The Rite of Veneration – FAQ 2, 3 and 4

If you have read FAQ 1

2. What do the RoV bread and wine symbolise?

The fresh white bread represents the Soul, not the Body.

The white wine or white grape juice (unfermented wine) represents the Spirit. (No red wine as that symbolises blood).

During the Rite of Veneration, they are blessed by Déa.

Usually, if serving a solitary ritual, do not fill the Chalice with wine. Before the RoV, pour in enough to take three good sips.

If there is a large gathering, a back up chalice/cup of wine may be kept on hand. If it is needed, the celebrant blesses the wine before serving it.

3. Where does this ritual take place?

Within the hestia, which is a devotee’s home that has been blessed and consecrated to Déa.

4. When does this ritual take place?
For devotees and clergy, the RoV is served on the Full Moon (For the Celestial Mother).
It is optional on
Dark Moon (For the Great Mother)
4 days after the Dark Moon: Crescent Moon (For the Holy Daughter)

One of the Tri-Unity Days weekly:
Foradi [pronounced four-ah-dee] or Fora (Suncross) Day / Saturday (For the Great Mother).
Sunnadi [pronounced sue-nah-dee] / Sun Day (For the Celestial Mother).
Lunadi [pronounced lue-nah-dee] or Moon Day / Monday (For the Holy Daughter).
is optional for devotees and the clergy should strive to serve a Liturgy.

Feast Days for devotees and the clergy should strive to serve a Liturgy.

Our Mother God Supreme is compassionate and understands that due to modern life: family, study/work that it is not always possible to serve a RoV or a Liturgy. It should never be a cause for guilt feelings. It’s very important that we avoid that. It is very easy to fall into becoming overly-scrupulous. That can be a psychologically debilitating burden.

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The Rite of Veneration – FAQ 1. What is the RoV really all about?

For our new devotees, I have found these Frequently Asked Questions about the Rite of Veneration (RoV) in our archives.

1. What is the RoV really all about?

Here, we give only an outline of the essential truths.

Let us remember that in our Scriptures, the Holy Daughter teaches us how to offer Sacrifice to the Celestial Mother, 4) And She showed them how to offer Sacrifice to the Mother of All things. (Mythos of the Divine Maid (Janah), Chapter VII verse 4). And a good portion of our communion rite may be found at the end of this chapter starting with the verse 16.

The Rite of Veneration, or RoV, which came to us from the Madrians, is not so much an offering of gifts to Our Lady, rather it is based upon the One Eternal Sacrifice of the Holy Daughter, whether you view that Sacrifice as Her Death, as in Filianism and Madrianism, or as Her Shattering, as in Janite thealogy. (Both are basically different ways of expressing the same fundamental thealogy). It is a mini-version of the Great Liturgy, which Janites inherited through an hand-typed copy.

The Janite edition of the RoV is a slightly expanded version of the original Madrian with Janite influences added, such as the names of the Janati and certain prayers.

The Rite of Veneration, is channeled from the Earth (the plain bread and white wine/white grape juice). The Great Liturgy, is channeled from Heaven (the Transfused Bread and white Wine/Juice together constitute a sacrament).

And as Our Lady says to us in the Great Liturgy: “Even as you have offered to Me bread in sacrifice, so I give to you the Bread of my Soul; and as you have poured out libations of wine to Me, so I pour out the Eternal Libation of My Eternal Spirit.”

This is why every Janite priestess must serve the RoV and not the Great Liturgy on the Full Moons.

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Rite of Veneration – Full Moon – 18th Brighid/9th February 2020

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on Sunnadi (Sunday) 18th of the Sacred Month of Brighid (pronounced brigg-id)

(9th February 2020)

As devotees and clergy we perform the Bright Moon ritual Rite of Veneration – solitary or group.

Sacred Seasonal Winter
Preface: O, Gentle Moon of our Salvation, You Who are the Earthly Love, Form and Soul, enter our hearts with Your Love.
(In honour of our Holy Daughter)

Head Covering: is the (Liturgical) Colour: Yellow.

Sacred Seasonal Winter
Altar Cloth is the (Elemental) Colour: Yellow.

