/144,OOO Virgins towards the growth and development of the organization.
All Ordained Bishops in Brotherhood of the Cross and Star are answerable to His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu, Chairman BCS Executive Council and Head of Administration.
Because of her population, the organization has been divided into groups known as "Fellowship." Every baptized member is expected to belong to one of these groups through the directive of the Holy Spirit. But the most important of all these are Women, Men, Spirited and General Fellowships which are mandatory for all members to enrol and to attend their meetings. Each fellowship at any level is run by an Executive council. The Fellowships are:
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27