Prayers

The SSM addresses their prayers to the Christian Divine Feminine Trinity of  Mother, Daughter and Holy Soul.  (Mari/Mary-Sophia, Zoe-Eve, the Daughter of Sophia, and Lower Sophia Who is the World Soul, the Soul of Nature.)

PRAYERS 

Dea is pronounced: Day-a.

Tracing the Fora: (A sun cross where the arms extend beyond the circle): touch forehead and say, in the Name of; touch heart and say: the Mother; touch right shoulder and say: and of, touch left shoulder and say: the Daughter; touch heart and say: and of the Holy Soul. Blessed is She.

Mari is the oldest known Goddess name meaing Mother Sea or Mother Love. The Cathars worshiped Her as the Virgin Creatrix Mother Mari. We know Her as the Ascended Mari, Who has been clearly shown to be Goddess. She is Mari (Mary) Sophia.  

Blessed is the Holy One. *

Blessed is Our Mother God, the Holy One,

She Who is Mari,

She Who is Zoe-Eve,

She Who is Sophia,

Blessed is She.

 Blessing before Meals:

Lady of all Nature, we (I) thank you for the gifts of Your Creation. May this food be blessed (Trace Fora over food while saying:) In the Name of the Mother, and of the Maiden, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

Canticle of Dea*:

There is no thing fairer on the Earth than She, nor anything upon the Heaven fairer. Before Her splendor does the noon-day sun burn as the dying embers of fire. Madria Dea, does not Your Spirit breathe in all created things? Is not all darkness scattered by Your Fire? And but for You, would not all the cosmos decompose? Would not the black abyss of chaos swallow all? And as Your universal music reins the furthers spheres, so does it tune the beating of my heart.

For as the running doe longs for the cooling streams, so is my soul athirst for Thy dear Grace; and as long as hunger brings the limbs to weakness, my soul trembles  for confluence with You. Have pity on my soul and end its trembling. Fill it with the good nourishment of Your Love; for there is no other thing that will cool its fever and there is no other way it shall find content. 

O, let my soul be chastened by its suffering. Let it care no longer for its pride; O, let my soul cry to You in childlike trustfulness, let it be humbled by Your gentle Light.

Of my own self, I can accomplish nothing; only so far as You are acting through me. How dull my soul is, like the ashes of a fire; but pierced through with Your Eternal Rays, it becomes as radiant as the noon-day sun. 

There is nothing fairer on the Earth than You, nor anything upon the heaven, fairer. Blessed are You.

Mother Light*:

Mother Light Who reigns as Queen of Heaven, all praise and honor we joyfully give unto You. Grant us to learn that You are by us in every act we make. Teach us obedience and humility and joy of heart which comes from self-forgetting. Help us to be clear mirrors of Your Love; reflecting all the beauty of the world; for beauty is the echo of Eternity. Fix our hearts on the Eternal and let us not be turned from You by transient things. Rescue us from the hands of darkness that we may serve You with all our being here and in Your Bright Eternity. Blessed Be. 

Emergency Prayer for the Protection of Sai Vikhe’ (by Lady Valentina originally published under ArchMadria Pamela Lanides).

O, Sai Vikhe’, Guardian of Fire and admirable Defender of the Children of Dea, deliver us from all negativity, deception and wickedness, we pray. O, holy Protectress, guard us from all those who would approach us with harmful, malicious and evil intent and action. Surround us and our hestia (home) with your powerful Armor of Protection and guard us with the Fiery Sword of your love. Blessed are You.

Eternity Prayer* Adapted from the original by ArchMatrona Georiga Rosenhearth Bonnie Fire. (Serene Mother Gigi.)

Eternal is the Light of the Mother,

Eternal is the Love of the Daughter,

Eternal is the Life of the Holy Soul.

And glorious is the Eternity of Dea.

Evening Prayer*:

Mother, to Whom all the thousands of the days are as one and yet, Who knowest more of the small events of my past day than I; receive my spirit at the ending of the day and protect her though the night.

Guiding Light by ArchMadria Valentina

Guiding Star of the Seas,

Light of the Depths of the Cosmos,

Ray of Precious Jewels,

Divine Radiance of the Dawn,

Pure Dove of Grace,

Fiery Rose of the World,

Veiled Origin of Eternity,

we glorify You, we magnify You, we adore You.

Blessed are You.

Hail, Mari:

Updated Traditional Form:

Hail, Mari (Mary), Fountain of Grace, the Lord is with Thee, blessed are Thou, O, Queen of Heaven and Blessed is the fruit of Thy womb. Holy Mari, Mother God, bless us, Thy children, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Note: the Name of Jesus was not added to the Hail, Mary until the Middle Ages. The prayer, in its primitive form, going back to the fourth century, was taken directly from the bible:

Hail, (Mary,) full of grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the Fruit of Thy womb.

(While modern versions state that the angel called Her ‘highly favored’, the Peshitta and Duay-Rheims states ‘full of grace’. 

Deanists may substituted Glory be to Thee for the Lord is with Thee.

