Sacred Month of Hestia 26th December – January 22nd

Sacred Month of Hestia 26th December – January 22nd

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Our predecessors in the Madrian faith also named this month Hestia.

In Ancient Greek religion, Hestia (/ˈhɛstiə/; Ancient Greek: Ἑστία, “hearth” or “fireside”) is a virgin goddess of the hearth, architecture, and the right ordering of domesticity, the family, the home, and the state.

Hestia’s name means “hearth, fireplace, altar”,[3] the oikos, the household, house, or family. “An early form of the temple is the hearth house; the early temples at Dreros and Prinias on Crete are of this type as indeed is the temple of Apollo at Delphi which always had its inner hestia[4] The Mycenaean great hall which had a central hearth – such as the hall of Odysseus at Ithaca, a megaron. Likewise, the hearth of the later Greek prytaneum was the community and government’s ritual and secular focus.

Hestia’s name and functions show the hearth’s importance in the social, religious, and political life of ancient Greece. It was essential for warmth, food preparation, and the completion of sacrificial offerings to deities.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hestia

Notes:
1. R. S. P. Beekes, Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Brill, 2009, p. 471.
2. Burkert, p. 61.

 

Symbolism

Fire is a yearthing (coming to earth) of Solar fire.
The fire in the hearth reflects the sun within the home as the symbol of Spirit.
In traditional societies humans were “centred” with the Spirit of Dea in their hearts, each household around the hearth, each village around the Temple, all activity directed towards the centre, She who is the Divine Source of all.
The hearth fires were always lit from from the altar flame of the Temple.

Fire Priestesses

 

The kindling of the inner fire, the recognition of the Spirit within, the immanent Dea within the human heart, these are the mysteries of Winter.

Be aware of:
1. The presence of Di Jana / Kore (whichever name you use) always.
2. The soul/spirit quest for Dea
3. The reflection of the Divine in all natural things.

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The Hestia Tapestry is a Byzantine tapestry, made in Egypt during the 6th century AD. It is a late representation of the goddess, whom it identifies in Greek as “Hestia Polyolbos” (Hestia full of Blessings). Its history and symbolism are discussed in Friedlander, Paul. (1945). Documents of Dying Paganism. University of California Press. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hestia

Relevant Articles:

The Spiritual Significance of Head-wear through the Ages by Sorella Shoshana
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/the-spiritual-significance-of-head-wear-through-the-ages-by-sorella-shoshana/

The Goddess Hestia as The Keeper of the Flame
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/the-goddess-hestia-as-the-keeper-of-the-flame/

Hearth Blessing Day
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/hearth-blessing/

 

How to Make a Janite rosary

A combination of instructions, as I am easily confused.

How to Make a Janite rosary

Unlike Roman Catholic rosaries which are made up of five ‘decades’ or sections of ten beads each, our rosaries are made up of septads or sections of seven beads each, similar to Anglican rosaries. An Anglican rosary has four ‘weeks’ of septads or four sections of seven.If an Anglican rosary is used, one simply reuses the first septad section for the Fifth Mystery of the Janite Deanic Rosary or one would reuse the first three septads section in the Janati rosary. Most people find it is simply easier to make their own.The internet has many resources for instructions.

Good quality beads may be found in craft stores and online. My favorite source is Firemountaingems.com. They offer a free catalog that usually has almost five hundred pages of high quality beads, jewelry and rosary making supplies at very reasonable prices.

I prefer good quality crystal or gemstone beads, myself. I will have smaller ones for the decade beads and larger ones or a Symbol charm for the beginning bead which begins each decade. Also, I use seed beads for the Eternity Prayer at the end of each septad or section of seven beads and one bead that is larger than all the rest for the centerpiece. (Firemountain gems offers a large variety of centerpieces and charms).

While not required, many of us add the Seven Symbols of our Faith to our rosaries which may be found as charms on Etsy. These charms are: the Sun, the Moon, the Apple, the North Star, the Dove, the Rose and the Fora. (The Fora is a equi-distant solar cross where the four rays extend beyond the circle.) If using the Symbol charms, the larger beads are not necessary with the exception of the centerpiece bead.

How to Make:

I use a 25 pound test line (fishing line) to string the beads. Rosary wire or links may also be used.

I begin by stringing the first septad. String the Apple charm or large bread, followed by three seed beads and seven regular beads. Add three more seed beads and that ends the first septad or section.

Next, place the Star charm or large bread after the last three seed beads. After the Star Charm, place three seed beads and the seven regular beads followed by three more seed beads. This ends the second septad or section.

Place the Fora charm or large bead after the last three seed beads followed by three seed beads and seven regular beads. Place the last three seed beads and this ends the third septad or section.

Place the Dove charm or large bead after the last three seed beads followed by three more seed beads and the seven regular beads. Place the final three seed beads and the fourth septad or section is complete.

Place the Rose charm or large bead after the previous three seed beads. Add the seven regular beads and the final three seed beads. This ends the fifth septad or section.

Push the beads towards the center so that you have a good few inches of line extending beyond the beginning of the first This ends the second septad and the end of the last. Cut the side of the line that is still attached to the roll and try to even out the lengths on each side. Thread both ends of the line through the centerpiece bead. Then, string three regular beads and add the Fora, Pentacle, icon or medal of Our Lady, a goddess pendant or holy symbol of your choice for the beginning of the rosary. Secure or knot the line.These rosaries are very sturdy and do not break easily.

