9 Rosa/June 21: Rosalia – Feast of Roses. The Mystery of Assumpta.

Sacred Season of Summer

Celestial Mother as Supernal Sun and Red Rose for Her “Fiery Rose of Heaven”.

The Sacred Season of Summer is dedicated to the Celestial Mother as Essence, and the blazing Supernal Sun of creation. The solar fire with in the world is blazing up to consume the separation of matter and raise us across the abyss of separation to be one within our hearts with the Heart of the Celestial Mother. During this season, a single rose stands before altar images to recall our minds to the single goal.

9 Rosa/June 21: Rosalia – Feast of Roses. The Mystery of Assumpta.

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The Assumption of the Holy Daughter. Our Holy Daughter shows us the Way to reunification with Our Celestial Mother, Mari Sophia, who is the Assumption of our Souls. It is also the Feast of Roses. (Please note that in the Order of Kore Di Jana, Rosa Mundi is most rightly the Holy Daughter Who, as the Holy World Soul, is truly the Rose of the World [1]. Janites regard the Celestial Mother as Rosa Caeli, Rose of Heaven. The Celestial Mother, Mari Sophia, is the Rose of Joy and the Fiery Rose of Heaven. [2])

[1] Holy Daughter: Rose, Rosa Simpla / simple wild rose or briar-rose or Rosa Canina / dog rose. This rose has also been seen as a type of the human soul, aspiring for fulfillment in the multi-foliate Rose of the Divine, and exemplifying the transcendent virtues of simplicity and humility. The wild rose has also been associated with the similarly five-petaled apple-blossom, and, like the apple, has been held as a symbol of immortality.

[2] Celestial Mother: Roses, “the White Rose, the rose of pure love which is “unfolding and everlasting, which changes not nor ever shall change.” Red roses for Her “Fiery* Rose of Heaven”. *Fiery here means the Fire of Her Love for us. Her constant, unconditional loving Flame.

[1 & 2] https://mydevotionstodea.tumblr.com/post/167003443867/symbolism-of-the-holy-trinity-as-flowers

Rite of Sacrifice (Offering) or Liturgy

This is a mandatory Rite of Sacrifice (Offering) for devotees and Liturgy for clergy.

Preparation, Altar Set-up and Ritual
https://deanic.com/the-rite-of-sacrifice/

What this ritual is all about
https://deanic.com/2017/06/09/what-is-the-rite-of-sacrifice-all-aboutscriptures-part-i/
https://deanic.com/2017/06/09/rite-of-sacrifice-part-ii/

Preface:
Hail, Rosa Coeli: Rose of Heaven of the Noon-tide, Light & Essence of Creation, be with us.
Hail, Rosa Simpla: Humble, Simple, Pure, Love & Soul of the World, be with us.

“All the complexities of the world are but the turnings of a labyrinth, and at the centre is the fiery rose-heart of our Mother, burning with perfect love.”*

*from Madrian Traditions

Rosalia Feast Altar:

The candles on the altar (which should be object blessed *) and the veil/hat that we wear during formal prayer and ritual should be red. (Keep in mind, the liturgical colors are the colors of the robes of the Janae. These are colors that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence.) The Rosalia altar cloth is the elemental seasonal color of red (fire). This can be a doily, hankey/handkerchief, tablecloth. (Which should be object blessed *). Flowers can be white, red or pink roses and red flowers. Madrian tradition: a single rose stands before altar images to recall our minds to the single goal.

* https://deanic.com/rituals/the-blessing-rite/

For those who wear the Sacred Symbol pendant of the Season, it is, the Rose.

Madrinas and Priestesses will accent their white dresses/robes with accessories (shawl or scarf) in the liturgical color of red.

The suggested scripture reading is:
5. The Crystal Tablet, verses 49 – 50

49 Let the soul know, before all, that the greatest love is the Love of Déa, and from this Love all other loves flow.

50 Let her open herself to her Lady, that she may come as perfect love for Her. Let her learn of Déa, that Eternal Love which is Déa.

[Madria Olga Lotar, GEBC version. I have altered ‘the Goddess” to Déa. Madria Sophia].

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Happy Floralia!!!!

Columbadi/10 Flora

Today is Floralia, also known as Flori-Maia, the Feast of Flowers. This is one of the (many) things I love about our religion….that we have a feast day which expresses appreciation to Dea for her bounteous gift of varied-hued flowers.

Though not mandatory, Madria Sophia has provided us with inspiring readings for this day in our previous post, Floralia, Feast of Flowers for those who would like to celebrate the RoS in Thanksgiving for flowers.

