The Akathist to the Dove of Spring

From https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/the-akathist-prayer-to-the-dove-of-spring/

This Akathist (hymn) was inspired by the Orthodox Christian Akathist to the Holy Theotokos (Godbearer). It may be chanted on 1 Columbina, the second day of Eastre. The Akathist to the Dove of Spring consists of seven stanzas of seven verses each. It is interspersed with scripture readings and the Hail Kora mantra prayer.

sophia goddess of wisdom with chalice

The Akathist to the Dove of Spring

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The Akathist may be prayed in full, or by praying only a few stanzas at a time.

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Trace Fora over yourself and say: In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

Beginning Prayer:

Blessed is Our Mother God, the Holy One.

She Who is Mari.

She Who is Kora.

She Who is Mysteria.

Blessed is She.

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The Seven bows:

Chant:

Hail, O, Divine Lady, Theia, hail. (bow)

Hail, O, Divine Lady Candra, hail. (bow)

Hail, O, Divine Lady Vicka, hail. (bow)

Hail, O, Divine Lady Sofia, hail. (bow)

Hail, O, Divine Lady Thema, hail. (bow)

Hail, O, Divine Lady Grace, hail. (bow)

Hail, O, Divine Lady Rhea, hail. (bow)

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Silver Star of the Waters, Who has fashioned all the world into being. Beyond all knowing is the splendor of Your Light. Enfold my spirit, within Your mighty Mantle and may the Pure Stream of Your Grace flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Blessed are You.

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Hail, O, Dove of Peace, O, Shattered Soul,  Hail!

Hail, Holy Soul of the World, O, Divine Temple of Our Spirits, Hail!

Hail, O, Princess of the World, O, Ruler of all Creation, Hail!

Hail, O, Purest Dove, O, Divine Purity, Hail!

Hail, O, Supernal Moon, O, Reflected Light of the Holy One, Hail!

Hail, O, High Priestess, O, Mistress of Priestesses, Hail!

Hail, O, Soteria, O, Savioress, O, Sacrificial One, Hail!

And, as She walked, the children of the Earth threw blossoms before Her, and though Her feet rested on them, yet, they were not bruised. The Mythos of the Divine Maid, VII:1. The Sacred Myths and Rites of the Madrians. 

Hail, Kora, fountain of Grace, glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy Divine Mother.

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Hail, O, Divine Star of Midnight, O, Midnight Star of Wonder, Hail!

Hail, O, Holy Dove of the Sacrifice, O, Great Dove of the Waters, Hail! (*)

Hail, O, Divine Maid, O, Shining  One, Hail

Hail, O, Divine Aurora, O, Dawn of Time, Hail!

Hail, O, Sustainer of All Creation, O, Ruler of manifestation, Hail!

Hail, O, Love incarnate in Soul, O, Supernal Love, Hail!

Hail, O, Divine Breath of Nature, O, Primordial Love, Hail!

2) And, She reigned over all the Earth, bringing all Nature back to life and all life back to the true law and rhythm of Nature. And the whole world knew Her as its Princess. 

Hail, Kora, fountain of Grace, glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy Divine Mother.

Hail, O, Daughter of the Celestial One, O, Lily of the West,  Hail!

Hail, O, Granddaughter of the Great One, O, Lotus of the East, Hail!

Hail, O, Form of the Celestial One, O, Breath of Nature, Hail!

Hail, O, Form of the Great One, O, Presence in the Wind, Hail!

Hail, O, Divine Love of the Trinity, O, Energy of the Lake, Hail!

Hail, O, Holy Daughter, O, Crescent Moon of the Night, Hail!

Hail, O, Immanent One, O, Soul within and without, Hail!

3) (the latter part of verse 4, Janite edition ) And, She showed them how to offer Sacrifice to the Mother of All Things. 5) And, She said: When the time is come for Me to go from you, still, I shall be with you; and shall never leave you, not for one fragment of an hour until you we are together in completion. 6) But, I shall unite you all who love Me in one great Soul; 7) The highest and the lowest, the living and the dead, those who falter at the door and those who have climbed to the highest tower, all shall be one in My Soul, which I have given to the world, and all shall be nourished in my Spirit.

Hail, Kora, fountain of Grace, glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy Divine Mother.

