Dear devotees and friends,
Over the past few weeks, there have been a couple of people emailing to say thank you for https://deanic.com/ and https://reginite.com
I (and I am sure that I speak for ArchMadria Pamela also), are delighted that Déa chooses us as Her face and hands in the world and guides seekers to our websites. All praise to Déa.
Because of the enthusiastic enquiries, when time allows I will be adding new pages to https://deanic.com/
In the meantime, correspondence is welcomed.
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/
From the Principia of our Koré Di-Jana Tradition, ArchMatrona (Serene Mother) Ghrain, we also use:
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.
Prayers and scripture readings in the links.
First Sunnadi: Light the Green candle of Wisdom.
Below are some exciting and important announcements.
May Déa bless you all. Blessed is She.
Prima Madria Sophia
Link to original article: https://reginite.com/2018/12/02/bits-and-pieces-important-announcements/
by A. M. Pamela Lanides
5 Astrea/Dec. 2
(Please see previous post on the three ways of understanding Dea and on the Great Mother. https://reginite.com/2018/12/01/who-is-the-great-mother/ )
Announcements in Order:
The Sacred Season of Winter.
The Sun Wheel
Calling All Translators
News from the Lady of Light Chantry
The Seven Sophias
For the Love of Sophia….Music
The Sacred Season of Winter
We have now entered the Sacred Season of Winter, a Season of the Holy Daughter. Correspondences: Janya: Sai Mati Sage; Sacred Symbol: The North Star; Cardinal Direction: North; Element: Air; Time of Day: Midnight; Elemental Color: Yellow; Liturgical Color: Yellow; Mystery: Adoria.
The Sun Wheel
Today marks the first day of the SunWheel. The Déanic SunWheel, created by ArchMatrona Georgia Cobb of the Lady of Light Chantry, is the Déanic version of the advent wreath, a custom which pre-dated Christianity. Instructions and links may be found here: https://deanic.com/the-sun-wheel/.
Calling All Translators:
The Society for Filianic Studies (http://www.filianicstudies.org/) is currently seeking volunteer translators to render the Clear Recital and associated texts into additional languages. Project teams have already been formed, at varying levels of activity and progress, for Spanish, Dutch, and Greek. All of these teams would benefit from additional participants and it is desired to form new teams for as many languages as possible. No prior translation experience is necessary.
“The project’s editor—a former freelance translator—supports all of the language teams by providing a computer-assisted ‘rough draft’ translation as a basis for the work. By eliminating a lot of the rote, bulk translation in this way, volunteers are able to focus on issues of word choice and style that require the sensitivities of a native speaker (or a speaker very close to native-level fluency). The editor also handles all ‘back end’ issues of typesetting and readying the completed translations for publication and distribution. With this workflow, the time commitment demanded of volunteers is kept to a minimum. Translators work at their own pace as they are willing and able to contribute, with no rush or arbitrary deadlines. Collaboration is usually through Google Docs, but other arrangements can be made if needed.
Those interested in participating should contact the editor directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
New from the Lady of Light Chantry:
ArchMatrona Ghrian has recently announced that she accepts Sisters/Sorelle in addition to the chantresses!
(She has also posted the start of the Sun Wheel and the beautiful ringing the Silver Branch ritual. See above).
The Seven Sophias
There is a very interesting article to be found here: https://monasticmatrix.osu.edu/commentaria/transformations-sophia in which the Seven Forms of Sophia are mentioned.
For Sophian Déanists, I propose an alternate Seven Sophias:
1) The Gnostic Sophia
2) The Holy Spirit
3) The Virgin Mary
4) Lady Philosophy, Mother of the Seven Liberal Arts
5) The Goddess Natura
6) The World Soul/Holy Soul of the World
7) The Déanic Sophia.
For the Love of Sophia, Music