The name Gnostic Church comes from Greek for γνῶσις, knowledge, and ἐκκλησία, assembly. Thus, strictly defined, the Gnostic Church is a body or gathering of knowledge. The Gnostic Church is not a physical place, but the repository of the greatest knowledge in the universe. The Gnostic Church is comprised of all the perfect beings in existence, who are called gods, angels, buddhas, masters, etc. The Gnostic Church is not a physical entity, but exists in the internal worlds in the superior dimensions. The Gnostic Church utilizes whatever means are appropriate in the physical world in order to aid the elevation of humanity out of suffering. Throughout time, we have known that aid through the various religions, philosophies, teachers, etc. For a complete explanation of the Gnostic Church, study the online course The Sacraments of the Gnostic Church.