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The Creation of the Cosmos
Ialdabaoth and his archons begin to fashion the cosmos over which they rule
℣. 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 having created everything, he organized according to the model of the first æons which had come into being, so that he might create them like the indestructible ones. Not because he had seen the indestructible ones, but the power in him, which he had taken from his mother, produced in him the likeness of the cosmos. And when he saw the creation which surroundeth him, and the multitude of the angels around him which had come forth from him, he said to them, ‘I am a jealous God, and there is no other God beside me.’ But by announcing this he indicated to the angels who attended him that there existeth another God. For if there were no other one, of whom would he be jealous? Then the Mother began to move to and fro. She became aware of the deficiency when the brightness of Her light diminished.”
Let us pray. I grieve with Thee, O Sophia most sorrowful, in the consternation of Thy heart as Thy power was stolen from Thee to fashion the prison of the cosmos. Dearest Mother, by Thy heart afflicted, obtain for me the gift of fortitude, that I might recognize and safeguard the power of the Divine Light within me. 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.