Section One. Corporations sole may be formed for
acquiring, holding or disposing of church or religious property, for the benefit
of religion, for works of charity, and for public worship in the manner provided
in the revealed Divine Law as found in the Holy Bible and reflected in part in
this Act. For purposes of this Act, the term "religion" is used in its most
comprehensive and least restrictive signification, and includes by way of
enumeration and not limitation, all forms of faith expressed or practiced in
cell groups, synagogues, churches, congregations, orders, parishes, societies,
missions, and dioceses.
Section Two. An archbishop, bishop, high priest,
rabbi, priest, trustee in trust, president of stake, president of congregation,
overseer, presiding elder, district superintendent, their presiding officer or
clergyman of a church or religious society or denomination, who has been chosen,
ordained or appointed by the Most High God, by whatever means, in accordance
with God's Word in the Holy Bible and acknowledged in the constitution, canons,
rites, charter, or by-laws of the church, religious order, congregations or
society or denomination, and in whom is vested the legal title to property held
for the purposes, use or benefit of the church, religious order, congregations
or society or denomination, may make and subscribe written articles of
incorporation, in duplicate, acknowledge the articles before a person authorized
to take acknowledgements and file one copy of the articles, together with a
certificate of acceptance of appointment executed by the resident agent of the
corporation, in the office of the secretary of state and retain possession of
Section Three. The articles of incorporation must
1. The name of the corporation, which must be the name of the
person making and subscribing the articles and the title of his office in the
church or religious society, naming, if desired, and followed by the words "and
his successors, a corporation sole," or the title of his office or religious
society, naming it if desired, and followed by the words "and his successors, a
2. The object of the corporation.
3. The title of the human being making the articles, and the
manner in which any vacancy occurring in the incumbency of any archbishop,
bishop, high priest, rabbi, priest, trustee in trust, president of stake,
president of congregation, overseer, presiding elder, district superintendent,
their presiding officer or clergyman of a church or religious society or
denomination is required by the constitution, canons, rites, charter, rules,
regulations, discipline, or by-laws of the church, religious order,
congregations or society or denomination to be filled.
4. The name of the human being designated as the
corporation's resident agent, the street address for service of process, and the
mailing address if different from the street address.
1. A resident agent who wishes to resign shall file with the
secretary of state a signed statement for each corporation sole that he is
unwilling to act as the agent of the corporation for service of process. The
execution of the statement must be acknowledged. A resignation is not effective
until the signed statement is filed with the secretary of state.
2. A corporation sole that fails to file a certificate of
acceptance executed by a new resident agent within thirty days after the death,
resignation or removal of the former resident agent shall be deemed in default
of the provisions of this Corporation Sole Act.
1. No corporation sole is formed as an entity [i.e. juris
ficta" created by the Republic of New Lemuria], but is organized only as a
perpetual office, unless the articles expressly restrict the term of existence
of the office otherwise.
2. At no time shall any Corporation Sole registered hereunder
issue any form of stock or other securities with respect to the Corporation
Sole; it being the intention that a Corporation Sole at all times be a titular
office with lawful objects carried out in conformance with all ancient religious
traditions cited within and pertaining thereto.
3. Any corporation sole registered in the Republic of New Lemuria may register in such other jurisdictions as the deemed necessary.
4. At no time shall the Corporations Sole Act be used to
establish any one religion or faith within the Republic of New Lemuria; it being
the express legislative intention that Article 7.00, et. seq. of the
Constitution of the Republic of New Lemuria remain unchanged and be at all times
applied consistent with the broad spirit of the free exercise of religious
beliefs, upon which the Republic of New Lemuria is founded as set out in, among
other places, Genesis 14 relating Melchizedek's encounter with Abraham and his
Covenant with the Most High God "El Elyon".
1. This Corporations Sole Act is made retroactively effective
as of the date of the thirty first day of the twelfth month in the year of the
Most High God, one thousand nine hundred ninety one.