Be sure to bless your rosary with holy water. The Rite of blessing holy objects is here.

For the Great Janati Rosary, you make it in the same way, except with seven, rather than five sections. For charms, a Sun charm is used for the decade in honor of Kyria Thea and a Moon charm is used for the decade in honor of Kyria Candra.

Another option is to make a ‘wrist’ rosary consisting of one decade.

May Our Lady bless you. Blessed is She.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

Simple Methods to Pray the Rosary (in response to Under the Violet Moon)

Reblogged from deanic.com

Simple Methods to Pray the Rosary (in response to Under the Violet Moon)

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Recently, the author of Under the Violet Moon,

https://underthevioletmoon.wordpress.com/,

wrote an important article on the challenges that are often faced by those who are new to praying the rosary. For those coming from Protestant backgrounds along with devotees who were raised in the Novus Ordo (post Vatican II) Catholic Church, the rosary may seem foreign and overwhelming. At the end of this article, I offer several ways to pray the rosary in a simpler manner.

One reason why most Catholics, (until the post-Vat. II generation), prayed the rosary every day with such great devotion was due to the appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In a majority of these apparitions, she always requested the daily rosary. It was considered to be the most powerful form of prayer short of the Catholic mass and many miracles and heavenly promises have been attached to it. It is traditionally understood to be a garden of roses which we offer to Our Lady.

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The contemplation of the Virgin Mary, her privileges, and the favors she bestows on her children was considered a joy exceeding all other joys. It was this joyful piety of the “Hail, Our Lady” that gave the name of the Rosary. In the Middle Ages, the symbol of joy was the rose. To crown one’s head with a garland of roses (a chaplet) was a sign of joy. The Virgin Mary was even called “a garden of roses.” In medieval Latin, a garden of roses is rosarium. 1

In so many images and statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we see her offering the rosary to us.

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While I no longer accept the veracity of every apparition, or, at the very least, I think the Church misrepresented them, I still believe in the rosary as a very powerful form of prayer. I’ve had way too many miracles happen in my life as a result of praying the rosary to ever doubt its efficacy. It is a direct line to Our Lady.

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In previous generations, entire families would gather to pray the rosary, together. I remember when visiting my relatives, all of my aunts, my mother and my grandmother would get down on their knees and pray ‘the beads’.

When I was young, around six or seven, I had rosary beads that ‘glowed in the dark’. It was comforting to lie beneath my blankets and pray my gently illuminated rosary in the night. I would sense/feel the presence of Our Lady, almost as if she was hovering over me while I prayed myself to sleep. Through the wearing of the Miraculous Medal (2) and praying the daily rosary, Our Lady was with me every day and always.

There is a funny story my mother always told me. When she was five years old, at a time when she was bilingual, her family would always pray the rosary in French. One day, my grandmother stopped praying in order to listen more closely to my mother’s recitation of the Hail, Mary. My mother related that she had no idea what she was saying wrong, but they never said the rosary in French, again.🙂

So great was Catholic devotion to Our Lady and her rosary before the devastating aftermath of Vatican II, that most parishes had a weekly rosary night and some had a public rosary after mass on Sundays. We prayed the rosary during Marian processions and in church on her feast days. I used to conduct a neighborhood rosary, once a week. Those devoted to Our Lady of Fatima would hold a public rosary in their homes. We made rosaries for the missions and provided The Secret of the Rosary to whomever was interested.

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It was a very stirring experience to pray a public rosary. One side of the church would chant the first half of the Hail, Mary, while the other side would respond by chanting the latter half. It was a powerful time which bound us together as children of Our Blessed Mother, Our Lady.

It is important to understand that one is not obligated to pray the rosary if they are a Deanic devotee. In fact, the rosary is not even mandated for Catholics. As with all of our prayers, they are simply offerings of choice.

There are those who prefer to always pray in their own words; there are those who prefer to pray more formal prayers and there are those, like me, who pray both ways. Each devotee must pray in the manner that best suits their individual Soul Path and their personal inclinations.

For those who desire to pray the rosary and yet find it daunting, here are a few quick tidbits:

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(1) When you are new to praying the rosary, don’t worry about concentrating on the Mysteries. Don’t even try to meditate on them until you’ve been praying the rosary for such a long time that the words are second nature to you. It’s fine to simply concentrate on the words themselves, or to put yourself in Our Lady’s Presence by gazing at a statue, icon or even a candle flame while praying. Sometimes, I simply gaze at the sunlight glinting off the lake. In doing so, you will find that certain thoughts or inspirations might enter your mind. Don’t try to brush them aside, that is Our Lady communicating with you.

Once the prayers come second nature to you, even then it is still fine to concentrate on the words or to quietly place yourself in the Presence of Our Lady.

Oftentimes, I will think of a single aspect of the Mystery. For example, the first Mystery is Our Lady, Apple of Wisdom; She Who is the Ground of all Being. I might simply think about apple seeds or something else relevant from the appropriate scripture verses. Sometimes, I think about what Ground of All Being really means. I contemplate the spiritual meaning of Twilight or any of the aspects of this Mystery. Sometimes, I just think about Our Lady, Herself. There is no set way to meditate on the Mysteries. (Scripture verses will be added to our rosary page.)

