Weekly Prayer List

28 Samhain/Nov. 27
Stelladi/Wed.

Day of Sai Mati Sage, Messenger of Intelligence, Wisdom and Creativity.

Please note that all prayer requests must be received by Sunnadi/Sunday at the latest. Petitions will be kept on the prayer list for one week unless otherwise requested. Contact info may be found at the end of this post.

WEEKLY PRAYER LIST

If you or a loved one is in need of prayer, our contact info may be found at the end of this post.  You or your loved one will be remembered in our daily prayers, our liturgy and during our Rite of Veneration.

We pray :

For the emotional healing of C.,

For the strength of P.,

For the emotional healing of A.,

For the strength and healing of Aidan.

For the strength and comfort of Minna.

For employment for R.

For the assistance of B. K.

And we pray for the continual blessing and protection of the Janite Deanic Ekklesia and all Deanic devotees.

O, Most Holy Dea, Mother, Daughter and Great Mother, have mercy upon these, Your souls and may they attain mental, physical and spiritual health. May those who have passed beyond the Veil be assumed, through Your Holy Daughter, unto Perfect Union with You. Through the Pure Stream of Your Grace, may all events unfold for their highest good and according to their True Soul Path. Blessed are You.

Let us bless the Holy One,

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power,

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

( For prayer requests, please send either first name or initial for yourself or others, pets included. We must receive the prayer requests by Sunnadi/Sunday of each week. We keep the names on the list for one week unless otherwise requested.)

Send requests to either Prima Madria Sophia at maidsophiawelsh@gmail.com, ArchMadria Pamela at deanicfaith@gmail.com, or ArchSorella Minna at theagoragazette@gmail.com. Thank you. 

Thank you.

Weekly Prayer List

21 Samhain/Nov. 20

O, Lady Thema, Foundation of Justice, Order and Harmony, be with us.

Please note that all prayer requests must be received by Sunnadi/Sunday at the latest. Petitions will be kept on the prayer list for one week unless otherwise requested. Contact info may be found at the end of this post.

WEEKLY PRAYER LIST

If you or a loved one is in need of prayer, our contact info may be found at the end of this post.  You or your loved one will be remembered in our daily prayers, our liturgy and during our Rite of Veneration.

We pray :

For the highest good of Violet.

For healing of Kyle from an accident.

For the strength and healing of Aidan.

For the strength and comfort of Minna.

For employment for R.

For the assistance of B. K.

And we pray for the continual blessing and protection of the Janite Deanic Ekklesia and all Deanic devotees.

O, Most Holy Dea, Mother, Daughter and Great Mother, have mercy upon these, Your souls and may they attain mental, physical and spiritual health. May those who have passed beyond the Veil be assumed, through Your Holy Daughter, unto Perfect Union with You. Through the Pure Stream of Your Grace, may all events unfold for their highest good and according to their True Soul Path. Blessed are You.

Let us bless the Holy One,

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power,

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

( For prayer requests, please send either first name or initial for yourself or others, pets included. We must receive the prayer requests by Sunnadi/Sunday of each week. We keep the names on the list for one week unless otherwise requested.)

Send requests to either Prima Madria Sophia at maidsophiawelsh@gmail.com, ArchMadria Pamela at deanicfaith@gmail.com, or ArchSorella Minna at theagoragazette@gmail.com. Thank you. 

Thank you.

Prayer List, 5th of Samhain

Oh Sai Sushuri-Grace, Lady of healing and peace, be with us.

WEEKLY PRAYER LIST

If you or a loved one is in need of prayer, our contact info may be found at the end of this post.  You or your loved one will be remembered in our daily prayers, our liturgy and during our Rite of Veneration.

We pray :

For the highest good of Violet.

For the strength and healing of A.S.

For the strength and healing of Melanie and Greg.

For the strength and healing of Scott Field and the support of his son.

For the healing and successful recovery from surgery of Debbie.

For the strength and healing of Aidan.

