Janite Rite Calendar

THE JANITE RITE CALENDAR

The Janite Rite Déanic Calendar consists of 13 Months and five Sacred Seasons. Each day is named after one of the Seven Sacred Symbols using the French ‘di’ for day (pronounced dee).

Please note that our Cardinal Directional system is different than that of other spiritual Traditions.

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The Déanic year begins with Spring and the month of Columbina. Our day begins at Dawn, which, along with Midnight are the symbolic times of the Holy Daughter. Noontime and Twilight are symbolic of the Celestial Mother and the Darkest Hour before the Dawn is symbolic of the Great Mother.

Feast days for which the Rite of Veneration RoV [Madrian Rite of Sacrifice RoS] should be served by devotees and the liturgy by clergy are marked with an *.

All celebrate the RoV on the Full Moons.

Days of the Week:

French word ending di for day (pronounced dee).

Sunnadi or Sun Day. Day of Madria Theia.
See: https://deanic.com/sunnadi-or-sun-day-day-of-dea-madria-our-celestial-mother-jana-madria-theia/

Lunadi or Moon Day. (Monday). Day of Madria Candra.
See: https://deanic.com/sacred-daily-living/lunadi-or-moon-day-monday-day-of-dea-filia-our-holy-daughter-jana-madria-candra/

Rosadi or Rose Day. (Tuesday). Day of Madria Vicka.

Stelladi or Star Day. (Wednesday). Day of Madria Sage.

Pomedi or Apple Day. (Thursday). Day of Madria Thema.

Columbadi or Dove Day. (Friday). Day of Madria Grace.

Foradi or Fora Day. (Saturday). Day of Madria Rhea.

THE SACRED SEASON OF SPRING

Season of the Holy Daughter as the Gentle Dove of Peace.

Correspondences:

Jana: Madria Candra.

Sacred Symbol: the Dove.

Element: Water.

Elemental Seasonal Color: Blue.

Liturgical Colors: Pink and Green. (Keep in mind, the liturgical colours are the colours of the robes of the Janae. These are colours that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence.)

Direction: East.

Time of Day: Dawn.

Mystery: Aurora (the Holy Daughter rises to becomes the World Soul. She Who is the Dawn of All Life.)

Pendant: Dove

or

Dove/Fora [1]/Crescent Moon (The Holy Daughter is the Supernal Moon).

Months:

Columbina: pronounced ko-lom-bi-na (Meaning Little Dove) from the Madrian Faith: March 21 – April 17.

Feast Days:

1 Columbina/March 21: Eastre *. The Mystery of Aurora. The Holy Daughter rises to becomes the World Soul. She Who is the Dawn of All Life.

The Dove is the primary Symbol of the Holy Daughter.
She is the Three-fold Dove:
the Dove of the Sacrifice, (from our Liturgy),
the Dove of Harmony by Her sustaining the manifest world,
and the Dove of Peace.

15 Columbina/April 4: Feast of Madria Grace.

Full Moon: Dove Moon.

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Maia: pronounced may-uh (Meaning Great – Majestic) from the Madrian Faith: April 18 – May 15.

Feast Days:

1 Maia/April 18: MariMaia, also known as Maia’s Day : In the Janite Rite, celebrating the month of May has long been celebrated in honour of the Motherhood and the High Queenship of Mari.

14 Maia/May 1: Coronam *: The Coronation of the Holy Daughter, as the Queen of Heaven (a rôle & title of the Holy Daughter). Also known as the Exaltation of the Queen of Heaven.

Full Moon: Great Moon.

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Flora: pronounced floor-ah (Meaning Flower) Janite Rite only: May 16 – June 12.

Feast Days:

8 Flora/ May 23, in Memory of Madria Olga Lotar, charismatic Madrian priestess of Ordo Rosa Ekklesia Madriana. (The Rite of Sacrifice may be offered in her memory.)

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

Full Moon: Flower Moon.

THE SACRED SEASON OF SUMMER

Season of the Celestial Mother as the Rose of Joy.

Correspondences:

Jana: Madria Vicka.

Sacred Symbol: the Rose.

Element: Fire.

Elemental Seasonal Color: Red.

Liturgical Color: Red. (Keep in mind, the liturgical colours are the colours of the robes of the Janae. These are colours that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence.)

Direction: South.

Time of Day: Noon.

Mystery: Assumpta. (The Celestial Mother is the Assumption of our souls).

Pendants: Rose

or

Rose, Fora [1], Sun. (The Celestial Mother is the Supernal Sun).

Months:

Rosa: pronounced rose-ah (Meaning Rose) altered Madrian Faith name: June 13 – July 10.

