The Rite of Veneration – FAQ 2, 3 and 4

If you have read FAQ 1

2. What do the RoV bread and wine symbolise?

The fresh white bread represents the Soul, not the Body.

The white wine or white grape juice (unfermented wine) represents the Spirit. (No red wine as that symbolises blood).

During the Rite of Veneration, they are blessed by Déa.

Usually, if serving a solitary ritual, do not fill the Chalice with wine. Before the RoV, pour in enough to take three good sips.

If there is a large gathering, a back up chalice/cup of wine may be kept on hand. If it is needed, the celebrant blesses the wine before serving it.

3. Where does this ritual take place?

Within the hestia, which is a devotee’s home that has been blessed and consecrated to Déa.

4. When does this ritual take place?
For devotees and clergy, the RoV is served on the Full Moon (For the Celestial Mother).
It is optional on
Dark Moon (For the Great Mother)
4 days after the Dark Moon: Crescent Moon (For the Holy Daughter)

One of the Tri-Unity Days weekly:
Foradi [pronounced four-ah-dee] or Fora (Suncross) Day / Saturday (For the Great Mother).
Sunnadi [pronounced sue-nah-dee] / Sun Day (For the Celestial Mother).
Lunadi [pronounced lue-nah-dee] or Moon Day / Monday (For the Holy Daughter).
is optional for devotees and the clergy should strive to serve a Liturgy.

Feast Days for devotees and the clergy should strive to serve a Liturgy.

Our Mother God Supreme is compassionate and understands that due to modern life: family, study/work that it is not always possible to serve a RoV or a Liturgy. It should never be a cause for guilt feelings. It’s very important that we avoid that. It is very easy to fall into becoming overly-scrupulous. That can be a psychologically debilitating burden.

If you still have questions about the Rite of Veneration, we can be contacted by clicking here.

The Rite of Veneration – FAQ 1. What is the RoV really all about?

For our new devotees, I have found these Frequently Asked Questions about the Rite of Veneration (RoV) in our archives.

1. What is the RoV really all about?

Here, we give only an outline of the essential truths.

Let us remember that in our Scriptures, the Holy Daughter teaches us how to offer Sacrifice to the Celestial Mother, 4) And She showed them how to offer Sacrifice to the Mother of All things. (Mythos of the Divine Maid (Janah), Chapter VII verse 4). And a good portion of our communion rite may be found at the end of this chapter starting with the verse 16.

The Rite of Veneration, or RoV, which came to us from the Madrians, is not so much an offering of gifts to Our Lady, rather it is based upon the One Eternal Sacrifice of the Holy Daughter, whether you view that Sacrifice as Her Death, as in Filianism and Madrianism, or as Her Shattering, as in Janite thealogy. (Both are basically different ways of expressing the same fundamental thealogy). It is a mini-version of the Great Liturgy, which Janites inherited through an hand-typed copy.

The Janite edition of the RoV is a slightly expanded version of the original Madrian with Janite influences added, such as the names of the Janati and certain prayers.

The Rite of Veneration, is channeled from the Earth (the plain bread and white wine/white grape juice). The Great Liturgy, is channeled from Heaven (the Transfused Bread and white Wine/Juice together constitute a sacrament).

And as Our Lady says to us in the Great Liturgy: “Even as you have offered to Me bread in sacrifice, so I give to you the Bread of my Soul; and as you have poured out libations of wine to Me, so I pour out the Eternal Libation of My Eternal Spirit.”

This is why every Janite priestess must serve the RoV and not the Great Liturgy on the Full Moons.

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Rite of Veneration – Full Moon – 18th Brighid/9th February 2020

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on Sunnadi (Sunday) 18th of the Sacred Month of Brighid (pronounced brigg-id)

(9th February 2020)

As devotees and clergy we perform the Bright Moon ritual Rite of Veneration – solitary or group.

Sacred Seasonal Winter
Preface: O, Gentle Moon of our Salvation, You Who are the Earthly Love, Form and Soul, enter our hearts with Your Love.
(In honour of our Holy Daughter)

Head Covering: is the (Liturgical) Colour: Yellow.

Sacred Seasonal Winter
Altar Cloth is the (Elemental) Colour: Yellow.