For the strength and comfort of Minna.

For the healing and successful recovery from surgery of Gabriel.

For the healing of Debra.

For the health of Violet.

For the strength and healing of Mrs. Kay Hazelwood.

For the strength and healing of N.J.M.

For the strength and healing of Nuria Munoz.

For the protection and safety of Bishop Katia.

For the success and blessing of the new Deanic tradition, Reginism.

And we pray for the continual blessing and protection of the Janite Deanic Ekklesia.

O, Most Holy Dea, Mother, Daughter and Great Mother, have mercy upon these, Your souls and may they attain mental, physical and spiritual health. May those who have passed beyond the Veil be assumed, through Your Holy Daughter, unto Perfect Union with You. Through the Pure Stream of Your Grace, may all events unfold for their highest good and according to their True Soul Path. Blessed are You.

Let us bless the Holy One,

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power,

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

[ For prayer requests, please send either first name or initial for yourself (anonymous if you wish) or others, pets included.

Send requests to either Prima Madria Sophia at maidsophiawelsh@gmail.com, or ArchSorella Minna at theagoragazette@gmail.com ]

Thank you.

Samhain/Shimovane Soul Cakes and Soul Songs

Shimovane/Samhain
Pomedi/Wed. (Apple Day).

Day of Sai Thema, Foundation of Justice, Order and Harmony.

Happy Halloween and a Blessed Samhain aka Shimovane, the Feast of the Ancestors! On this night, we remember our beloved ancestors whether through ritual, a supper for the dead, prayers and remembrance or even a plate of goodies left for those who have crossed the veil to come to visit us.

Every year, I leave out a plate of goodies, a glass of wine, milk with honey and a shot of bourbon for my dad next to the lit jack o’lantern on my porch. This is my version of the Feast of the Ancestors. It’s important to make certain there is a lit jack o’lantern or candles to help our ancestors find their way.

After I go trick or treating with my grandchildren, I usually serve a Rite of Veneration in honor of my ancestors and have a campfire or hearth fire going.

If it’s good weather, I prefer to serve the RoV outdoors. On the altar, I have a list of those who have died and I read off the list of names at the beginning of the Rite. Of course,  this is also an excellent night for divination, which I usually include during the RoV and there are many poems, Samhain prayers and rituals that can be found on the internet that may be included. At the end of the Rite, I read out the list of my ancestors one last time and end with: I remember you.

It is not necessary to serve the RoV on this feast day, but for those who wish to, the Rite may be found here for solitary and here for a family or group.

After my RoV, I will sit on my porch, next to my food offerings, and simply clear my mind and wait. My Dad always arrives. I can sense him. I spend time with him and then he leaves. I don’t mind because I know where he is and I know that he will return to visit me when the veil thins, yet again, next Samhain.

Shimovane/Samhain (Shimovane is an ancient Celtic form of Samhain. (hat tip to Prima Madria Sophia) and is a festival rich in folk lore and customs. Folk-ways are an important part of Janite Tradition and Feast Days. Traditionally, this is a three day festival!

SOUL SONGS AND SOUL CAKES

ArchMatrona Ghrian, of the Lady of Light Chantry (1), has shared with me some wonderful old-world Samhain Traditions: Soul Songs and Soul Cakes. These are perfect for the three-day festival.

Songs: Children A-Souling singing: Soul Cake Song. (hat tip to ArchMatrona Ghrian)

Sting’s beautiful version: Sting-Soul Cake

Link to lyrics may be found here.

History of Soul Cakes: Soul Cakes. Though this Tradition came about through Christianity, it is a folk-tradition. 

`Recipes: 

Vegan Soul cake sent by ArchMatrona Ghrian: Vegan Recipe.

Regular Soul Cake: recipe.

Enjoy! And Blessed Shimovane from the Janite Staff.

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  1. Lady of Light Chantry

For the Archives, Part II

(my apologies to our subscribers)

The purification of the soul, through the seven planetary experiences, was common to many cultures and traditions. (Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom and Bride of God).

