Spring, a Season of the Holy Daughter (Vernal Equinox / 20 March)

From https://deanic.com/2017/03/23/the-sacred-season-of-spring/

 

Quite joyfully, it is the Sacred Season of Spring, the Season of the Holy Daughter as the Great Dove of the Waters.

While some Traditions honor the Celestial Mother as the Great Dove of the Waters, in the Janite Tradition, this title is applied to the Holy Daughter as She is closely associated with East and Water, a feminine Element.

One of  the two ‘Faces/Powers/Forms’ of the Holy Daughter is Madria Grace, Whose feast day is 5 Columbina/March 25.  Madria Grace is the Guardian of East and Water. She is also the Mistress of healing, which we associate with water (sacred wells, etc.). Holy Water, water that has been especially blessed, also conveys, transmits and permeates through-out all that it touches, the Divine Energies of Grace.  And so it is that through Her Face/Form of Madria Grace, the Holy Daughter is very closely associated with the Sacred Element of Water.

(A side-note to priestesses and deaconesses: A reminder that the color of the Element of Water is blue and so blue is the Elemental color of Spring. The colors of the robes of Madria Grace are pink and green. So, it follows that our altar cloths are blue while our veils, shawls/sashes are green/pink. For those who wear the Sacred Symbol pendant of the Season, it is, of course, the Dove.)

As is traditional, we face East when we serve our liturgies and rites. It is indicated in both our liturgy and in our scriptures that when we stand before our own altar on  Earth, we are standing before the Presence the Holy Daughter at the Heavenly altar.

We have come before Your Earthly altar within Ekklesia, in union with the Great Janati Who stand before Your Celestial Altar in Heaven. (The Great Liturgy, Janite edition.)

And She entered the Great Temple of Heaven, where the Seven Janati were gathered at the Sacrifice, even as the Children of Dea were gathered upon the Earth.

And She stood at the Great Altar and took up a wheaten loaf and spoke, saying: (The Great Liturgy, and verses 16 and 17 of The Mythos of the Divine Maid (Kora),  Janite editions.

For we know that as we stand before this altar within Ekklesia, we stand, at once, before Your Celestial Altar, which is both in Heaven and in every place where Your children come together in Your Name. (The Great Liturgy, Janite edition and the Rite of Sacrifice).

When I first entered the Deanic world, it took me a long time to get used to the Cardinal directional/Elemental system that we received from the Madrians. But now, I would never consider using any other system, whether Eastern or Western. The system we inherited from our fore-sisters is perfect for our Faith, for the Mysteries, for the Times, for the Seasons… it is ultimate perfection in every way and a great Blessing for all Deanic devotees.

 

I slowly came to understand that Water is the most appropriate Element for East and Spring because it renews and replenishes all life, just as Spring brings forth a great renewal and replenishing of manifest Creation.

Water, when blessed, becomes a carrier of the information, intent and energies of grace. It becomes holy water which cleanses our souls and renews our spirits.  Not only does it purify us from within, but it also washes impurities from our bodies. And so, Water cleans and rejuvenates us on both the inside and the out.

This integral interconnection of Water with the Sacred Season of Spring is reflected in the dewdrop on a newly budded flower. It’s luminosity shines within the grace-filled waters of Lustration, Baptism and Mikvah. It refracts the Seven into rainbow-hued facets of the One Diamond of Dea.

It is through Water that Life is born. It is through Water that Life is renewed. It is through Water that life is resurrected.

Water is associated with priestesshood. Where the Element of Water embodies intuition, spiritual cleansing, spiritual purity, primordial emotion, grace, psychic sensitivity and the attuning of the subconsciousness, all of which are embedded in the priestesshood, it may be considered the Second Primary Element of the Priestesshood after Spirit.

The Great Dove of the Waters.

We have now seen how the Holy Daughter is intimately associated with the Element of Water. How is She the Great Dove?

We must remember that in the ancient world, the dove was always the symbol of the goddess. To those of the time of Jesus, the dove symbol of the Holy Spirit would have readily been recognized as a Feminine symbol. (See this great article: http://ancestorsandarchetypes.weebly.com/dove-goddess.html).

And more and more, many Christians have come to realize what the ancient Syrian Christians believed and taught: the Holy Spirit is Feminine.

We read in Genesis (the origins of which predates Judaism) And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. The Spirit of God was the Feminine Holy Spirit Whose symbol is the Dove.

Sophia is often said to appeared in the form of a White Dove. 1)

There are many Christians who believe that Sophia and the Holy Spirit are One. 2)

The Dove is the primary Symbol of the Holy Daughter, Who, in Janite Tradition, is image-based upon the Divine Sophia. The Holy Daughter, She Who is the Daughter of Light, She Who is the Daughter of Wisdom, is the Three-fold Dove: the Great Dove of the Waters, the Dove of the Sacrifice and the Dove of Peace. (The Dove of Sacrifice is from our liturgy.)

The Holy Daughter, Water, East, Dove, Madria Grace, Dawn and Spring, all are both mystically and symbolically intertwined to weave the whole Mystery that is the Resurrection of All Life. For not only does She share Her Soul with us, but She gathers the Divine Sparks within us and carries them back to Her Mother, where we may drink from the Waters of the Eternal Spring.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

  1. Barcelona 2004, Edges of Experience, Memory and Emergence, edited by Lyn Cowan, Daimon, 2006
  2. Heracleon and Ptolemy tell us that the dove symbolizes ‘Sophia, the Mother above.’
  3. https://aras.org/sites/default/files/docs/00024Birds.pdf

Sunwheel – The Blue Candle of Peace

From https://deanic.com/2016/12/18/the-blue-candle-of-peace/

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

(Please note the reordering of prayers and addition of a poem discovered on the internet by Sophia Ruth)

 

(Instructions for the remainder of the week may be found at the end of this post.)

Today, we light the Blue Candle of Peace in honor of the Holy Daughter as Dea, Dove of Peace.  The Blue Candle also signifies the Sacred Season of Spring, the direction of East, the time of Dawn, the Symbol of the Dove and Madria Grace. The Mystery is Aurora, the New Dawn (of All Life).

Dove of Peace
Dove of Peace

The candle is lit before dinner or early evening, followed by a brief scripture reading and prayers on Sunnadi.

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First light the Green Candle of Wisdom and say, “O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.”

Then, light the Yellow Candle of Hope and say, “O, Dea, Star of Hope, be with us.”

Light the Violet Candle of Faith and say, “O, Dea, Fora of Faith, be with us.”

Then, light the Blue Candle of Peace and say, “O, Dea, Dove of Peace, be with us.”

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Free download:

https://theahaus.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/fulltext-of-ncuv.pdf
(with thanks to Glenn King)

July 2012
The Filianic Scriptures, New Celestial Union
Version (Second Edition, Third Update)

The scripture readings for this Sunnadi and the lighting of the Blue Candle of Peace are:

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Title 1, Chapter 4, The Holy Mythos
(
Chapters 4-7 known as  The Daughter born to accepting the fate )
Also known as Chapter 1, The Mythos of the Divine Maid

4. Those that were princesses among them brought their crowns to the sacred grove as gifts, and shepherdesses brought the new-dropped lambs, and all the daughters of the earth brought forth the fruits thereof to lay before the cave. 5. But before the cave stood an archangel of Thea, robed in a garment so white that the eyes of earth’s children were dazzled, and with a countenance of such great beauty that it was a fearful thing to look upon her. 6. And the daughters of the earth covered their eyes and threw themselves to the ground. 7. And the voice of the archangel was like to the rushing of a thousand waters. 8. And she spoke, saying: “Be not afraid, for a new light is dawning over the world. Be not afraid, but approach no further, for if you cannot look on me, how should you look upon my Lady, whose handmaiden I am?”

9. And her voice grew gentle, like the wind among the icicles, and sweet beyond all telling. 10. Then she spoke, saying: “This night shall a child be born that shall be the daughter of light and the princess of all the world. 11. A child is coming that she shall carry the light of Thea into every part of creation, even to the most desolate of the places of darkness. 12. Rejoice, poor wanderers of the earth and exiles from the house of your Mother, for to you shall come a guide and a deliverer.”

