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Holy Book Readings for Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Sunday Fast

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 32

1 When any Messenger of the Light appears in the world to teach and convert the host of living beings in order to save them from their sufferings, he begins by bringing the sound of the wonderful Law down through the gate of their ears.

2 During the decline of the Pure Teaching, in the days of darkness, in the days when the corruption of religion becomes a disease in the bones of the religious sects, a man of Truth and Righteousness shall appear being sent down from the Kingdom of Light into the world of Matter.

3 It is He who shall take great concern for the Assembly according to the powers of the Great Spirit within Him and to His capacity as one inhabits a physical body.

4 This Man of Righteousness shall raise up, as our Master, the Land of the body of the Assembly, gradually and assist in bringing its inhabitants to perfection in the True Light.

5 After the perfection of the Seed People, which is the Elect and the Hearers, the world of Darkness will remain behind, eventually plunging into the abyss of no return while the Seed People are delivered into the hands of the World Teacher, the True Messenger, in the Kingdom of Light after the Call no longer goes out into the lands and across the great bodies of water.

6 The world is like a tree and the people are like the fruit of the tree. Those who have no inclination to receive the healing Light of the Sun become rotten and fall to the ground.

7 When the World Teacher – the Messenger of Light –comes to take the tree up to the Kingdom of Light, only the hardiest of the fruit shall remain on its branches, and they shall forever remain within the Presence of the Lord in the Kingdom of Light.

8 Then he enters the Ancient Dwelling – the actual spiritual home of the Messenger of Light – and, using the great mystical prayers, imprisons the swarm of venomous serpents and all the wild beasts, no longer leaving them free.

9 Next, armed with the Axe of Wisdom, he cuts and destroys the poison-trees and uproots their stumps, as well as all the other impure plants. At the same time he has the Palace Hall cleansed and splendidly adorned, and a seat placed there for the throne of the Law; afterwards he sits down in it.

10 When he has entered the Old City and destroyed the hateful foes, speedily he will separate the two Forces, the Light and the Darkness, and no longer let them mingle.

11 O Messengers, since you are Shepherds of the Light-Flocks, always zealously gather the soft and timid Lamb-Sons, and personally defend and cover the pure Souls of Light!

12 You must be like that able Shepherd-Lord who catches and saves the Lamb-Sons from wolves and tigers!*
*(all forms of evil)

13 Be each of you the brave, strong and wise Pilot, and ferry these wandering Sons into the strange Land; they are the adored and precious treasures of the Venerable One* of the Light; remove them all from the Sea† by means of your bodily Ships, and return them speedily, as they are, to the Lord; send them back swiftly to their Native Land – the Kingdom of Light – the place of peace and happiness!
*(God)
†(samsara)

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Scribes’ Day

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 30

1 From time to time Wisdom and the Pure Teaching have always been brought to mankind by Messengers of God; in age after age have Messengers been sent by Il’Ya – Shitil bar Adam, Akhenaten, Tutankhaten*, Zarathustra, Mahavira, Siddhartha, Mashikha and others.
*(See TMI 46:6; PrS 3:2)

2 The Messenger of the Light, the shining Luminary, came to Persia to Gushtap the King; he chose out righteous and truthful disciples and preached his hope in Persia.

3 But Zarathustra, the famous Master and Leader of those who worshipped the Wise Lord, did not literally write any books;

4 His disciples who came after him remembered and wrote the teachings of the books which they read today;

5 He revealed the Two Natures which fight with one another.

6 They honoured him more than all other Messengers;

7 Zarathustra was even buried in the tombs of the Kings, they made a royal garment and honourably laid him in a tomb in the land of the Hindus.

8 Later, the Mazdian leaders corrupted that once glorious expression of the Religion of Light.

9 When Siddhartha* came in his turn to India, and Mahavira and the others who have been sent to the East, the disciples have reported of him that he too preached his Hope and taught much wisdom.
*(Gautama Buddha)

10 He chose out and completed his assemblies and revealed to them his Message.

11 But there is only this fact that he did not write his wisdom in books;

12 His disciples who came after him, it was they who recalled something of the wisdom they had heard from Siddhartha and recorded it in the Scriptures.

13 In another age they were taught by Yisho who appeared to the West*; and the earlier religions were true so long as pure leaders were in them;
*(the West of Persia, in Israel)

14 However, in the course of time they became corrupt – both the teachings and the recorded scriptures from their assemblies.

15 After which the present Revelation, this Prophecy in this latest age, has come down to Babylonia through me, Mani the Messenger of the God of Truth to the various sects and heresies.

