The Gnostic Rosary

Recently I have taken up praying the Gnostic Rosary for a Lenten devotion. I have made a video on my channel on how I pray the rosary. The video is linked below, and the following is how I pray the rosary as well as the mysteries that I use with the days that they are prayed.

On the cross make and pray the “Sign of the Cross” followed by the “Credo” while still on the Cross.

On the first bead pray the Gnostic Prayer

On the next three beads pray the Hail Sophia while meditating on Faith, Hope, and Love respectively.

On the next bead pray the Gloria Patri

Announce the first mystery on the Chaplet

Pray the Gnostic Prayer on the chain before the first decade.

Pray the Hail Sophia ten times while meditating on the first mystery.

Pray the Gloria Patri on the chain before the singular bead.

Announce the second mystery on the singular bead.

Pray the Gnostic Prayer on the chain following the singular bead.

Continue this for each mystery and decade until the end of the Rosary.

On the Chaplet at the end pray the closing prayer. **Following this prayer I usually kiss the chaplet as a sign of devotion to Sophia, but this is not a standard**.

Sign of the cross

In the name of the Father, + and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Credo

I acknowledge one great invisible God, the Unknown Father, Aeon of Aeons, who brought forth with His providence; the Father, the Mother, and the Son.

I acknowledge the Christos, the self-begotten Son, born from the virginal and ineffable Mother in the high Aeons; who in the Logos of God came down from above to annul the emptiness of this age and restore the fullness of the Aeon.

I acknowledge the Holy Spirit, our celestial Mother and consoler, who proceeded from Herself, a gift of Herself out of the silence of the unknown God.

I seek the gathering of the sparks of light from the sea of forgetfulness and I look to the glories of eternal life in the Fullness. Amen.

Gnostic Prayer

Almighty God, whose footstool is the highest firmament; Great Ruler of Heaven and all the powers therein; Hear the prayers of Thy faithful servants who put their trust in Thee. We pray Thee, supply our needs from day to day; Command Thy heavenly host to comfort and succor us.; That it may be to Thy glory and unto the good of man. Forgive us our transgressions as we forgive our brothers and sisters; Be present with us; strengthen and sustain us; For we are but instruments in Thy hands. Let us not fall into temptation; defend us from all danger and evil; Let thy mighty power ever guard and protect us, Thou great Fount of Knowledge and Wisdom; Instruct Thy servants by Thy holy presence; Guide and support us, now and forever. Amen

Hail Sophia

Hail Sophia, full of Light, Christ is with Thee, blessed art thou among the Aeons, and blessed is the Liberator of Thy light Jesus. Hail Sophia, Mother of all gods, pray to they Light for us Thy children, now and in the hour of our death. Amen.

Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, unto the Aeon of Aeons. Amen.

Closing Prayer

O Gentle, O Kind, O Blessed Sophia, Thy children on earth call unto Thee. We pray Thee, Beloved Mother, to cast forth thy net of woven starlight. Fling it wide across the ocean of the universe to gather us home to the realms of Light. Amen.

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THE MYSTERIES

Pleromic Mysteries (said on Tuesdays and Fridays; Sundays during Lent)

Mystery of Source: “All is at rest in the Divine Pleroma”

Mystery of the Emanations: “The Spirit of God, The Unknown Father, moves to create the Aeons.

Mystery of the Aeon Sophia: “Sophia comes to embody the Father’s Divine Wisdom”

Mystery of Sophia’s Child-Bearing: “Sophia gives birth to the Ialdabaoth, the Demiuge”

Mystery of the Aeon Sophia: “Our Lady, as Mother of Sorrows, is rent into the Higher Sophia and the Lower Sophia, following Ialdabaoth’s arrogant creation of the cosmic realm.”

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Bridal Mysteries (said on Mondays and Saturdays; Sundays during Advent)

Mystery of the Consorts: Christ and Sophia are partnered as Aeons, syzygies, emanating from the Unknown Father. Word and Wisdom.

Mystery of the Incarnation: Christ enters the world from the Pleroma through the human being, Jesus of Nazareth, spurred on by the compassion of Sophia.

Mystery of the Baptism in the Jordan: Jesus is baptized by John the Baptizer in the Jordan, and Sophia descends on Him like a dove, to be Him during His mission.

Mystery of the resurrection: After Jesus’ death, Sophia brings Him forward to a new form of life in the Spirit.

Mystery of Sophia the Advocate: After Jesus leaves the world, Sophia remains as an advocate for those who seek to understand His teachings and message.

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Gnostic Mysteries (said on Wednesdays; Sundays outside of Advent and Lent)

Assumption of Sophia: Hail to the Great Savior, for He has lifted the soul and the Heart of the Heavens out of the prison house of matter and raised Her up into the Pleroma.

Coronation of Sophia: And the lord gave unto Sophia a crown with twelve stars which are the lights of redemption and the Throne of Manifestation for Her seat, and He also gave unto Her the Cross of Mystery as a scepter by which she shall rule the Aeons.

The Renunciation: And the Lord laid the Kingdom at Her feet, and renounced all sovereignty and rule unto Her Throne. The sword that He received at Her hands, to redeem and to conquer for the reception of the Light.

The Bride Chamber: My mouth doth magnify the Lord, for a lowly handmaid hath been found perfected in Sophia and the King is come. Be it done according to thy Word. The King answered and said, “Arise, O Daughter of the Light, and enter into thy rest.”

The Descent of New Jerusalem: Behold, a small star from the Heavens descends to the Earth, with Light more brilliant than the Sun. It comes to dwell in the Hearts of the children of men, and the hearts are the foundation upon which is built the Eternal City, New Jerusalem.

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Liberation Mysteries (said on Thursdays)

Mystery of Sophia’s Sorrow: As Mother of Sorrows, Sophia decides to enter the world of humanity.

Mystery of the Serpent: Sophia takes the form of the serpent, and comes to humanity to instruct them in the wisdom of God.

Mystery of Eve: Humanity responds to Sophia’s call for complete understanding.

Mystery of Sophia the Teacher: Throughout human history, Sophia inspires and instructs great prophets, holy people, and ordinary men and women in the ways of Gnosis.

Mystery of Sophia the Liberator: Through Gnosis, Sophia leads each of us now through the veil, as we move toward full reunification with the Pleroma.

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