Senatus consultum de sacro interregno et de populo novo romano rite condendo
SENATUS CONSULTUM DE SACRO INTERREGNO ET DE POPULO NOVO ROMANO RITE CONDENDO
Enacted on: a.d. IV Id. Oct. Sex. Lucilio C. Claudio P. Annaeo Q. Catulo tr. mil. cos. pot. ‡ XX ANRC et MMDCCLXX AUC (In the year of the Consular Tribunes Sex. Lucilius, C. Claudius, P. Annaeus and Q. Catulus, 12th October, 20 ANRC / 2770 AUC / 2017 AD)
I. Whereas the tribunus militum consulari potestate Sex. Lucilius Tutor, advised by the Sacred Colleges, consulted the Senate about the historical mission of Nova Roma and about the upcoming Ides of October that is going to open a new era in Roman history after the fall of Rome and the evanescence of the Roman People and Roman identity, THE SENATE, in our Sacred 20th Year, following the spirit of the Declaration of Nova Roma and our founders M. Cassius and Fl. Vedius, and having confirmed that in the last 20 years the Nova Roman People established the necessary connections with the Di Manes, the Penates and the Gods Immortal of the Roman People, laid the foundations of the res publica and the sacra publica and thus prepared this commonwealth to become the home of the renascent Roman People, CONCERNING ALL THESE MATTERS, DECREES, upon the order of the People enshrined in the lex Cornelia Domitia de re publica constituenda, THAT the renascent Roman People of the Quirites and its Genius and Divinities, who were first ritually summoned to be present again by Cn. Cornelius Lentulus on the Kalends of January, M. Cassio Fl. Vedio cos., 2750 AUC, before the founding of Nova Roma, then invoked, reborn and enclosed in the new Palladium and Pignora Imperii in K. Fabio T. Labieno cos., 2756 AUC, shall take possession of the society called Nova Roma and that Nova Roma shall become the carrier, the spiritual home and res publica of the renascent Roman People of the Quirites and its Genius and Divinities on the Ides of October this year during the festivities of the Equus October which ceremony shall complete and conclude, under royal auspices, the founding of the Nova Roman Nation, initiated by Cassius and Vedius and in process ever since, with the exception of those necessary closing rites, that are to be held the next year according to ancient tradition, which shall be performed next year, in the Sacred Year of Concordia, on the Concordialia, the 20th Birthday of Nova Roma, and also on the Parilia, the 2770th Birthday of Rome in the City of Rome Herself, during the Grand International Conventus of the Nova Roman People.
II. THE SENATE further DECREES THAT, in the same ceremony on these same Ides of October, the new Palladium and Pignora Imperii of the renascent Roman People of the Quirites shall be accepted, and from that day on, protected and venerated as the most sacred divine objects and tokens of the Nova Roman People, the essence and identity, the heart and soul of Nova Roma, on which the safety, welfare, prosperity, victory and good luck of the Nova Roman People depends, and by receiving the tokens of its genius, the Nova Roman People shall be inaugurated and consecrated, the birth and foundation rites and the founding lustratio shall be performed under royal auspices, and, with the addition of the extension due on next year’s Concordilia and Parilia in Rome, the founding of the Nova Roman People shall become complete.
III. THE SENATE further DECREES THAT, based on the tradition, experience and practice of the 20 founding years of the Nova Roman People, in the same ceremony on these same Ides of October, a sacred contract shall be made under royal auspices with the Genius, Lares, Manes, Penates and all the Gods Immortal of the old Roman People of the Quirites, that shall seal and constitute the foundation of the sacra publica of the Nova Roman People, the New Quirites, now limited to the current practices of Nova Roma, but allowing for future additions of restored sacra as the capacities of our people will grow.
IV. For all these reasons, THE SENATE APPOINTS Cn. Cornelius P. f. Cn. n. Lentulus Alexander, the former consul of the Nova Roman People, and senior pater familias of the renascent Roman People, as interrex of the Nova Roman People for three consecutive terms, starting from prid. Id. Oct. (14 October) and, at the same time, as acting interim rex sacrorum for only the hours until Id. Oct. (15 October) to perform and carry out all the aforementioned sacred actions, and at the same time, AUTHORIZES him to delegate his mandates, his auctoritas, imperium and auspices to his filius familias Cn. Cornelius Cn. f. P. n. Lentulus as praefectus rei publicae to act in his name.