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Amazingly, there are over 400,000 known flower species in the entire world! The Ghost Orchid is said to be one of the rarest. There are about 2,000 of them which grow in South Florida. They may also be found in Cuba and the Bahamas.  These  elusive flowers only bloom about one or two weeks out of the year. Poachers are one of the problems which endanger this delicate plant, but thanks to scientists in Florida, they are successfully restoring these ‘frog-like’ plants to the wild. http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/ghost-orchid-facts/

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The Kadupul flower of Sri Lanka is so rare, it is literally priceless. It blooms only at night, surviving just a few short hours. They are known for their exotic scent.

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Even the most common of plants can fill our memories with those we love or remind us of happy times. The humble pansy has always been one of my favorites because my grandmother’s garden was never without them raising their cheerful faces to the sky.

One of the best ways to express our appreciation for flowers is to learn about endangered wildflowers and plants. There are currently almost 10,000 species on the endangered list. Other studies show that 22 % of known plant species are endangered. Plants are the basis of all life on Earth. And everything that we need for our health….all medicines that we need are provided by Dea here on Earth, especially in the Amazon rain forest which continues to be clear cut. In fact, since 1978, almost 300,000 square miles of rain forest have been destroyed.

For info on the rain forest: https://rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/amazon_destruction.html.

For info on endangered plant species: https://planetsave.com/2011/05/20/endangered-plants-list/

How can you help in your area. Here is an example from my own state of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/rare-plant-conservation.

And to help protect all endangered species in your area: http://www.endangered.org/10-easy-things-you-can-do-to-save-endangered-species/

Tess Whitehurst-Magical and Metaphysical Properties of Flowers

Each flower, as with everything in the Cosmos, has it’s own vibration. And each are associated with certain things. Here are two sources, one from the Victorian era and one from the modern era, on the secret language of flowers and their magick: https://magic-spells-and-potions.com/files/flower-language-dictionary.htm and https://tesswhitehurst.com/the-magical-and-metaphysical-properties-of-flowers/.

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So, for those of us who will be offering the RoS in appreciation for the bountiful gift of flowers which grace our amazing planet, let us also say a prayer that we may all learn how to protect those species that are in danger of becoming extinct.

artwork by Sulamith Wulfing: http://artpassions.net/wulfing/wulfing.html

“And as She walked, the children of the Earth threw blossoms before Her, and though Her feet rested on them, yet, they were not bruised. 2 And She reigned over all the Earth, bringing all Nature back to life and all life back to the true law and rhythm of Nature.  And the whole world knew Her as its Princess.” The Mythos of the Divine Maid, Chapter VII, verses 1-2 (SMR edition).

 

10 Flora / May 25: Floralia. The Feast of Flowers

(Please see previous Bits and Pieces).

This is an optional Rite of Sacrifice (Offering) for clergy and devotees.

Preparation, Altar Set-up and Ritual
https://deanic.com/the-rite-of-sacrifice/

What this ritual is all about
https://deanic.com/2017/06/09/what-is-the-rite-of-sacrifice-all-aboutscriptures-part-i/
https://deanic.com/2017/06/09/rite-of-sacrifice-part-ii/

Preface:
Mother of All, Who brings forth the bounteous fruits and flowers,
Who anchors the eternal world in our own, Your grace enriches us. **

The candles on the altar (which should be object blessed *) and the veil/hat that we wear during formal prayer and ritual should be pink and green. (Keep in mind, the liturgical colors are the colors of the robes of the Janae. These are colors that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence.) The Floralia altar cloth is the elemental seasonal color of blue. This can be a doily,
hankey/handkerchief, tablecloth. (Which should be object blessed *). Flowers can be pink flowers and green foliage or seasonal flowers.

* https://deanic.com/rituals/the-blessing-rite/
** extract from Orphic Hymn to Gaia, Translated by Virginia Stewart.
http://www.egreenway.com/meditation/goddess1.htm

For those who wear the Sacred Symbol pendant of the Season, it is, the Dove.

Madrinas and Priestesses will accent their white dresses/robes with accessories (shawl or scarf) in the liturgical colors of pink and green.

The suggested scripture reading is:

The Teachings of God the Daughter, 1 Teachings, Chapter 8, The Secret of the World, verses 21 – 22

21). Come to Me, My children, in the innocence of your hearts, and look upon the beauty of the world; for every thing reflects the glory of Déa. 22). See the world not through the eyes of the world, but through the eyes of the Eternal.

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The Coronation Mysteries

Sunnadi of the Great Moon

In addition to the previous two posts, please see The Coronation Mysteries at https://priestessofholywisdom.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/the-coronation-mysteries/ by Sorella Roselyn for a Coronation Rosary.

In a couple of days, Janites will be celebrating the festival of Coronam, which is the day of the Holy Daughter’s coronation as Queen of Heaven. Below is a collection of Five Mysteries I have adapted from the Ecclesia Gnostica’s rosary which is used to praise the coronation of the redeemed Sophia after Her rescue from the Archons by the Logos. I have adapted it into use for Sophian Déanics, as such certain words have been changed from the original.

