Bits and Pieces Part II

(Please see previous post, Bits and Pieces Part I).

Please note: we are planning to upgrade the website by the end of the Month of Flora so as to exclude all the ads.

5 Flora/May 20

Lunadi/Monday. (Moonday).

Day of Our Lady Gracia (Gray-sha), Brightness of Reflection, Purity and Grace. (Heb. 10: 29).

Day of The Holy Daughter, Jahah Sophia.

Gift of Our Holy Mother Spirit: Understanding.

Fruit of Our Holy Mother Spirit for the Month of Flora: Joy.

Symbol of the Day: The Moon, which represents the Holy Daughter, She Who is the Supernal Moon. The Holy Daughter is the Gentle Reflection of the Bright Light of the Supernal Sun, She Who is Our Heavenly Mother.

Archeia of the Day: Archeia Bath Kol (who was mistakenly listed as the angel of Sunnadi/Sunday. Our apologies.) We assign her the title of Archeia, or female archangel, because she is above the angels.

She is known as the highest angel beneath the Holy Spirit, Our Holy Mother Spirit.  Her name means Heavenly Voice or the Daughter of Voice. She is the Angel of Prophecy. In the Old Testament, She is symbolized by a dove. She is said to have appeared to both Simeon Ben Yohai, the reputed author of the Zohar and Nicolas Flamel of the Philosopher Stone fame. In the Talmud, She is said to be the Heavenly Voice of God. Some equate her with the Holy Spirit while others say she is lower than the Holy Spirit, an angel.

Part II:

Jesus called the Holy Spirit, His Mother.

The Writings of Margaret Barker.

Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as His Mother.

We  need to keep in mind when it comes to angels and Spirits, there is no reason to believe they are genderless. Until recent times, gender was defined as a Principle or State of Being. It is not to be confused with biological sex. Therefore, all Intelligent Beings/Persons are capable of having the Principle and State of Being as either Female or Male.

This is why, though many theologians teach that the Father is genderless, there is no reason to teach such a thing, in my opinion. And certainly, Jesus revealed Him to be the Father, just as He revealed the Holy Spirit to be His Mother, as we shall shortly see through the Lost Gospel of the Hebrews which is not to be confused with the Epistle to the Hebrews.

There have been many important documents lost to Christianity. We know about them because they are mentioned by the Church Fathers. One such lost document is the lost Gospel of the Hebrews. This Gospel is said to be of the Jewish Christians, who considered themselves to be under James, the brother of Jesus.

Though there are some fragments of the document have been preserved in certain writings of the Church Fathers and the earliest date given the Gospel is the middle of the first century, the latest possible date, the middle of the second century.

Texts considered to be contemporaneous with the Gospel of the Hebrews includes the Gospel of Luke; the Acts of the Apostles; 1 Clement; the Christian Sibyllines,  the Book of Revelation, the Gospel of John and 1 John. It has been stated that the loss of the Gospel of the Hebrews was a great loss as it probably would shed light on the leadership of James. This article lists those Church Fathers who quoted from the Gospel of the Hebrews: (see 1).

It has been stated that this Gospel, if ever found, might contain the true Christian Tradition of Jesus, Himself, and that of His brother, James,which was Jewish Christianity and who, rather than Peter, may possibly have been the first leader of the Church. James was the head (or bishop) of the Church in Jerusalem until his martyrdom in A. D. 62 and, of course, the subsequent Fall of Jerusalem in A. D. 70.

The fragments contain traditions of Jesus’ pre-existenceincarnationbaptism, and probable temptation, along with some of his sayings.[3] Distinctive features include a Christology characterized by the belief that the Holy Spirit is Jesus’ Divine Mother and a first resurrection appearance to James, the brother of Jesus, showing a high regard for James as the leader of the Jewish Christian church in Jerusalem.[4] It was probably composed in Greek in the first decades of the 2nd century, and is believed to have been used by Greek-speaking Jewish Christians in Egypt during that century. 

