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The NYAHBINGI House (Jamaica) meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month for general reasoning. At these meetings various topics are discussed. The meetings are opened with Hola Chants and Prayers followed by an opening remark by an Ilect of the Priesthood. This is followed by an update by the Ilect of Records on past reasoning after which matters arising from old and new issues are discussed.
Representative of the Priesthood, Ilect of Records and Treasury must be present at these reasoning and if there is a need for intensive planning and work to be done, then these meetings are held every Sunday.
Contribution towards the House Treasury are received at the meetings, and the House reserves the right dismiss or disallow any individual from attending these meetings.
Disciplinary, Tolerance and Overstanding must prevail at all times to ensure perfect harmony. Everyone has the right to make suggestions and have their opinions heard at these reasonings which are open to all sons and daughters of Rastafari, but one voice must be heard at all times. As words without works is in vain, the fruit of all reasonings must be progressive works
When the child is brought to the Assemble for Sanctification the Priest Elders of the House are notified and the hour chosen for such Sanctification.
The mother and father of the child will stand together with the child while the priest reads from the Holy Scripture, passages pertaining to the occasion.
- 1st Book of Samuel Chapter 1 - Birth of Samuel
- Judges Chapter 15 - Birth of Samson
- Psalms 127
As the parents of these children vowed that they be dreadlock from the womb, so do the parents of the child to be Sanctified.
After the reading of the Scriptures the parents then give the child and his/her name to the Priest while the Elders of the House gather around the Holy Alter of the Tabernacle. At this Nyahbingi Choir breaks into solemn chants;
- "The Mothers of Salem"
- "Little Children"
- "Clap your Tiny Hands"
- "JAH got the Whole Worlds"
As these solemn chants continue the Priests makes known the name of the to the congregation and he/she is passed from one Elder to another whom momentarily recites prayers unto the Most High Jah Rastafari Emperor Haile Selassie I, for the guidance and blessings of the child.
After all the Elders prepared for the occasion, accomplish the prayers and Benediction, then JAH Mother and Fathers would identify themselves at the request of the Priest. When the is more than one child to be Sanctified, the sons are done to be followed by the daughters. Here then another child is offered up unto the Most High and all the congregation ask for his/her guidance and blessings henceforth and for Ivermore/evermore.