Suggested Scripture Reading: The Teachings of The Daughter: The Light: Verses 1-3
v1. “I am sent of My Mother to bring thee a light, that thou mayest find thy soul before the darkness cometh. v2. See not advantage over other creatures, but let them be indifferent as to whose is the advantage. v3. Seek excellence but seek not praise nor honour nor reward.

Memory of Madria Olga

Stelladi/8 Flora

O, Sai Mati Sage, be with us.

Today is we celebrate the life of Madria Olga Lotar of beloved memory.

Madria Olga Lotar became a Madrian priestess through Charisma. According to the full Madrian catechism, a female may become a Madrian priestess through either Initiation or Charisma. (Charisma is not generally recognized for Janite priestesses unless there are extraordinary circumstances which are approved by the Prima Madria.)

Madria Olga founded her own Madrian Order and went on to teach many students over the years, both female and male. She was an inspiration to all of us, to both those who knew her and those of us who only know of her.

To this day, those who were her students or her friends remember her with great respect and with great appreciation for her selfless, humble and tireless work in teaching others the Madrian religion.

For those who wish, a Rite of Sacrifice may be offered in her memory.

May she rest in Avala.

May the Gentle Light shine upon her.

May her memory be eternal.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

13 Maia – April 30 Full Great Moon: 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/

Useful links: http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/april/2018/
http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/may/2018/

The Preface for Full Great Moon is:

This, the night of the Great Moon reminds me of She,
Radiance of Bright Light,
Glimmers of Gentle Light,
Shimmerings of Dark Light, Blessed is She.

This, the night of the Great Moon draws me to Her,
Covered with Her Mantle,
Wrapped in Her Soul,
Swathed in Her Mystery, Blessed is She.

This, the night of the Great Moon envelopes me in She,
In the Fire of Her Light,
In the Warmth of Her Love,
In the Glow of Her Light, Blessed is She.

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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 Great Moon 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 pink flowers and green foliage or seasonal flowers.

* 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 Hope of Spring

Déa, thank You for Spring and the hope of warmer, longer, brighter days.
Thank You for the coming of growth and life and birth.
Thank You that things are coming awake in the world.
This is what our calendar says, and we do see some signs that it is real.
But we also still struggle with the residual layover of winter.
Now we ask that You bring into reality all that belongs in this season.
Your word says that we will have provision, and hope, and joy, and health
and loving relationships here and now in this life.
We ask that what belongs in this season
would become actual in our practical lives.
We hope in You and in Your promises. We hope in Your gift of Spring.

– Author Unknown

Tenebrae

27 Moura/March 18

Sunnadi/Sunday

Day of Sai Raya Theia, Lamp of Illumination, Joy and Benevolence. O, Sai Raya Theia, be with us. Blessed are You.

Tomorrow, within marks the most somber day of the year. In Janite Tradition, these next two days are called Tenebrae, which means Darkness.

On this day, Janite females are veiled while Janite male devotees wear a hat. Veiling for females make take the form of a wide headband, scarf, kerchief, veil, hat, mantilla. Normally, a silk rose would be included in this list, but not for Tenebrae. The colors should be black, indigo or purple/violet.

There should be no lit candles on the altar and all statues and icons removed.

Janites do not have mandatory fasting laws because everyone’s health and circumstances differ. At the very least, we recommend abstaining from alcohol and sweets. The rest is up to the devotee. However, we caution against being overly scrupulous. Fast with moderation.

On the first day of Tenebrae, 28 Moura/March 19, we preform a lustration. This is a ritual bath or shower of purification.

This is the time when the Celestial Mother, in Her Daughter Form, descends down through the Seven Realms. Each Realm is a lower vibration and each becomes more dense. This causes excruciating suffering for She Who loves us so much, to the point that in Janite thealogy, which is based upon that of Sophia/Shekina,  Her Most Pure Soul Shattered as a crystal chandelier might shatter should it fall to the floor from the ceiling.

The Mythos of Shekinah/Sophia.

Sources for this Myth of the Divine Shattering of Shekinah/Sophia may be found within certain traditions of Kabbalism, in Gnostic schools of thought and in ancient Syrian Gnostic Christianity.