Modern scholars classify the Gospel of the Hebrews as one of the three Jewish–Christian gospels, along with the Gospel of the Nazarenes and the Gospel of the Ebionites. Others suggest that these three titles may have been referring to one and the same book.(3)

Fragment 1 identifies Jesus as the son of the Holy Spirit; this idea is found also in the Egyptian Coptic Epistle of James, another indication of the Egyptian origin of the gospel.[n 5]

2. And it came to pass when the Lord was come up out of the water, the whole fount of the Holy Spirit descended upon him and rested on him and said to him: My Son, in all the prophets was I waiting for thee that thou shouldest come and I might rest in thee. For thou art my rest; thou art my first-begotten Son that reignest for ever. (JeromeCommentary on Isaiah 4) (3)

Fragment 2 uses the language of Jewish Wisdom literature,[n 6] but applies it to the Holy Spirit: the Spirit has waited in vain through all the prophets for the Son. The “rest” that the Holy Spirit finds in the Son belongs to the Christian gnostic idea of the pre-existent Redeemer who finally becomes incarnate in Jesus.[20]

3. Even so did my Mother, the Holy Spirit, take me by one of my hairs and carry me away on to the great mountain Tabor.(OrigenCommentary on John 2.12.87) (3)

The theology of the gospel is strongly influenced by Jewish–Christian wisdom teaching. The Holy Spirit is represented as a manifestation of Divine Wisdom who is called “Mother”.[n 12] (3)

From the Gospel of Philip (Meyer):

Some said Mary became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. They are wrong and do not know what they are saying. When did a woman ever get pregnant by a woman?

Mary is the virgin whom none of the powers defiled.

The Consecration Prayer of the early Syrian Church invoked the Holy Spirit as Mother. It is important to note that they did not believe the Holy Spirit was Female due to Gnosticism. (Please see B). 

The Sophia is also invoked in the first prayer of consecration.[14] She is there called the “merciful mother,” the “consort of the masculine one,” “revealant of the perfect mysteries,” “Mother of the Seven Houses,” “who finds rest in the eighth house,” i.e. in the Ogdoad. In the second Prayer of Consecration[15] she is also designated, the “perfect Mercy” and “Consort of the Masculine One,” but is also called “Holy Spirit” (Syriac Rūha d’ Qudshā) “Revealant of the Mysteries of the whole Magnitude,” “hidden Mother,” “She who knows the Mysteries of the Elect,” and “she who partakes in the conflicts of the noble Agonistes” (i.e. of Christ, cf. exc. ex Theod. 58 ho megas agōnistēs Iēsous).

There is further a direct reminiscence of the doctrine of Bardesanes when she is invoked as the Holy Dove which has given birth to the two twins, i.e. the two daughters of the Rūha d’ Qudshā (ap. Ephraim, Hymn 55). (4)

Here is the Eucharistic Prayer of the ancient Syrian Church:

[An invocation to the Spirit in the context of the Eucharist.] . . . Come, hidden Mother . . . come, and make us share in this Eucharist which we perform in Your name, and [make us share] in the love to which we are joined by invoking You. [The Syriac again removes the reference to the Spirit as ‘Mother’.]

§133 [In the course of a trinitarian invocation in the context of the Eucharist.] We name over you [the newly baptised] the name of the Mother. [Syriac: the name of the Spirit.]

I love the idea that the ancient Syrians believed that the Holy Spirit (Dove) hovering over the Waters of Creation, was the prototype of the actions of Our Holy Mother Spirit during both the Annunciation and the Eucharist. The Sacrament of the Eucharist takes place through the actions and the Power of the Holy Spirit, Our Holy Mother Spirit…as was recognized by the ancient Syrians before Her Gender was changed to Male in the 500’s.

Well, this article could go on forever!

Further articles: (A)


And finally, the Works of Margaret Barker:

I am very impressed with the work of Margaret Barker. Her papers may be found here:

Of especial note is the full edition of Where Shall Wisdom be Found and Wisdom, the Lady of the Temple. 

May Our Lady bless you,

Blessed is She.




Bits and Pieces Part I

This is being re-posted so that the posts will be in order. My apologies to our subscribers.

4 Flora/May 19


Feast of the Enthronement of Our Holy Kyria (the Holy Daughter) as Queen of Heaven.

Day of Our Lady Gloria, Lamp of Illumination, Joy and Glory. (1 Peter, 4: 14).

Day of Our Heavenly Mother.

