The Church on Yathrib
The Church has a powerful presence on Yathrib - the Most Holy Archbishop of Revelation is the planetary archbishop, an autocephalous see called sometimes 'the Apocalyptic See'.
The Archbishop of Revelation
Archbishop Clovis is an 88-year-old man who served his novitiate in the Basilica of the Revelation in the Holy City itself. As a boy of twelve, he accompanied Archbishop Diocletian's legate Father Stanislaus to the meeting that resulted in the Statute of 4925; when Diocletian was martyred and Stanislaus became Archbishop, Clovis stayed close to him, and when Stanislaus was killed in battle in 4950 Clovis was elected Archbishop at the age of 38. He will have his fiftieth year as Archbishop this year, and while he was once a strong and vocal advocate for the crusade and for the Exodite and refugee communities in particular he has slowed, particularly after enduring captivity in Kurgan hands during the Betrayal. Now, some say his uncertainty has left the Church rudderless, though others say he is walking a careful tightrope between appeasing radical preachers, an influx of liberal theologians from offworld and a whole new Church hierarchy not imagined in a millenium.
The Archbishop's cathedral is formally the Basilica in the Holy City. A striking, almost miraculously looking building, it has been shelled and fired and yet still retains its graceful lines. Now, though, it is in no man's land between Kurgan and Imperial forces, and the Archbishop instead sits at Exodus Cathedral in Pilgrim's Landing.
A strong-voiced man in his 30s, Deacon Cain occupies a far loftier position in the Church than his rank suggests. He is one of the Archbishop's personal secretaries, but what he truly is is a gifted preacher. Born to an Exodite family, his soaring rhetoric calls for a return to the Holy City, and he has sworn not to take priestly ordination until it is from the Holy Font in the Basilica. Some say that given his vast popular appeal he is guaranteed to shoot quickly through the episcopacy as soon as that occurs.
The Master of the Rock and Bishop of Akko
Master Theobald Greyshanks - Master Theo to almost everyone - is the Master of the Rock and ex officio the Bishop of Akko. He was a foundling at the Monastery at the Ford, rising to become its prior before he was elected Master, and he blames himself for the Betrayal. As prior, he knew Rutger Mortimer well, and he wonders if he had not taken up the mantle of Master if he could have prevented the Mortimer's treason. A warrior in his 50s, Theobald was a surprising choice as Master, with expertise more in logistics and organization than the front-line battle fury of his three immediate predecessors. Since recontact, he has had many conversations with Claudius de Moley on De Moley, and some say he may be promoted to be Grand Master if Claudius dies.