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Imperio of São Sebastião

Each community has a chuch; each church has an imperio associated with it, but not connected to it. Imperios are small temple-like structures integral to the doctrines of the Cult of the Empire of the Holy Spirit. In some areas the buildings can be simple but in the Azores they tend to be ornate.

From Wikipedia - - "...the cult of the Empire of the Holy Spirit is a religious sub-culture, inspired by Christian millenarian mystics, associated with Azorean Catholic identity."

This sub-culture is alive and very active in the islands and also in diasporas in the US and elsewhere.

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