Ecclesia Gnostica Pneumatica (Spiritual Gnostic Church) is an esoteric, spiritualist and gnostic patriarchate, which cherishes an ancient tradition of spiritual initiation through sacramental transmission of Holy Spirit. It also serves as a branch of Ecclesia Gnostica Spiritualis (Neo-Pythagorean Gnostic Church, Chicago, Illinois, USA) for the region of South-East Europe.
Ecclesia Gnostica Pneumatica formally came into being in 2006, after
its founding Bishop Tau Elohael (Emir Michael Salihovich) was
consecrated into episcopate of the Gnostic ecclesia by Bishop Michael
Paul Bertiaux of Chicago, Illinois.
After his return to the Balkans, Tau Elohael started public lecturing
and consecrated several individuals from Croatia and Serbia into Holy
Orders, and formally established the seat of Ecclesia Gnostica
Pneumatica in Belgrade, Serbia.
In 2008 Tau Elohael also consecrated to the Gnostic episcopate the
Bishop of Ecclesia Gnostica Hieroglyphica from Poland, Tau Orestos, and
in that way gave a contribution to the revival of Gnostic current in
Today, a number of individuals from Belgrade are studying for diaconate
and priesthood under the guidance of Tau Elohael, and Gnostic, esoteric
Masses are being served every week in Belgrade, in the homes of the
Formal authority of Ecclesia Gnostica Pneumatica is based on
transmission of Apostolic Succession, and its sacraments and ceremonies
are recognisably Christian in their outward form. The church accepts,
and studies ageless wisdom of many other spiritual and religious
schools, from different times and cultures, developing a highly
eclectic approach to personal spiritual work. The Ecclesia Gnostica
Pneumatica is a member of the Independent Liberal Catholic Fellowship.