1 Vespera/Aug. 8
Please note that at the end of the previous post, a calendar page for the month of Vespera has been included. Unfortunately, the colors and pictures did not translate into the post.
Often, we are asked what is the difference between Deanic and Filianic. Deanic means of Dea, or of the Mother. Filianic means of the Daughter. Both are the same basic religion using the same scriptures, but with a difference emphasis in worship. (1 & 2) and with the recent growth of the Mother God religion the term, Deanic, has come to mean the basic religion over all, one which has specific teachings.
In the Janite Tradition of the Deanic religion, we are very strongly Trinitarian which means we focus our worship the Mother, the Daughter and the Great Mother equally. We tend to take a slightly more Western view of the Great Mother/Absolute Deity than that of the Eastern view of Filianism. This is not because we feel the Eastern point of view on Absolute Deity is incorrect, certainly not; it is more of a difference in mindset and focus.
In the West, the Christian Father God is known as Absolute Deity and it was Jesus, the Son, who made the Father God knowable.
Within the Trinitarii approach to Absolute Deity, we fully recognize that the Great Mother is Mystery, largely unknowable. She is veiled from us. However, though the Celestial Mother and the Holy Daughter are Cosmic and not historical like the Son of Christianity, Janites believe that we are able to have some understanding the Great Mother through the Celestial Mother and the Holy Daughter.
As Dea is One, we do not fear to pray to Her and to honor Her and we do not see Her as a destructive force either in our lives (even if it is for our greater good) or at the end of the Age.
However, we always honor Her as Mystery, as the Veiled One; She who is the Dark beyond the light and Light beyond the Darkness; She Who is the Still Centre of All Being. Where She has no name in this world, we call Her, Mysteria. (3)
Suffice it to say that Janites are strongly Trinitarian in worship and focus and so, for clarity sake, we will henceforth refer to the Janite Tradition of Deanism as being Trinitarii Deanic.
Deanic: Of Dea, of Mother God. The focus of worship is largely on the Mother, however the role or function of the Holy Daughter is recognized.
Filianic: Of the Holy Daughter: The focus of worship is largely on the Holy Daughter, Her Role and Function, though the Mother is worshiped, also.
Trinitarii: Of the Trinity: The focus of worship is largely on the Trinity.
All three use the same scriptures, the same creed and follow the same basic calendar. Names of feast days and months might differ.
Blessed is Our Mother God, the Holy One,
She Who is Mari ,
She Who is Kore,
She Who is Mysteria,
Blessed is She.
Mari: The Celestial Mother known as Rose in the Lucienne Tradition.
Kore: The Holy Daughter (known as Anna in Filianism, Aurora in the Auroran Tradition and Lily in the Lucienne Tradition.)
Mysteria: In the Janite Tradition and Flo in the Lucienne Tradition.)
ArchMadria Candra Sophia
- So named by Serene Mother Ghrian.