Bits and Pieces/Clan/ Prayer Book/Thealogy of the Daughter

25 Ceres/Aug. 4

Columbadi/Friday

Day of Madria Grace

O, Madria Grace, Jana of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us.

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I hope our readers have enjoyed our brief treatise on the Constellations, the prayer by Madrina Sophia along with the beautiful picture of Our Lady of Knock and the lovely Lotus Dance videos as presented in our recent posts.

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Subjects in this Bits and Pieces:

Clan Jana/Prayer Book Update/Thealogy of the Holy Daughter/Mantra Rosary/The Powers of the Three Levels of the Initiation of Ordination.

Updated definition of Clan Jana:

We are Clan Jana, a connection/cluster of independent Janite Deanic/Filianic hestias, each headed by the [female] Janite member. 1) An hestia is an home that has been consecrated to the Divine Mother and includes all family members.

Prayer Book Update

Just recently, I have decided to include a lot more material in our prayer book which is now more of a missal. (Similar to the pre-Vatican II Catholic Missals.)

It will be a complete handbook for the Faith and not just for those of the Janite Tradition, as it will also include original Madrian rituals and a calendar for those who follow the Madrian Tradition. Additionally, it will cover some resources for the Lucienne Tradition.

We have also decided to include the scriptures, being very careful to faithfully reproduce them according to original sources.

For those who have been patiently waiting for the prayer book to be published, at present, the word count is over 47,000 and I still have a ways to go. Where I have decided to add more material, it is looking more like a Fall publication date. We may be including the Great Liturgy, as well, similar to how the Catholic Missal contained the mass. While this will initially be published as a paperback edition, I plan for an hardcover in the future.

Daughter God Thealogy

We are excited by some of the recent articles on the Chapel of Our Mother God (mentioned in the previous post). They especially answer some difficult questions some of us have struggled with regarding the snake in the Mythos of Creation and in other areas. And so, personally, I am able to become more Orthodox in my Faith. (Faith with a capital F means one’s specific religion, in the U. S. )

As I have been typing the scriptures, I have gained a greater appreciation for them. It’s like they are becoming a part of me in a much deeper way than when I simply read them. They are blending with my soul. I continue to be astonished at verses that I have read so many times in the past and yet, their depth and esoteric accuracy strikes me anew.

I am overjoyed with how easily the Passion of the Daughter may be interpreted according to Janite thealogy. This is probably the only area we differ from the Orthodox interpretation outside of, perhaps, having personal devotion to the Janati.

I have mentioned, in the past, how some scholars believe that St. Paul, understood the Passion of Christ to have taken place, not so much historically, but outside of time and space on the Cosmic level. Of course, this is not the exoteric/mainstream viewpoint.

This idea of the Cosmic Drama taking place outside of time and space and on the Cosmic Level is exactly how we understand the Cosmic Drama of the Holy Daughter. Janites believe that through-out Her Passion, the Holy Daughter never ceased to be God. She always and ever was eternally God.

We believe that as the Holy Daughter took Fate upon Herself  and through Her katabasis (Descent), rather than giving up Her Divinity, She took on the Mantle of Illusion and gave up Her state of conscious union with the Mother, which She later regained. (1) This mirrors the journey of our own souls.

If we understand that the Holy Daughter has taken on a Soul (rarefied Form) and that She never ceased to be God, then Her Death makes more sense because Her Essence/Her Spirit remained intact. Janites believe that like Sophia/Shekinah, Her Soul was shattered upon entering the great density of the lower realms; and upon Her arising (anabasis-re-ascent), She becomes the World Soul. For there, She enters Her Glory into Heaven. This happens out of time and so each event is continuous, eternal. This idea of the continuous descending/ascending may also be found in certain Kabbalistic teachings regarding the Shekinah.

Jana Mantra Rosary

Lately, I have decided to focus more on the Jana of the day and this includes prayer. Though I have always loved the Janati Rosary which is in honor of all Seven, I have decided that I would like an actual mantra rosary for the specific Jana of the day. 

A mantra rosary which focuses on one Jana at a time brings us more in union with Her and helps us to be able to reach a greater contemplation of Her along with the meaning of Her correspondences, Virtues, etc.

The mantras are not interrupted by other prayers so as not to disturb the meditative state of mind one attains through the repetition of the mantra. One should try to be in a quite place, seated. Hands resting on the legs, rosary in the right hand, the left lies open, receptive to Dea. (This is opposite the Buddhist practice of holding the rosary in the left hand.)

