14 Moura/March 5
O, Madria Theia, Jana of Illumination, Joy and Benevolence, be with us.
May the Pure Stream of Your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Amen.
It is with great joy that I make two announcements:
First, our own Sorella Sophia Ruth has chosen to become ordained as a Janite deaconess during the holy month of Columbina! Let us keep her in our prayers as she prepares to be marked forever in the service of the Holy One, Madria Dea. As a deaconess, her title will be Madrina.
Please note: Each title of our clergy honors a Member of the Divine Feminine Trinity:
A madrina (which means godmother/guardian mother) is a deaconess who represents the Holy Daughter, She Who is the Queen of Heaven, Dea Filia.
A madria, (madria means mother), is a priestess who represents the Celestial Mother, She Who is the High Queen of Heaven, Dea Madria.
A ArchMadria is an high priestess/bishop who represents the Great Mother, She Who is the Empress of Heaven, Dea Matrona.
Sorella Sophia Ruth will serve as a deaconess for a year and a day, after which, she may be ordained as a priestess, if that is her desire according to her Soul Path.
O, Madria Candra, Matroness of the priestesshood, be with her, guide her and strengthen her in the service of Our Lady, blessed is She.
It is also with tremendous joy and gratitude that we welcome back into Her service, Madrina Dini Pantheacraft. Madrina Dini has taken time away to complete her studies in the Shakti path, in addition to other spiritual studies, and will have much to teach us, I’m sure. The Shakti Tradition is one of the four main denominations, or schools, of Hinduism. Shaktism is devoted to the Divine Feminine Trinity as being Supreme without denying the Divine Masculine. The Deanic Faith might be considered the Shaktism of the West, once it is fully developed over time. Madrina Dini plans to develop a Pantheacraft Tradition of Deanism. Welcome back, Madrina! Many blessings of Dea be upon you!
Check out this beautiful tapestry:
Tomorrow is the Feast of the Janati Guardians of Spirit; Madrias Candre, Theia and Rhea. Priestesses will serve the liturgy in their honor. Their correspondences may be found here: https://deanic.com/the-seven-great-geniae/correspondences-of-the-seven-geniae/. An article for the feast day shall appear late tomorrow with further thoughts on the Nature of the Janati. The seasonal color for the altar is violet/purple while the liturgical colors are any of the colors of the Trinitarian Janati. (Seasonal colors are used for altar candles, cloths, etc. The liturgical colors are used as the accent colors in our scarfs/veils and sashes when serving the liturgy.)
During Moura, there is a plethora of things to write about: the Great Mother, Whose Season is Moura; the Descent of the Holy Daughter as told in the Divine Mythos of Shekinah/Sophia; the meaning of the Fora; why this is the Season of the Spirit and so forth. And though Moura is flying by faster than ever, we will certainly touch upon these subjects. But, Moura is also a time for introspection. And so, in tomorrow’s post, I would like to write about the challenges of being a priestess/deaconess/sister/devotee of the Deanic Faith in this world, at this time, but also about its blessings and comfort during times of strife.
May Our Lady bless you!
Blessed is She.
ArchMadria Candra Sophia