Suggested Scripture Reading: The Teachings of The Daughter: The Light: Verses 1-3
v1. “I am sent of My Mother to bring thee a light, that thou mayest find thy soul before the darkness cometh. v2. See not advantage over other creatures, but let them be indifferent as to whose is the advantage. v3. Seek excellence but seek not praise nor honour nor reward.

Weekly Prayer List

If you or a loved one is in need of prayer, our contact info may be found at the end of this post. You or your loved one will be remembered in our daily prayers, our liturgy and during our Rite of Veneration.

We pray :

For the help, healing and guidance of Jess,

For the comfort and highest good of Violet,

That S may remain cancer free,

For the healing of C,

For the healing of Debra,

For the correct diagnosis and healing of Timea,

For the complete healing of G,

For the protection of SRJ and her hestia,

For the healing and correct diagnosis of Mr Jones,

For the healing of RN,

For employment for R.

And we pray for the continual blessing and protection of the Janite Deanic Ekklesia and all Deanic devotees.

O, Most Holy Dea, Mother, Daughter and Great Mother, have mercy upon these, Your souls and may they attain mental, physical and spiritual health.
May those who have passed beyond the Veil be assumed, through Your Holy Daughter, unto Perfect Union with You.
Through the Pure Stream of Your Grace, may all events unfold for their highest good and according to their True Soul Path. Blessed are You.

Let us bless the Holy One,

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power,

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

( For prayer requests, please send either first name or initial for yourself or others, pets included. We must receive the prayer requests by Sunnadi/Sunday of each week. We keep the names on the list for one week unless otherwise requested. )

Send requests to either Prima Madria Sophia at maidsophiawelsh@gmail.com
or ArchSorella Minna at minnalousheandmockingbirds@gmail.com
Thank you.

Blessed Adoria!

Feast of Adoria

 Sulamith Wulfing illustration

Sulamith Wulfing copyright: © by Petra Michel, CA & Aquamarin Verlag, Germany  (1) 

Dear Devotees,

We wish all of you a very Blessed Feast of Adoria!

Last night, we observed Mother’s Night by lighting the final candle on our Sunwheel, the red Candle of Joy, in honor of Our Celestial Mother, Mari Sophia, Who is the Rose of Joy.  We awaited with Our Divine Mother, the birth/Emanation of Her Holy Daughter, Janah Sophia, Who is the Midnight Star of Wonder.

Today, on Daughter’s Day, known as Adoria to the Janites, we celebrate the Holy Daughter through the full lighting of the Sunwheel. We offer praise, glory and gratitude and we may  worship Her through the Rite of Veneration. (The Solitary Rite may be found here.)

Our clergy shall be offering the Great Liturgy for all of our devotees, our Ekklesia and Clan Jana.

 Sulamith Wulfing illustration

Sulamith Wulfing copyright: © by Petra Michel, CA & Aquamarin Verlag, Germany 

31. When the archangel ceased to speak, a new voice filled the air, more beautiful and
more formidable than hers. The voice said:
“Her name shall be called Kore, *
for She shall be the Lady of heaven.”
32. Then the star vanished from the sky and yet its light remained; then the shape of the light
became a vision: 33. it was a vision of the Mistress of All Things, bearing in Her arms the holy
child. 34. For all the wondrous things the children of earth had seen that night, not the whole
of them was one thousandth part as wondrous as this vision.
35. Then for twelve nights the star returned to the sky; and on the thirteenth night it did
not return. And this was a sign of things that were to come.

*Here, Kore means Daughter. Taken from the Mythos of the Divine Maid/Holy Daughter.

Sulamith Wulfing copyright: © by Petra Michel, CA & Aquamarin Verlag, Germany 

Praise be to Dea Madria, Our Divine Mother!

Praise be to Dea Filia, the Holy Daughter!

Praise and Blessings and Glory Be!

Blessed is She.

  1. https://artpassions.net/wulfing/wulfing.html

Weekly Prayer List

Please see previous article on lighting the Blue Candle of Grace. 

WEEKLY PRAYER LIST

For the soul of Seth and for the comfort and solace of his family,

For the healing of Sandy,

For the strength and healing of Debra

For the strength and healing of Aidan.

For the strength and comfort of Minna.

For employment for R.

And we pray for the continual blessing and protection of the Janite Deanic Ekklesia and all Deanic devotees.