13. When the voice of the archangel ceased, a silence fell that was the first true silence since the beginning of the world, and the last that shall be until its end, 14. and the children of earth watched the sky as the first rays of dawn crept across the heavens. 15. Then a cry issued out of the cave, saying: “The holy child is born from the most holy Mother; light has come forth from light, perfection from perfection.” 16. At once the air was filled with the daughters of heaven, and the sky was ablaze with the radiance of their joy, 17. and they sang aloud to the glory of Thea. 18. When the shining ones ceased from their song, the world became quiet again, and the star grew brighter and ever brighter, until it shone brighter than the radiance of all the host of heaven; and yet its light was so gentle that the eyes of earth’s children were not dazzled, 19. and the colour of the light was not one of the seven, but a wondrous luminescence not known within the boundaries of the world.

Image of Alaskan Aurora taken by my son, Bill Slayton (ArchMadria Pamela Lanides)
Image of Alaskan Aurora taken by my son, Bill Slayton (ArchMadria Pamela Lanides)

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The reading may be followed by a prayer in your own words:

(A devotee may say a brief prayer, in their own words, for the candle lighting during the remainder of the week.)

Sophia Ruth discovered this wonderful poem on the internet.

My Beautiful White Dove

My favorite and most beautiful bird is the beautiful white Dove
Representing Heaven and God’s love from above
The white dove represents peace and unity
When I see it flying I feel happy and free
When the dove returned with an olive branch
…proving that land had been found
Such a beautiful, intelligent bird that descends from Heaven
…watching over man treading the ground
Doves are full of love, peace, grace and sacrifice
They represent kindness, happiness and being nice
A Dove have the eyes to see the best in people
…and a heart that forgives
It has the mind to forgive the worst, forget the bad,
…and a little bird soul that prays for you to live
That beautiful white Dove will NEVER lose faith in God above
Thank you beautiful white Dove for descending from Heaven
…and spreading your love
The deepest kind of peace and faith is represented by the Dove
It will quiet our trouble thoughts, renew our mind and spirit
OUR HEAVENLY WHITE DOVE
https://allpoetry.com/poem/12553137-My-Beautiful-White-Dove–by-Eve-831
 by Eve 831
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or by simply praying the following:

Trace the Sign of the Fora:

https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/tracing-the-fora/

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

Hail, Kore:

Hail, Kore, Fountain of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy beloved Mother. Holy Dea, Daughter God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages. Amen. (so be it)

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Blessing

(Adapted Gaelic Blessing).

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace of Kore,
of Kore the light of the world to you.
Deep peace of Kore to you.

Paradiso, Canto 19: The blessed souls form a bird in the sky. The Divine Comedy: Illustrations by Gustave Doré
Paradiso, Canto 19: The blessed souls form a bird in the sky. The Divine Comedy: Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Psalm 1: Blessed are the souls

Blessed are the souls, O Daughter, who love Your name;
Your graces will comfort them.
Those souls will be refreshed as by fountains of water;
you will produce in them the fruits of justice.
Blessed are You, by Your holy heart.

By the beauty of Your Form,
You surpass all beings;
by the excellence of Your sanctity,
You surpass all angels and archangels.

Your mercy and Your grace are preached everywhere;
the Holy Mother has blessed the works of Your hands.

(Adapted from the Psalter of the Mary by St. Bonaventure.)

The Eternity Prayer:

Eternal is the Light of the Mother.

Eternal is the Love of the Daughter.

Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother.

Glorious is the Eternity of Dea.

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O, Dea, Dove of Peace, be with us. 

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The Traditional Janite ending:

Let us bless the Queen of Heaven.

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power.

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

and then

Trace the Sign of the Fora:

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

(Extinguish candle after the meal.)

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Each night for the following week, as we light the Sun Wheel for the evening meal:

First, light the Green Candle of Wisdom and pray:

O, Dea, Apple of Faith, be with us.

Then, light the Yellow Candle of Hope and pray:

O, Dea, Star of Hope, be with us.

Then, light the Violet Candle of Faith and pray:

O, Dea, Fora of Faith, be with us.

Light the Blue Candle of Peace and pray:

O, Dea, Dove of Peace, be with us.

