The church year is a cycle that never ends. In our church the year is divided into seven periods, these periods are intended to reveal to the initiated the various phases the soul undergos in its drama, and explain where we are, what we are and where we are going.
These are subject to interpretation and discussion at our meetings and celebrations.
The Epiphany period
Comments on this period: This period corresponds with the knowledge of baptism. The Individual emerges from aeons of sleep, and sees that their inner kingdom has become a corrupt Babylon where spiritual darkness prevails over meaningless structures. The first realization that comes after this awakening is the recognition of suffering. Sofia comes to our aid, in order to instruct us by her presence on the nature of light that lays dormant under the sea in the dragon’s cave. By considering the target as a star on the horizon, the wise men and women start their journey towards a growing recognition of the nature of the work in his or her heart with a fortified will to withstand the tremendous hardships that inevitably will come.
Second Sunday after Epiphany
Keywords: Perception of suffering
Third Sunday after Epiphany & Candlemass
Keywords: Longing for the Fire of the Holy Spirit
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Holy Master Valentinus’ day
Keywords: Recognition of the Light
Keywords: Knowledge of the nature of the work
Keywords: Living beside the World
Keywords: Commitment to fulfillment
The Easter Period
Comments on this period: This period corresponds to the sacrament of confirmation, for in the perception of suffering and the recognition of the necessity of the work of fulfillment; the initiate has chosen his/her path in life, and confirmed this to the Guardians of the Aeons. That is why baptism is given in this period, for through the conclusions of the mysteries of Advent and Epiphany one comes to the gates of life and death, where they are immersed in the heavenly Jordan.
On his initiatory journey, the initiated soul must examine the contents of the suitcase that is the mind, and through the forty days of purification in lent, one’s purified nature reveals the arconic secrets of the mind.
The Christos teaches us the full truth about human nature at the time of purification. He also teaches us the lesson of our true home, the Eucharistic mystery, and that in order to live we must let death die, and live beside the world. For as he was crucified in the world, are we stretched out on the cross of matter, and through an inner exhaustion and death, we can be resurrected to true life.
March through April
Keywords: Oath of dedication
First Sunday in Lent and Ash Sunday
Second Sunday in Lent & Archangel Gabriel’s day
Third Sunday in Lent
Keywords: Exposing the nature of the Archons
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Keywords: Necessary rest, Solace
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Keywords: Resisting temptation
Keywords: The temporary triumph of the Light, before darkness.
Keywords: The mystery of the Eucharist
Keywords: The mystery of the Cross
The Pentecostal period
Comments on this period: Earlier I saw but a reflection in a mirror; now I see as if face to face.
The initiate has become a new man/woman. This period corresponds to the sacrament of Redemption, through the inner renewal thus the claws of the Archons slip from the anointed being, and the veil is torn from top to bottom.
The Anointed one has risen through the Easter mystery, and has been liberated through Christos, he or she now stands alone in the immovable center of the world; feeding from the One and Infinite Light, which by its very nature prepares the initiate for fulfillment.
The Holy Spirit embodies him/her and wakes them up in the Pleroma, as a member of the body of the Christ, and thus the cycles end.
May through late June
First Sunday after Easter & Prophet Manis’ day
Keywords: Standing alone
Second Sunday after Easter & The Apostle Philip’s day
Keywords: Maturing in the light
Third Sunday after Easter
Keywords: Steadfast in truth
Fourth Sunday after Easter
Keywords: Liberation of the light
Fifth Sunday after Easter & The memorial day of the Prophet-Priest Mark of Alexandria
Keywords: Preparing for the light
Keywords: Reunion with the Fullness
Keywords: The coming of The Holy Spirit
Trinity Sunday & Archangel Uriels’ day
Keywords: Devotion to the Holy Trinity
The Pleromatic period
Comments on this period: This period is outside the initiatory journey. It is the point in the circle, it is the reality behind reality. The gate to the mystery of this period, is the gate of the Bridal chamber.
In the church year, this is the transitional phase between the beginning and end, as everything begins and ends in Pleroma.
July through early August
First Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: The nature of the Monad
Second Sunday after Trinity Sunday and Christ’s transformation
Keywords: The nature of Barbelo
Third Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: The nature of the Son
Fourth Sunday after Trinity Sunday and The memorial day of Holy Mary of Magdala
Keywords: The nature of the Holy Spirit
Fifth Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keyword: The nature of the Four Luminaries
Sixth Sunday after Trinity Sunday and The memorial day of Master Ptolemy
Keywords: The nature of Sofia
The Period of decay
Comments on this period: The Pleroma was created just as the Divine Man as a world without end, in perfect peace and harmony. In this freedom and love the lonely soul, Sofia=Wisdom creates something that breaks the harmony and silence, and rejects the Pleroma.
The Craftsman creates a universe in the image of the one he percieves in the reflection of the Pleroma, a universe of law, order and false structures. He creates a world that produces fruits of good and evil.
Sofia’s Metanoia, her remorse, lifts her up above her creation, where she stands as the Mother of the world, and spins his web over the darkened sea thus harvesting the lights back into the haven of the fullness.
Mid August through September
Seventh Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: The nature of the Demiurge
Eighth Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: The nature of the Ruling Archons
Ninth Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: The nature of the Adversary
Tenth Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: The Conflicting Forces; Good and Evil
The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: The veiling of the Truth
The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: The Virginal Sophia in the Lower World of Phenomena; Sofia Prunikos in Kenoma
The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity Sunday and The memorial day of Master Martinez de Pasqually
Keywords: The illusionary, false Fullness
The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity Sunday and the Day of the Archangel Michael
Keywords: Sofia’s remorse
The Period of the Universe
Comments on this period: The heavenly man (representing the perfect, original humanity) is caught in a world of reflections and shades. The heavenly man who originated in the Fullness becomes a mixed being; an animal creature with the Light of the Fullness. “Man” has become an Abraxas of stormy conflicts and contradictions. The true nature of Mankind is held hostage by its own minds collaboration with the world of form. A universe where the lost man/woman in ignorance projects his/her desire for fulfillment, Gnosis, and meaning onto the mundane pursuit and creation of future structures and forms that are bound to a fate of impermanence and death.
October through late November
Fifth Sunday after Trinity Sunday and The memorial day of Master Heracleon
Keywords: The creation of Adam
Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: The nature of Mankind
Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: Mankind in the Garden of Eden
Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: The Light of Man
Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity Sunday and All Saints’ Day
Keywords: The Worlds Composition
Twentieth Sunday after Trinity Sunday and All Souls Eve
Keywords: Mankind in the world
Twenty First Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: The chains of matter
Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: The nature of Abraxas
Twenty Third Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: Lust and Avarice
Twenty Fourth Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: The Pursuit of Meaning in the World
Twenty Fifth Sunday after Trinity Sunday
Keywords: The Mental Prison
Sunday before Advent
Keywords: The destiny of Mankind and the World
The period of Advent
Comments on this period: This period is associated with Metanoia. At this point Man begins to suspect the master of the world to be an imposter. It is during this period that Man recognizes the spiritual poverty in the world and experience a longing for something fulfilling, divine and forgotten.
Late November through December
Keywords: Repentance; Turning around
Second Advent Sunday
Keywords: The need for liberation
Third Advent Sunday
Keywords: The search for light
Fourth Advent Sunday and the Archangel Raphael’s day
Keywords: Devotion to God
Keywords: The incarnation of the Redeemer