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Our new About Page:
Deanic: of Dea, Our Divine Mother God.
Divina Reginae: Our Divine Queen.
The Reginites are a Deanic Christian Order ministering to all Deanic, Goddess, Sophian, Esoteric and Divine Family Christians.
Deanic Christianity, first founded by ArchMadra Pamela Lanides, is a Blended Path which combines an adapted form of the Deanic/Filianic system of worship of Our Divine Mother God alongside the Christian worship of the True Father and His Divine Son. And though we offer our own teachings and thealogy/theology, we are interdenominational.
Jewish devotees have also been known to adapt this system in honor of the Holy Shekinah.
We believe that it is vital for the soul to experience Dea (Our Divine Mother) as being God in Her Own Right and is therefore, important to understand that Her Godhood is not dependent upon the Father. In other words, She is not God because She is the Spouse of the Father, She is God or because that is Her Nature, Her very Being. She has God-Nature just as we have human nature. She is Eternal. She is Our Divine Mother God.
We do not use the word, goddess in describing Our Divine Mother, because there is a difference between the nature of a goddess and the Nature of God. For this reason, we do not worship or honor Pagan goddesses.
It is very difficult to truly experience Dea as being God in Her Own right without Her Own separate, Feminine/feminine system of worship, otherwise, as time has consistently shown, the Divine Masculine quickly subsumes and overshadows the Divine Feminine. This is especially so after 2,000 years of a Male God-only religion which took over so much of the globe.
From the Deanic/Filianic religion [Mother/Daughter God religion (1)], we learn the importance of using Living Stream Images/Forms for Dea. Living Stream indicates a ‘goddess’ who has had an unbroken lineage of devotion unto the present day. For those of the Mother God religion (as opposed to Deanic Christianity), these Living Stream Forms/Images include the Hindu Goddesses, Quan Yin, Tara, Amaterasu, and Mother Mary.
Christians have their own Forms/Images for Dea. While Reginites are devoted to Mother/Daughter Sophia as our Image/Form for Dea, other Christians are devoted to Dea as the Mother Spirit; the Holy Mother Spirit; the Heavenly Mother; the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Daughter and Mary Magdalene. These are our Images/Forms for the Divine Feminine. We also honor Eve and Norea as avatars of Holy Sophia. [Please note, we do not accept the mythology of the ‘Fallen’ Sophia, which was a later interpolation of the original Mythos. (A)]
The Deanic/Filianic system of worship was first developed in the 1970’s, by students at Oxford, as a Divine Feminine-only religion. It would later grow into the religious groups known as the Madrians [(of which there were several Orders, now defunct) and the present-day Filianists (1 & 2)].
Having taken inspiration from the study and practice of the Deanic religion for over eight years, ArchMadra Pamela, founder of Deanic Christianity, (beginning with the former Kyrians) and founder of the present-day Janite Order of Priestesses and Sisterhood 3), is pleased to present the Reginites as a teaching Order of Deanic Christianity.
For more information, please contact ArchMadra Pamela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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May Our Lady bless you,
Blessed is She.
A) The Wisdom Goddess: Feminie Motifs in Eight Nag Hammadi Documents by Rose Harmon Arthur.