Gift of Our Holy Mother Spirit: Wonder and Awe of the Lord. (1)

Fruit of Our Holy Mother Spirit for the Month of Flora: Joy.

Symbol of the Day: The Sun, which represents Our Heavenly Mother, She Who is the Supernal Sun.

Hiroyuki Satu Archangels.

Angel of the Day:

Derdekea, a powerful female angel who descends to Earth for the salvation of humanity. In the Gnostic Paraphrase of Shem, She is referred to as the Supreme Mother. Also known as Drop.


Today’s Topics:

Part I:

The Enthronement of the Holy Daughter as Queen of Heaven

The Sacred Month of Flora

Part II:

Jesus called the Holy Spirit, His Mother.

The Writings of Margaret Barker.

Weekly Esoteric Astrology

The Holy Daughter is Enthroned as the Queen of Heaven.

28 Maia/May 15 was the Feast of the Coronation of the Holy Daughter, Janah Sophia. For those who use silk flowers for the crown, the crown may remain on the Holy Daughter through the end of Flora, which marks the end of the Sacred Season of Spring, the Season of the Holy Daughter.

The Sacred reading for today comes from the Madrian (2): The Mythos of the Divine Maid (Holy Daughter) Chapter VII: 9-13. These verses may be applied to Janah Sophia, the Holy Daughter:

9: And when the time was at hand, two Geniae (Janati/Hallows) descended, one on either side of Her, and She went with them into Heaven.

10: And 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: And the blue night was Her cloak and the stars of the sky, the Crown about Her head and the Moon lay at Her feet. And they cried again, Hail, Queen of Heaven. (This verse was inspired by Rev. 12: 1: Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Rev. 12: 1, NKJV.

(Please note, the Reginite edition of the Rite of Sacrifice (RoS) should be complete by the end of the week.)

Hymn: Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above:

The following Marian hymn may be applied to Janah Sophia, the Holy Daughter: Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above aka the Salve, Regina:

In Traditional Gregorian Latin Chant:


The Sacred Month of Flora which means Flower: May 16- June 12.

We have now entered the Sacred Month of Flora, which means Flower, the last month of the Holy Season of Spring. It also marks  the ending of the Spring Season of the Holy Daughter.

During this Sacred Season of Spring, we have witnessed the Cosmic Drama of Our Kyria, {Kyria means Lady in the Lord sense and is reserved for the Holy Daughter), as, during the month of Columbina, (B) She has risen to become the World Soul (3). And, in accordance with Her Mythos, in during Maia, (B), She has been Crowned as Queen of Heaven. Today, in Flora, (B), we celebrate the Enthronement of the Queen of Heaven  at the Left-Hand of Our Heavenly Mother (left is Feminine), just as the Divine Son, Our High King, is enthroned at the right Hand of the True Father.


(Reproductions are available).

On 15 Flora/May 30, we recognize Her as Our High Priestess before Our Heavenly Mother as Our Lord is Our High Priest before the True Father. Lord and Lady, Son and Daughter, Twin Souls and Divine Consorts, the Divine Son, Who emanates from the True Father and the Holy Daughter, Who emanates from Our Heavenly Mother, work hand in hand as Co-Saviours. She restores us to Our Heavenly Mother while He raises us to Our True Father.

Feast Days in Flora:

First Sunday after the Crowning: Our Holy Kyria (the Holy Daughter) is Enthroned as the Queen of Heaven.

10 Flora/May 25: The Feast of Flowers.

15 Flora/May 30: Feast of Our High Priestess. During the Holy Month of Columbina, Our Holy Kyria, the Holy Daughter, Janah Sophia, becomes the World Soul or the Holy Soul of the World. During the Sacred Month of Maia, She is Crowned the Queen of Heaven just as the Son is Our King. In the Month of flowers, Flora, She becomes Our High Priestess before the Mother, just as the Divine Son is Our High Priest before the Father.

Correspondences for the Holy Month of Flora. 