O, Most Holy Dea, Mother, Daughter and Great Mother, have mercy upon these, Your souls and may they attain mental, physical and spiritual health. May those who have passed beyond the Veil be assumed, through Your Holy Daughter, unto Perfect Union with You. Through the Pure Stream of Your Grace, may all events unfold for their highest good and according to their True Soul Path. Blessed are You.

Let us bless the Holy One,

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power,

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

( For prayer requests, please send either first name or initial for yourself or others, pets included. We must receive the prayer requests by Sunnadi/Sunday of each week. We keep the names on the list for one week unless otherwise requested.)

Send requests to either Prima Madria Sophia at maidsophiawelsh@gmail.com or ArchSorella Minna at theagoragazette@gmail.com. Thank you. 

The Blue Candle of Grace

17 Astrea/Dec. 14

Foradi/Sat. Day of Lady Rhea.

Aurora (morning) prayer: O, Sai Rhea, Shield of Steadfastness, Temperance and Self-Restraint, be with us.

Eventide prayer: Hail, Lady Rhea, I thank you for this day and for all your blessings, benefits Gifts and Virtues. Blessed are You. (All prayers are suggestions, only.)

Announcements:

There will be an upcoming article on Sai Mati Sage during her Sacred Season of Winter. In the meantime, the RoV  may be offered in honor of her recent feast day. The Solitary Rite of Veneration may be found here. Flowers, oils and incense suggestions may be found on her Correspondence Page. At the bottom of the  Correspondence Page may be found suggested mantra/morning and evening prayers and an explanation of her patronage.

Startide:

For those who plan the Startide Ritual in honor of the Seven Janati on 28 Astrea/Dec. 25, remember to buy your Seven color chakra candles!

(Any small votive or tea candles in the liturgical colors will suffice.)

Mother’s Night/Daughter’s Day: 

In the Janite Deanic Calendar, 23 Astrea/Dec. 20 is Mother’s Night. We will light the fifth and final candle on our SunWheel, the Red Candle of Joy in honor of Our Celestial Mother.

On 24 Astrea/Dec. 21, on Yule, we celebrate Adoria, which means Glory. This is also known as Daughter’s Day.  In Traditional Northern European cultures, Mother’s Night and Daughter’s Day were celebrated in honor of the sun goddess, Sol and her daughter, Sunna (although others state that Sunna was the mother and her daughter was Sol.) Mother’s Night was adapted by Christians for the Blessed Virgin Mary on Christmas Eve.

Traditionally, Mother’s Night/Yule Eve began after the first three stars appeared in the sky.

As  Janite Deanists, we celebrate Mother’s Night and Daughter’s Day in honor of Mother and Daughter Sophia Whose Janite Deanic Names are Mari and Janah (Yah-nah), respectively. (In other Traditions, the Deanic Name of the Holy Daughter is Anna.) The Feast of Adoria is the Janite equivalent of the Deanic Feast of Nativity.

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The Blue Candle of Grace.

Tomorrow, after before the Eventide meal, we will light the blue candle in honor of the Holy Daughter as the Pure Dove of Grace.

The dove has long been understood to represent the Divine Feminine going back thousands of years. The Divine Feminine Dove symbol has long-predated the biblical use of the dove to represent the Holy Spirit.

When the Dove Form of the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus during his baptism, the Dove would have readily been recognized, by those of the time of Jesus, to be Feminine. This Tradition of recognizing the Holy Spirit as Feminine continued in early Syriac Christianity.

Over the years, we have discovered that the Mythos of Holy Sophia (minus Her purposeful demotions,) most closely mirrors the Deanic Mythos of the Divine Daughter.

Daughter Sophia, Whose Janite name is Janah (Yah-nah), (in Filianism, Anna), separates or emanates from Her Celestial Mother. Where Dea is of the Godhood and shares the Eternal Nature of God, this is considered to be an ‘Eternal Act’, one taken outside of time. Outside of time, the past, present and future exist all at once.

At the moment of Separation/Emanation, She Eternally becomes a Person in Her Own Right and yet, She remains One with Her Mother in Essence. Another way to think of this separation is the Mother is the ‘Higher Self’ of the Daughter.

Holy Sophia is then said to have ‘taken on Form’, that of Soul. In this way, She is the Holy Daughter incarnate.

