Thou art He to whom we pray, Father of all fatherhood, and God of every god, and Lord
of every lord; Thee we implore to give order to our being, to our thoughts, feelings and
actions. O Monarch and sole Changeless One, grant us Thy grace and power that we may come
to know Thee, that we may know that Thou art our Redeemer.
The lesson is taken from the Gnosis of the Invisible God:
These mysteries that I shall give you, guard them, do not give them to any man unless
worthy of them; do not give them to father or mother, to brother or sister or relative.
Guard them; do not give them to anyone at all for the sake of the goods of the whole
world. Do not speak to anyone of these mysteries of the Treasury of the Light, save to
those who shall be worthy of them, having left the whole world and all its affairs, being
in no faith other than the Faith of the Light, listening to one another and treating one
another as Sons of the Light.
The gospel is taken from the Gospel according to St. John:
The same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where
the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and
saith unto them: Peace be unto you. And when He had so said, He showed unto them His hands
and His side. Then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them
again: Peace be unto you; as My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you. And when He had
said this, He breathed on them, and saith unto them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whosoever
sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosoever sins ye retain, they are