Angels of the Month: Archeia Haniel: The Archeia (feminine of Archangel or feminine angel), Haniel, Hanael or Anael. While Hanael, which probably comes from Hannah and means, Grace of God, has been listed, at times, as masculine, she is a female Archangel. She is known as the angel of Joy. Harmony and Balance. She rules over love and beauty. If you look her up, there is a lot of devotional info on her. She known as the Rose Angel and rules over the planet, Venus and she rules the North. Her day is Friday and her month, June. Her metal is copper or brass. Her seal is a crescent moon with a dove beneath it. These are all feminine symbols. She is often included in the list of the Seven Archangels. She is one of the angels of Creation and the Zohar lists her as a guardian of the Tree of Life. She is reputed to be the daughter of St. Michael.

Full Moon: The Flower Moon. (The Rite of Sacrifice or RoS is usually celebrated on the Full Moons in honor of Our Heavenly Mother, as was practiced during the First Temple Era in honor of the Lady Wisdom (3) and by the later Collyridians in honor of the Blessed Mary.)

Stones: Moonstone, Pearl, Alexandrite

Flower: Rose, Lily of the Valley and Orchid.

Moon: Flower Moon.

Planet: Mercury

Animals: Deer, Eagle, Butterfly.

Birds: Wren and Peacock.

Incense: Lily of the Valley and Lavender.

Trees: Oak

Astrological signs: Taurus and Gemini.

Angels: Amatiel  Spring) and Haniel (June and so, part of Maia).

Astrological Signs: Gemini, Cancer.


Up Next: Part II.

A) (2)

Bath Kol: daughter of voice


1) [Formerly, Fear of the Lord:  Fear of the Lord (Wonder and Awe): With the gift of fear of the Lord we are aware of the glory and majesty of God. A person with wonder and awe knows that God is the perfection of all we desire: perfect knowledge, perfect goodness, perfect power, and perfect love. (From Wiki). Many theologians now use Awe and Wonder rather than Fear as the Name of the Gift.]

2) The Sacred Myths and Rites of the Madrians, edited by Philip P. Jackson : For the ECE, please see:


Feast of the Queen of Heaven

My apologies, I accidentally published this as a page rather than a post.

28 Maia/May 15

Day of Our Lady Sophiana, which means Wisdom’s Grace. She is the Messenger of Wisdom, Revelation and Knowledge. (Eph. 1:17).

Today’s Gift of the Holy Mother Spirit: Wisdom.


Please see previous post on The Queen of Heaven. 

Today we celebrate the Crowning of the Holy Daughter, Janah Sophia. {(Janah, pronounced Yah-nah) is a sacred name and helps to distinguish Her from the so-called Fallen Sophia of the Gnostic Christians, which was a later demotion of the original Gnostic texts. (1). We were pleased to discover that some modern Essenes use the same title for Her..Jahnah.} As Her Twin Consort, the Divine Son, is Our King, so is She, Our Heavenly Queen.

Litanies, Akathists and hymns may be offered. (See below article). For those who wish to offer the Rite of Sacrifice, I am still updating it with newly discovered original material, but the Janite version may be found here: It would need to be adapted for Reginites.

Crowns may be made out of roses or other flowers. Female devotees may wear a crown of flowers, as well. The Sophian crown may be placed upon the statue, hung on an icon or placed on the home altar/shrine before Her image. Silk flowers may be used. If you have a garden statue, that may be crowned, as well.  Here are some instructions: 

During the crowning, we sing the traditional song, Queen of the May or Bring Flowers of the Rarest. Simply substitute Sophia’s Name for Mary’s. As Sophia, Herself, explained in an apparition to a seer, those who have prayed to Mary have been praying to Her.

Many, including Russian Sophianologists, believe that Mary is an incarnation of Higher/Mother Sophia. Reginites do not teach that Mary is an incarnation of Sophia, rather, we believe that Higher/Mother Sophia, in Her Holy Spirit Form, entered into Mary and so Mary became Her avatar as did Eve and Norea.  In this way, it is perfectly permissible to use Marian hymns and devotions and apply them to Sophia.

Akathist: This is the Akathist that I wrote for the Janites. It needs to be adapted for Reginites, which will be done in the near future:

The Purity of the Dove

THE PURITY OF THE DOVE by Rev. Pamela Lanides, copyright protected.

1) Give Your Heart unto me and I shall fashion of it the purity of a dove.

2) For mine is the Way of compassion that is born out of Love.

3) I am the breath which sustains the All; I am the breeze that you sense in the night.

