ArchMadria Pamela Lanides
ArchMadria Pamela Lanides
The Names used by myself are mainly Clan Jana, with a couple of personal differences to clarify their stream for me.
Lady Rhaya – March 6 (5 if a leap year) / Moura 15
The origin of Rhaya is the Old Greek language.
The name is of obscure meaning, possibly from rheo or rheos (meaning ‘river, stream’).
Rhaya is a form of the English, German, and Greek name Rhea.
Rhaya is pronounced Ree ah
Lady Theia / Lucia – March 6 (5 if a leap year) / Moura 15
Latin feminine form from lux (“light”)
Theia is pronounced Thigh ah
Lucia is pronounced Loo Ce ah
Lady Candra – March 6 (5 if a leap year) / Moura 15
From Sanskrit चन्द्र (candra, “moon”).
Candra is pronounced Can drah
From Middle English mone, from Old English mōna (“moon”), from Proto-Germanic *mēnô (“moon”), from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s (“moon, month”), probably from *meh₁- (“to measure”). Cognate with Scots mone, mune, muin (“moon”), North Frisian muun (“moon”), West Frisian moanne (“moon”), Dutch maan (“moon”), German Mond (“moon”), Swedish måne (“moon”), Icelandic máni (“moon”), Latin mēnsis (“month”). See also month, a related term within Indo-European.
Lady Grace – March 25 / Columbina 5
From Middle English grace, from Old French grace (Modern French grâce), from Latin grātia “kindness, favour, esteem”, from grātus ‘pleasing’ from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerH- (“to praise, welcome”).
Grace is pronounced GreyS
Lady Vicka – June 13 / Rosa 1
Latin for victor, diminutive of Victoria (English, German, Romanian, and Spanish).
Vicka is pronounced Vih-Kah
Lady Justina – Sept 5 / Abalon 1
Latin feminine iustus (“just”).
1. just, righteous
2. lawful, legal
3. justified, merited, well-deserved, due
4. (figuratively) exact, straight, direct
From Proto-Italic *jowestos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yew-.
The baby girl name Justina is pronounced in English as JHuhS-TIY-Nah
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The Golden Goddess by Jean-Luc Bozzoli.
Summer is the Season ruled over by one of the Janati of the Four-fold Earth. These are rulers of the four cardinal directions and their corresponding Elements and Seasons and therefore, they are known as the Janati of the four-fold Earth.
Lady Vicka meaning, Victory and is the Guardian of South and Fire and Guardian of the corresponding Season of Summer.
And so, today is the Feast of the Janya, Lady Vicka. On this, her feast day, time may be spent in quiet prayer or contemplation in her honour. A Moonrite or liturgy may also be served, which may also be celebrated this coming Sunday.
Janya: Lady Vicka meaning, Victory.
Titaness: Dione: Divine Queen.
She is of the four-fold Earth and is Guardian of South and Fire.
Guardian of Courage, Strength and Valor.
Great Mystery: The Symbol of the Rose.
Feast Day: 1 Rosa/June 13
Color of Robes: Red
Note: E (mi)
Incense: Frankincense, Dragon’s blood, Sandalwood, Rosemary, Rose, Myrrh, Copal, Benzoin.
Sacred Oil: Rose oil.
Sacred Herb: Rue.
Sacred Flower: Red Rose.
Sacred Tree: Rowan.
Sacred Jewel: Ruby
Sacred Symbol: the Rose.
Mantra: O, Madria Vicka, Guardian of Courage, Strength and Valor, be with us.
She is the Matroness and Protectress of the Janite Faith.
Copywrite of the Matriarch of the Janite Deanic Ekklasia, ArchMadria (Bishop) Pamela
Divine Lady Rosa
I am Vicka, the Red Ray of Valor. I am the Protection of Ekklesia.
The Four-Fold Earth is where I reign and it is Fire that I guard.
Come to me when you are in need of protection and I will shield you, always.
Learn of me the Rubies of Courage and Strength and I will make of you a Spiritual Warrior.
I will watch over your Clan, your Ekklesia, your household through the night and during the day.
I conquer the evil which threatens you and will usher you away from the abyss.
I am Vicka.
Copywrite of the Matriarch of the Janite Deanic Ekklasia, ArchMadria (Bishop) Pamela
Roseday / Tuesday – honouring the Celestial Mother as the Fiery Rose of Heaven and the Rose of Joy. Roseday is presided over by Lady Vicka.
Lady Vicka is of the Fourfold Earth and is the Guardian of South and Fire. The Season of Summer. I will strive to emulate Lady Vicka, in Courage, Strength and Valor.
Solar: Summer Solstice
Dea as the Rose of Joy, the Glad Welcome:
Radiating from the center Heart-Hearth of Home
The Flowering and Fruitful Rose Garden of Delight
(ArchMatrona Georgia Cobb of the Lady of Light Chantry)
The Rose of Joy. The Celestial Mother Mari as the Assumption of our souls. She is the Fiery Rose of Heaven. Rosa Caeli means “of Heaven” in Latin.
(ArchMadria Pamela Lanides of Clan Jana)
This season is dedicated to the Mother as Centre and Essence, and the blazing sun of creation. The solar fire within the world is blazing up to consume the separation of matter and raise us across the abyss of separation to be one within our hearts with the Heart of the Mother. A single rose stands before altar images to recall our minds to the single goal. Bonfires are also a custom of the season.
“All the complexities of the world are but the turnings of a labyrinth, and at the centre is the fiery rose-heart of our Mother, burning with perfect love.”
from Madrian Traditions
Roses come in many colors. Each color provides a rose with a hidden symbolic meaning. The following ideals are a joyous, bountiful, bouquet of those secret meanings. All of these private thoughts remind us of Our Mother God (Dea).
Many of these silent messages refer to particular virtues of Lady Vicka:
adoration, admiration, affection, appreciation, beauty, calm, caring, commitment, courage, delight, elegance, enchantment, energy, enthusiasm, fascination, femininity, forgiveness, friendship, gentility, gentleness, gladness, grace, grandeur, gratitude, happiness, harmony, heavenly, honesty, honor, humility, innocence, joyfulness, kindness, life, love, loyalty, majesty, modesty, mystery, passion, perfection, protection, purity, remembrance, refinement, renewal, respect, reverence, romance, royalty, secrecy, silence, sincerity, spirituality, splendor, steadfastness, sweetness, sympathy, thankfulness, tranquility, truth, unity, warmth, welcome, wonder, youthfulness.
In commemoration of this happy day, it is recommended that a devotee of Dea present a rose (or roses) to a dear one, in token of the personal bond of affection between the one and the other.
For help in choosing the appropriate color, please consult the following sources. http://www.roseforlove.com/the-meanings-of-rose-colors-ezp-22 http://www.proflowers.com/guide/rose-colors-and-meaningshttp://www.livingartsoriginals.com/color-rose-flower.htmlhttp://www.teleflora.com/rose_colors.asp
Enjoy! Bishop Georgia
Time of Day: Noon.
Sacred Color: Red.
Roseday/Tuesday 11 Moura/March 2
O, Madria Vicka, Guardian of Courage, Strength and Valor, be with us.
Our predecessors in the Faith based the Mythos of the Holy Daughter largely upon that of the goddesses Inanna and Persephone. Janites base the Mythos of the Holy Daughter on that of the Divine Sophia and the goddess, Persephone. Here we will speak about the Holy Daughter under the Form/Image of Sophia.
We tend to shy away from specific goddess names for the Daughter such as Sophia or Quan Yin and rather use the title of Jana, Di-Jana or Diva Jana. These are names or titles that we use for the Holy Daughter because the Latin form of Jana means moon (the Holy Daughter is both the Supernal Moon and the Gentle Moon of our salvation) and Di-Jana or Diva Jana means Divine Gate. (The Holy Daughter is the Divine Gate to the Celestial Mother.)