Feast Days:

1 Rosa/June 13: Feast of Madria Vicka *.

9 Rosa/June 21: Rosalia*. The Mystery of Assumpta. The Assumption of the Holy Daughter. The Celestial Mother, is the Assumption of our souls. It is also the Feast of Roses. The Celestial Mother, Mari, is the Rose of Joy and the Fiery Rose of Heaven.
(Please note that in the Janite Rite, Rosa Mundi is most rightly the Holy Daughter Who, as the Holy World Soul, is truly the Rose of the World. Janites regard the Celestial Mother as Rosa Caeli, Rose of Heaven.)

Full Moon: Rose Moon.

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Ceres: pronounced ser-es (Meaning Grain) Janite Rite only: July 11 – Aug. 7

Feast Day:

22 Ceres/Aug. 1: Cerealia. The Feast of Grains. All the gifts whilst incarnated bestowed upon us by our Bountiful Mother Déa. Also known as the Feast of Regeneration.

Full Moon: Corn Moon.

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Sunna: pronounced sun-ah (meaning Supernal Sun) Janite Rite only: Aug. 8 – Sept. 4.

Full Moon: Bright Moon.

THE SACRED SEASON OF FALL

See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/08/autumn-is-when-the-janite-tradition-begins-the-cycle-of-the-cosmic-drama/

Season of the Holy Feminine Trinity as the Apple of Wisdom.

Correspondences:

Jana: Madria Thema.

Sacred Symbol: The Apple.

Element: Earth.

Elemental Seasonal Color: Green.

Liturgical colours: Blue and Purple. (Keep in mind, the liturgical colours are the colours of the robes of the Janae. These are colours that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence.)

Direction: West.

Time of Day: Twilight.

Mystery: Terram: The Mystery of the Great Mother as the Ground of All Being. (Different to Madrian belief).

Pendant: Apple.

or

Apple, Fora [1], Sun.

Months:

Abalon: pronounced abah-lon (Old Welsh meaning Appleland) altered Madrian Faith name: Sept. 5 – Oct. 2

Feast Days:

1 Abalon/Sept. 5- The Feast of Madria Thema *.

17 Abalon/Sept. 21- Matralia. (Feast of the Divine Feminine Trinity.)

Full Moon: Apple Moon.

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Ourania: pronounced you-rain-e-ah (Meaning Heavenly, Cosmic) Janite Rite only: Oct. 3 – Oct. 30.

Full Moon: Cosmic Moon.

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Samhain: pronounced sa-win or sow-in (meaning Summer’s End. For the Celts, summer ended in October.) from the Madrian Faith:  Oct. 31- Nov. 27.

Feast Day:

1 Samhain/Oct. 31: Shimovane: (an Older form of Samhain meaning Summer’s End.) Feast of the Dead. (Liturgy or the RoV is optional, not mandatory.)

Full Moon: Spirit Moon.

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SACRED SEASON OF WINTER

See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/28/the-sacred-season-of-winter-is-a-hopeful-and-joyful-season-of-the-cosmic-drama/

Season of the Holy Daughter as the Triple Star: She is the Star of Hope, the Midnight Star of Wonder and the Guiding North Star.

See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/29/the-triple-stars-of-dea-filia-at-adoria/

Jana: Madria Sage.

Sacred Symbol: The North Star.

Element: Air.

Elemental Seasonal Color: yellow.

Liturgical colour: yellow. (Keep in mind, the liturgical colours are the colours of the robes of the Janae. These are colours that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence.)

Direction: North.

Time of Day: Midnight.

Mystery: Adoria (The Appearance of the Holy Daughter).

Pendant: North Star

or

North Star, Fora [1], Crescent Moon.

Months:

Astrea: pronounced ast-re-ah (Meaning Star. It also means Light Maiden) altered Madrian Faith name: Nov. 28 – Dec. 25.

The practice of the Sun Wheel is observed during this month. An advent wreath may be used. It should have five candles: green, yellow, violet or purple, blue and red.

See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/13/what-is-a-sun-wheel-when-is-mothers-night/
and https://deanic.com/2017/11/14/how-to-obtain-a-deanic-sun-wheel-when-to-use-it-as-a-prayerful-act/

Prayers and scripture readings in the links.

First Sunnadi: Light the Green candle of Wisdom.

See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/22/sun-wheel-the-green-candle-of-wisdom/

Second Sunnadi: Light the Yellow candle of Hope.