Hail, Holy Queen (slightly edited): Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, Hail, Our Life, Our Sweetness and Our Hope. To Thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to Thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale (valley) of tears. Turn then, Most Gracious Mother, Thine eyes of mercy towards us and after this, our exile, may we be assumed unto Perfect Union with You.

Magna Mater* (adapted from Madria Olga of blessed memory):

Madria Dea, Mother of all things, fill my heart completely. Grant me, Your child, love, truth, joy, abundance, Wisdom and devotion. I offer You my loving care, all of my happiness and all of my suffering. I pray for all of Your children, the Children of the Earth, the Children of Dea.

Most tender Madria Dea, Great Mother, my loving Mother, You are Mother of all beings, Magna Mater, the Mistress of the All. Blessed are You.

My Lady’s Voice*

O, Where shall I hear my Lady’s voice?

Where shall I feel my Lady’s touch?

Where smell the fragrant Holy Rose and

be warmed by the Holy Fire?

O, where shall I see Her, where can I find Her,

O, where can my Lady be?

Be calm, gentle soul, for you never are lost,

For you dwell all the while with Her.

Tis your mind that has strayed and the thoughts

Of your mind that obscure Her now from you.

Then, cleanse your mind of the darkness thoughts,

And be turned again, to Her

And go inside you, seek within you, for tis there

That your Lady abides.

For though She is beyond you, She is also within you,

And your being is wholly in Her.

And within shall you feel Her and see Her and hear Her,

And within know Her nectar and fragrance divine.

And within is the warmth of She Who is Love and the

Warmth of Her Love is the Warmth that surrounds

You, for in you is where the Flame of My love burns bright. From the Secret Madrian Order.

O, Dea [Composed by ArcMatrona Georgia (Gigi) Rosenhearth Bonnie Fire and Madria Altia Valentina. Updated for the Sanctuary.]

O, Dea, Supernal Sun,

O, Dea, Supernal Moon,

O, Dea, Chalice of Wisdom,

O, Dea, Star of Wonder,

O, Dea, Shield of Faith,

O, Dea, Dove of Peace

O, Dea, Rose of Joy,

We thank You, we bless You and we adore You. For through Your Compassionate Love, we are infused with Your Luminous Graces and are sheltered beneath Your Great Mantle of Protection.

O, Shimmering Darkness (Prayer to Dea in Her Form of the High Mother by Madria Altia Valentina, originally published under ArchMadria Pamela Lanides).

O, Shimmering Darkness beyond the light,

O, Sublime Light beyond the dark,

You, Who are unknowable, but knows all,

You, Who are unmanifest, but manifests all,

Veiled Stillness,

Centre of All Life, All Mind, All Soul,

We bow before you in reverent awe.

Blessed are You.

Prayer to Sai Vikhe’ (Lady Valentina)

O, Sai Vikhe’, Guardian of Fire and admirable Defender of the Children of Dea, deliver us from all negativity, we pray. O, holy Protectress, guide us away from the deceptions of the those who would do us harm. O, courageous and mighty arm of Dea, vanquish all evil; protect our planet and all of her inhabitants. May we live in peace; may we honor all the living and may we serve Dea in all unity, in all worlds and for all time. Blessed are You.

Prayer of Eternal Light [Composed by ArchMatrona Georgia Rosenhearth Bonnie Fire (Serene Mother Gigi). 

O, First Light of Dawn

O, Mid-day Light of Noon-tide.

O, Last Twilight of Sunset

O, Midnight Star of Wonder

O, Shining Darkness before the Dawn

We thank You for Your Eternal Light

Silver Light of the Darkling Forests* (prayer at the end of the Madrian liturgy.)

Silver Light of the darkling forests, send us forth in the protection of Your Spirit that no profane thing may enter into us. Grant us to see all things with delight that are lovely and to glory and increase in grace and energy. Fill us with wonder in the sight of the seas and the heavens and every place wherein You are. Commander of the roaring wave, help us to turn from all that is low or inglorious, neither with anger, nor with pain, but to know that in You we stand above all such things. Guiding Light of the faithful soul, fill the deepest caverns of our spirit with the exhilaration of Your love. Send us forth upon the world as torchbearers of Your delight; and grant us strength in You and in ourselves that we may value all things rightly, regardless of the consuming weight of the profane and the frailty of all that is beautiful. 

Silver Star of the Waters*

Silver Star of the Waters, Who has fashioned all the Cosmos into being. Beyond all knowing is the splendor of Your Light. Enfold my spirit, beneath your mighty Mantle, and may the Pure Stream of Your Grace, flow withinin me, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Blessed Be. (The original may be found in the ECE edition of our scriptures.

The Tranquility Prayer * (Madria Olga).

I am You child, Dea, now and always. Let me dwell within Your Light and Love. I am in command of myself. I am in charge of my thoughts and my emotions. I am a peaceful soul, my soul loves tranquility. There is no need to be anxious, I have no fear because Madria Dea is watching lovingly over me. Blessed is She.