Hail, O, Lady of the Lake, O, Holy Water of Life, Hail!

Hail, O, Fountain of Grace, O, Nourisher of Souls, Hail!

Hail,  O, Daughter of Wisdom, O,  Formatrix of Heaven and Earth, Hail! (**)

Hail, O, Soul of my soul,  O, Nourisher of Spirits, Hail.

Hail, O, Sacred Aurora, O, Soul of Dawn, Hail!

Hail, O, First Dew of Spring, O, First Light of Day, Hail!

Hail, O, Primordial Lily of Purity, O, Radiance of the Heavens, Hail!

4) (10) And the children of Heaven greeted Her, crying, Hail, Princess of the World, Hail, Queen of Heaven. And they placed a crown of stars about Her head. 11) And the blue night was Her cloak, and the stars of the sky, the crown about Her head, and the moon lay at Her feet. And they cried, again, Hail, Queen of Heaven.

Hail, Kora, fountain of Grace, glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy Divine Mother.

Hail, Thou Daughter of the High Queen, Hail, O, One with Form.

Hail, O, Dea Filia, O, Daughter God, Hail!

Hail, O, Beloved Kyria, O, Divine Maid, Hail!

Hail, O, Child of Light, O, Granddaughter of Life, Hail!

Hail, Daughter Whose Robe is Celestial Light, O, Mistress of the Seven, Hail.

Hail, O, Holy Presence in Nature, Hail, O, Shimmering Stars of the Night., Hail!

(Janite edition for liturgy):

16) And, She entered the great Temple of Heaven, where the Janati were gathered at the Sacrifice, even as the children of the Earth were gathered around the altar. 

And, She stood at the great Altar and took up a wheaten loaf and spoke, saying: 18) Like to the seed, My Soul was broken and like to the corn did it rise anew. 19) For I am the Corn that is reaped in silence.

And She said, like to the grain was my Soul Shattered between the stones of Fate. And, She broke the bread between Her hands. And, She gave of the fragments of the Bread to the Children of Dea.

And, She poured out Her Spirit from Her hands into a great Chalice, and Her Spirit lay as wine within the Chalice. 23) And She said, Even as You have offered Me bread in Sacrifice, so I give you the bread of My Soul; and as you have poured libations of wine to Me, so I pour out the eternal libation of My Eternal Spirit. 24) And, as it is performed above in the spirit, so is it reflected below in the soul and the spirit, and through the reflection do Earth’s children have part in the Real. 

Hail, Kora, fountain of Grace, glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy Divine Mother.

Hail, O, Heart within our hearts, O, Temple within our temple, Hail!

Hail, O, Supreme Being, O, Spirit within our sparks, Hail!

Hail, O, Assumption of our Souls, O, Feminine within femininity, Hail!

Hail, O, First and the last, O, Honored and scorned one, Hail! (1 A)

Hail, O, Queen of the Seven Powers, O, Mistress of the Seven Pillars, Hail,

Hail, O, Queen of the May, O, Queen of the Fey, Hail!

Hail, O, crowned with Stars, O, Mistress of the Moon, Hail!

(Janite edition for liturgy):And, She entered the great Temple of Heaven, where the Janati were gathered at the Sacrifice, even as the children of the Earth were gathered around the altar. 

And, She stood at the great Altar and took up a wheaten loaf and spoke, saying: 18) Like to the seed, My Soul was broken and like to the corn did it rise anew. 19) For I am the Corn that is reaped in silence.

And She said, like to the grain was my Soul Shattered between the stones of Fate. And, She broke the bread between Her hands. And, She gave of the fragments of the Bread to the Children of Dea.

And, She poured out Her Spirit from Her hands into a great Chalice, and Her Spirit lay as wine within the Chalice. 23) And She said, Even as You have offered Me bread in Sacrifice, so I give you the bread of My Soul; and as you have poured libations of wine to Me, so I pour out the eternal libation of My Eternal Spirit. 24) And, as it is performed above in the spirit, so is it reflected below in the soul and the spirit, and through the reflection do Earth’s children have part in the Real.

Hail, O, Hope of my Hope, O, Faith of my faith, Hail.

Hail, O, Mediatrix between Heaven and Earth, O, Divine Centre of Ekklesia, Hail!

