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The Creation of the Archons
Ialdabaoth creates Archons to rule under him, a false reflection of the Pleroma
℣. 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.
“This is the first archon who took a great power from his Mother. And he removed himself from Her and moved away from the places in which he was born. He became strong and created for himself other æons with a flame of luminous fire which still exists now. And he joined with his arrogance which is in him and begot authorities for himself. And he placed seven kings, each corresponding to the firmaments of heaven, over the seven heavens, and five over the depth of the abyss, that they may reign. And the archons created seven powers for themselves, and the powers created for themselves six angels for each one until they became 365 angels.”
Let us pray. I grieve with Thee, O Sophia most sorrowful, in the suffering of Thy faithful heart, when Ialdabaoth began creating abominable servants for himself. Dearest Mother, by Thy heart so troubled, obtain for me the virtue of patience, knowing that all things run their course according to the Will of Father of the Light. 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.