(2) It is fine to pray just one or two septads a day. I recommend this for the Janati rosary. For example: On Sunnadi/Sunday, the septad in honor of Madria Theia may be prayed. On Lunadi/Monday, the septad in honor of Madria Candra. On Rosadi/Tues., the septad in honor of Madria Vicka, etc. The same can be done with the Janite Deanic rosary.

(3) The first part of the Hail, Mary comes directly from the New Testament and that was how the rosary was prayed for centuries. It wasn’t until the 16th century that the latter half of the rosary was added. And so, it is perfectly fine to simply pray the first half of the Hail, Mari which would be: Hail, Mari, Fount of Grace, glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, High Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy beloved Daughter.

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I hope this has been helpful. If anyone has questions about praying the rosary, please contact us at Deanicfaith at gmail.com.

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Hail, Mari, Fount of Grace, glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, High Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy beloved Daughter. Holy Dea, Mother God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

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(1) https://olrl.org/sacramental/rosary.shtml

(2) http://www.amm.org/aboutamm/miraculous%20medal%20story.aspx

I am an ordained priestess who is married with five children and six grandchildren.
ArchMadria Pamela
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A comment from a sister in the Faith

ArchMadria Pamela, this is such a comfort to me. I thought that I was not praying this correctly, just concentrating and saying the words.

Dear Sophia Ruth, thank you so much for your kind words. I’m grateful that this issue has been raised. It has helped me to realize that I must modify the directions on praying the rosary.

Honestly, it was not until I was a young adult that I learned that we were supposed to meditate on the Mysteries when praying the rosary and I was a life-long Traditional Catholic! The chanting of the Hail, Mary was supposed to be conducive to a meditative state.

But, I feel that while meditating on the Mysteries is important, this is something that can be done at other times, when not praying the rosary. It can also be done through studying the scriptures, for example or simply during times of quiet contemplation. My favorite way to pray the rosary is to simply to chant the prayers while concentrating on the Presence of Our Lady or while gazing at an image of her.

Thank you, Sophia Ruth.

Praying the Rosary

Reblogged from underthevioletmoon

Praying the Rosary Rosary

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My rosary

I’ve always like the idea of praying a rosary. Growing up as a Protestant I always admired so much of the Catholic faith, particularly the tangibility of so many of the practices, which Protestantism lacks for the most part. The beads, the rote prayers, the devotion -it was just very attractive to me. When I discovered Deanism and found that there is a rosary I was immediately interested.

There’s more than one Deanic rosary, but this one has a warm place in my heart. I like its resemblance to the prayers I am accustomed to, and I like its focus on Mary. Mary is the most accessible image of Dea for me (likely due to my Christian background and upbringing in a place where the majority are at least nominally or culturally Christian). I adore Her.

One thing that I really appreciate about the rosary is that it gives me something to pray when I’m having trouble formulating my own words. Due to a variety of neurodivergent conditions, I sometimes find the act of thinking of words to express myself + speaking them to be overwhelming. Returning to a set of pre-written prayers is really helpful at these times. It sends me back to the centre of everything.

I do find some aspects of praying the rosary challenging. For example I’ve been finding it challenging to keep my mind focused on each decade’s Mystery whilst still paying attention to what I am saying. It seems like a small mental adjustment to me, and I’m working on it.

I guess I also never realized how long the traditional Catholic rosary format is. Truly, it is a practice which requires discipline, focus, and concentration. But it is a meditation upon the most beautiful mysteries.

I purchased my rosary beads from a lovely Etsy shop called MariaSantissimaShop.

JACQUELINE

Prayer Beads: Chaplet of the Janyati (part 2)

Reblogged from http://veiledwitch.blogspot.com

Prayer Beads: Chaplet of the Janyati (part 2)

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Etsy

In my last post, I talked a bit about the origins of this chaplet. I also pointed out the similarities between the chaplet and the rosary. The structure of the chaplet is smaller than that of a rosary. Where the five decade rosary most frequently used has sixty beads, the chaplet has thirty three. They are used in a similar fashion. Many of the prayers used for the rosary can be used for the chaplet.

The most basic prayers are:

  • Statement of faith (some call this the creed)
  • Glory to Dea
  • The Daughter Prayer
  • Our Mother
  • Hail Marya
  • Hail Holy Queen

The orthodox Filianic prayers can be found at A Chapel of Our Mother God.

My rendition of these prayers can be found starting on page 127 of my book Rose Petals: A Filianic Psalter. I will also present them below if you don’t have a copy on hand or easily accessible to you. They are recited in a specific order that leads the person who is praying into a mild state of entrancement which facilitates a sense of connection with Dea and aids in our efforts to communicate with her. Words flow less from the head and more from the heart at this point.

When one is in the midst of learning to pray the rosary, it is good not to place expectations for high and mighty things to happen. In the beginnings of engaging in this form of discipline, it is good to allow yourself to make mistakes and focus upon learning the simple ritual of this style of prayer. As you move from being able to recite the prayers by rote and then find yourself able to engage in contemplation, then you may be able to start the practice of meditating upon various sacred mysteries. Until you have met these two milestones, it is sufficient that you put in an honest effort to learn the prayers and spend time mindfully in Dea’s presence.

