Dragon Age: Ascension
The Chantry is the dominant religious organization in Thedas. It is based on the Chant of Light, a series of teachings written by Andraste, the prophet of the Maker, and was founded by Kordilius Drakon, the first emperor of Orlais. Its followers are known as Andrastians. “Chantric” is also an acceptable adjective to refer to something or someone that is of the Chantry religion.
The Chantry’s goal is to spread the Chant of Light to all four corners of the world, that includes non-humans as well. The view of the Chantry on non-humans is that they need saving—they have turned even further from the Maker’s grace than humanity has. Elves were, and in some cases still are, pagan and dwarves venerate The Stone. Once all peoples have accepted the Chant and practice its teachings, supposedly the Maker will return to the world and return it to its previous glorious state.
The Chantry calendar is used everywhere in Thedas, save for the Imperium, and is the source of the names of the Ages.