I thought this was interesting. From an RP standpoint the devotion you gain passively comes from following the Bloodsworns very clear rules and strictures to the letter. Okay, that makes sense. But, can you be excommunicated and still use devotion effectively by doing Good deeds to get it, e.g., immolation for example.
If you're excommunicated, then do the restriction on Healing still apply? Do you gain devotion for leading people into prayer that aren't devotionists?
A male voice is heard through the membrane, "Hey, girl."
A male voice is heard through the membrane, "Are you an Apostate? ..because you just tore my heart out."