The Brethren kept a low public profile, appearing as a relatively small and poor order in the Archbishopric of Charis. It was created before the Archbishopric of Charis was established, and unlike other religious orders, it had never been sponsored by, or restricted to, the membership of a single order. The Brethren were drawn from virtually every order of Church of God Awaiting.
The creed of the Brethren was in contrast to that of the mainland church, preaching that every individual was responsible for his or her personal relationship with God. It implied a personal search for God, and a need to understand one's relationship with Him for oneself, not simply the regurgitation of official doctrine and catechisms.
Preserved documents Edit
For centuries the Brethren preserved and guarded a number of documents from the Terran Federation era and the days of Operation Ark. These documents, which were also studied by the members of the Brethren, included:
- the United States Declaration of Independence
- The History of the Terran Federation
- the diaries of Jeremiah Knowles