Meaning of Our Name and Cross Logo

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The Chirothesian Cross was chosen by Dr. Hess and Dr. Bussell as the Logo for the Church back in the 1930’s.  
(Prior to that date the Church had another Logo.) 
Originally it was a symbol of the Dravidian People in India, denoting the geographic marking of their know world. These people lived a life style of brotherly love, compassion and devotion to creation and The Creator.The cross indicated the points of the compass, and the cross section of mankind as they knew them to be; the symbol which looks like a C, was the symbol of knowledge or it may have been taken from the symbol before written language for God, which was a circle with a center point. The Dravidian people spoke the Brahui language and it is not clear in generic history how many years they walked the earth.
The name Chirothesia dates back more than 2,000 years during the Minoan civilization, when Greece was reach its zenith as a great civilization. According to history these people, like the Dravidian, they lived a life style of brotherly love, compassion and devotion to creation and The Creator. By the year 200 B.C. the principle and practice of Chirothesia had become an accepted Way of Life in many lands and among many people. 
It is the aim of modern Chirothesian’s to continue this Way of Life and to let the Light of God show in living their daily life, both private and public. This are the principles we endeavor to project in our life and teaching to all the World.

Chirothesian Prayer by Dr. DJ Bussell, Co Founder

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Lord Jesus, take each of us by the hand
And lead us gently up the little Path,
Through the narrow Gate,
Through the Holy of Holies,
Into the Kingdom of God,
Where the power of God
flows through us,
In right use-ness.

And we thank thee, Father,
That thou has heard us;
Thou hearest us always.

And we thank Thee, Lord Jesus,
For leading us
Into the Way of Truth that frees,
The perfect Love that casteth out fear,
The Peace that passeth all understanding,
And the Way of Eternal Life.

What we Believe

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  1. We believe that we, being children of God, and being created in His image, have, each one of us, in the Life that He breathed into us, that Divine Gift and Power which enables us to fulfill the promise of the Christ Jesus, who was also the Begotten Son of God, which is found in St. John 14:12.
  2. We believe that the highest morality is contained in the Golden Rule: Whatsoever ye would that others should do unto you, do ye even so to them.
  3. We believe that the doorway of reformation is never closed against any human soul.

About Dr. Grace

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Doctor Grace Lee Bonnell has been an Ordained Minister with the Chirothesian Church of Faith since 1990. She was raised in the church with Dr. D.J. Bussell. Her Great Aunt was a Practitioner and Minister before her and her Mother also studied the ministry with the National Academy of Metaphysics, the educational arm of the Chirothesian Church of Faith. Doctor Grace’s background also includes extensive and continuing self study on Comparative World Religions. She has recently been accepted and honored as Doctor of Divinity with Chirothesia A Way of Life Board of Directors and Dr. Beverly J. Gaard.

Personally, Doctor Grace has one adult daughter, three Grandchildren and nine Great Grandchildren, all of whom she is very proud. She has a keen, varied, and wide interests in many areas.

She continues her work as Minister and being of God’s service under her affiliation with Chirothesia A Way of Life. She is a writer so writes each Wedding, Christening or Memorial individually, building a memorable keepsake for each occasion. She considers her approach “New Light on Ancient Truth” as being Spiritual not Religious but inclusive to all Faith or Non-Faith Thought much as Dr. Bussell’s and Dr. Hess’ initial vision in 1917.

Also, for over thirty years she was, a Holistic Practitioner and still offers Life Style Consultation and Practitioner Treatments, where she includes a combination of modalities in which she has received Certification. She currently makes Port Orford, OR her home, which is a charming Southern Coastal town – Where the forest meets the sea – where she has been an Inn Keeper of a historic vacation home, The Joan of Arc but devotes her entire time building the Community and is available for Weddings and Guest Speaking.

“Have Podium – Will Travel”

Doctor Grace is available for Guest Speaking, Weddings, Christenings, Memorials, and Home/Business Blessings. Each service is written just for that occassion. You pick your Dream Location. To contact Doctor Grace for questions or appointment, 541-332-0516, through E-Mail at


Chirothesian Church of Faith

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In approaching the subject of the Chirothesian Church of Faith let us first consider the word ‘church.’ In one of the languages preceding the Greek we find the word ‘church’ indicated by a character similar to a capital “C” in our own alphabet, with a dot in the center, thus: “chi”. The complete character was pronounced “Chi”, indicating a place where the Law of God was disseminated, described as “an elevated place, composed of stone or earth.” Later the same place was called “Grove” in the Greek language. The place of dissemination was in a state of evolvement and later became a cave, then a structure of some sort. As the place of dissemination became an enclosure, the original symbol became a complete circle with a dot in the center, “grove” not unlike the symbol for the Creator God; this similarity is understandable, since God and the Law of God are indivisible.

Thus we find that the original word meaning the place where the Law of God was taught, translated into English was “Church”. The place and the group of persons in attendance soon became inseparable, and the word “church” began to mean the people and the structure where the Law of God was taught to the students or followers of the teaching. In pursuing history further we find that the place where the Law of Brahma was taught became known as a “Temple”. The Law of Moses was soon interjected, and the place where it was taught became a “Synagogue”. Translations have varied this pattern very little; the Law of God is still taught in churches, the Law of Moses is still taught in synagogues, and the Law of Brahma is still taught in temples. The word “Church”, however, has become a general word covering both the synagogue and temple in our modern world, until now “Church” may be used to designate the meeting place of any religionist, regardless of the type of teaching or its origin.

The principle of Chirothesia fits unerringly into this picture, for the bases of Chirothesia are emphatically the Law of God and its relationship to man, together with the understanding and application thereof. Thus we find Chirothesia to be a natural religion, entirely within the structure of the Law of God, accepting the teaching in its original form.

Dr. D.J. Bussell

The Chirothesian Church of Faith, Inc. was incorporated in the state of California by founder W. Grant Hess and D.J. Bussell, August 2, 1917. The purpose of the organization being, To follow the teachings and practices of the Christ, Jesus, as set forth and chronicled in the New Testament of the King James and Lamsa version of the Holy Bible.