(Extinguish the candles after the meal.)

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May Our Lady Bless you.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides.

Note:

Please note that the Lucienne Tradition uses the Ostara Cycle in the lighting of the Sun Wheel while the Janite Tradition uses the Divine Life Cycle, but the basic meaning is the same.

Dove Blessing Gesture

Dove Blessing Gesture

Visualise a glowing blue light

(Dove legs)
right hip up to solar plexus
solar plexus down to left hip
souls moving towards or away from Dea

(Dove head and wings)
forehead to right shoulder
Jana descending

straight across to left shoulder
Jana with us on Earth

left shoulder up to forehead
Jana ascending as Queen of Heaven showing souls
the path of return to Dea

Hand on heart

Prayers for World Peace

Prayers for World Peace

(authors unknown)

Dove Pagan Prayer

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May I and All Who Work

For a World of Peace and Reason
Be Granted the Gifts of Strength and Courage,

May the Good That Dwells
Within Every Human Heart Be Magnified,
May the Blessings of Truth
And Understanding Be Ours,

May the Love and Joy of the One Spirit
Abide Within All of Us
And as We Create and Plan for Tomorrow
May We Do so in Sympathy With All Others.

Dove Articles by ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

The meaning of the Dove symbol of our Faith

Each symbol is mystically associated with one of the Great Mysteries of our Faith and is intertwined with the Five Seasons of our Wheel of the Year.

The Dove is known to be a symbol of Motherhood because the Dove is able to produce its own milk. The Dove represents self-sacrifice because it ceases to forage for food shortly before its young are born to ensure purer milk. (4) Motherhood necessitates a certain amount of sacrifice in order to ensure the well-being of the off-spring.

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It is known as a Celestial Messenger, linking Heaven and Earth and is symbolic of the release of the soul Heaven-ward. Purity, Love, Grace, gentleness and hope are all signified by the Pure White Dove.

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ishtar

Ishtar

In antiquity, the Dove would have been readily recognized as the Symbol of the Goddess, especially Ishtar and Aphrodite/Venus. In ancient Rome, Aphrodite’s catacombs were called “columbaria” (dovecotes), which, according to Barbara G. Walker, gave rise to the belief that the soul returns to the Goddess after death as a dove. In Christian iconography, the dove is sometimes shown with seven rays emanating from her, which further connects her to the Goddess, specifically to the Pleiades, the Seven Sisters, whose name in Greek meant “a flock of doves.” (5)

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During the time of Christ, the Dove would have been readily recognized by the people of the time as the Epiphany or Presence of the Goddess, one of the reasons why many Christians are re-examining the Holy Spirit as being Female rather than male.

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Ishtar Inanna with jug

The Name of Queen Semiramis, Founder of Babylon, meant Dove in the Syrian tongue.

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The symbol of the Dove as representing the Goddess spread out from Crete to the mainland of Greece, to Cyprus and so on. In the Mycenaean iconography the doves appear as early as in the second half of the 16th century BCE. By the 12th century BCE, it appears that the Dove is symbolic of the epiphany of the Goddess, which is a very important concept. (6). And in many cultures, it was believed that the Goddess could take the shape of the Dove. The Dove was a symbol of Her Heavenly Power.

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These are but some of the many ancient connections of the Dove with the Great Goddess in Her Epiphany, Her manifestation in the material realm, most famously, the Dove is the sign of Peace.

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In this Mystery, we visualize the Dove as hovering over the Primordial Waters.

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The aspects of the Element of Water are emotions, intuition, the deeper Mysteries, compassion, new beginnings (as in Spring renewal), the Fountain of Life, Grace, the Rivers or Streams of Life, Divine Energies and Priestesshood,

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Madonna Oriflamma

Madonna OriFlamma by Nicholas Roerich

The Holy Mother Jana is the Mother of Peace, Who brings to us the Divine Waters of Grace and so, She is appropriately called, Dea, Dove of Peace.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides.