Janites reject the idea of Sophia (Holy Daughter) being a rescued or redeemed goddess. To us, She is the Heavenly Mother who has sent a part of Herself in the form of Her daughter, (Sophia) Zoe, to gather our souls back to Her. While Gnostics believe it was Christ who rescued Sophia (Zoe), we believe it was Sophia (Mari) who restored (Sophia) Zoe to Her true state after Her shattering, and rose Her back up into the Pleroma – thus ensuring that all souls will be gathered with Our Lady and restored back to Déa’s Fullness. Sophia, as both Mother and Daughter is our Saviouress. Zoe Sophia lowers Herself and reaches down to redeem us, while Mari Sophia is our assumption who carries us back to the Light.

For all Her efforts and love for Maids, (Sophia) Zoe is crowned Queen of Heaven by Her Mother and is the ruler of all the energies of Heaven and Earth and beyond.

These Mysteries can be adapted into any particular rosary, with whichever prayers the devotee uses to praise the Mother, the Daughter and the Dark Mysteria.

The Assumption

Hail to the Divine Mother, 
For She has lifted the Soul and the Heart of the Heavens 
Out of the prison house of matter and raised Her up into the Pleroma.

The Coronation

And Sophia gave unto Zoe a crown with twelve stars
Which are the lights of redemption
And the Throne of Manifestation for Her seat,
And She also gave unto Her the Fora of Mystery as a septre
By which She shall rule the Aeons.

The Renunciation

And the Mistress laid the Queendom at Her Daughter’s feet, 
And renounced all sovereignty and rule unto Her Throne. 
The sword that was brought She received at Her hands, 
To redeem and to conquer for the reception of the Light.

The Vow

“My Soul doth magnify my Mother’s,
For a lowly handmaid hath been found
Perfected in Zoe and the Queen is come.
Be it done according to thy Word”

The High Queen answered and said,
“Arise, O Daughter of the Light, and enter into thy rest.”

The Descent of the New Avala

Behold, a small star from the Heavens descends to the Earth,
With Light more brilliant than the Sun.
It comes to dwell in the Hearts of the children of Maid,
And these hearts are the foundation upon which is built
the Eternal City, New Avala.

Blessed is the Princess of the World, the Mistress of All Things,
And the Empress of the Multiverse.

Blessed is She.

 

Making a floral crown and Hymns for the Feast of Coronam

Sunnadi of the Great Moon.

Please see our previous post by Madria Sophia on the Feast of Coronam.

The Deanic/Filianic/Madrian custom of the crowning of the Holy Daughter, like many of our holy days and customs, was inspired from the Catholic Church Marian devotional cult, in this case, specifically the yearly May Procession and Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Please see this link to make a crown for Our Lady:

http://www.catholicinspired.com/2011/05/making-crown-for-mary-during-month-of.html

And to make one out of floral wire:

http://www.thereseheckenkamp.com/2014/05/may-crowning-make-a-silk-flower-crown-for-mary/

Please note that if you do not have a statue or your statue is too small for a crown of flowers, the crown may be placed on or over an icon of Our Lady or it may be placed before the statue.

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Before the Vatican II Council of the early 1960’s, which largely Protestent-ized the Church, devotion to Mary was common to every Catholic household and parish.

Families would pray the daily rosary together and the faithful would gather in large numbers for the yearly May Procession and Crowning of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven, while sweet smelling incense would waft through the air and gentle hymns were sung in Her honor.

Girls would wear white dresses with crowns of flowers in their hair. Everyone wore their Sunday best, men and boys in their sharp looking suits, girls and women in their finest dresses. Back then, people did not dress disrespectfully when going to church. They were very aware of the Divine Presence,  of Mary and the angels and dressed accordingly.

To make a flower wreath for yourself see:

While devotion to Mary may have waned in the U. S. and Europe since the Vatican Council, many around the world still hold these time-honored processions for Our Lady.

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The main hymn that is sung to her is Bring Flowers of the Rarest (O, Mary We Crown Thee). Click on this link and the song will appear.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld4FNjK4IEQ

And, Hail, Holy Queen, the first four stanzas: http://www.catholictradition.org/Mary/hail-holyqueen.htm. During liturgy, I always sing this hymn. I think that if you click on the top link, you can hear the hymn. (Sorry, I do not have access to speakers right now, so I’m not sure.)

On This Day, O, Beautiful Mother: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x18UfKCnli4

And, of course, Daily, Daily sing to Mary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oTnqZjthck

You can simply substitute the Name Sophia or Zoe for Maria.