Over time and especially in the 21st century, Sophia is coming to be understood in Her pre-Christian Form of the Universal Divine Feminine. No one religion has any claim to Her. From the Greek Goddess of Wisdom, to the Holy Spirit of the ancient Syrians; from the Holy Spirit of many modern Christians across denominations, to the various schools, both ancient and modern, of Gnosticism; from the Goddess of Proverbs, to Sophia/Isis of the ancients, to the Sophia of Russian Mystics; from Powell, Goddess Christians and similar theologians who understand Her to be Mother, Daughter and Holy Soul, to Rudolph Steiner’s Mary-Isis-Sophia, to the Wisdom Goddess of Wicca and neo-Paganism; from the Sophia of Theosophy, to Sophian Goddess movements and to Sophian/Gaian movements, Sophia is exploding across the world. She is a Form/Image of the Holy Daughter in the West. And Her various mythos teach that She is the World Soul or the Holy Soul of the World.
The understanding of Her myths continues to evolve, or more correctly, is returning to its original form; where we are no longer under the prohibitive restrictions against the Divine Feminine by orthodox forms of Christianity. The pre-Christian Sophia is hardly the fallen Aeon who needed a savior. She is not fallen or did She cause a fallen creation because She decided to create on Her own without a consort. Nor is the reason She is the World Soul due to Her fall and punishment, all of which are depicted in Gnostic Christian texts. The Shekinah (Who is often equated with Sophia) is also considered to be the World Soul. Yes, the Shekinah and Sophia are the World Soul and They are the World Soul, not because They are fallen, but because this is part of Their Divine Role in the Eternal Cosmic Drama.
Janites understand the Divine Feminine Trinity to consist of the Great Mother, Mysteria; the Celestial Mother, Mari (for more on the Name of Mari, see footnote 3); and the Holy Daughter, Diva Jana. In Clan Columba of England, the Holy Daughter is known by the beautiful title of Aurora, which, of course, means Dawn.
We believe that the Great Mother, as Absolute Deity, is the Monad or, in the original form of this word, Monas. The Monad or Monas is She from Whom all else emanates including the Female and the Male.
From the uniquely researched article of Max Dashu’ on Khokhmah and Sophia, on the original title for female deities as having been Monogenes, which is similar to the title of Monas we read:
Long’s illuminating exegesis of the Alexandrian Wisdom litany brings forward the little-known fact that the Greek name monogenes (“unique, singly born”) began as a title of female divinities. It originates in a Kemetic title of Neit, Hathor and Isis: “self-born, self-produced,” and later appears in Orphic hymns to Demeter, Persephone and Athena. Christians subsequently applied it to Yeshua of Nazareth who was cast as the “only-begotten son” of god. [Long, 49] (1) )
And so, from the eternal Great Mother, known as the One or Absolute Deity, emanates the Celestial Mother and from the Celestial Mother emanates the Holy Daughter. The Holy Daughter, Who is the Gentle Moon of our salvation.
As described by Irenaeus, the great Mother-principle of the universe appears as the first woman, the Holy Spirit, moving over the waters, and is also called the Mother of all living. The Holy Daughter, Whom Janites know as the Great Dove of the Waters, is also considered to be a Mother as Dea is One; She is a Trinity of Mothers just as the European Matres and Matronae are a Trinity of Mothers. It was She, according to the Sophian mythos, Who was the Creatrix of manifest Creation. (The Celestial Mother is the Core/Matrix of All Being.)
