The Akathist Prayer to the Dove of Spring

This Akathist (hymn) was inspired by the Orthodox Christian Akathist to the Holy Theotokos (Godbearer). It may be chanted on 1 Columbina, Eastre. The Akathist to the Dove of Spring consists of seven stanzas of seven verses each. It is interspersed with scripture readings and the Hail Kore mantra prayer.

The Akathist may be prayed in full, or by praying only a few stanzas at a time.

Trace the Sign of the Fora: https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/tracing-the-fora/
and say: In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed are They.

Beginning Prayer:
Personal Names Trinity Chant [1]

Blessed is Our Mother God, the Holy One.

She Who is Mari.

She Who is Kore.

She Who is Mysteria.

Blessed is She.

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The Seven bows:

[Folding hands together in prayer, placing the tips of the fingers on chin and bow from the waist, slightly. (For when greeting the Janae.] [2]

Chant:

Hail, O, Divine Lady, Theia, hail. (bow)

Hail, O, Divine Lady Candra, hail. (bow)

Hail, O, Divine Lady Vicka, hail. (bow)

Hail, O, Divine Lady Sage, hail. (bow)

Hail, O, Divine Lady Thema, hail. (bow)

Hail, O, Divine Lady Grace, hail. (bow)

Hail, O, Divine Lady Rhea, hail. (bow)

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Silver Star of the Waters, Who has fashioned all the world into being.

Beyond all knowing is the splendor of Your Light.

Enfold my spirit, within Your mighty Mantle and may the Pure Stream of Your Grace flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come.

Blessed are You.

[3]

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(Stanza / Verse 1)

Hail, O, Dove of Peace, O, Shattered Soul, Hail!

Hail, Holy Soul of the World, O, Divine Temple of Our Spirits, Hail!

Hail, O, Princess of the World, O, Ruler of all Creation, Hail!

Hail, O, Purest Dove, O, Divine Purity, Hail!

Hail, O, Supernal Moon, O, Reflected Light of the Holy One, Hail!

Hail, O, High Priestess, O, Mistress of Priestesses, Hail!

Hail, O, Soteria, O, Savioress, O, Sacrificial One, Hail!

1. And as She walked, the children of the earth threw blossoms before Her, and though Her feet rested on them, they were not bruised.

Scripture: Title 1 The Holy Mythos, Chapter 10, verse 1 [4]

Hail, Kore, Fountain of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy beloved Mother. Holy Déa, Daughter God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages. Blessed are You.

[5]

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(Stanza / Verse 2)

Hail, O, Divine Star of Midnight, O, Midnight Star of Wonder, Hail!

Hail, O, Holy Dove of the Sacrifice, O, Great Dove of the Waters, Hail! (*)

Hail, O, Divine Maid, O, Shining One, Hail

Hail, O, Divine Aurora, O, Dawn of Time, Hail!

Hail, O, Sustainer of All Creation, O, Ruler of manifestation, Hail!

Hail, O, Love incarnate in Soul, O, Supernal Love, Hail!

Hail, O, Divine Breath of Nature, O, Primordial Love, Hail!

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.

Scripture: Title 1 The Holy Mythos, Chapter 10, verse 2 [4]

Hail, Kore, Fountain of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy beloved Mother. Holy Déa, Daughter God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages. Blessed are You.

[5]

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(Stanza / Verse 3)

Hail, O, Daughter of the Celestial One, O, Lily of the West, Hail!

Hail, O, Granddaughter of the Great One, O, Lotus of the East, Hail!

Hail, O, Form of the Celestial One, O, Breath of Nature, Hail!

Hail, O, Form of the Great One, O, Presence in the Wind, Hail!

Hail, O, Divine Love of the Trinity, O, Energy of the Lake, Hail!

Hail, O, Holy Daughter, O, Crescent Moon of the Night, Hail!

Hail, O, Immanent One, O, Soul within and without, Hail!

(the latter part of verse 4) And, She showed them how to offer Sacrifice to the Mother of All Things. 5) And, She said: When the time is come for Me to go from you, still, I shall be with you; and shall never leave you, not for one fragment of an hour until you we are together in completion. (Janite altered sections of the Scriptures [6]) 6) But, I shall unite you all who love Me in one great Soul;
7) The highest and the lowest, the living and the dead, those who falter at the door and those who have climbed to the highest tower, all shall be one in My Soul, which I have given to the world, and all shall be nourished in my Spirit.

Scripture: Title 1 The Holy Mythos, Chapter 10, verses the latter part of verse 4 – 5 [4] verses 6 -7 [6]

Hail, Kore, Fountain of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy beloved Mother. Holy Déa, Daughter God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages. Blessed are You.

[5]

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(Stanza / Verse 4)

Hail, O, Lady of the Lake, O, Holy Water of Life, Hail!

Hail, O, Fountain of Grace, O, Nourisher of Souls, Hail!

Hail, O, Daughter of Wisdom, O, Formatrix of Heaven and Earth, Hail! [7]

Hail, O, Soul of my soul, O, Nourisher of Spirits, Hail.

Hail, O, Sacred Aurora, O, Soul of Dawn, Hail!

Hail, O, First Dew of Spring, O, First Light of Day, Hail!

Hail, O, Primordial Lily of Purity, O, Radiance of the Heavens, Hail!