So, we have Seven Handmaidens of Sophia and the Seven Pillars of Wisdom. We will revisit these Seven Handmaidens when we study the correlation of Divine Sophia as our High Priestess.

Now, we look at the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Sophia is the Holy Spirit both pre- Christian and Christian.

The Seven Planetary Powers of Pagan Tradition become the seven gifts of the Spirit in Christianity: Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety (Faith) and Fear of God (nowadays this is rendered as Awe)… [Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom and Bride of God]. (Capitals and comments are mine. A. M. Pamela Lanides). This amazes me. I had already correlated the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit with the Seven Janati before I had read this.

Ms. Matthews, in her above-mentioned book, does a fine job of showing forth Sophia as the Holy Spirit. The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are often referred to as individual spirits, the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
    the Spirit of counsel and of might,
    the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord, etc. 

The New Testament speaks about The Seven Spirits of God. In Revelations, these Seven Spirits are also known as the Seven Lamps which are before the throne of God. And it talks about ‘He who has the Seven Spirits of God.” This is a much neglected concept within Christianity probably due to the fact that it would call into question the theology of the Trinity and yet, these Seven Spirits of God are mentioned a few times in the New Testament.

Again, I was blown away by the following article which came to the same conclusion as did I: http://www.lasan.org/lasan-readings/english/holy-spirit/seven-holy-spirit-gifts.htm and that is, the Seven Spirits of the Holy Spirit. This article refers to the Holy Spirit as “he”, but the Holy Spirit is the Mother Spirit.

The above mentioned article expertly disproves the various theories about the identity of the Seven Spirits. The author even mentions the Three-Fold Spirits of Heaven and the Four-fold Spirits of Earth…. Déanic teaching right there of the Janati!!!!

The author begins his summary thusly: It is erroneous to argue that the seven Spirits are seven angels, and it is insufficient to claim that the title the seven Spirits refers to the Spirit of God merely in a general way. It is not even adequate to assert that the seven Spirits are the Spirit of God in the fullness or completeness of His energies or operation. The title the seven Spirits, like all appellations of the Spirit, unveils something very particular concerning the divine Spirit.

While quite lengthy, this is a remarkable article and it is highly recommended as one of the ways of understanding the Janati.

Image result for image of the Divine Sophia

In summary,  Divine Sophia is the Ruler of the Planetary Powers; She emanates the Seven Feminine Aeons; She sends out Her Seven Handmaidens and hews out the Seven Pillars of Wisdom which have variously been identified, as Ms. Matthews explains, with the Seven Liberal Arts, the seven days of the week, the seven heavens and the Holy Spirit and finally, She is the Seven-Fold Holy Spirit, Who, as Caitlyn Matthews so beautifully depicts in her book, holds the Seven Spirits in Her lap as Doves, ready to be sent out into the world.

I would like to conclude with this prayer to the Janati by Sorella Roselyn.Image result for faith of the seven

[inspired by the Faith of the Seven in A Song of Ice and Fire]

May Lady Theia fill our hearts with joy,

May Lady Candre” keep us pure in spirit,

May Lady Grace enfold us in her love,

May Lady Vikhe’ strengthen our courage,

May Lady Thema balance the scales of justice,

May Lady Saige enlighten our minds with truth,

May Lady Rhea guide us safely through the dark.

May the Seven Rays of Déa shine down upon our souls, in this world and all the worlds to come.

By the Mother, the Daughter, and the Great Mysteria,

Blessed is She.    Sorella Roselyn

Article by ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

Amena

(Please see previous announcement)

I recently came across the word Amena rather than Amen, when I was reading about a vision of Holy Sophia. I love it because it is so feminine-sounding. It is a derivative of an Arabic word and means, “to make complete”.) It is properly pronounced a-meen-a. I have begun to use it after I say, Blessed is She, at the end of my prayers.