The Mantra Rosary consists of a pendant, three small beads and one large bead followed by 35 small beads. The cord or line is threaded through the original large bead at the ending of the rosary. These beads, including the pendant, numerically add up to the sacred number of three.

The five septad Mysteries rosary may also be used if the four large beads between the septads are skipped.

This mantra rosary honors the Jana of the day.

Sunnadi/Sunday, in honor of Madria Theia:

On the pendant, Trace the Fora and say: In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

and the Blessed is Our Mother God prayer.

On the next 35 beads, pray:

O, Madria Theia, Jana of Illumination, Joy and Benevolence, be with us.

On the original bead, pray the Prayer of Eternity. Thus ends the mantra rosary in honor of Madria Theia.

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Lunadi/Monday, in honor of Madria Candra:

Repeat as above with the following mantra:

O, Madria Candra, Jana of Reflection, Reason and Purity, be with us.

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Rosadi/Tuesday, in honor of Madria Vicka:

Repeat as above with the following mantra;

O, Madria Vicka, Jana of Courage, Strength and Valor, be with us.

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On Stelladi/Wednesday, in honor of Madria Sofia:

Repeat as above with the following mantra:

O, Madria Sofia, Jana of Intelligence, Intuition and Wisdom, be with us.

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On Abaldi/Thursday, in honor of Madria Thema:

Repeat as above with the following mantra:

O, Madria Thema, Jana of Justice, Order and Harmony, be with us.

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On Columbadi/Friday, in honor of Madria Grace:

Repeat as above with the following mantra:

O, Madria Grace, Jana of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us.

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On Foradi/Saturday, in honor of Madria Rhea:

Repeat as above with the following mantra:

O, Madria Rhea, Jana of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us.

The Powers of the Three Levels of the Initiation of Ordination in Clan Jana.

The Madrians had a system priestesshood. And though that system has been broken except through Charisma, the Deanic priestesshood has been resurrected in the Janite, Lucienne and Auroran Traditions of the Deanic/Filianic religion. We are not the original Traditions of the Deanic Faith. The original Traditions were the Madrians and those who are now known as the Shining Daughters of Harmony.

While the JOP has members who are Madrian, the Janites themselves are more of the ‘second generation’ of Deani/Filiani, so to speak. We revere the religion and its scriptures as handed down to us from our Fore-Sisters, while having developed our own Tradition.

Part of that Tradition is our priestesshood. The role of clergy in the Madrian religion may be found in the full catechism as found in our above menu under Deanic Catechism verses 99-111.

For the Janite Order of Priestesses and Sisterhood, a female over the age of 18 who joins the JOP is a full sister/sorella. If a sorella chooses to become a priestess, she may be ordained as a madrina one year and a day after she has become a sorella. And so, she should begin studies for madrina.

 A madrina fills the role of deaconess. Her ordination grants her the power, by Dea, to serve the public liturgy (with either the bread of Sacrifice as in the RoS or by using pre-consecrated Bread that is sent to her by a priestess.) She may serve the public liturgy if there is no priestess in her area.  She may assist the priestess in a public liturgy. A madrina may also serve liturgy in a private hestia.
 Through her ordination, she is given the power, by Dea, to perform Initiation Rites (which are rightfully called Sacraments by the Madrians) such as the Initiation of a child or adult into the Faith. She has the power of Blessing and the power of making holy water and holy oil which is different than what devotees do. This is why, when a devotee blesses water, they say, May this water be blessed because they are asking Dea to bless the water or oil. A madrina says: this water is blessed because She has already become a channel of the Power of Dea Whose energy automatically flows from Dea through the madrina into the water, oil or item to be blessed. She also has the power to bless people.
 The priestess/madria has the power to transfuse the bread and wine in the communion rite. Through Initiation (Sacrament) she is given this power and She literally becomes the channel of  the Graces and Energies of Our Divine High Priestess.
The ArchMadria, though her consecration, is given the power, by Dea, to ordain madrinas and madrias. She channels this Divine Energy and Power from Our High Priestess into the one to be ordained.
 It is important to understand that there is only one Sacrament of Ordination, but there are three levels of that one sacrament.

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ArchMadria Candra Sophia

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  1. Definition of Clan Jana and Daughter God thealogy by Madria Rosalie

 

 

 

 

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