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Bring flow’rs of the fairest,
Bring flow’rs of the rarest,
From garden and woodland
And hillside and vale;
Our full hearts are swelling,
Our Glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest
Rose of the vale.

O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May,
O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May.

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Hail, holy Queen enthroned above, O Maria.
Hail, Queen of mercy and of love, O Maria.

Triumph, all ye cherubim, Sing with us, ye seraphim,
Heaven and earth resound the hymn:
Salve, salve, salve Regina!

Our life, our sweetness, here below, O Maria!
Our hope in sorrow and in woe, O Maria!

Triumph, all ye cherubim, Sing with us, ye seraphim,
Heaven and earth resound the hymn:
Salve, salve, salve Regina!

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Rose of Sharon, Lovely flow’r,
Beauteous bud of eden’s bow’r;
Cherished lily of the vale,
Virgin Mother’ Queen we hail.

We worship You; We magnify You; We adore You.

Blessed are You.

14 Maia / May 1: Feast of Coronam, celebrating the Coronation of the Holy Daughter, as the Queen of Heaven

We celebrate our Holy Daughter as Queen of Heaven, received by the children of Heaven and crowned by Her Celestial Mother surrounded by Janae (jan-eye). If you have a statue of our Holy Daughter, do crown Her with flowers or a picture icon can have a paper flower crown added. It is a joyous day and there is a legend that those with joyful hearts can laugh Her flowers [1] for the Queen of Heaven.

Devotees offer a Rite of Sacrifice (Offering):

Preparation, Altar Set-up and Ritual
https://deanic.com/the-rite-of-sacrifice/

What this ritual is all about
https://deanic.com/2017/06/09/what-is-the-rite-of-sacrifice-all-aboutscriptures-part-i/
https://deanic.com/2017/06/09/rite-of-sacrifice-part-ii/

Clergy offer a Liturgy.

Preface for the Holy Daughter on the Feast of Coronam:

P) O, Most Holy, Most Glorious, Most Shining Zoe Sophia; we magnify You in Your greatness. You have come as Our Soteria and You reign eternally as Our Heavenly Queen. Grant that we, as guided by Your Wisdom and filled with Your Grace, be assumed with You unto the Realm of Our High Queen, She Who is the Holy One.

A) Praise be to Thee, O, Supernal Love! All praise to the Queen of Heaven! We bow before You. (Bow)

And a second preface during Maia for our High Queen of Heaven – Celestial Mother:

P) O, Maria Sophia, You our True Mother now and always. As You reign as Our High Queen in the Perfect Realm of the Pleroma, we offer You our love and share with You our sighs; we place in You our hopes and trust You with our sorrows, for You never fail to offer assistance to all who cry unto You. O, You Who are Luminous, Supernal Light, we worship You; we adore You and we thank You.

A) All praise to the High Queen of Heaven! We bow before You. (Bow)

Seasonal and Liturgical Altar Setup:

The candles on the altar (which should be object blessed *) and the veil/hat that we wear during formal prayer and ritual should be pink and green. (Keep in mind, the liturgical colors are the colors of the robes of the Janae. These are colors that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence.) The Feast of Coronam altar cloth is the elemental seasonal color of blue. This can be a doily, hankey/handkerchief, table cloth. (Which should be object blessed *). Flowers can be yellow daffodils (trumpets of joyful praise) or pink flowers and green foliage or seasonal.

https://deanic.com/rituals/the-blessing-rite/

For those who wear the Sacred Symbol pendant of the Season, it is, the Dove.

Madrinas and Priestesses will accent their white dresses/robes with accessories (shawl or scarf) in the liturgical colors of pink and green.

The suggested scripture reading is:

The Mythos of the Divine Maid, Chapter 7, verses 10 – 12.

9). And when the time was at hand, two Janae descended, one on either side of Her, and She went with them into Heaven.

10). And the children of Heaven greeted Her, crying: Hail, Princess of the World; Hail, Queen of Heaven. And Her Mother placed a crown of stars about Her head. 11). And the blue night was Her cloak, and the stars of the sky the crown about Her head, and the moon lay at Her feet. And they cried again: Hail, Queen of Heaven.

12). And thus began Her dear and glorious reign. And for the children of Heaven, Her very Presence was the completion of their joy. 13). And She poured forth Her grace and blessing from Her hands upon them and upon the earth. And Her grace and blessing were as rays of perfect Light which penetrate the heart and flood the soul.

[Replaced 10). And they with Her Mother in accordance with our thealogy).

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Notes:

[1] Holy Daughter: Lily of the valley or European white water lily, white water rose (also Rosa Simpla / simple wild rose or briar-rose or Rosa Canina / dog rose).

https://deanic.com/correspondences-of-the-trinity/ and https://mydevotionstodea.tumblr.com/post/167003443867/symbolism-of-the-holy-trinity-as-flowers