Hail, O, Luminous Blessings of the hestia, O, Encompassing Mantle of Compassion, Hail!

Hail, O, Stream of Mercy, O, Clemency of Heart, Hail.

Hail, O, Bread of Soul, O, Wine of Spirit, Hail!

Hail, O, Glittering Snow of Winter, O, Tender Breeze of Spring, Hail.

Hail, O, Supreme Love of my heart, O, Divine Passion of my soul, Hail.

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.

Let us bless the Holy One.

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power.

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

Trace Fora over yourself and say: In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

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I appear to have inexplicably lost all my previous references. I apologize

1A is: http://gnosis.org/naghamm/thunder.html

* Other Traditions use the holy title of Great Dove of the Waters for the Celestial Mother. For Janites, it is the title of the Holy Daughter.

**: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_(Gnosticism)

 

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

 

Eastre / Eostre / Ostara Scriptures part II

From https://deanic.com/2017/04/13/eastre-scriptures-ii/

Angels depicted by Sulamith Wulfing

9) And when the time was at hand, two of the Janati descended, one on either side of Her, and She went with them into Heaven.

12) And thus began Her dear and glorious reign. And for the children of Heaven, Her very Presence was the completion of their joy. 13) And She poured forth Her Grace and Blessing from Her hands upon them and upon the Earth. And Her Grace and Blessing were as rays of Perfect Light which penetrate the heart and flood the soul.

It is said, in Kabbalistic and Gnostic Traditions, that Sophia/Shekinah continuously (Eternally) Ascends and Descends. This is how we understand the Eternal Now. It is the same in the Myth of Kore/Persephone, each year, She descends and ascends.

This idea, of things happening in the Eternal Now, is a very hard concept for us to grasp while we are living in the Realm of Time.

Those who have had NDE’s often report that there is no time or space in the spiritual world, which we call Avala, the Outer Realm of Perfection. They will state that their time on Earth seems to have happened in the blink of an eye.

“When you die, everything stops and you enter eternity. It is like finally getting to the nanosecond, where time stops. Like a watch, our body stops at that time. Yet our spirit and consciousness continue to live on in a dimension beyond sequential time. We go beyond nanoseconds into a space-time measurement we cannot know here on earth. It is the eternal now, where past, present, and future are all merged into one. Eternity is the present, the now that never ends.” (Dr. Gerard Landryhttp://www.near-death.com/science/research/time.html#a04.

This is why, when we experience each holy day in our calendar, we are truly experiencing that Eternal Moment out of time. We can truly say that the Holy Daughter is Eternally Ascending and Descending, because that is the Nature of Eternity.

And so, at the same time that the Holy Daughter is Immanent with us as the World Soul; She is simultaneously in the Realm of Perfection of Fullness with the Children of Heaven

(Children of the Earth and Heaven are capitalized not because the Children are Divine, but because Children of the Earth/Heaven is a proper title for humanity.)

I have explained in the past that liturgy is a spiritually magickal act. That act serves to unite Heaven and Earth in the meeting place of the altar, shrine, chapel or temple where it is being served.

When we are at liturgy, we are facing the Presence of Heaven. The Veil is barely there. It is said that angels are present. (My mother saw an angel walk across the altar when she was 14). Certainly, the Janati are present.

4) And She showed them how to offer Sacrifice to the Mother of All things.

From our scriptures, we see that it pleases Our Lady when we offer Sacrifice, just as did the faithful Jewish women of old. (Jer. 44: 17). And so we have both, the Rite of Sacrifice that we serve on the Full Moons and the Great Liturgy which we serve on a Trinity Day (Foradi, Sunnadi or Lunadi: Sat./Sun./Mon).

During the liturgy, Our Lady comes to us, from the East, just beyond the Veil of Time. We bow our heads as She enters and stands before us.

Thus continues the main portion of the Communion Rite:

16) And She entered the great Temple of Heaven, where the spirits of the Earth’s children were gathered at the Sacrifice, even as their souls were gathered upon the Earth.

(This verse has been slightly adapted in the Janite liturgy. It reads:  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 so, She has entered the Great Temple before us! Here we are, in the Presence of the Holy Daughter! We bow in reverence before Her!