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

Scripture: Title 1 The Holy Mythos, Chapter 10, verses 10 – 11 [4]

Hail, Kore, Fountain of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy beloved Mother. Holy Déa, Daughter God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages. Blessed are You.

[5]

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(Stanza / Verse 5)

Hail, Thou Daughter of the High Queen, Hail, O, One with Form.

Hail, O, Dea Filia, O, Daughter God, Hail!

Hail, O, Beloved Kyria, O, Divine Maid, Hail!

Hail, O, Child of Light, O, Granddaughter of Life, Hail!

Hail, Daughter Whose Robe is Celestial Light, O, Mistress of the Seven, Hail.

Hail, O, Holy Presence in Nature, Hail, O, Shimmering Stars of the Night., Hail!

(Janite altered sections of the Scriptures [6]) 16) And, She entered the great Temple of Heaven, where the Janae were gathered at the Sacrifice, even as the children of the Earth were gathered around the altar.

17. Then She stood at the great Altar and took up a wheaten loaf and spoke, saying: 18) “Like to the seed, My Soul was broken; and like to the corn did it rise anew. 19) For I am the corn that is reaped in silence.”

20) And She said, “Like to the corn grain was My Soul shattered between the stones of fate. And saying thus, She broke the bread between Her hands. 21) And, She gave of the fragments of the Bread to the Children of Déa.

22) And, She poured out Her Spirit from Her hands into a great chalice, and Her Spirit lay as wine within the chalice. 23) And She said: “Even as you have offered Me bread in sacrifice, so I give 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.” 24) And, as it is performed above in the Spirit, so is it reflected below in the soul and the spirit, and through the reflection do Earth’s children have part in the Real.

Scripture: Janite altered sections of the Scriptures [6]

Hail, Kore, Fountain of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy beloved Mother. Holy Déa, Daughter God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages. Blessed are You.

[5]

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(Stanza / Verse 6)

Hail, O, Heart within our hearts, O, Temple within our temple, Hail!

Hail, O, Supreme Being, O, Spirit within our sparks, Hail!

Hail, O, Assumption of our Souls, O, Feminine within femininity, Hail!

Hail, O, First and the last, O, Honored and scorned one, Hail! [8]

Hail, O, Queen of the Seven Powers, O, Mistress of the Seven Pillars, Hail,

Hail, O, Queen of the May, O, Queen of the Fey, Hail!

Hail, O, crowned with Stars, O, Mistress of the Moon, Hail!

Scripture: none

Hail, Kore, Fountain of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy beloved Mother. Holy Déa, Daughter God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages. Blessed are You.

[5]

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(Stanza / Verse 7)

Hail, O, Hope of my hope, O, Faith of my faith, Hail.

Hail, O, Mediatrix between Heaven and Earth, O, Divine Centre of Ekklesia, Hail!

Hail, O, Luminous Blessings of the hestia, O, Encompassing Mantle of Compassion, Hail!

Hail, O, Stream of Mercy, O, Clemency of Heart, Hail.

Hail, O, Bread of Soul, O, Wine of Spirit, Hail!

Hail, O, Glittering Snow of Winter, O, Tender Breeze of Spring, Hail.

Hail, O, Supreme Love of my heart, O, Divine Passion of my soul, Hail.

Scripture: none

Eternal Trinity Chant [9]

Eternal is the Light of the Mother.
Eternal is the Love of the Daughter.
Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother.
Glorious is the Eternity of Dea.

The Traditional Janite ending:

Let us bless the Queen of Heaven. [10]
Blessed is She.
Let us thank the Seven Janae of Power.
Thanks be to the Seven Janae.

Trace the Sign of the Fora: https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/tracing-the-fora/
and say: In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed are They.

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Notes:
[1] Personal Names Trinity Chant https://deanic.com/becoming-a-devotee/chants-with-short-janite-prayers/

[2] Bowing may be performed in any one of three ways:

1. Crossing hands over heart chakra with right hand over the left and bowing from the waist, slightly. (I especially used this pose after I have received communion).
2. Folding hands together in prayer, placing the tips of the fingers on chin and bow from the waist, slightly. (I tend to use this pose when I am greeting the Janae.)
3. Or hands folded together in prayer, tips of fingers touching forehead and bowing from the waist, slightly.

from https://deanic.com/the-rite-of-sacrifice/

[3] Silver Star of the Waters (adapted for Janite Faith) https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/silver-star-of-the-waters-clan-jana-edition/

[4] July 2012
The Filianic Scriptures, New Celestial Union Version (Second Edition, Third Update)
Free download:
https://theahaus.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/fulltext-of-ncuv.pdf
(with thanks to Glenn King)

[5] Hail, Kore https://deanic.com/holy-feminine-trinity/hail-kore/

(*) Other Traditions use the holy title of Great Dove of the Waters for the Celestial Mother. For Janites, it is the title of the Holy Daughter.

[6] Janite altered sections of the Scriptures available to legally and validly ordained Madrina (deaconess), Madria (priestess) & ArchMadria (high priestess) for the Liturgy.

[7] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_(Gnosticism)

[8] http://gnosis.org/naghamm/thunder.html

[9] Eternal Trinity Chant https://deanic.com/becoming-a-devotee/chants-with-short-janite-prayers/

[10] Holy Daughter https://deanic.com/correspondences-of-the-trinity/
A way of expressing the Divine Royal emanations / lineage.

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