4) I am the rabbit chasing across the glen; I am the deer who is stilled by the light.

5) I am the flower amongst the vast meadow; I am the stars which gleam across the sky.

6) I am the palm swaying in the breeze; I am the moon which shines down from on high.

7) I am the Presence Who calls in the Forest; I am the froth upon the mighty sea.

8) I am in you and in all those around you; I am in the world and in every face you see.

9) The cosmic dance is to my own tune in perfect rhythm and harmony,

10) For I am She Who composed the song; And I am She Who holds the Key.

11) The Key to the Dance is the purity of the Dove, in mind and heart and soul.

12) Open the Dance and enter therein and join the spiral of the knoll.

13) For the spiral goes round and round and round, upwards ever higher.

14) Till finally the highest note of all brings us to our Desire.

15) And so in all your thoughts and words remember this one thing,

16) It is only in the purity of the Dove that the truth shall ever ring.

17) And when you look upon the flower, the stars and the mighty sea,

18) I am the Dove within and you are gazing upon Me.

19) I am the Holy Daughter and I am the Dove of Purity.

Let us Bless the Queen of Heaven,

Blessed is She.


  1. She, the Daughter of Holy Wisdom, did not create a monstrous demiurge. Nor is She the cause of the ‘fall of Creation’. She is not ‘trapped’ within the Earth nor is She in need of Her Divine Consort to save Her. These ideas all came from Gnostic Christian Patriarchy who literally took pre-Christian Gnostic texts and re-wrote them and in the process, not only demoted Her, but often-times changing Her into Male.In her book, The Wisdom Goddess, Rose Horman Arthur places the Christian Gnostic Gospels side by side with the pre-Christian Gospels and demonstrates exactly how Holy Sophia was demoted.
  2. The Wisdom Goddess, Feminine Motifs in Eight Nag Hammadi Documents, is out of print, but may be found in certain university libraries and there are some rare editions, albeit expensive, through Amazon.
  3. (this latter contains updates).

The Queen of Heaven

27 Maia/May 14


Day of Our Lady Valentina (aka Vikhe), Flame of Power, Love and Sound Mind. (11 Timothy 1:7). Today’s Gift of the Holy Mother Spirit: Fortitude.

(Queen Sophia).

The history of the Queen of Heaven goes back to the ancient times of the Middle East. Goddesses who have been known as the Queen of Heaven include: Inanna, Astarte, Isis, Anat, Asherah (Jer. 44), Hera, Juno, Diana and, of course, Mary, the mother of Jesus, who, in her Ascended Form, is a conflation of Diana, Isis and Sophia. Although the Queenship of Mary is not biblically based, but rather comes from Oral Tradition.

Of especial note is the Queen of Heaven in Jeremiah and the story of how King Josiah purged Her worship because his priest found an old book of the law during renovations of the Temple. He reigned from 641-609 B.C.E. (He became King at the age of 8). The siege of Jerusalem took place in 587.

The devotees of the Queen of Heaven would later blame the destruction of the Temple on the purge of devotion to the Queen of Heaven:

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Wisdom went forth to make her dwelling among the children of men, and found no dwelling place
Wisdom returned to her place, and took her seat among the angels 1 Enoch 42 .

(What is little known is that the Book of Enoch is considered canonical in the ancient Ethiopian Catholic and Orthodox Churches and was considered as scripture in the Epistle of Barnabas. See Church Fathers on the Book of Enoch. (1).  If you’ve never read it the book of Enoch, it’s actually pretty fascinating.)

And Her devotees cried out for Her: 16 As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the Lord, we will not listen to you! 17 But we will certainly do whatever has gone out of our own mouth, to burn incense to the queen of heaven and pour out drink offerings to her, as we have done, we and our fathers, our kings and our princes, in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. For then we had plenty of [f]food, were well-off, and saw no trouble. 18 But since we stopped burning incense to the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have lacked everything and have been consumed by the sword and by famine.” Jer. 44:16-18.

