The Satanic Temple began offering online services in 2021 for the safety of our community and to make our services more accessible to our members all around the world.
Q: What happens in these online Satanic religious services? A: An ordained Minister of Satan opens the service, recites the invocation, introduces a topic, and leads a discussion among a small number of interlocutors (sometimes called panelists) on the live stream while audience members watch and interact with each other in the text chat.
1 Preamble: The audience assembles and socializes in the chat until the live stream begins.
2 Invocation: The minister recites The Satanic Temple’s invocation.
3 Declamation: The minister introduces the topic of the evening.
4 Discussion: The interlocutors and minister discuss the topic of the evening.
5 Peroration: The minister closes by inviting congregants to reflect on the topic.
6 Announcements: The minister thanks the participants and announces upcoming activities.