What is the situation of the Religio within the Roman Republic? Who is running the organization of the Religio? I read there is an application for Sacerdotes where can one locate it? What is the situation with the CP? I seen an 18 year old is an Auger?
Is there any religio training going on? Courses or study groups? Is there and plans for learning or offerings going on?
Good question. So there is no collegium pontificum. Why? Because it has been deemed that there is no single group of people that could fulfil this solemn duty at the present. We have been mindful to not treat the collegium pontificum as a transient group of people that come and go with their personal activity, interest or whims. There are sacerdotes that are all provisional. Some have lived up to their duties. Others have not. They were all approved by the Comitia Curiata on a trial basis for this reason.
Personally, as a sacerdote the biggest obstacle I see in developing an active CDR is education. The resources out there that are accessible are very poor. Those that are better are harder to access and are very academic. They are not written for a cultor. So what the CDR is, how to make it a living religion, how to promote it, develop historically mindful ceremonies is a hard, maybe even unrealistic task for many.
I’m working with other sacerdotes towards correcting this education aspect. Here is a preview of the new Academia Minervalis platform that is in the works. It will offer a full training course based on all those difficult to access resources. It will be free.
Applications for sacerdotes are temporarily on hold until the Comitia Curiata reviews current sacerdotes and decides how to proceed in a more optimal manner.
I’m very interested to hear other ideas on this topic and how we as a community can improve.