Wisdom, Herself, cried back: The first chapter of the Book of Proverbs also describes the rejected Wisdom, and could well have been set in the period between the rejection of Wisdom by Josiah and the destruction of the city by the Babylonians. ‘How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge? Give heed to my reproof and I will pour out my spirit on you… because I called and you refused to listen… and you have ignored all my counsel… I will laugh at your calamity, I will mock when panic strikes you… when distress and anguish come upon you. Then they will call upon me but I will not answer, they will seek me diligently but they will not find me.’ (Prov.1.22-28) This is a Goddess speaking to the people who have rejected her. (2) Fantastic article, scroll down to Where Shall Wisdom be Found?

Be sure to check out the section on Isaiah:  The Isaiah scroll here differs from the Masoretic Hebrew by one letter, and reads: ‘Ask a sign from the Mother of the LORD your God, and…. Wow!

King Josiah hearing the book of law.

This next author also makes the case that the Queen of Heaven in Jeremiah was Sophia: Rather, I believe the earlier version of Sophia was the Queen of Heaven, who  was purged from Orthodox Judaism some 700 years earlier with King Josiah’s Deuteronomic Reform.  The catalyst for Josiah’s reform was when the priest Hilkiah found a “Book of the Law” in the temple during the early stages of Josiah’s temple renovation – different versions of this story are found in 2 Kings 22-23 and 2 Chronicles 34-35. For the complete article:

She was also the spiritual Bride of  King Solomon:

Sophia is found throughout the wisdom books of the Bible. There are many references to her in the book of Proverbs, and in the apocryphal books of
Sirach and the Wisdom of Solomon (accepted by Catholics and Orthodox, found in the Greek Septuagint of the early Church). She is Wisdom Incarnate, the Goddess of all those who are wise.

Is it any wonder that Sophia is constantly associated with wise King Solomon? 1 Kings 4:29-31 tells us that God gave wisdom to Solomon, and that he became wiser than all the kings of the East and all the wise people of Egypt. Wisdom 8:2, 16, 18 tells us Solomon was considered to be married to Sophia. One of the many layers of symbolism attributed to the Song of Songs (also known as Song of Solomon or Canticle of Canticles) is that it speaks of Solomon’s marriage to Holy Sophia. Wisdom 9:8-11 even tells us that Sophia instructed Solomon in building the Temple!

The Jews revered Sophia. King Solomon even put her right in the Temple, in the form of the Goddess Asherah. However, after the brutal “reforms” of King Josiah described in 1st and 2nd Kings in your Bible, the veneration of Sophia went underground. Josiah slaughtered all her priests and priestesses and destroyed all her shrines and places of worship. But Sophia adherents remained active in the “underground stream” for centuries even while patriarchal Christianity held total sway in the Western World. Thanks to her continuing presence in the world and her presence in the Bible, veneration of Sophia surfaced in the Eastern Christian tradition with the construction of the Hagia Sophia cathedral in Constantinople (now a Muslim museum in Instanbul). The Russian Catholic liturgical service to Sophia combined with the assumption of Mary on May 15. The Russian Orthodox Church has also begun a school of “Sophiology” to explore the thealogy (spelled with an “a”) of Sophia without contradicting the Russian Orthodox theology.


The Gnostics considered Sophia to be the Queen of Heaven upon Her entering the Bridal Chamber:

From the Acts of Thomas, the earliest Greek edition, extract from the Ode of Sophia:

The Maiden is Light’s Daughter;

On Her the King’s Radiance resteth.

Stately, Her Look and delightsome.

With radiant beauty forth-shining.

Like unto spring-flowers are Her Garments.

From them streameth scent of sweet odour.

On the Crown of Her Head, the King throneth.

And another translation:

On the Crown of her Head the King Throneth.
Her Bridechamber shineth with Light pouring forth
scent of balsam and sweet herbs.
With Kingly Clothes shall they be clad, and put on Robes of Light.

– Wedding Song of Wisdom

The Divine Sophia is the Queen of Heaven and tomorrow, we crown Her with roses, sing Her praises, shower Her with incense, gift Her with flowers and offer Her sweet bread/cakes for: 17 we will certainly do whatever has gone out of our own mouth, to burn incense to the queen of heaven and pour out drink offerings to her, as we have done. (Jer. 44: 17, NKJV).

Let us bless the Queen of Heaven,

Blessed is She.

Mother Pamela Lanides.



2) Scroll down to the second article:  


What is Wrong with These Pictures?

