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Sexagesima - The Second Sunday Before Lent

Intent: The Holy Spirit as Sanctifier


Hail to thee, immensity of subtle Spirit! Hail to thee, O spirit extending from heaven to earth, and amidst the Cosmic Sphere from the earth even to the end of the Abyss! Hail to thee, Spirit that enters into us, that clings to us or separates from us according to God's will in the goodness of His heart! Hail to thee, Beginning and End of Nature none can move! Hail to thee, unwearying Liturgy of Nature's elements! Hail to thee, Brightness of the Sun-beam that shines to serve the world! Hail to thee, Disk of the night-shining Moon that shines unequally! Hail to thee, and blessing and glory, who givest us grace and sanctification.


The lesson is taken from the Epistle of St. James:

For the Word is the first of all the origin of faith, secondly of love, and thirdly of works. For herein life consists. For the Word is like a grain of wheat. If anyone has sown it, he has faith in it, and if it has germinated he loves it, since he sees many grains in the place of one and while he works he is being saved, since he can prepare it for a meal and further has enough over in order to sow. This is the way whereby it is possible for you to receive the Kingdom of Heaven. If you do not receive it by Gnosis, you will not find it.


The gospel is taken from the Book of the Gospel of Truth:

But those who are to accept the instruction, namely the living ones who are inscribed in the book of the living, are taught apart, alone, receiving themselves from the Father. They turn to Him again. Since the completion of the Totality is in the Father, it is necessary for the Totality to go upward to Him. When one knows, then one can receive those things that are his own and will draw them to Himself. For he who is not Gnostic is lacking much indeed, for he lacks that which would complete him.

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