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KEPHA

The Brotherhood of the Iron Will

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Mortification

The Christian practice of denying certain bodily pleasures as a way of training the soul in virtuous and holy living.  Each member agrees to perform a weekly act of mortification, consistent with his age and state of life, for the members of the Church Suffering. Additional acts of mortification may be agreed upon and performed by the entire group.

Within Kepha, these may take the form of waking in the middle of the night for prayer, eating no sweets or drinking only water as a beverage for the day, and perhaps taking a cold shower or performing an anonymous act of kindness.

Sundays, by virtue of being the Lord’s day, shall not involve a mortification.