The first step in saying the rosary prayers or the chaplet using these basic prayers is to take the medallion in hand and declare your statement of faith. After this, you move to the next bead and recite the Glory to Dea and the Our Mother. If you are using a standard five decade rosary, there are three beads next. Upon these beads, recite the Hail Marya. After these three beads, there is the first Our Mother bead for the first decade. Here, you recite the Our Mother and declare the holy mystery you are meditating upon. With the chaplet, after the medallion (also known as the terminal) there is the single initiatory bead. Upon this bead, you would recite the Glory to Dea, the Our Mother, and Hail Marya.

The first Our Mother bead of the first group encountered, we then proceed to the Hail Marya beads. (On a Catholic Christian rosary, the Our Mother beads are known as the Paternoster beads and the Hail Marya beads as the Ave beads. Because the Paternoster beads derive their name from the Our Father prayer that is said upon them and the Ave beads derive their name from the Hail Mary prayers said upon them, which in Latin is Ave Maria.) For each of the ten beads in the decade, a Hail Marya is recited. On the chaplet, it would be upon each of the seven beads in the ‘week.’ When reaching the conclusion of the first grouping of beads, it is time to recite the Glory to Dea and the Daughter prayer. In many cases, these prayers are said holding the thread in the space between the Hail Marya beads and the Our Mother beads.

The next Mother bead starts the process of stating the Our Mother and then declare what mystery you are meditating on, if any. Proceed through the Hail beads in the same fashion as done for the first group. When you reach the end of the final group, you will recite the Glory to Dea and the Daughter prayer before moving to the medallion. On the medallion, you would pray the closing prayer. In most cases, if you are simply praying the basic rosary (be it upon the five decade rosary or the four week chaplet), that prayer would be Hail Holy Queen.

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  1. Statement of Faith
    I believe in Dea; the Mother Marya, the Daughter Anna, and Deam Mysterium, three who are One and have no equal. I believe that my soul was create in the beginning and that I turned from grace[1]. I believe that the virgin Daughter, born of the virgin Mother, lived, suffered unto death, and rose again by virtue of Her Mother’s love. I believe that the Daughter shall save all souls and lead them into Heaven. I believe in Dea.

 

2. Glory to Dea
Glory to the Mother, the Daughter, and Deam Mysterium, three who are one. Glory be upon You, as it was in the beginning and shall be at the end of all worlds.

 

3. Daughter Prayer
Oh My Lady, forgive us our errors, rescue us from the harsh winds of werde. Lead all souls into Heaven, especially those in most need of Your mercy.

 

4. Our Mother
Our Mother, who is in Heaven, holy is Your name. Your realm come. Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our errors as we forgive those who err against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

 

5. Hail Marya
Hail Marya, full of grace, blessed are You and blessed is your holy Daughter Anna. Holy Marya, Mother-God, stay with us now and at the hour of our death.

 

6. Hail Holy Queen
Hail Holy Queen, Lady of Mercy. We call to You, poor lost children of Earth. To You we send our weeping, sighs, and laments in this world. Turn, most gracious Lady, Your eyes of mercy towards us and after our exile, show us into the garden of Your Mother’s love. Most sweet, clement, and loving Anna, pray for us and make us worth of Your redemption.

 

7. Closing Prayer
Oh Marya, whose virgin Daughter has by her life, death, and resurrection delivered us from eternal death, grant us, we beg, that by meditating upon the mysteries of the most holy rosary that we may imitate what they contain and obtain that which they promise through Anna, our Lady.

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1. The turning from grace is a complex thing. In some Filianic/Déanic communities, it is something akin to the Christian doctrine of original sin. In others, it is an act in search of wisdom and greater knowledge. I ascribe to the second position. It is not a shameful thing as much as an act undertaken to learn more that had unforeseen consequences. Errors made in ignorance and upon mistaken information are not shameful, which the turning from grace could be considered to be one. The exile that is referenced in many prayers to the Daughter is not one imposed by Dea but self-imposed by the soul that turned from grace.
Brythwen Sinclair

Prayer Beads: Chaplet of the Janyati (part 1)

Reblogged from http://veiledwitch.blogspot.com

Prayer Beads: Chaplet of the Janyati (part 1)

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Janati colours

Indigo
Orange / Gold
Violet / Silver
Green
Red
Blue
Yellow

I have written a few previous posts about the Filianic/Déanic rosary. This is patterned after the Catholic rosary. Most practitioners pray the Filianic/Déanic rosary and meditate up on the Five Mysteries of the faith. From what I can tell, I appear to be the only one who also will pray an expanded version of this, focusing upon fifteen elements that comprise these Mysteries. This, however, is not the only version of prayer beads available to people who wish to pray in a fashion that encourages focus upon Dea.In the latter portion of the 20th century, another form of rosary was developed in the West. The Anglican chaplet (also known as the Anglican prayer beads or the Anglican rosary) came into practice in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. It is a modification of the Catholic rosary and the Orthodox Christian prayer rope, wherein thirty three beads are divided up into five major groups. The first group is the terminal (which is a cross most often for the Anglican chaplet) and the inviatory bead. Upon these two beads, the opening prayers are recited. The next division encounter is the first cruciform bead and the first week, a group of seven beads. There are three other weeks with a cruciform bead dividing each group. The fourth week ends where it meets the first cruciform bead.