The Gnostic scripture Eugnostos the Blessed hails “the all-wise Sophia, Genetrix.” It was she, says the Origin of the World, who “created great luminaries and all of the stars and placed them in the heaven so that they should shine upon the earth.” This Gnostic passage echoes the Isis Aretalogy of Cyme: “I divided earth from heaven, I created the ways of the stars…” (1)
….. Wisdom is another form of the Shekhinah, the divine Presence. Both are “expressed in light and glory,” both involved in creation, enthroned in heaven, intermediaries between god and the world, ascending and descending, and winged. (1)
In Jewish Alexandrine philosophy, Her role also includes the ordering and the formation of the universe over which She rules. The Seven Planetary Powers (the Janati) were placed under Her. She was regarded as the Mother of all the living.
We see here, the role of the Daughter as being the Creatrix and intermediary between God (for Deanics, the Celestial Mother God) and the world. Eternally ascending and descending. During Moura, we are mindful of Her descent. In Sophian mythology, She descends through the Seven Realms to become the World Soul.
It is unfortunate that, as with so many goddesses through-out history, Sophia was demoted from Her Original Divine, Monogenes status, to being dependent upon a male saviour. This need for a male saviour was supposedly due to Her striving to create without a male consort which resulted in a fallen creation. The story of Her demotion is so typical of goddesses who were mythically demoted through rape; turned into a wife or daughter of a male deity or who were otherwise blamed for the ills and fall of creation as were Eve and Pandora.
The Apochryphon of John contains another aretalogy of “the perfect Pronoia (forethought) of the universe,” who was “the first.” She wandered in the great darkness, “into the midst of the prison,” even into the depths of the underworld. She represents “the light which exists in light.” But this christian text compared “sister Sophia” unfavorably to Barbelo. A splintering of Gnostic goddess images was underway. They were being subordinated to “the Father,” and those not firmly partnered to a male god disparaged. The derivative Gnostic aretalogies reflect an emerging concept of the “fallen” goddess. (1)
Our Tradition certainly teaches that the Holy Daughter traveled to the deepest, darkest realms and into the depths of the underworld. As part of the Trinity, She is certainly the Light which exists in Light. But, She was not subordinate to the Father. She was not the ‘fallen goddess’. We read further about Her demotion through Patriarchy:
Though Sophia is prominent in the Gnostic creation accounts, she was being stripped of the radiant holiness the Egyptians attributed to Isis and the Hebrews to Khokhmah. In her ground-breaking and all-too-little-known study The Wisdom Goddess, Rose Arthur shows how the positive view of Sophia in the early, pre-christian scriptures was gradually broken down and degraded by a masculinizing, christianizing movement that emphasized a “fallen Sophia.”
Arthur demonstrates that the older texts were consistently reedited to reduce and subordinate female divinity, while exalting the male god. TheHypostasis of the Archons is no more than “a christianized, patriarchalized and defeminized summary of On the Origin of the World.” It blatantly substitutes the christian god for the Gnostic goddess. For example, the line “But all this came to pass according to the Pronoia of Pistis” becomes “But all these things came to pass in the Will of the Father of the All.” (1)
Who is Sophia? The pre-Patriarchal Sophia is a True Form or Image of the Holy Daughter. She is the Creatrix and Ruler of the Universe. The Seven Powers are placed beneath Her. She is the Mediatrix between Heaven and Earth and our High Priestess. She descends through the Seven Realms to become the Holy Soul of the World and is intimately connected with Nature as famous Sophian visionaries, including Vladimir Solovyev, have shown. She ascends into Heaven, taking our souls with Her. She shows us the Way to Divinization, Theosis or to becoming Perfect Love.
As we approach the Feast of the Dove on 1 Columbina, March 21, we will speak further about the meaning of the Daughter as the Holy Soul of the World.
May Our Lady bless you,
Blessed is She.
ArchMadria Pamela Lanides
2) (The Feminine Trinity, lit.: the Divine Mothers)
3) Mari is one of the most ancient names of the Goddess. It means Mother Sea.
Mari is the name of the South Indian Mother Goddess. It is considered to be the oldest known name for the Divine Mother.