And She stood at the Great Altar and took up a wheaten loaf and spoke, saying: 18) Like to the corn, My Soul was cut down by the scythe of darkness and like to the corn did it rise anew. 19) For I am the ear of corn that is reaped in silence. 

And She said: Like to the grain was my Soul broken (Janite:shattered) between the stones of death (Janite: Fate). And saying thus, She broke the Bread between Her hands.

And further:

22) And She poured out Her Spirit from Her hands into a Great Chalice and Her Spirit lay as wine within the Chalice.

23) And She said: Even as you have offered Me bread in sacrifice, so I give to you the Bread of My  Body (Soul in the Janite); and as you have poured out libations of wine to Me, so I pour out the Eternal Libation of My Eternal Spirit.

And so, because we offer to Her bread and wine during the Rite of Sacrifice, She, in turn, gives us the most heavenly, most exquisite gifts of Her Soul and Spirit.

This most radiant communion rite is seemingly inspired from the Mythos of Kore/Persephone and I would not be surprised if the communion rite of the Eluesinian Mysteries might not have been so very different.

During liturgy, we are truly in Her Heavenly Presence. The priestess is but Her channel through which She, from the Heavenly Altar, sends Her Graces and Energies and pours them into the wine and bread in order to gift us and to nourish us.

 

As the priestess says when distributing the Bread: May the Soul of Our Lady nourish your soul and the Wine: May the Spirit of Our Lady nourish your spirit

Thus, the Eastre Scriptures teach us how to worship Our Lady through both the Rite of Sacrifice and the Great Liturgy. They teach us that She is right there with us; She is Present with us as Our High Priestess; She Who stands before the Heavenly Altar, performing the Sacrifice in union with and through Her handmaid.

The Holy Daughter has three titles in scripture: Princess, Daughter of Wisdom and Priestess. All three are visible in the Eastre scriptures as she, the Princess of the World has become the Princess of heaven; She, as the Daughter of Wisdom teaches us many things and She, as the High Priestess leads us in Sacrifice

She is both Immanent, as the World Soul and Transcendent, as the High Priestess in Heaven. She is the Perfect Bridge between Heaven and Earth as She leads us back to Our Heavenly Mother and our True Home.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

(1) The Holy Sacrifice, because it makes present the one sacrifice of Christ the Savior and includes the Church’s offering.

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c1a3.htm

 

Eastre / Eostre / Ostara Scriptures part I

From https://deanic.com/2017/04/12/eastre-scriptures-part-i/

Kore

And as She walked, the children of the Earth threw blossoms before Her and though Her feet rested on them, yet, they were not bruised. 2) And She reigned over all the Earth, bringing all Nature back to life and all life back to the true law and rhythm of Nature.  And the world knew Her as its Princess. 3) And the children of the Earth were filled with love for Her, and gathered about Her with tears of joy, touching Her robes and giving themselves to Her in their hearts. The Mythos of the Divine Maid Chapter VII, 1-3 SMR edition

These passages beautifully illustrate the Janite concept of the Holy Daughter as the World Soul. In the above passage, the children of the Earth are able to see and touch the Divine Princess. But, we must remember that these passages are not meant to be taken literally. They are part of a description of a Cosmic Drama which takes place out of time.

Sophia by Pamela Matthews

For Janites, the Princess of the World, as the World Soul, truly revives and sustains all of Nature. And while She did not ‘walk’ among us, there are those who have had visions of Her, especially in connection with Nature. Here are but a few, some I have mentioned in the past:

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Among several Russian mystics who had visions of Sophia, Vladimir Solovyov had three, the first when he was only 9 years old. She appeared as a beautiful woman–“an image so radiant and powerful that he would come to pursue its meaning throughout his adult life.” (Kristi A. Groberg, “The Eternal Feminine: Vladimir Solov’ev’sVisions Of Sophia,” in Alexandria Journal #1, ed. David Fideler, 77).

His second vision: 

I said to her: O, blossom of a deity!
You’re here, I sense it–why haven’t you revealed
Yourself to my eyes since childhood years?

And no sooner had I thought this prayer
Than everything was filled with a golden azure,
And before me she shined once more–
But only her face–it alone. . . .

I said to her: your face has appeared,
But I want to have a look at all of you. . . .

