Seven Sorrows of Sophia: Day 3

Ialdabaoth

To read the meditations from yesterday, click here.

The Creation of the Demiurge
In Her desire for the Light, Sophia emanates on Her own, creating Ialdabaoth the demiurge

℣. Incline unto my aid, O God;
℟. O Lord, make haste to help me.
℣. 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 æons of æons. Amen.

A reading from the Apocryphon of John.

“And Sophia conceived a thought from Herself and the conception of the invisible Spirit and foreknowledge. She wanted to bring forth a likeness out of Herself without the consent of the Spirit – He had not approved – and without Her consort, and without His consideration. And because of the invincible power which is in Her, Her thought did not remain idle, and something came out of Her which was imperfect and different from Her appearance, because She had created it without Her consort. And it was dissimilar to the likeness of its Mother, for it has another form. She cast it away from Her, outside that place, that no one of the immortal ones might see it, for She had created it in ignorance. And She called his name Ialdabaoth.”

Let us pray. I grieve with Thee, O Sophia most sorrowful, in the anxiety which tried Thy troubled heart when Thou didst emanate a lion-faced power without the consent of the Spirit. Dearest Mother, by Thy heart so full of anguish, obtain for me the virtue of prudence, that I may always be aware of the consequences of my actions. Amen.

Hail Sophia, filled with light, the Christ is with Thee. Blessed art Thou amongst the Æons, and blessed is the Liberator of Thy light, Jesus. Holy Sophia, Mother of all gods, pray to the Light for us, Thy children, now, and in the hour of our death. Amen.

℣. Pray for us, O Mother most sorrowful;
℟. That we may be made worthy of the promises of the Christ.

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