Lucky Star True North

During Adoria, we celebrate the Emanation of the Holy Daughter from Her Divine Mother, symbolized by the Midnight Star of Wonder.

As we approach the Feast of Adoria, we light the blue candle, which celebrates the Holy Daughter as the Pure Dove of Grace. She, Who is Our High Priestess and the Fountain of All Grace.

Tomorrow, before the Eventide meal, for our Sunwheels, we first light the green Candle of Faith, followed by the  yellow Candle of Hope. We then light the violet Candle of Faith and finally, the Blue Candle of Grace.

Scriptures:

The following scripture verses are amongst the most beloved of Deanists. (Please note that verse numbers may not be the same):

Chapter 5 

20. The archangel at the cave’s mouth called forth the children of the earth that they
might present their gifts. And the three great princesses of the earth came forward: 21. First the
greatest of them, who ruled more land than either of the others and also possessed more
treasure. 22. Her crown was of pure gold; and as she took it from her head, the light of the star
fell upon it, and it shone with a glister lovelier than any earthly jewel. 23. And she laid it at the
feet of the archangel. 24. The archangel said: “It is good that you bring your crown, for you
are a great princess, but the holy child shall be princess of all the world.”
25. The second princess held neither so much land nor treasure, but she was a maid of
deep wisdom and profound meditation. Her crown was of pure silver; and as she took it from
her head, the light of the star fell upon it, and it shone with a radiance yet lovelier than that of
the golden crown. 26. And she laid it at the feet of the archangel. 27. The archangel said: “It is
good that you bring your crown, for you have great wisdom, but the holy child is the daughter
of wisdom herself.”
28. The last princess possessed only but few of the worldly things, but she was a
priestess of Thea, and she praised Her in the morning and at evening and at all the seven hours
of the day. Her crown was made from glittering crystal; and as she took it from her head the
light of the star fell upon it, and she was bathed in rays of a thousand different colours, and the
children of the earth drew in their breath at the sight of its beauty. 29 And she laid it at the feet
of the archangel. 30. The archangel said: “It is good that you bring your crown, for you are a
true and loving priestess and a servant of your people, but the holy child shall be priestess of all
the world, and shall serve Her children even to the last and greatest service.”
31. When the archangel ceased to speak, a new voice filled the air, more beautiful and
more formidable than hers. The voice said:
“Her name shall be called Kore,
for She shall be the Lady of heaven.”
32. Then the star vanished from the sky and yet its light remained; then the shape of the light
became a vision: 33. it was a vision of the Mistress of All Things, bearing in Her arms the holy
child. 34. For all the wondrous things the children of earth had seen that night, not the whole
of them was one thousandth part as wondrous as this vision.
35. Then for twelve nights the star returned to the sky; and on the thirteenth night it did
not return. And this was a sign of things that were to come. The Mythos of the Holy Daughter. The New Celestial Union Edition

Prayer:

Daughter of Light (Madrian)

Daughter of Light,
that reigns as Queen of Heaven,
all praise and honour we joyfully give to Thee.
Give me/us to learn that Thou art by my/our side
in every act that we make.
Teach me/us obedience and humility
and joy of heart that comes of self-forgetting.
Help us to be clear mirrors of Thy Love;
reflecting all the beauty of the world;
for beauty is the echo of Eternity.
Fix our hearts on the Eternal
and let us not be turned from Thee
by transient things.
Rescue us from the hands of darkness
that we may serve Thee with all our being here
and in Thy bright Eternity.
Blessed are You.

Suggested Ritual:

Mediation on the Holy Daughter as the Pure Dove of Grace. Suggested mantra for meditation:

Ave, Sophia, Columbina Gratia, Gloria Plena.

Hail, Sophia, Dove of Grace, Full of Glory.

Suggested Closing Prayer:

Hail, Janah, Fountain of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed are Thou, O, Queen of Heaven, and Blessed art Thou, O, Star of Hope. Ameena.

Let us Bless the Queen of Heaven, 

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Dea,

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

Extinguish the candles.

Continue to light the green, yellow, violet and blue candles each night before the evening meal and extinguish the candles after the meal. Traditionally, the scripture is read before each meal.

May the Love of the Holy Daughter, nourish your soul. Blessed is She. Ameena.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides