Janite Deanic Creed

The Janite edition of the Deanic/Filianic Creed includes the belief in the Janati.

The long form is used in our liturgy, the short form, which follows the long form, is used in the Rite of Sacrifice.

 

Long Form:

The Janite Deanic Creed– Long form. Used in the Great Liturgy. (Slightly edited from the original and includes Janati verse.)

I believe that I am created from before the dawn of time
By the Eternal One, Madria Dea.
I believe that She is One and there are none beside Her,
And I believe that She is also Three.

I believe in the Celestial Mother, She Who is Pure Light;

The Creatrix of the Earth and of the Heavens,

and of all the infinite cosmos.

 

And I believe in Her Holy Daughter, born of the Celestial Mother;

She Who rules all the energies of Creation,

Whose Nature is Perfect Love.

 

And I believe that there is She, Who stands beyond these Two,

Whose Name has not been spoken upon this Earth;

For She is the Beginning and the End,

The First Principle and the Final Cause,

The unoriginated Origin of being;

The Great Mother of all that is and all that is not;

She, Who Is.

 

I believe in the Seven Janati, the Seven Great Powers of Dea. I believe that

they are the Living Streams of Virtue who flow from the Mother and

that together, these Living Streams form the River of Life.

 

And I believe that I was made a perfect creature,

and I believe that at the dawn of time, my soul did turn from

the Perfection of existence,

that I may know of the other things, for many things I did not know.

 

And thus I gathered infirmity in my sovereign will;

I believe that through this choice, I needs must suffer

the limitation of imperfect being, to learn and know the other things,

for I believe within Her Divine Will, the darkness must be known

to truly know the Light,

And the Dark beyond the light.

 

And I believe that all Her Will might Be,

that the Daughter of Eternity

gave Herself to be cast down into the depths of darkness.

I believe that She rose from the depths of darkness, triumphant,

and reigns as Queen of Heaven.

 

I believe that through Her descent into darkness, the fault of my soul shall perish,

And I know that through Her triumphant Life,

My soul shall rise renewed in Her Perfection;

That I may return to Eternal Communion with the Eternal One,

Madria Dea,

In the Completion of the Wholeness of Her Will.

 

Short Form: (Slightly edited from the original and includes Janati verse.)

I believe that I am created
from before the dawn of time
by the one eternal Dea.

I believe that Dea is One
and there are none beside Her,
And I believe that She is also Three.

I believe in the Mother,
Who is pure Light,
the Creatrix of the earth and of the heavens
and of all the illimitable cosmos.

And I believe in Her virgin Daughter,
born of the virgin Mother,
the ruler of all the energies of creation,
Whose nature is perfect Love.

And I believe in She that stands beyond these Two,
Whose Name has not been spoken on this earth:
For She is the Beginning and the End;
the First Principle and the Final Cause;
the unoriginated Origin of being.

I believe in the Seven Janati, the Seven Great Powers of Dea. I believe that

they are the Living Streams of Virtue who flow from the Mother and

that together, these Living Streams form the River of Life.

I believe that I was made a perfect creature
and at the dawn of time my soul did turn
from the Perfection of existence
in the infirmity of her sovereign will:
And through this fault do I suffer
the limitation of imperfect being.

I believe that the Daughter of Eternity
gave herself to be cast down into the depths of darkness.
I believe that She rose from the depths of darkness, triumphant
And reigns as Queen of Heaven.

I believe that through Her descent into darkness,
the fault of my soul shall perish,
And I believe, through Her triumphant life,
My soul shall rise renewed in her perfection
that she may return to eternal communion
with the one eternal Dea.

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