Mark Anjuu, All Offices, Resignation, 2013

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08 Dec 2013 16:45 #127646 by Br. John
On behalf of the Council, and with a heavy heart, I report that Mark Anjuu has resigned from The Order. Mark's service and contributions to The Order are vast. Just saying thank you seems so small.

If Mark reaffirms his Vow his rank and clerical status shall be reinstated.

It's inappropriate to speculate or editorialize here. Let us remember the many lessons he gave us either as Apprentices or peers. In true spirit of our appreciation for the wisdom he gifted upon us for the time he served here let us consider his last sermon: "THE ROLE OF SHEPHERDS" and follow his exemplary example of caring and dedication to others.

This is his post to The Council dated December 4, 2013:


Mark Anjuu wrote:

As of this moment, I hereby tender my resignation from the Temple of the Jedi Order. I rescind all titles and offices that I currently hold and I revoke any vows and Oaths made to the Temple. Personal aspects of these oaths that involve my commitment to the life of a Jedi are mine to retain. I resign from Directorship of the legal entity of TotJO and I ask that my details be removed from all official documentation relating to such offices and positions.

As for membership of the site, please deactivate my account as appropriate. I would prefer it if my posts remain since I hope that some may still be useful to others but I leave such discretion to the will of the Council.

I will contact Jestor via Facebook or email to arrange the delivery to him of any items that I still hold of value (such as the stamp used to create official seals).

Thank you for the support that was shown to me during my time here and although I regret having to make this decision, I cannot in all conscience continue here. This decision is final and will not be revoked. If I ever decide to return and am allowed to do so, I expect to start again from scratch without any of the previous privileges that I have held. May the Force be with you all.

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08 Dec 2013 17:00 #127648 by tzb
Well, that's both a shock and a shame. I've only been here a short while but Mark was welcoming and kind to me.

I'd ask why, but perhaps it's none of my business.

I wish him well in whatever he does from here.

May the Force be with him, and also with the remaining members of the council.

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08 Dec 2013 17:07 #127649 by RyuJin
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08 Dec 2013 17:47 #127651 by MCSH
It always makes me sad when I see a member leaves. Specially when such a great person leaves us...

Best wishes grand Master Mark. May the Force be with you always.

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08 Dec 2013 17:58 #127652 by Zenchi
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08 Dec 2013 19:05 #127657 by Llama Su
Very sad to hear him go, did not have a chance to experience his presence besides his last sermon... I thought it was odd that when I visited his profile, it said guest... Hope all is well for him, much be a very personal decision... Hope all his endeavors in the future are filled with much promise... As Alan Watts has said, "Once you get the message you hang up the phone".
Time to move on I suppose...
Take care, May the force be with you.

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08 Dec 2013 19:33 #127659 by mdk
Sorry to hear that but I'm sure you have good reasons. I hotpe the council will allow us to continue to read your posts and sermons.
May the Force be with you, Mark, always.

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08 Dec 2013 19:42 #127661 by Br. John

mdk wrote: Sorry to hear that but I'm sure you have good reasons. I hotpe the council will allow us to continue to read your posts and sermons.
May the Force be with you, Mark, always.


All Mark's posts and sermons are still here and always will be. We must honor his request to remove rank and membership but if he reaffirms his Vow they'll be restored.

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08 Dec 2013 19:44 #127662 by Learn_To_Know
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Best of luck to you Mark Anjuu.

I enjoyed your sermons when I first started here and your willingness to help a new guy.

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08 Dec 2013 20:34 #127667 by Reacher
Mark,

No one can deny the positive legacy you leave. I wish you all the best as your path arcs distant from here, and trust that the lessons you taught us will stand the test of time. I salut you on your journey. Here's to the next step.

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