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.

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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

 

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A’Ghrian – song to the Sun from the Isle of Barra discovered by ArchMatrona Georgia

A’Ghrian – song to the Sun
from the Isle of Barra
discovered by ArchMatrona Georgia

 

Hebrides sunset on isle of barra

Hebrides sunset on Isle of Barra

From John MacNeill, cottar, Buaile nam Bodach, Barra

Song to the Sun

Hail to thee,
thou sun of the seasons
as thou traversest
the skies aloft.

Thy steps are strong on
the wing of the heavens,
thou art the glorious
mother of the stars.

Thou liest down in
the destructive ocean
without impairment or fear.

Thou risest up on
the peaceful wave-crest
like a queenly maiden
in bloom.

Song 316, Carmichael, Carmina Gadelica, 1992, p292 (English only); Carmichael, Carmina Gadelica Volume III, 1941, pp310-311.

“A Ghrian”
(To the Sun)
from the Isle of Barra

A’ GHRIAN [317]

O Iain Mac Nill, coitear, Buaile nam Bodach, Barraidh

ÀILTE ort fein, a ghrian nan tràth,
‘S tu siubhal ard nan speur ;

Do cheumaibh treun air sgeith nan ard,
‘S tu màthair àigh nan reul.

Thu laighe sios an cuan na dith

Gun diobhail is gun sgàth ;
Thu ‘g eirigh suas air stuagh na sith,

Mar rioghainn òg fo bhlàth.

A’Ghrian, Hymn to The Sun

A’Ghrian, Hymn to The Sun videos discovered by ArchMatrona (Bishop) Georgia

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Sunna or Sól. Norse goddess of the sun

A’ Ghrian
The Sun
Verse One:

Fàilte ort féin, a ghrian nan tràth,
I welcome you, sun of the seasons,

‘S tu siubhail ard nan speur;
As you travel the skies aloft;

Do cheumaibh treun air sgéith nan ard,
Your steps are strong on the wing of the heavens,

‘S tu màthair àigh nan reul.
You are the glorious mother of the stars.
Verse Two:

Thu laighe sìos an cuan na dìth
You descend into the deadly sea

Gun dìobhail is gun sgàth,
Without distress and without fear;

Thu ‘g éirigh suas air stuagh na sìth,
You rise up on the wave of peace,

Mar rìoghain òg fo bhlàth.
Like a youthful Queen in bloom.

This is a separate sunset prayer:

Ha-misham doh oss-narah.. na-cuir chia mo-ornah…
I am in hope in its proper time that the gracious One

As rom sa-a-ah, so-lar-s, nuhn-gra-as, Marra-husa, ca-ah-ma, gala noc
will not put out for me the light of grace even as thou dost leave me this night

Source

Song 316, Carmichael, Carmina Gadelica, 1992, p292 (English only); Carmichael, Carmina Gadelica Volume III, 1941, pp310-311.
Lyrics 1

http://messageboard.druidry.org/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=37567

Lyrics 2

http://www.livingcircle.net/Resources/A%27Ghrian.pdf

Video 1

Video 2

Beautiful Song For Spring by Celtic Woman

Beautiful Song For Spring by Celtic Woman

https://daughterofdea.wordpress.com/2016/05/04/beautiful-song-for-spring-by-celtic-woman/

Posted on May 4, 2016
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Dear friends,

I was listening to Celtic Woman earlier and found this song of theirs I had not previously heard before, and it made me think of the Eastre cycle, spring time, the Daughter as Princess of the World, Exaltation Day, Lady Graca and Maia, so it’s perfect for all things Spring!

Their music is so beautiful and I think this is my new favourite song of theirs. I just wish I’d heard it at the start of the Eastre cycle instead of now when it’s over!

You can listen to it here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39-tQMYP8XU
and I will paste the lyrics below.

The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun

High is the moon tonight
Hiding it’s guiding light, high
Heaven and earth do sleep, still in the dark so deep
I will the darkness sweep

I will the moon to flight, I will the heaven’s bright
I will the earth to light
Open your eyes with me, see paradise with me
Awake and arise with me

I am the dawn, I’m the new day begun
I bring you the morning, I bring you the sun
I hold back the night and I open the skies
I give light to the world, I give sight to your eyes
From the first of all time, until time is undone
Forever and ever and ever and ever
And I am the dawn and the sky and the sun
I am one with the one and I am the dawn

I am the sky and the dawn and the sun
I am the sky and the new day begun
I am the sky and the dawn and the sun

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Madria Erin

Ostara Carol

Ostara

A splendid discovery by ArchMatrona Georgia

Ostara Carol

Tune: “Nous Allons, Ma Mie”
Traditional French Easter Carol, Oxford book of Carols no.147, pg. 302

For MP3 and Sheet Music 

Verse 1

Cheer up friends and neighbours
Now’s Ostara – tide
Pause from endless labours
Worries put aside
Folk should rise from sadness
Evil, folly, strife
When Ostara’s gladness
Brings the Earth to life

Verse 2

Out from snowdrifts chilly
Roused from drowsy hours
Bluebell wakes and lily
She calls out her flowers
Into life she raises
All the sleeping buds
Meadows weave her praises
And the spangled woods

Verse 3

All Her truth and beauty
All her joyousness
Are our pride and duty
Bearing her impress
Look! The Earth waits breathless
After winter’s strife
Ostara shows folk deathless
Spring leads death to life

Verse 4

Ours the more and less is
But, changeless all the days
Ostara wakes and blesses
Like the sunlight rays
All the folk have risen
And the bluebells ring
While from winter’s prison
Burst the flowers of spring!

© Adapted by Anna Stockinger 2007

This work by Anna Stockinger is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives License.

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

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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

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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/

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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.