This style of prayer beads has become relatively popular through out the Protestant Christian communities that are inclined towards this style of worship. Where the Catholic rosary focuses upon the mysteries associated with the events of the life of Jesus and his mother, the Anglican chaplet is used as a tool for counting prayers. There has, not yet, arisen a liturgical structure to focus contemplation and meditation beyond this point. Individual focus whilst engaged in this exercise varies widely.

The Anglican chaplet style beads is also well suited for a devotee of Dea’s use. The division of the seven beads in each ‘week’ of the chaplet lends itself naturally for contemplation of the seven Janyati. The cruciform beads not only connect to the Fora but also to the four regular seasons of the Filianic/Déanic calendar. The fifth season, Moura, can be counted on the inviatory bead or upon the first cruciform bead when it is reached again after the fourth week of beads is counted.

The most basic prayers of devotion1 for this are identical to those of the rosary. On the terminal bead, for example, a declaration of one’s creed would be made, followed by a recitation of the Our Mother prayer and the Gloria prayer. The cruciform beads would have similar prayers to the beads that divide the decades on the rosary. The week beads would have similar prayers to those said on the individual beads of each decade. Upon the conclusion of the final week, the prayers said at the conclusion of the rosary could be said as a way to finish the prayer session.

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1. The rosary prayers of Filianism/Déanism do have some variants between each sect. I will be posting my interpretation of the major prayers in another post soon. If you examine the prayers presented by A Chapel of Our Mother God, you will see the most basic format used.

Brythwen Sinclair

Prayer Beads – Catholic and Anglican Style + Filianism.

Reblogged from http://veiledwitch.blogspot.com

Prayer Beads – Catholic and Anglican Style + Filianism.

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When someone mentions the Rosary, the first thought most people have is of the Catholic five decade rosaries. While this is an extremely common style of prayer beads, there is alternate sets that are used by people of Christian denominations and people who are influenced by their prayer practices.[1] A comparatively late addition to the body of work that is prayer tools, the Anglican style Rosary is built upon two prior practices. The use of the Pater Noster beads (a set of thirty three or fifty beads used to recite the Our Father prayer) goes back into antiquity. Indeed, the term for prayers at one point was ‘bide your beads’ and there is one influential Christian of English origin whose name is known for his prayers (the venerable Bede). The Pater Noster beads were used for the lay people to imitate and integrate the practices of religious orders in their lives.Largely illiterate, most of the laity of these early eras did not have the ability to recite all one hundred and fifty Psalms (which was the practice of monks and nuns in this time period) on a daily basis. The majority of the laity did not know the Psalms or have time to recite them if they did. Thus, the Pater Noster beads were developed to allow these people to recite the Our Father prayer fifty times and incorporate a similar devotional practice to what the clergy and religious orders did. The Pater Noster beads were also used to recite the Jesus Prayer. (This was a recitation of the invocation of Jesus’s mercy upon they who were praying thirty three times – this being the number of years that Christian lore says Jesus lived.)The Catholic Rosary was developed for similar reasons. This was structured for there to be five to fifteen sets of ten beads divided by spacer beads between each set, with a medallion where the first and last decades meet and a terminal set of beads (usually three) that ends with a cross or crucifix that hang from the medallion. The five decade set of beads is used to pray one of the three sets of five holy mysteries of the Catholic faith at a single session. It can also be used in three repetitions to pray all three sets, which the fifteen decade is designed to cover in a single session. The fifteen decade Catholic Rosary is also recite all one hundred and fifty of the Psalms of the Christian bible.The Anglican Rosary combines elements of the Pater Noster beads and the Catholic Rosary. The Anglican Rosary has thirty three beads divided up into four groups of seven with four cruciform beads, an introductory prayer bead, and a cross for the terminal charm. The physical structure of the Anglican Rosary is obviously influenced by the Catholic Rosary. The litany of prayers used for the Anglican Rosary is varied. The Anglican Rosary can be used as the Pater Noster beads have in the past or one can devise their own prayers for meditation with them. The prayer tradition for the Anglican Rosary is clearly a modern one that is evolving as time passes, whilst rooted in the practices of antiquity.

For a Filianist, the prayer practices of the Catholic and the Anglican believers are quite similar in structure. This is because as the prayer practices of the Filianic community were becoming established, they were heavily influenced by the Christian environment they were steeped in. In many cases the Filianic rosary is identical to a Catholic Christian one because it is a Catholic rosary that has a Filianic oriented terminal (such as a star or a rose). Adapting the prayers of the Christian prayers is something that is underway in several Filianic groups. Others are at work on developing prayers unique for the Filianic worshiper. Regardless of the set of beads used, the structure of the prayers are all focused towards bringing the worshiper into a contemplative state that encourages meditation and connection with the Divine.

I, personally, have used the Filianic equivalents to the Catholic rosary prayers in my use of the Rosary beads I have. I mainly use them with my five decade set of beads. I have also used them with my fifteen decade set of beads. Praying the fifteen decade rosary is a commitment of time, however, for it takes me about forty five minutes to an hour of uninterrupted time. With small children in my house, I generally don’t have that kind of time free most of the time, thus I reserve this devotion for when it is a special occasion or significant need. Since receiving a set of beads that are patterned after the Anglican style Rosary, I have found that my time for prayer is more streamlined by virtue of the fact that I am completing the circuit of the beads with less volume of prayers recited.

