1 Rosa/June 13
Today is the Feast of our greatest Champion, Madria Vicka. She is known by Filianists as Sai Vikhe and She is Lady Victory in the Lucienne Tradition.
Madria Vicka is the Face of the Celestial Mother and is of the Four-Fold Earth. As a Jana ((yah-na) of the Four-Fold Earth, She is closely connected with manifest creation. As the Power of spiritual and material defense, She is often called upon for protection. Janites place Her as the Mistress and Protectress of Ekklesia and of our hestias. Her Power is connected to Heroism. Her main Virtues are Courage, Strength and Valor.
In our religion, we often pray that we are placed beneath Our Lady’s Mantle of Protection. When praying specifically to Madria Vicka, we ask to be placed (or our homes, Ekklesia, etc.,) beneath Her armor of Protection.
Certainly, the martial arts, military, police, fire fighters and all others who train and fight for freedom and safety are considered to be especially under Her matronage.
Sai Vikhë is the principle of discord or combat that is always inherent in manifestation: for only Heavenly things are in perfect harmony. If there were no discord, there would be no universe. However, in the Goddess Religion, all discord is but part of the Greater Harmony. War is not part of the culture centered on Goddess Spirituality, but when it is necessary to defend, the courage of Sai Vikhë comes to the fore.
Sai Vikhë as the principle of spiritual and material defence, who descends to earth when harmony (thamë) is disrupted, is perhaps best illustrated in patriarchal times by the Goddess Durga. http://www.mother-god.com/goddess-religion.html
This feast day may be celebrated today or on any Trinity Day (Foradi, Sunnadi, Lunadi (Sat.-Mon.) as many work outside the hestia during the week. Where the feasts of the Janati are considered to be important feast days of Our Lady in Her Seven Forms, clergy shall serve the liturgy and sisters may serve the RoS in Her honor.
Roses are most appropriate offerings for Madria Vicka. The rose is both Her flower and Her Symbol. Incense: Frankincense, Dragon’s blood, Sandalwood, Rosemary, Rose, Myrrh, Copal, Benzoin.
Sacred Oil: Rose oil.
Aside from offering ritual, some devotees also choose to decorate their hestias in Her honor and offer a meal suitable for the occasion. Foods that are appropriate for this feast day would be hot, spicy foods, red berries and fruits, and red wines and beverages.
Here are Her Janite Correspondences (the Lucienne is very similar):
Jana: Madria Vicka meaning victory. She is of the four-fold Earth and is Guardian of South and Fire.
Greek Name: Nike
English Name: Lady Victory
Filianic Name: Sai Vikhe.
Face/Power/Red Ray/Spirit/Form of the Celestial Mother
Virtues: Courage, Strength and Valor.
Feast Day: 1 Rosa/June 13.
Weekday: Rosadi/Tues. (Rosadi-Roseday).
Color of Robes: Red
Note: E (mi)
Cardinal Direction: South
Tarot Association: Minor Arcana
Elemental Tool: The Sword
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, Jana of Courage, Strength and Valor, be with us.
Rosadi Prayer (add to the Mantra:) May the Pure Stream of your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come.
She is the Mistress and Protectress of the Janite Ekklesia and of our hestias/sacred homes.
May Our Lady, in Her Form of Madria Vicka, keep us ever safe, watch over our hestias and protect our countries.
O, Madria Vicka, Guardian of Fire and admirable Defender of the Janite Ekklesia, deliver us from all negativity, we pray. O, holy Protectress, guide us away from the deceptions of the those who would do us harm. O, courageous and mighty arm of Dea, vanquish all evil; protect our planet and all of her inhabitants. May we live in peace; may we honor all the living and may we serve Dea in all unity, in all worlds and for all time. Blessed are You.
ArchMadria Candra Sophia