New Pages/Some News/Transitions

20 FloraJune 4

Tues.

Day of Our Lady Valentina, Spirit of Power, Love and Discipline (2 Timothy 1: 7) https://www.icr.org/article/seven-spirits/

Gift of Our Holy Mother Spirit: Fortitude.

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

Archeia (female archangel): Gabrielle https://reginite.com/authentic-female-angels/

Symbol of the Day: The Rose which represents Our Holy Mother Spirit as the Rose of Heaven and the Holy Daughter as the Rose of the World.

We try to incorporate the above Graces, Virtues and Gifts into our life, today.

Those of you who have been with us for a while know that we have spent the last year transitioning from the Mother God community, a community of which I had been a part for almost a decade, while studying this structure of worship for Our Lady.

Over the past year, I have been working to adapt this system of worship for Sophian Christianity. This system of worship was created about fifty years ago by (now former) members of the FOI along with others from Oxford. These members and students formed the Madrian Orders.

Unfortunately, one of the Madrian Orders was excommunicated. However, there was a secret Order of Madrians which had four FOI members, at the time. This Order was not excommunicated, but did eventually disband. It is from this secret Order that I received our liturgy, over which I was given the rights and many of our beautiful prayers stem from the Madrians.

I am now working on adapting this liturgy for Sophian Christianity. This liturgy will be used by our priestesses/sisterhood in the Reginite Order of Sophia. I am also currently working on the lay-liturgy, which may be used by all our devotees. (It is not necessary to belong to the Reginite Order of Sophia in order to practice Sophian Christianity.)

Also coming up will be a page explaining the Seven Lamps, the Seven Spirits of Our Seven-Fold Holy Mother Spirit. Our Holy Mother Spirit is also known as the Barbelo who is Mother Sophia.

Part of our transition involves moving away from the idea of the Triple Sophia and this is reflected in our new pages. While She is worshiped, in some Sophian circles, as Mother, Daughter and Holy Spirit, and in the JOP community at http://deanic.com, She is worshiped as Mother, Daughter and Great Mother (Absolute), in Reginite Sophian Christianity, She is Mother and Daughter, the Holy Spirit and the Holy Soul. This is more in line with mainstream Goddess Christianity which generally worships the Quarternity of Father, Mother, Son and Daughter. Where the Barbelo-Sophia was considered, in ancient times, both Absolute and Mother of Daughter Sophia, there is no need to divide Her into Two Persons of the Trinity.

Ultimately, as we have always taught, we believe in emanation thealogy. We believe in the Godhead of Divine Persons.

From the One, the Absolute, emanates the True Father and Our Heavenly Mother. From the True Father emanates the Divine Son and from Our Heavenly Mother emanates the Holy Daughter. And so, unlike those who believe that Daughter Sophia and the Christ-Logos were siblings, we believe they were True Yoked Consorts Who were not Brother and Sister.

I was pleased to discover this very same teaching at http://www.essene.org/.  Unfortunately, the links to the doctrines aren’t working. I don’t know if they realize this. But if you scroll down to the Doctrine 7 on Lord and Lady Christ, our teachings, in this particular case (only) are similar. (Please note that in other respects, our beliefs are quite different than that of the Essenes).

http://www.essene.org/Essene_Doctrine.htm. In this article, they refer to the Holy Daughter as Mary Magdalene, but I believe in another article, they do mention that the Holy Daughter is Sophia. Many Goddess Christians believe that Mary Magdalene was Sophia incarnate. Reginites leave that up to our devotees.

As I have mentioned in the past, we had received the Sacred Name of Jana for the Holy Daughter from the above-mentioned secret Order of Madrians. We spell is this as Janah. I was also pleased to discover this same name in the Essene Doctrine on Lord and Lady Christ. Here is an excerpt from the Essene Doctrine:

Yea, Jah will emanate a portion of Himself which will be the First Son of Jah, and Jahlah will emanate a portion of Herself which will be the First Daughter of Jahlah. And the First Son of Jah will be the only Son of Jah directly begotten by Jah. And the First Daughter of Jahlah will be the only Daughter of Jahlah directly begotten by Jahlah. For the First Son and the First Daughter shall be the Masculine Archetype and the Feminine Archetype through which all other beings shall be created. Thus shall the First Son of Jah be Father of All within the Mother Ovum but Son of Jah in Heaven Most High. And thus shall the First Daughter of Jahlah be the Mother of All within the Mother Ovum but Daughter of Jahlah in Heaven Most High.

And the Name of the First Son who is the Father within the mother Ovum shall be Jahday. And He will also be called ‘Oholiy’ab, for he is the Tent of His Father. And He shall be called Immanuel, for He is God Immanent in Creation. And He will be called many names in many worlds. And the Name of the First Daughter who is the Mother within the Mother Ovum shall be Jahnah. And she will be called ‘Oholibah, for she is the Tent of Her Mother. And she shall be called Immanuelah, for She is Goddess Immanent in Creation. And She shall be called many names in many worlds.

 

And the Name of the First Son who is the Father within the mother Ovum shall be Jahday. And He will also be called ‘Oholiy’ab, for he is the Tent of His Father. And He shall be called Immanuel, for He is God Immanent in Creation. And He will be called many names in many worlds. And the Name of the First Daughter who is the Mother within the Mother Ovum shall be Jahnah. And she will be called ‘Oholibah, for she is the Tent of Her Mother. And she shall be called Immanuelah, for She is Goddess Immanent in Creation. And She shall be called many names in many worlds. http://www.essene.org/Essene_Doctrine.htm#D6

We also believe that the Holy Daughter is co-saviouress with the Divine Son. And She certainly is Immanuelah, because She, as the Holy World Soul, is Immanent in Creation and Immanent in us. I love the idea of Lord and Lady Christ. They are co-saviours and as we are coming to know, and as my own Bishop has been teaching for decades, Christianity started out as being co-equal, based on Second Temple worship before King Josiah banned the worship of Lady Wisdom (Sophia). The Temple at Elephantine was also co-equal.  Christianity did not start out as a Patriarchal religion.

For those who are interested, I have just begun reading an exciting new book by Ally Kateusz which was recommended to me by ArchMadria Kathi of the Marian Shrine of the Gentle Way. (Not yet public). I believe I have mentioned this book, recently: Mary and Early Christian Women, Hidden Leadership 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/3030111105/ref=cm_sw_r_em_api_i_c_TkrOCbXWY048F

Remarkably, the Kindle edition is currently free! I am finding myself highlighting nearly every passage, the book is so exciting and confirms everything that my bishop has been teaching in her Mystery Schools all these years. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.  Check out the Mystery Schools at: https://northernway.org/school.html.

I would also like to mention, per my last post, that ArchMadria Sophia, of deanic.com, kindly pointed out to me that my link, on Bits and Pieces II re: Papers of Margaret Barker was the wrong link. Here is the correct link: http://www.margaretbarker.com/Papers/default.htm

Part of her work illustrates how the Goddess banned by King Josiah was actually Lady Wisdom. Lady Wisdom of the O. T. was translated as Sophia in the Septuagint. Very exciting work.

So, anyway, getting back to the original purpose of this post, here are links to some of our new pages (others have been updated) to give our devotees an idea of where we are heading.

We had hoped to open up the Order by the end of last month, but that has been delayed as we are seeking a possible charter-ship.

Here is a sample of some of our new pages, which center around our prayers which reflects Reginite Sophian Christian beliefs:

It is important to remember that Reginite Sophian Christianity is yoked to Divine Masculine Christianity. They are practiced side by side. We do not include Divine Masculine Christian prayers/liturgy/devotions/liturgical calendar/feast days (outside of Christmas and Pascha), etc., because these are readily available elsewhere. 

This page is still under construction: https://reginite.com/psalms-verses-and-scriptures/

https://reginite.com/our-prayers/how-to-trace-sign-of-the-suncross/

https://reginite.com/akathist-to-the-holy-daughter/

https://reginite.com/our-prayers/grace-before-meals/

https://reginite.com/our-prayers/prayer-of-eternity/

https://reginite.com/our-prayers/3372-2/

https://reginite.com/our-prayers/prayer-for-the-repose-of-the-soul/

https://reginite.com/our-prayers/guiding-star-of-the-seas/

All of our Pages have been updated and we still have more to add, including our rosaries and the lay-liturgy, the Rite of Veneration (aka Rite of Blessing)..

May Our Lady bless you,

Blessed is She.

Rev. Pamela Lanides.