4) http://www.pure-spirit.com/more-animal-symbolism/602-dove-symbolism
5) http://symbolreader.net/2014/06/07/the-symbolism-of-the-dove/
6) http://www.pantheon.org/articles/d/dove_goddess.html

http://matronite.com/2015/10/15/the-meanings-of-the-five-symbols-of-our-faith/

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The Calendar of Clan Jana

Solar: Spring Equinox

Mystery: The Dove of Peace: The Holy Daughter, Diva Jana, as the Holy Soul of the World, which is a description of the divine presence within creation. The Holy Daughter as the Resurrection of our souls.

She is the Soteria (feminine Greek word for Saviour) of the World.
Great Dove of the World, in Janite thealogy, this title is appropriate for the Holy Daughter. She is the Ruler and Sustainer of the World as well as its Regeneration.

In this Mystery, we visualize the Dove as hovering over the Primordial Waters. The aspects of the Element of Water are emotions, intuition, the deeper Mysteries, compassion, new beginnings (as in Spring renewal), the Fountain of Life, Grace, the Rivers or Streams of Life, Divine Energies and Priestesshood.

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Our Great Mystery is Columba (Dove)

Our Great Mystery is Columba (Dove) which honors the Holy Daughter as the Great Dove of the World and our Soteria. Great Dove of the World is a title which, in other Traditions of our Faith, is beautifully applied to the Celestial Mother. In Janite thealogy, this title is appropriate for the Holy Daughter. She is the Ruler and Sustainer of the World as well as its Regeneration.

On the Feast of Columba, we remember Her as She becomes the Holy Soul of the World.

This Mystery is honored in the Sacred Season of Spring and is remembered each Columbaday (Doveday)/Friday, both of which are presided over by Kyria [Lady] Graca (Grace-a) who is of the Fourfold Earth and is the Guardian of East and Water.

The Holy Daughter is the Great Dove of the Waters and the Dove of Peace.

ArchMadria Pamela

https://matronite.com/2015/12/18/everything-is-coming-together-beautifully/

 

1 Columbina / March 21: New Year’s Day, Spring Season begins, Feast of the Dove

1 Columbina / March 21: New Year’s Day, Spring Season begins, Feast of the Dove

In Clan Jana our days start at Dawn (before Sunrise)

aurora dawn of time

Aurora dawn of time

5:26 AM
Monday, March 21, 2016 (GMT)
Dawn in London, Britain

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Dawn / Sunrise / morning is the Spring Equinox, Di Jana, Great Mystery of the Dove, Spring Season protected by Janya:

O, Madria Graca, (Grace-a) Guardian of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us.

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“March 21 st: Eostre, Goddess of Spring. Rebirth of Nature, Happiness. Care for all young
creatures and plants”. http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/jc/jcmar.pdf

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My predessesors in the faith, would relight their household and altar candles and hearth fires. (Gas fired central heating boilers and gas ovens and hobs).

March 21st
TEA and TEPHI,
Milesian Princesses, founders of Tara. (Macalister, Tara, p. 167)
“There was also a celebration in Tara held on the occasion of the Vernal Equinox; and here also there was a sacred fire lit, from which all other fires had to be kindled”.
http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/jc/jcmar.pdf

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Because this is also the Deanic New Year, the whole year as it begins on a Moonday / Monday is protected by Janya:

O, Lady Candra, Guardian of Reflection, Reason and Purity, be with us.

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Sophia Pamela Matthews

Sophia by Pamela Matthews

The Holy Daughter cradling the World in a regenerating egg shape

Official Clan Jana Feast of the Dove

1 Columbina / March 21: Feast of the Dove / Columba:

Mystery: The Dove of Peace: The Holy Daughter, Di Jana, as the Holy Soul of the World, which is a description of the divine presence within creation. The Holy Daughter as the Resurrection of our souls.