“Be in Egypt!” a voice within me sounded.
 (Groberg, “Eternal Feminine,” 81)

From his third vision of Sophia he wrote:

And in the purple of the heaven’s splendor,
With eyes filled with an azure fire,
You looked like the first radiance
Of a universal and creative day. . . .

I saw everything, and everything was one thing only–
A single image of female beauty. . .
The infinite fit within its dimensions:
Before me, in me–were you alone.

O, radiant woman! In you I am not deceived:
In the desert I saw all of you. . .
Those roses will not wither in my soul wherever life’s wave may speed.

This third vision changed him, forever.

Let it be known: today the Eternal Feminine In an incorruptible body is descending to Earth. In the unfading light of the new goddess Heaven has become one with the deeps.

Vladimir Solovyov~

Russian theologian and mystic, Sergei Bulgakov had a vision of Sophia within the context of Creation. He saw Her in the mountains and in Nature.

Therefore Sophia is twofold, at once Divine and creaturely—above and before creation and “in” creation. The world is created in Sophia and Sophia, at the same time, is in the world, throughout it, in the form of divine energies and spiritual beings, as its boundary. Hence creation is, as it were, “the separation of Sophia’s potentiality from her actuality.” In the world, Sophia is actualized—as the earth’s eros for heaven, all creation “longing for liberation from the bondage of corruption, for the radiance of Sophianic light, for beauty and transfiguration.” http://ivashek.com/en/texts/554-sophia-the-wisdom-of-god.

Through-out Her pre-Christian and post-Christian ‘history’, Sophia is associated with Creation and entering Creation (She is immanent with us as the World Soul.)  She has been known as “Perfect Nature”.  But, as with the Divine Feminine in general, She has long been demoted from Her original status.

  1. Her divine status, evident from her speeches, does not easily fit into monotheism. (Meaning Patriarchal monotheism. PL.)
  2. Her teachings are rooted in life, not in obedience to rules, gods or priests; these teachings demand individual integrity and justice in the marketplace and royal court, and are achieved through clear perception and devotion to her, Wisdom, and by abandoning “marketplace consciousness”–giving up the quest for gold & possessions.
  3. She is associated with the natural order and meaning of creation, rather than the revelation and salvation of monotheistic religions. Sophia had many of the characteristics of earlier wisdom goddesses who carry the banner of the supremacy, primacy, and justice of the natural order of the cosmos rather than the capricious brutal rule of man whose focus is on profit and domination.
  4. Her gender is unacceptable in religions that deify only the male. The strenuous effort of Hebrew prophets to turn their people away from the worship of popular local deities to an ever-stricter monotheism admitted no divine reality save one demanding a wifeless male god.

http://www.sophiaandthedragon.com/sophia/soul_of_world.htm

“Male-oriented spiritual paths generally lead the seeker to leave the world, to abandon its call to power and prestige.  But women are already outside the power structure.  For woman then the “direction” of the spiritual path is not to leave the world, but to enter it.” http://www.sophiastemple.com/goddess-sophia/ (Note: Just as the Divine Sophia enters the World as its Soul).

Sophia is seen as being expressed in all creation and the natural world.

The Holy Daughter, in the Form of Sophia, is re-emerging in this world. She is slowly, but surely, being freed of Patriarchal chains. She is the Soul of Nature and She shares Her Soul with us.

With every flower we see sprouting to greet the Spring Sun; with each baby leaf budding upon the branch; with each soft breeze that caresses our cheek, there is the Presence of the Holy Daughter in the Form of Sophia; She Who brings all of Her Creation back to life. And, through Her words of Wisdom, She speaks to us who are gathered before Her. Through the sharing of Her Soul, we are able to ‘touch Her robes’.

“I love you. Love me. I am Sophia.”

http://cosmicwind.net/800/Cmwl/ExperiencingSophia/AuroraSophia.html

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

 

Happy and Blessed Eastre / Ostara (on Hiatus / Vernal Equinox First Day of Spring / March 20)

Extracts from https://deanic.com/2017/03/21/bits-and-pieces-eastre-and-the-janatie/

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Happy and Blessed Eastre, everyone!

Happy First Day of Spring.