26 Maia/May 13


Day of Our Lady Gracia, Brightness of Reflection, Grace and Purity.

What is wrong with these pictures?:

All-male clergy of the formerly undivided Church (Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian) going back 2,000 years.

All Male Trinity

The Abrahamic religions are all-male. While some Christian denominations and Jewish sects now allow female rabbis and priests, the two main denominations of Christianity do not. All three main Abrahamic religions teach an all-male God. (Judaism teaches that the Shekinah is the ‘feminine side’ of the male God.)

I’ve been away from all-male religions for a couple of decades. I think that is why it struck me so deeply when I happened upon a picture taken in front of the Vatican of a group of all male clergy… looking, quite literally, like an old-boys club. It’s wrong. An all-Male God and an all male religion does not reflect scripture or Nature and it is not Truth. And I can’t believe I never saw through it.

These men (of Patriarchal Christianity) thought they had the right to declare religious laws for everyone. They thought they had the right to define religion. They thought they had the right to tell wives and mothers how to live and raise their families (which is laughable in the case of the RCC.) They thought they had the right to define sin. They thought that females, women and little girls, had to confess their secrets and sins to them, to those old men, in order to be saved.They thought they had the right to speak for God. They thought they had the right to rape, demote, hide and turn to Male, Our Divine Mother God.


Always, always, in the known history of humanity, the Great Mother was worshiped. When male gods were introduced, the Great Mother and goddesses continued to be worshiped. Ancient Judaism worshiped both Asherah and the Father God. (See the Hebrew Goddess by Raphael Patai.)

But then She was banned. And the women were not happy (Jer. 44: 17-25).

And She appeared as the Holy Spirit. Jesus called Her the Holy Spirit. He called the Holy Spirit, His Mother. In ancient Syrian liturgy, the Holy Spirit was worshiped as Female. The Dove always represented the Divine Feminine in ancient times, in the time of Jesus, but She was banned, too.  In addition to having Sophia raped, demoting Her and changing Her to Male, She, like Eve, was blamed for the Fall of Creation. They created a law that said it as a mortal sin to worship Her. They did everything they could to destroy Her and take away Her rightful worship. They did this to their Own Divine Mother. Shame on them. For shame.

Why were men able to take over religion and render it all male? That is against Nature and against the True Godhead. It is false. It is a lie. And yet, those of us who dare to worship Our Divine Mother God are made to feel that we must defend our beliefs; we must prove that She is real. We are labeled as heretics. We are called radical feminists and every other name in their book of derogatory language.



We do not need to defend out beliefs.

We do not need to prove that She is real.

We do not need to care what they call us.


26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis.

God is One, yes in that there is One Nature of God. But there is a Godhead of Persons. Male and Female.

Rev. Pamela Lanides


Please note that new pages have been updated and added. The Rite of Sacrifice (a lay-liturgy) is being carefully updated due to newly revealed original material.

Great article, also mentions Sophia:

May Day, Feast of the Motherhood of Sophia. A Celebration of Creation.

14 Maia/May 1

Michael Garnet

May Day is one several names for this ancient holiday which celebrates the beginning of Spring. In Gaelic countries, it was also called Beltane, which means Lucky Fire. Others believe that Beltane meant Bel’s Fire, after the sun god, Bel .In ancient Rome, it was the celebration of Bona Dea, the Good Goddess.

 In Gaelic culture, the evening of April 30th was the celebration of Beltane (which translates to “lucky fire”), the start of the summer season. First attested in 900 AD, the celebration mainly focused on the symbolic use of fire to bless cattle and other livestock as they were moved to summer pastures. This custom continued into the early 19th century, during which time cattle would be made to jump over fires to protect their milk from being stolen by fairies. People would also leap over the fires for luck.[12] (1).

For May Day Crafts, Poems and Recipes, please scroll down to the end of the article.

[Holy Spirit, Mother Sophia. Notice in this painting that Sophia is expressed in all Her Forms: She is the (non-Fallen) Gnostic Aeon (spiraling wings); She is the Veiled/Hidden Christian Goddess; (veil); She is the Holy Mother Spirit (dove/wings/She is clearly with Child); She is Our High Priestess (chalice); She is the Queen of Heaven (crown and moon), the Mother of Creation (moon); for Sophian Christians, She is the Mother of the Supernal Moon Who is the Holy Daughter (moon), She is Divine (royal halo).]