In Kabbalistic teaching:For, it is the Shekinah that is ascribed by Kabbalists to be the Middle Pillar of Balance that unites the opposites, just as the soul allows for the opposites of body and spirit to unite, so too does the Shekinah play this role for us. Indeed, the Shekinah is the Soul of Man, what Kabbalists call the Neshamah, for She has given a portion of Herself in order for each human to come into being in this world. In giving of Herself to humans, in this state of physical density and isolation, the World Soul becomes shattered. This shattering can be metaphorically grasped in considering what might happen to a glass alembic or flask when too much pressure is put upon in the alchemical works. Thus, the Shekinah represents the ultimate archetype of selfless sacrifice. All Her sacrifices have been for the benefit of creation so that humankind may experience this life in order to fulfill its destiny and purpose.

The Shekinah plays another very important role in the story of creation, and in particular in the Great Plan of humankind.  It is believed that in man’s fall to a denser, less perfect state of being in the physical, the Shekinah stayed with us as we separated from God or were exiled from the ‘Garden’.  Thus, the Shekinah, once again, was voluntarily removed from God/En Sof in order for us to have our experience.  She has always stayed with us, wherever we were exiled or isolated or shut out, the Shekinah was always there in exile and isolation with us.” [1]

The following is, what I think is the best definition of Sophia as the World Soul as written by an Episcopalian Priest:

“As the living centre or Soul of all creatures […] She includes the manifoldness of living souls; She is all of humanity together in one, or the Soul of the World. She is ideal humanity, containing all individual living creatures or souls and uniting them through Herself […]. Her task is to mediate and unify the manifoldness of living creatures, who constitute the actual content of Her life and the absolute unity of God.

She contains all living creatures, She is the unity that binds them, and Her work in the world is to unify outwardly that which is already one in essence—in Her.” (Episcopal Priest, Father Matthew Wright.) [2]

The hauntingly beautiful Mari-Anna chant, as found on the Chapel of Our Mother God, is most especially appropriate for these two days of Tenebrae, of Darkness. Two days that are both in and out of time. This solemn and gentle chant has always reminded me of the  the Traditional Catholic Stabat Mater, an hymn that was sung in honor of the sufferings of the Blessed Virgin Mary during the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. Please note that Traditional Catholic refers to the pre-Vat. II Church and those modern Chapels and Societies which follow the Traditional  Catholic religion. We are not referring to the post-Vatican II Church known as the Novus Ordo or New Order.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

Notes:
[1] http://www.universalkabbalah.net/Shekinah

 

 

 

Living Daily – Sacred Day of Sunnadi or Sun Day

20 Moura/March 11
Sunnadi/Sunday

Dear Devotees,

Recently, we spoke about Seasonal Living. Within Janite culture, there is also the practice of Daily Living.

Daily Living in Janite culture begins with a focus on the meaning of the Sacred Symbol and the ruling Jana of the day along with Her Stream of Virtues.

The Symbol of the Sun represents Dea Madria, Our Celestial Mother, She Who is the Supernal Sun. She Who is Light. She Who is Brightness. The ruling Jana of the day, Sai Raya Theia, is the Jana or Gateway of the Illumination which flows from this Brightness. She is a Living Stream of the outpouring of the Celestial Mother, shining and glowing in Her orange robes, bringing us Joy and teaching us Benevolence.

On Sunnadi, we may recite the mantra rosary of Sai Raya Theia. Janati rosary

O, Sai Raya Theia, Lamp of Illumination, Generosity, and Benevolence, be with us.

We may also simply think about the Jana of the day and certainly pray to Her in our own words and ask Her to be with us and to guide us throughout the day.

We can also think about which of Her three virtues we wish to express in our lives that day and ask Her help in that endeavor. Illuminating in being informed relevant to our Soul Path and a joyous light filled presence on earth; Generosity in thought, word and action and Benevolence which is willing to do good for and to others.

And we may always express our gratitude to the ruling Jana during our Evensong prayers.

We might choose to light a candle or incense for Her and wear just a little something of Her color to remind us of Her throughout the day. For Sai Raya Theia, this could be an orange colored gemstone pendant or other piece of jewelry, a hair ornament, a piece of clothing, a pen, badge, scarf, hat or whatever you may have.

There are many different ways to honor the Jana of the Day.  The key point to Daily Living, specially during this time of Moura, is the furthering and flowering of the 21 Virtues in our lives both for the benefit of others and for the growth and maturity of our own souls. And in this, the Janati will assist us.

Let us Bless The Holy One,
Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janae of Power.
Thanks be to the Seven Janae.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides.