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Testimony of
John Coltrane

"
A Love Supreme"

SAINT JOHN WILL-I-AM COLTRANE

Saint John's was organized in 1971 under the banner or name of
"One Mind Temple Evolutionary Transitional Body of Christ."
The first meetings were held in the home of the founder,
Bishop F.W. King, who had converted and dedicated an in-law apartment into a chapel. We moved to the present location on September 23, 1972. September 23 is the anniversary of the birthday of our now Patron Saint John Coltrane. John Coltrane proclaims in his thesis, as found on the recording "
A Love Supreme," an omnipotence of God and our need for and dependence on Him.

He gives all praise to God and encourages the dear listener to "...pursue Him in the righteous path..." He declares "...Yes, it is true, Seek and ye shall find. Only through Him can we know the Most Wondrous Bestowals..." He demonstrated great love and devotion, declaring in his personal testimony his own spiritual awakening...  "which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life.
At that time, in gratitude, I humbly asked to be given the means and privilege to make others happy through music." "He acknowledged that this desire to be used of God to be a blessing to others was granted through God's grace."

It is the dedicated triumph of John Coltrane's life over many obstacles, his music, and this testimony that inspired us to be led by the Holy Spirit in the organizing of a religious community that would be committed to "live cleanly, do right;" being reborn in the spirit of Christ, offering praise to God and service to man, and continuing steadfastly in the Apostles' teachings and fellowship.

In January 1982, the Archdiocese of Chicago, desiring to expand the roots and branches of the Church, looked West. The One Mind Temple was recognized, examined and qualified. By the favor of Archbishop G. Duncan Hinkson, Bishop King was ordained a priest in the Church of God, and Deacons, Deaconesses, Sub-Deacons and Acolytes were set aside. We became a part of the Great Body of the African Orthodox Church. Our name was amended to St. John's.
On May 6 1984, Bishop King was consecrated Bishop.

By the help of God and the untiring efforts of a few faithful members, we have arrived thus far on our way. The program of our Church is progressive and with this in mind we are constantly improving and taking on new tasks.

We solicit your aid and your good will in helping us to establish this branch of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church so that we can worship God in the beauty of His Holiness.

Wishing you God's continued blessings.

The Testimony and Spiritual Awakening of
Saint John Will-I-Am Coltrane

ALL PRAISE BE TO GOD WHOM ALL PRAISE IS DUE.
 Let us pursue Him in the righteous path. Yes it is true: "seek and ye shall find." Only through Him can we know the most wondrous bequeathal.

During the year 1957, I experienced, by the grace of God, a spiritual awakening which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life. At that time, in gratitude, I humbly asked to be given the means and privilege to make others happy through music. I feel this has been granted through His grace. ALL PRAISE TO GOD.

As time and events moved on; a period of irresolution did prevail. I entered into a phase which was contradictory for the pledge and away from the esteemed path; but thankfully now and again through the unerring and merciful hand of God, I do perceive and have been duly re-informed of His OMNIPOTENCE, and of our need for, and dependence on Him. At this time I would like to tell you that NO MATTER WHAT...IT IS WITH GOD. HE IS GRACIOUS AND MERCIFUL. HIS WAY IS IN LOVE, THROUGH WHICH WE ALL ARE. IT IS TRULY-A LOVE SUPREME-.

This album is a humble offering to Him. An attempt to say "THANK YOU GOD" through our work, even as we do in our hearts and with our tongues. May He help and strengthen all men in every good endeavor.

The music herein is presented in four parts. The first entitled "Acknowledgment", the second, "Resolution", the third, "Pursuance", and the fourth and last part is a musical narration of the theme,
"A Love Supreme" which is written in the context: it is entitled "Psalm".

Our appreciation and thanks to all people of good will and good works the world over, for in the bank of life is not good that investment which surely pays the highest and most cherished dividends?

May we never forget that in the sunshine of our lives, through the storm and after the rain-it is all with God-in all ways and forever.
ALL PRAISE TO GOD.

With love to all, I thank you.
John Coltrane- December 1964

A LOVE SUPREME

I will do all I can to be worthy of Thee O Lord.
It all has to do with it. Thank you God.
Peace. There is none other. God is. It is so beautiful.
Thank you God. God is all.
Help us to resolve our fears and weaknesses.
Thank you God. In You all things are possible.
We know. God made us so. Keep your eye on God.
God is. He always was. He always will be.
No matter what...it is God. He is gracious and merciful.
It is most important that I know Thee.
Words, sounds, speech, men, memory, thoughts, fears and emotions-time-all related...all made from one...all made in one. Blessed be His name.
Thought waves-beat waves-all vibrations-
all paths lead to God. Thank you God.
His way...it is so lovely...it is gracious.
It is merciful-Thank you God.
One thought can produce millions of vibrations and
they all go back to God...everything does.
Thank you God. Have no fear...believe...
Thank you God. The universe has many wonders.
God is all. his way...it is so wonderful.
Thoughts-deeds-vibrations, etc.
They all go back to God and He cleanses all.
He is gracious and merciful...Thank you God.
Glory to God...God is so alive. God is. God loves.
May I be acceptable in Thy sight.
We are all one in His grace. The fact that we do exist is acknowledgment of Thee O Lord. Thank you God.
God will wash away all our tears...He always has...
He always will. Seek Him everyday.
In all ways seek God every day.
Let us sing all songs to God
To whom all praise is due...praise God.
No road is any easy one, but they all go back to God.
With all we share God. It is all with God
It is all with Thee. Obey the Lord. Blessed is He.
We are all from one thing...the will of God
Thank you God.
I have seen God-I have seen ungodly-
none can be greater-none can compare to God.
Thank you God.
He will remake us...He always has and He always will.
It is true-blessed be His name-Thank you God.
God breathes through us so completely...so gently we hardly
feel it...yet, it is our everything. Thank you God. ELATION-ELEGANCE- EXALTATION-
All from God. Thank you God. Amen.

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