When I am praying with these beads, I have used the combination of the Our Mother prayer, the Daughter prayer, and the Gloria. On the invitatiory bead, I recite my statement of faith. This is usually the Filianic creed or an abridged version of this. I also recite the Gloria and the Our Mother prayer at this time. As I progress through the week beads, I recite the Daughter prayer. When I reach the first cruciform bead, I recite the Gloria and the Our Mother. I progress through the set in this fashion where I alternate between the week beads and the cruciform bead prayers. When I reach the fourth cruciform bead, I recite the Gloria, the Our Mother, and the Hail Holy Queen prayer.

I am presently at work on developing a set of prayers for the Anglican inspired prayer bead set. One of these sets of prayers is focused upon the Janyati/Angels. While some would object to making this a focus, it really is only a logical extension. A prayer for each of the Janyati said for each of the week beads is perhaps something that requires a bit more attention than reciting the same prayer for each bead. This, however, is not a bad thing. For the Scriptures teach that the Janyati are also faces of Dea in their own special fashion. It is my belief that they are then also worthy of devotion as well.

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1. I am writing from a predominantly Western perspective. I recognize that there are prayer beads from around the world. I’ve written a little bit about them, even. Still, I am coming at this from the angle of someone who is within an over-culture that is primarily nominally Christian and has a broad history that is heavily influenced by Christianity.

Brythwen Sinclair

The Madrian Rosary of Five Mysteries/Five Solar Seasons

The Madrian Rosary of Five Mysteries/Five Solar Seasons

The Madrian Priestess, Madria Olga Lotar, wrote extensively about the importance of praying the rosary. We are fortunate to have her writings on the rosary which were given to ArchMatrona Georgia E. B. Cobb of the Lady of Light Chantry.

Madria Olga indicated that the rosary had more than human origins, a viewpoint that is shared by Traditional Catholics. It is further stated that the Madrian Sisters, when in contemplation, had been directed to attribute each decade to one of the points of the Great Pentacle of the year (the Wheel of the Year) and to the corresponding seasonal and elemental Mysteries, all sorts of things suddenly began to fall into place one after another. Even with meditations on more or less arbitrary sets of events (such as those used in the Christian system), the Rosary has always possessed great power. But, when it is brought together with the five-seasoned Madrian year and its structure of Mysteries, it is as if the correct key had been found for a complicated lock. Dozens of tumblers click smoothly into place and the great oak door of the high-walled rose-garden swings open on its mighty hinges.

One sister wrote, ‘The amazing thing was that the system was so complete, so simple, so perfect. It wasn’t just that a sudden inspiration had unblocked a subconscious train of thought…. ages later we and others were still discovering how neatly and logically the parts of the system fitted together and new things fitted into it–things we had never even thought of . Nothing is forced or contrived, nothing is even accidental; the system is absolute because it is Divine. (1)

Madria Olga later states that: For the Rosary is a system of prayer and meditation, but it is also something more than that. It is a method put into our hands by Our Lady, Herself, by which we may attune our relativity feeble powers of prayer and meditation to certain cosmic laws which are beyond the power of human understanding.

As it says in the (Madrian) Catechism, ‘each Rosary is not only a thing said and done, but a thing created.’ The making (praying) of the Rosary is regarded as a special gift from the soul to its Creatrix and those who make (pray) the Rosary regularly bring themselves especially close to Her heart.” (1)

(1) All quotes are from Madria Olga Lotar in her paper, An Introduction to the Rosary.
https://web.archive.org/web/20140718091318/http://kyrianblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/rosary-day/

The Rosary is usually a looped string of beads (though it may also be a cord containing knots).

Illustration of a Madrian Rosary
Illustration of a Madrian Rosary

Arranged:

5 groups of 10 decade beads/knots
5 single beads/knots separating them

The closed loop represents both the walled rose-garden and eternity.

Begin by composing yourself in quietness, then make the Pentacle upon yourself and say the Rosary Prayer before starting.

Rosary Prayer

Beloved Kyria,
Who have suffered in a way I cannot understand
that You might come to me,
I offer You my hand;
lead my soul into the garden of the Rosary,
that she may rest among the mystic roses of Your love.

On the single bead

Prayer of Eternity

Eternal is the Light of the Mother,
Eternal is the Love of the Daughter,
Eternal is their completion
in the wholeness of the Absolute;
And glorious is Eternity.

On each bead of the decades

Silver Star of the Waters

Silver Star of the Waters,
Who have laughed all the world into being,
Beyond all knowing
is the splendour of Your Light.
Enfold my spirit in Your mighty hand
that the pure stream of Your force
may flow within me,
in this world
and in all the worlds to come.

Each decade represents one of the 5 Great Mysteries.
Beginning at Earth and Autumn, we move sunwise, meditating on the Mysteries of each as we pray:

Earth; Autumn; the Golden Apple; the Mystery of Divine Life, Ground of all being.
Air; Winter; the Star; the Mystery of the Nativity.
Spirit; Moura; the Fora; the Mystery of the death of Our Lady.
Water; Spring; the Dove; the Mystery of the resurrection of Our Lady.
Fire; Summer; the Rose; the Mystery of the Rose of the World; complete personal assumption in the Mother.