The Awakening – Jonathon Earl Bowser

 

Eastre is actually an ancient word for Spring. This is the source of the name of the Goddess, Ostara/ Eostra, Eostre, Eastra, etc. She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe. This was first asserted by the Christian monk, Venerable Bede  who lived from 632-735.
http://www.religioustolerance.org/easter1.htm

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The following Deanic Traditions are now observing the Vernal Equinox rather than Hiatus: The Lucienne Tradition, the Pantheacraft Tradition and the Janite Tradition.

Eastre, the celebration of the Holy Daughter as the Holy Soul of the World/Cosmos. Several of us were remarking on how ‘right’ it felt. It was truly joyful and joy-filled. Though my day began with a frigid 11 degrees F (- 11.6 Celsius) with a foot (.3 meters) of snow on the ground,  by afternoon, it was warm and sunny and the snow was melting away.

When I got up this morning and for the first time in my life, experienced the Divine Feminine Eastre on the Vernal Equinox, the first Day of Spring, it felt exhilarating and oh, so very, very right. This feast day has Divine Feminine origins. How fitting it is to keep the holy ancient Divine Feminine feast day on the actual vernal equinox! It feels so mystical and magickal.

My feminine intuition and that of others in the JOP understood that Eastre should be on the first day of Spring.

Ostara, Eástre seems therefore to have been the divinity of the radiant dawn, of upspringing light, a spectacle that brings joy and blessing,…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%92ostre

I love: Our Lady of Up-springing Light. Our Lady of the Dawn. Our Holy World Soul.

The Feast of Eastre, like the liturgy, like all our feasts of the Sacred Cosmic Drama, falls ‘eternally, out of time’ and so it is entirely appropriate that not only is the ancient feast of Eastre celebrated on the vernal equinox in the Janite and Pantheacraft Traditions, but also that this, the most holiest, sacred time of the year, falls ‘out of time’, reflecting the fact that this is an Eternally, on going Cosmic Drama because…. until every last one of our souls has been assumed unto Our Lady, the Celestial Mother, High Queen of Heaven, the Holy Daughter will always, always be with us. She will always be an intimate part of us and us of Her because, thanks to Her Sacrifice, we share the same soul.

My liturgical scripture reading for tonight was The Mythos of the Divine Maid, Chapter VII. So beautiful. So truly beautiful. But during my celebration of the Janite liturgy, where the Bread represents Soul and not Body, I realized that for Janites, the following verses might read:

6: But I shall unite you all who love Me in one great Soul. 7) The highest and the lowest, the living and the dead, those who falter at the door and those who have climbed the highest tower, all shall be one in My Soul, which I have given to the world and all shall be nourished by my Spirit.

This, is exactly what Janites believe. And in liturgy, the white wine is transmuted into Her Spirit and the bread is transmuted into Her Soul.

All praise the Most Holy Daughter, Divine Maid (Kora). Like the Shekinah, like Sophia, You have suffered a Divine Shattering so that you may share Your Soul with all Your children. Thank you for making us One with You. Blessed are You, Dea Filia!

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

 

Hiatus / 20 March meaning beyond space and out of time

Hiatus meaning beyond space and out of time.
A Sacred year and a day

A lunar year (13 lunar months of 28 days) plus a day is a solar year (365 days). [Wiki]

It was in 46 B.C. that Julius Caesar ordered the adoption of the Egyptian Solar Calendar of 365 days.
He made 1 January the start of the year.

Spring / Vernal Equinox
Dates and Times
each year for 1096 years
1452 – 2547
Listed for four time zones and in two calendars
http://ns1763.ca/equinox/eqindex.html

The Coming Age periodical Issue 1 was published in the sacred month of Astraea November 28 – December 25,
year 118 after the apparitions of Lourdes,  [1858], so this would also have been in 1976 for the Sacred year. In the
secular calendar it was the Winter of 1975.

Referring to http://ns1763.ca/equinox/vern1788-2211.html the Spring / Vernal Equinox for
1975 was on the day of 21st March at the hour of 05 57minutes (24 hour clock) in
Universal Time which is equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time or GMT.

Hence our fore sister founders of the Dea-nic faith started the Sacred year on the Spring / Vernal Equinox, 21st
March.