May, in the Roman Catholic Church, is traditionally the month of Mary. It is a celebration of both her motherhood and her queenship. In our Sophian Tradition, May Day is the celebration of the Motherhood of Sophia. We crown Her Daughter, Janah Sophia, as the Queen of Heaven on 28 Maia/May 15.

We celebrate this day both spiritually and culturally. Spiritually, we may celebrate it by reciting litanies and rosaries, singing hymns, celebrating liturgy or the Rite of Veneration (RoV), (2). We may offer Our Heavenly Mother flowers, incense, devotional candles and other gifts. Spending time before Her image and speaking with Her in our own words is probably the best gift of all.

The Divine Feminine side of religion has close ties with folk cultural folk traditions and the celebration of Nature. Nature has always been associated with the Divine Feminine, going back to ancient times.

For Sophians, the Holy Daughter, as the World Soul, is the Divine Feminine Presence within Creation, within Nature. By celebrating and keeping sacred Her Seasons, we are celebrating Her Immanent Presence through-out Creation.

We may celebrate Her Presence in Nature by taking simply taking a walk, hiking in the woods or kayaking on a quiet river or lake.

Learning about the local trees and wildflowers of your area can be a fun project. It’s always fun to spot those first Mayflowers or find an unusual mushroom (do not eat!)!

At Twilight, my favorite time of day, I love sit by the campfire and listen to the music of Nature; the deep-throated croaking of the bull-frogs in competition with the slightly higher-pitched tree frogs; the peeping and twitter of zillions of unseen insects; the rustling conversation of thousands of leaves on the soft breeze that is gentle swirling the air around me.

And then the magick starts to happen, the first glow of the rising new moon across the lake from me as the first owl shouts her hoot out into the night. The owl always reminds me of Mother Sophia. The soft cooing of the mourning dove, which greets me each dawn, brings to my heart, the Holy Daughter.

I love to watch the sky. I’ve always watched the sky. I have always watched the moon.

I have made a pact with myself to take the time to re-learn the constellations of each Season and their brightest stars.I remember some of them, but not many. After a while, when you watch the stars and moon each night, they feel like your friends, your guardians.

Antares, the brightest star in Scorpio.

I remember when I first saw my own constellation, Scorpio, shimmering along the late summer horizon, Antares shining its light across the cosmos with its reddish hue. It was truly thrilling for me to see that constellation, my constellation, for the very first time. It was deeply personal.

Another way to honor Nature/Creation is through the use of correspondences. Correspondences are important, not just for casting spells and magick; they resonate with us on a subliminal level.  Being highly symbolic, each correspondence has something to teach us on a subconscious/soul level which, in turn, enables us to intuitively relate to and connect with the subject at hand.

For example, some of the correspondences for Maia/May are:

Stones: Emerald and Carnelian.

Flower: Lily of the Valley and the Mayflower.

Moon: in different Traditions it is known as the Fairy Moon, the Flower Moon, Corn Planting Moon, Milk Moon, among others.

Planet: Venus

Elements: Earth and Air.

Animals: Beaver and Elk.

Incense: rose, sandalwood and lily of the valley.

Trees: Hawthorn and Apple.

Astrological signs: Taurus and Gemini.

Angels: Amatiel  Spring) and Haniel (June and so, part of Maia).

When we research the spiritual significance of each correspondence, a greater picture is painted, like putting together the pieces of a dazzling bejeweled puzzle. The  significance of the Apple Tree, alone, is immensely significant to those who are familiar with the sacred writings of the greater Deanic religion. (See the Seed of Truth, aka, the Sermon of the Apple Seed:

Crafts and customs for the day might include:

Plant a Mary or Sophia Garden:

Beauty: Tradition has it that if you take the morning dew and spread it on your face, you will preserve your youthful beauty.

Mayflower Basket:


Maypole dance:

May Day Crafts for kids:

Poems and songs:

Happy May Day!


  2. (our prayer and rituals pages are currently being revised. Meanwhile, forms of our prayers and the Rite of Sacrifice may be found on Our liturgy is not currently published.