Although a child can say the Rosary, a lifetime cannot exhaust its depth.
The Rosary is a powerful generator of spiritual energy as well as a purifying force.
Each completed Rosary not only confers great spiritual benefit on the individual, but is a real force for good in the world.
Regarded as a personal sacrifice, the Rosary is a small but beautiful gift to our Lady.

Finger, Handbag, Trouser Pocket Rosary for Autumn Holy Trinity – Apples of Wisdom, Divine Life, Light & Love

Finger, Handbag, Trouser Pocket Rosary for Autumn Holy Trinity – Apples of Wisdom, Divine Life, Light & Love

Size:

Pendant 4 inches
Gemstone loop 6 inches

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Construction and price:

Colours & Symbol:
The Great Mother: 5 petals of a darker purple dianthus
The Celestial Mother: 5 petals of lighter pink apple blossom
The World Soul Daughter: 5 pentacle star seed of the
Apple of Wisdom, green with leaf

inspired by ArchMadria Pamela’s post

All LIFE rests in potentiality, within Source or Absolute Deity, the Great Mother, Dea Matrona.
She Who is the ‘Bright Shimmering Darkness’ and the ‘Dark beyond the light and Light beyond the Darkness’ The Ground of all being. Dea is the first, and highest and only necessary “thing” [Intelligence/Spirit] that exists.
Dea Matrona emanated / “breathed out” the Matrix & Creatrix, Dea Matrea, Celestial Mother Mari.

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The seed, containing the blueprint and essence of the life of the Apple Tree, is symbolic of the Matrix & Creatrix, Dea Matrea, Celestial Mother Mari, Who, Herself, contains the Supernal Blueprint and ESSENCE of the Tree of Life.
She gathers from Source or Absolute Deity, the Great Mother, the seeds containing the Essence of Life and She births [emanates] them into material manifestation. Therefore, the Holy Mother Mari is, for us: Dea, Apple of Wisdom.

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The outer apple represents the material manifestation of Creation. The inner spiritual seeds containing the Essence of Life, taken together with the outer apple of material manifestation represent the two Threads of the Spiritual and the Material being woven together to create All Being, FORM, which is exactly what Divine Soul Di Jana, Apple of Wisdom, signifies.

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autumn-pendant

Collage of my Pendant idea

1. Holy Trinity Pendant

in English White Oak wood (Janya Lady Justina / Thema pronounced Thay-ma correspondences)
with artwork collage, I am commissioning pendants from Madria Erin’s source:
https://www.facebook.com/moonscraft/

£15

2. Apple beads x3 in Mashan Jade (Dyed Apple Green Marble)

10mm x3 (41 beads) £3.73 1/2 pence  https://www.beadshopuk.com 0.09 pence each x 3 = 0.27  pence

The healing properties of Marble is used as a cleanser which is beneficial for the blood, skin and systems that help cleanse the body such as the lymphatic, digestive system and integumentary system. Metaphysically this stone is beneficial for clarity during tantric activities and meditative states. It aids strength of self control and mastery of thought. It improves total recall of dreams and provides protection, stability and structure of one’s physical, emotional and spiritual facets.

3. three seed beads in clear rock crystal quartz

8mm (6 beads) 0.99 pence http://www.charming-beads.co.uk 0.1 1/2 pence each = 0.99 pence

Its name derives from the Ancient Greek “krustallos” meaning ice because they believed that quartz was ice that never melted because it was formed by the gods.

Properties – Believed to be the most powerful healing and energy amplifier. It absorbs, stores and releases energy and is excellent for unblocking.

4. “septade” 4x (Earth) beads in Dark Blue Dyed Jade

10mm (38 beads) £4.48 1/2 pence  http://www.beadshopuk.com 0.12 pence each x 4 = 0.47 pence

5. “septade” 3x (Heaven) beads in Purple Dyed Jade

8mm (10 beads) £2.96 https://www.beadshopuk.com 0.29 1/2 pence each x 3 = 0.88 1/2 pence

Jade is known as the “heart” stone as it enhances all aspects of love, is also known as the stone that brings abundance and is also known as stone for bringing emotional balance and stability. Jade is also known to give self reliance and confidence. is known also for its protective qualities especially with children with illnesses. Jade comes in many shades of green. Jade is more known in ancient times for its toughness. Jade may also come in shades of grey, white, black, yellow or orange or even violet tones.

Type C Jade: This refers to jade that has been color enhanced (to be blunt, dyed). Jade is a porous stone so it is easy and inexpensive to dye. A variety of methods can be used – from sophisticated polymers to as simple as boiling the jade in dyed water. Most bright green jade and purple jade is the result of dye, but clever sneaky jade dealers are also dying the color so that it is subtle and mottled – just slightly better than it was – so that it looks more natural.

Jade Imitations
These are materials that look like jade (sometimes extremely convincingly!) but are not at all jade – not even remotely related to it.
Dyed polycrystalline quartz (aka dyed chalcedony): This is very convincing because it has the same granular-looking translucence as jade (even with a microscope!). You can tell the
difference sometimes because the quartz will take on a higher polish than the jade (vitreous luster vs. waxy luster)
Glass:
Plastic:
Serpentine:
Hydrogrossular garnet
Chrysoprase

Read More http://www.shopgemstones.com/how-to-tell-if-jade-is-real-or-
fake.html#ixzz4L8GC1aTK

Bracelet total cost: £17.61 1/2 pence

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Photograph of finished pendant from Moonscraft

PRAYERS

1. Triad of Mother God

Deae Matres [pronounced DEE-uh MOT-rays] (or Deae Matronae), throughout northern Europe more generally known as the Matres or Matrones.

