Eastre 2019

1 Columbina/March 21, 2019,

It is with great joy that we announce that on this most Sacred Feast of Eastre,

Cut glass bell ringing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTTiQEZzNBc

Madria Sophia Ruth Jones has been ordained as a high priestess of Déa in the Koré Di-Jana Ekklesia (aka Janites).

She is most worthy and faithful. Praise be to Déa.

Congratulations, ArchMadria Sophia.


Announcements/Prefaces and Scripture readings

Foradi, 4 Columbina. Day of Madria Rhea.

First, I would like to congratulate Madria Sophia for having attained the office of Prima Filia or First Daughter. She will be my successor as Prima Madria or First Mother of the Janite Ekklesia and the Janite Order of Priestesses and Sisterhood (JOP).

Secondly, I would also like to announce that the Eastminster Critical Edition of the Clear Recital has become the official edition for the Janites. We look forward to its final edition in printed form. It is now available in downloadable form including for Kindle. Please see our links section.

The Preface for Lady Day, tomorrow, for both the Great Liturgy of Dea for clergy and for the RoS for those devotees who choose to offer it, is:

Holy Kyria, You have come to us as Our Soteria. You have shared Your Soul with us and with the World. You reign as Our Divine Princess as You bring all of Nature back to new life of bud, of blossom and of the new born. We praise You, we bless You, we adore You. Blessed are You.

And a second preface for the Feast of Madria Grace:

O, Maria Grace, clothed in shimmering robes of green and pink, bestowing compassionate love and instilling mercy, be with us.

Scripture reading:

The Mythos of the Divine Maid aka the Mythos of God the Daughter,  chapter VII verses 1-12.

For Lunadi, it is the Preface of the Holy Daughter as found in the RoS and the Great Liturgy.

For Crescent Moon:

C: O, Gentle Moon of our Salvation, You Who are the Earthly Love, Form and Soul,

A: Enter our hearts with Your Love.

Scripture reading for Lunadi will be the same Chapter as above, The Mythos of the Divine Maid aka the Mythos of God the Daughter,  chapter VII verses 14 through 25.



Scriptures for the Iremian Order

3 Vespera/Aug. 10


Day of Madria Thema


The JOP consists of three Orders which are fairly new in the making.

The third Order is the Iremian Order. It’s Symbol is the Fora and it is the Order of stillness and quiet contemplation. It’s Season is Moura and the time of day is Evening.

Those clergy and sorellas (sisters) who serve in the Iremian Order are the Hands and Feet of the Great Mother. They exist, metaphorically, within the Still Centre of the Fora. (Inside the circle of the Fora.) Iremians may work, if they desire, in the areas of hymns, chants, sacred dance, Deanic artwork, poetry and prayers, automatic writing.

The following scripture verses apply to the Iremian Order:

21 In thy work, praise Her and in thy resting, in thy speech and in thy silence. 22 For thou wert made one with Her and this is thy true estate. It is good for a maid to till the soil, but it is better to live with her Lady. It is good to serve maids in every way, but it is better to live with her Lady. 23 She that liveth wholly with her Lady is the servant of all the world; no labour is so great at this, nor so greatly to be honored. The Pillar of Truth vs 21-23.

Rather than being concerned that the choice of serving in the Iremian Order does not accomplish much in this world, be mindful that it accomplishes everything.

You, as an Iremian, reflect that quiet Stillness and Tranquility of the Veiled One, the Great Mother. That inner serenity, which you try to foster as a member of the Iremians, radiates outward from you in your daily life.

You never know which person you might encounter during the day who was the most in need of your quiet look of acceptance or your shy smile. Someone might be having the worst day of their life and your look of kindness might remind them that they have worth as an human being. They might remember that they have purpose in this world. You may have lifted someone spirits from the depths of utter despair.

Your prayers and devotion to Dea are powerful. They are not just for you and your loved ones; each prayer radiates out into the world like a cry of praise or longing which echoes around the globe. We, as humans, are One. And when one prays, it is as if the One is praying.

When you live each day with Dea; when you mindfully perform each task as an act of love; when you offer up your joys and sufferings to Our Lady in perfect trust, you are radiating that Light, Love and Life that has its beginning within the Stillness of the Centre; you are radiating it outwards, beyond the circle of the Fora and along the Four Rivers of Life.


A. M. Candra