Persephone with doves

Persephone with doves

She is the Soteria (feminine Greek word for Saviour) of the World.
Great Dove of the World, in Janite thealogy, this title is appropriate for the Holy Daughter. She is the Ruler and Sustainer of the World as well as its Regeneration.

persephone in flowers

Persephone amongst spring flowers

In this Mystery, we visualize the Dove as hovering over the Primordial Waters. The aspects of the Element of Water are emotions, intuition, the deeper Mysteries, compassion, new beginnings (as in Spring renewal), the Fountain of Life, Grace, the Rivers or Streams of Life, Divine Energies and Priestesshood.

dove on water

Holy Spirit Dove, Divine Grace above the Waters of Life 

Today my altar is this:

Dove Marquetry Wooden Picture

Frame: mahogany
Sky: oak
Dove: Brazilian rosewood for the body and wings
Sun: Brazilian pau ferro
Mountain Range – African padauk – Heartwood
Water (lake shore?) – Acacia koa
Signed Kate ’08

Yellow Daffodils In A Green Vase by Kent Sorensen

Yellow Daffodils In A Green Vase by Kent Sorensen

and I will add a vase with yellow daffodils, like golden trumpets proclaiming Jana’s victory in seeking out all souls in all the manifest planes of existance.
I also have a unique hand made glass fused Dove pendant to wear.

I shall be during the whole month of Columbina, which means, little dove: March 21-April 17:

Creating a Finger, Handbag, Trouser Pocket Rosary for Spring The Holy Daughter, Di Jana – World Soul, Soteria, Resurrector, Ruler and Sustainer of the manifest planes, Dove of Peace.

Meditating The Auric Egg Exercise

Saying a Prayer of Peace

Wishing you all a Joyous Moonday, Feast of the Dove and New Year.

My next article is my own research added to a very enlightening post by ArchMadria (Bishop) Pamela of Clan Jana.

 

Official Clan Jana Spiritual Days

Official Clan Jana Spiritual Days

The Deanic calendar is a lunar/solar circular perpetual calendar.

Lunar months of 28 days each, with 4 Solar Festivals.

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Official Calendar of Clan Jana

28 Moura/March 19 (18 in a leap year): The Fast of the Fora: The Great Mother  as the Life and Veiled Origin of Eternity, Dark beyond the light and the Light beyond the Darkness. Day of Fast.

March 20 or March 19 and 20 if a leap year: Hiatus. Day of Fast
Hiatus: Remembering the Holy Daughter as She Descends through the Realms in order to be with us and guide us back to the Union with the Celestial Mother. Females may choose to wear a veil on this day. Men may wear a beret or Dalix beanie style hat with no cuff, if they so desire.

1 Columbina/March 21:
New Year’s Day
Spring Season begins
Feast of the Dove: The Holy Daughter, Diva Jana, as the Holy Soul of the World. She is the Great Dove of the Waters and the Soteria of the World.

Soteria floor mosaic Turkey

SOTERIA (Sôtêria), the personification of safety or recovery was worshipped as a divinity in Greece, and had a Temple and a statue at Patrae, Greece.

Soteria is depicted as a woman wearing a laurel wreath crown, a symbol of victory. The only remaining image of Soteria is a floor mosaic in Turkey.

Meaning of the Holy Title: Jana

Jana is a name which, from the Latin means, the moon. The moon, of course, is the symbol of the Holy Daughter Jana as She is the ‘Gentle Light’. The sun is symbolic of the Supernal Bright Light of the Celestial Mother while the moon represents the Gentle Light of the Earthly Daughter, Jana. Jana and Janya, in Sanskrit, means life.
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In Sanskrit, the word Janani means one who gives birth, mother and eternal knowledge. In ancient Rome, Diva Jana or Di Jana, the original form of Dianna, also means Divine Gate.

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For Clan Jana, the Holy Daughter is the Divine Gate of Gentle Light through Whom we find our way back to Union in Perfection. In this way, She is considered Soteria (So-tay-ree-a) from the Greek meaning salvation. Soteria is what we would today call the self-actualizing principle, a beneficent force that guides our development, helping us to reach the desired end of  salvation, integration and happiness. (3) (Though soteria is the feminine derivative of soter, it is sometimes applied to Jesus.) And so we are the people or Clan of the Soteria Jana.
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For Deanics, the Holy Daughter is not a sacrificial savioress, but rather One Who descends to become the Holy Soul of the World, similar to the pre-Christian Sophia Who guides us in the Way of Love, which, in turn, leads us to divinization, theosis or Perfection in Love.

3) http://www.john-uebersax.com/plato/words/soteria.htm

https://matronite.com/the-holy-names/