Copywrite of the Matriarch of the Janite Deanic Ekklasia, ArchMadria (Bishop) Pamela

(Adapted/Shortened version)

Psalm 12: Sweet is the Fruit of Your Wisdom

Dea, Sweet is the Fruit of Your Wisdom,
profound is the Mystery contained therein.
Astonished am I, to find the secrets of the vast cosmos
hidden within the tiniest seed of life.
Overjoyed am I, to taste of its knowledge;
the surety of its faith uplifts me.
I will contemplate the Real of the Above
hidden within the seed of the Below.
Everything, in its Season, must be.

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2. Apple beads x3 in Mashan Jade (Dyed Apple Green Marble)

(I made these three up, adapted from ArchMadria Pamela)

O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom,

we thank You, we bless You and we adore You.
For through Your everlasting life,
we are protected by the Veiled Stillness at the Centre of All.
The Heavenly Mother and the Divine Soul Daughter
find Their Completion in You.
O, Great Mother, Dark beyond the light and Light beyond the darkness.
O, Great Mother, You are the Wise Apple of our source, Life.
O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.

O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom,

we thank You, we bless You and we adore You.
For through Your resplendent light,
we are warmed by the certainty of Your Unconditional Love.
Divine Soul Daughter was sent by You, so all creation would be saved.
O, Heavenly Mother, illuminating Holy Light, splendid Essence of Purity.
O, Heavenly Mother, You are the Wise Apple of our life lived in Spirit.
O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.

O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom,

we thank You, we bless You and we adore You.
For through Your perfect mediation of Spirit and Soul to form,
we are elevated by the Holy Love of Your Pure Divinity in all the worlds.
O, Divine Soul Daughter whose Gentle Light guides and sustains all.
O, Divine Soul Daughter, You are High Priestess and Divine Gate to Spirit.
O, Divine Soul Daughter, You are the Wise Apple of our soul seeking Spirit.
O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.

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My finished portable seasonal Rosary for Autumn

3. three seed beads in clear rock crystal quartz

I cannot decide between these two, although I may go for the simpler option 1 to start with!

Option 1
1). Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother. We thank You. we bless You, we adore You.
2). Eternal is the Light of the Heavenly Mother. We thank You. we bless You, we adore You.
3). Eternal is the Love of the Divine Soul Daughter. We thank You. we bless You, we adore You.

or

Option 2
(I made this up, adapted from ArchMadria Pamela)
1). Hail, Deantha Vespera: Divine Flower of the Evening, Life & Source of All, be with us.
2). Hail, Sapientes Pomum Flores Coeli: Wise Apple Flower of Heaven of the Noon-tide, Light & Essence of Creation, be with us.
3). Hail, Pomum Aurora: Apple Fruit of the Dawn, Love & Soul of the World, be with us.

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4. seven “septade” beads

in the Liturgical colours of Janya Lady Justina of Dyed Dark Blue Jade 10mm (4 beads for the 4 Janyati of the manifest planes) and Dyed Purple Jade 8mm (3 beads for the Janyati of Spirit).

Option 1

From The Seven Jeweled Rays
Copywrite of the Matriarch of the Janite Deanic Ekklasia, ArchMadria (Bishop) Pamela

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Justina meaning Just, Righteous.

I am Justina, the Blue Ray of Justice. I am the Natural Law of the Cosmos.
The Four-Fold Earth is where I reign and it is Earth that I guard.
Come to me when you are in need of truth and fairness and I will defend you with all my might.
Learn of me the Jade Stones of Order and Harmony and your Path shall be made clear.
If you are in need of material sustenance, you shall never go without.
Lean on me in times of trial and I shall heed your cry.
I am Justina.

or

Option 2
4 x Dyed Dark Blue Jade beads as above in Option 1
and
3 x Dyed Purple Jade beads beads for the 3 Janyas of Spirit

Hail, Three in One Dea, Life, Light & Love Divine & Apple of Wisdom. Glory be to Thee.
Blessed art Thou, Glorious is the Eternity of She, who is, Blessed is She.
Divine Madria Dea, bless us, Thy children, now and always and forever.

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5. three seed beads in clear crystal

I cannot decide between these two, although I may go for the simpler option 1 to start with!

Option 1
1). Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother. We thank You. we bless You, we adore You.
2). Eternal is the Light of the Heavenly Mother. We thank You. we bless You, we adore You.
3). Eternal is the Love of the Divine Soul Daughter. We thank You. we bless You, we adore You.

or

Option 2
(I made this up, adapted from ArchMadria Pamela)
1). Hail, Deantha Vespera: Divine Flower of the Evening, Life & Source of All, be with us.
2). Hail, Sapientes Pomum Flores Coeli: Wise Apple Flower of Heaven of the Noon-tide, Light & Essence of Creation, be with us.
3). Hail, Pomum Aurora: Apple Fruit of the Dawn, Love & Soul of the World, be with us.