See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/29/sun-wheel-the-yellow-candle-of-hope/

Third Sunnadi: Light the Violet candle of Faith.
See: https://deanic.com/2017/12/08/sun-wheel-the-violet-purple-candle-of-faith/

Fourth Sunnadi: Light the Blue candle of Peace. See: https://deanic.com/2017/12/16/sun-wheel-the-blue-candle-of-peace/

On Madria Nocte, 23 Astrea/Dec.20: Which begins after the first star appears in the sky, light the Red candle of Joy.
See: https://deanic.com/2017/12/21/sun-wheel-the-red-candle-of-joy-mothers-night/

Feast Days:

1 Astrea/Nov. 28: Feast of Madria Sage * and First Lighting of the Sun Wheel. See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/28/1st-astrea-november-28th-the-feast-of-jana-madria-sage/

23 Astrea/Dec. 20: Madria Nocte: Mother Night. A RoV is served in honour of the Celestial Mother as She awaits the Appearance of the Holy Daughter.

24 Astrea/Dec. 21: It is a devotee’s decision whether to celebrate Adoria * (meaning Glory) on this date. The Appearance of the Holy Daughter Who is the Star of Hope, the Midnight Star of Wonder and the Guiding North Star.

28 Astrea/Dec. 25: Or on this date: Adoria * (meaning Glory). The Appearance of the Holy Daughter Who is the Star of Hope, the Midnight Star of Wonder and the Guiding North Star.

Full Moon: Glory Moon.

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Hestia: pronounced hest-e-ah (Meaning: Sacred Hearth) from the Madrian Faith: Dec. 26 – Jan. 22).

See: https://deanic.com/2017/12/26/the-13-days-of-daily-meditation-during-the-sacred-month-of-hestia/

Sacra Hestia. This is the day our hestias (sacred homes) are blessed and consecrated to Dea Madria, Our Divine Mother God. A decision for the Janite devotee when it can be performed on
1. The end of the secular year 6 Hestia / December 31
2. The appropriate day in the 13 daily meditations 11 Hestia January 5
3. On the night of the Full Moon RoS
4. On a Sunnadi (Sunday) if 2 or 3 occurs on a weekday.

See: https://deanic.com/2017/12/30/sacra-hestia-feast-of-blessing-our-home/

11 Hestia/Jan 5: Epiphania*: The Feast of the Appearance of the Holy Daughter as the Princess of the World (a rôle & title of the Holy Daughter).

21 Hestia/Jan. 15: Feast of Carmentalia.

Full Moon: Blessing Moon.

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Brighid: pronounced brigg-id (Meaning exalted or bright one) from the Madrian Faith: Jan. 23- Feb. 19

1 Brighid/Jan. 23: Feast of The Daughter of Wisdom (a rôle & title of the Holy Daughter).

10 Brighid/Feb. 1: Lucidi *: Festival of Light. Luci derives from Lucia the feminine given name from the Latin word Lux (Light) with the French word ending di for day (pronounced dee).
See: https://deanic.com/2018/02/01/the-feast-of-lucidi-festival-of-light/

28 Brighid/Feb. 19: Moura Eve

Full Moon: Bright Moon.

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SACRED SEASON OF MOURA

Season of the Great Mother as the Fora of Faith.

Janae: Madria Candra, Madria Theia and Madria Rhea.

Sacred Symbol: the Fora.

Element: Spirit.

Elemental Seasonal Color: Violet:

Liturgical colours: Madria Theia Orange & Gold, Madria Candra Violet & Silver, Madria Rhea Indigo & Brown or Black. (Keep in mind, the liturgical colours are the colours of the robes of the Janae. These are colours that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence.)

Direction: Center.

Time of Day: Darkest Hour before the Dawn.

Mystery: Quassare: The Shattering of the Divine Soul of the Holy Daughter.

Pendant: the Fora [1].

The Month of Moura: pronounced mu-rah (Meaning Dark, Destiny) from the Madrian Faith: Feb. 20- March 19.

Please note: Unlike the Celestial Mother and the Holy Daughter, the Great Mother (Absolute Deity) does not have a specific feast day, rather, the entire Month of Moura is observed in Her honour.

See: https://deanic.com/2018/02/24/living-seasonally-sacred-season-of-moura/

14 Moura/March 5 (March 4 if a leap year): Med-Moura. Feast of Madria Candra, Madria Theia and Madria Rhea. *

See: https://deanic.com/2018/03/05/med-moura-the-feast-of-the-trinitarian-janae-of-spirit/

28 Moura/March 19 and March 20/ Hiatus outside of space & not in time: Tenebrae (which means darkness). The Mystery of Quassare. The Divine Shattering of the Soul of the Holy Daughter. A day of veiling, fasting and lustration.

See: https://deanic.com/2018/03/18/tenebrae/

Full Moon: Veiled Moon.

See: https://deanic.com/2018/03/01/11-moura-friday-march-2-veiled-full-moon-rite

[1] Unfortunately, certain white supremacist groups have adopted versions of the Fora as a symbol of their hate. Due to this, the Quarternary Celtic Knot cross aka witches cross may be used as a Fora.

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