From 2008 until 2043 the Spring / Vernal Equinox is on the 20th March at varying times.
http://ns1763.ca/equinox/vern1788-2211.html
See graph illustrating this http://ns1763.ca/equinox/autumn01.jpg

Four Extra Ordinary Days

Four Extra Ordinary Days

I differ during these 4 days in my calendar from Clan Jana. This is due to my life partner celebrating his birthday on March 20 or Hiatus.
I also cannot lessen my food/drink intake with a fast. Therefore I have given up chocolate in all forms as I recognised that I had an unhealthy addiction to it.

2016 is a leap year, so this is how I organise my calendar every year:

First Extra Ordinary Day
28 Moura / March 18th
(The last day of the Deanic circle of the year)

The Fast of the Fora

golden_celtic_cross_t

mother-of-the-world-1937

Light Beyond The Dark

The Great Mother as the Life and Veiled Origin of Eternity, Dark beyond the light and the Light beyond the Darkness.
Day of Fast, for those without medical conditions.

Before midnight, my predessesors in the faith would extinguish all candles and hearthfires (electrical lighting, gas fired central heating boilers and gas oven hobs).

I am going to say my Moura Rosary in full with option 2

Here is the link

Directional Circle

I visualise the Fora as a three dimensional figure in glowing gold, with the three lines running north-south, east-west and up-down, all intersecting at the centre, where there is a glowing golden sphere.

This is the one dimensional Fora gesture Here is the link

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Let us spend this time in self-reflection and examination. Let us pray that Dea will help us to be faithful to our individual Soul Path and may we always remember that our every act is a choice which either leads us closer to or further away from Dea, Our Divine Mother.

http://matronite.com/2016/02/21/the-holy-season-of-moura/

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Second Extra Ordinary Day
No date / March 19th
Beyond space and before time
Not a part of the old year nor of the new
A year and a day

Hiatus

 

Diana hunting by moonlight

Diana hunting by moonlight

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.
Day of Fast, for those without medical conditions.

Unless I take the day off work, I cannot reduce activity to a minimum and pray ceaselessly, which would be my natural inclination.
I am not a nun in a closed Order.

The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire.

“The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire.”
I do pray that my heart temple be fueled and bright, that my soul be pure and good – worthy of carrying my Spirit to the Celestial Realm to be re-united with Dea.

My predessesors in the faith, would be without light, heat or cooking. A physical reminder of the furthest a soul could wander away from Dea before being guided back.

Madria (Priestess) Erin, of Clan Columba – a youth ministry in Britain, sang her poem about The Holy Daughter’s Moura Descent – which is very talented of her.

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Third Extra Ordinary Day
Official Hiatus / No date / March 20th
Life Partner’s Birthday
Spring Equinox

Because of my life partner celebrating his birthday on March 20, I do not mark this day as the official Hiatus.
I celebrate his life as my best friend, soul mate, life companion.

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Spring (aka Vernal) Equinox

vernal-equinox-2016-march

Astronomical seasons meanwhile start on a different dates each year and totally vary in length, depending on the Earth’s 23.5 degree tilt on its rotational axis as well as its orbit around the Sun.

Spring and Autumn equinoxes (equal day and night) and the Summer (longest day) and Winter (longest night) solstices mark the start of the astronomical seasons each year. The word ‘equinox’ itself actually means ‘equal’ (equi) and ‘night’ (nox).

The dates of these change each year as they are dependent on the Earth’s position. The Earth is closest to the Sun, known as perihelion, in early January and furthest away, aphelion, in early July.

In 2016 the astronomical spring will start on March 20 with the spring equinox and end on June 19.

http://metro.co.uk/2016/03/10/when-does-spring-start-in-2016-spring-equinox-in-the-uk-explained-5744461/#ixzz436JgdhpC

The term vernal might be bit confusing and ambiguous as it is derived from the two latin terms ver and autumnus; meaning spring and autumn. The reason is apparently the opposite seasonal changes in the different hemispheres of the earth.

http://firstdayof.org/vernal-equinox-2016/

sun-moon-together

sun and moon goddess

My Spiritual Thoughts

My own thoughts upon the Spring Equinox day are two-fold.
For on the earth, the view is of equal day and night.
1. That Jana as Princess of The World brings harmony and balance.
2. An earthly sign that Heavenly Mother Mari as supernal sun and World Soul Jana as supernal moon are showing us on earth their Divine Unconditional Love for every soul on earth (in manifest planes of existence).

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Fourth Extra Ordinary Day in a seperate post.

 

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/