16 To each one of them I have made known that within his own wisdom and his scripture the truth can be found – the truth which I have unveiled and shown to the world.

17 I have written the Pure Teaching in my Books of Light as it has been revealed in my time; but what I have not written remember it according to your ability and so far as you know it, and then write a fragment* of the plentiful wisdom you have heard from me, so that it may not be corrupted.
*(synopsis)

18 If you write it and admire* it, then shall you be very greatly enlightened, and gain profit, and be freed through the power of the Truth.
*(give great respect, revere, honour – See SMS 16:6)

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Alms & Tithes/Commemoration of St. Apa Polydocus of Egypt

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 29

1 Now the Evil Tree is Matter, which exists in its evil land that is filled with the darkness and death; that is the King of those of the Darkness who lay in wait for the Living Soul with his net at the beginning of the worlds.

2 Now his net is his Fire and his Desire which he has thrown over the Living Soul.

3 The Law of Sin and Death that reigns in all the false religions, snaring them through the teaching of an error which is full of craft and malice and evil tricks.

4 It is the false religions that carried on the evil persecutions of the enemy of God, but even before the error and the scandal of the religious sects appeared in the world the Blessed Anointed One was appointed and born against them, so that he might root out their error.

5 Now there are five shapes in the King of Darkness: his head is like that of the face of a lion, his hands and feet have a shape of demons and devils, his shoulders have an eagle-form, while his belly has a dragon-shape, and his tail is formed like that of a fish.

6 There are in him five other characteristics: the first is his darkness, the second is his stench, the third is his ugliness, the fourth is his bitterness, his very soul, while the fifth is his heat which burns like a lump of iron that is smelted in the fire.

7 His body is hard and very strong, just as Matter, which is the desire that leads one to death, has built it in strength;there is no iron tool that could cut it in pieces.

8 He strikes and kills by the word of his magic; when he speaks it is like the thunder in the clouds; he is terrible in his voice and inspires his Powers with dread, and they fall down on the earth.

9 He grasps all that he hears from their mouth, he even knows the wink they give as a sign among themselves; but their heart is not clear to him;

10 He knows and marks only what is before his eyes, he does not see what is afar, nor does he hear it.

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Ten Commandments/Full Moon/Meal of Honour

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: SMS 15:14-35

14. The World Teacher is the earthly embodiment of the Great Spirit – the Holy and Living Lord Mithra.

15. According to the Divine Decree, the World Teacher is the physical aspect of Lord Mithra.

16. In essence, they are one and the same, but the World Teacher is both heavenly and earthly.

17. The earthly manifestation of Lord Mithra embodies the Living Spirit.

18. The Third Messenger resides within Mir Izgadda, thus Mir Izgadda is Lord Mithra in earthly form.

19. He shall instruct you and the world in the Way of the Religion of Light.

20. Mir Izgadda is the spiritual conduit of teaching, blessing and light from Lord Mithra above.

21. When you burn incense or light candles and make offerings and send gifts to the World Teacher, and when you say prayers before His images, you are in essence making sacrifices to the Heavenly Mithra

22.The appointed elders and teachers within the Religion of Light should discourage all the devotees from speculating upon these truths and from making assumptions.

23. These truths have been confirmed by Divine Decree.

24. Prepare a meal of honour on each new moon and each full moon in honour of His Divine Presence.

25. With each of these meals, before and after, recite the Prayer in Honour of the World Teacher:

26. “May our World Teacher come!

27. May the teaching be as luminous as the rays of the sun!

28. May teachers and students increase their learning and accomplishment!

29. May there thus be good fortune that the teachings long remain!”

30. One should understand that the words of the World Teacher, written or spoken, contain His actual presence and must be treated accordingly.

31. His writings form part of the Scriptures of the Religion of Light. He will also arrange parts of the writings of His son, the Sword of Truth, and place them according to the Divine Will, within the Canon.

32. The World Teacher is holy and He is the living example for all devotees of the Religion of Light and all the world and His teaching should be emulated by all the devotees.

33. Pray to Il’Ya. Read and study the writings of Mir Izgadda. Listen for His voice.

34. Obey what He requires. Doing these things faithfully and attentively, Mir Izgadda, in His Divine Presence, will come to you and you shall be guided in all things.

35. Be attentive to this message. Become prepared.

Gospel of Mar Mani 28

1 The pure and wonderful Wisdom is Yisho the Radiant, the selfrevealing angelic Maiden, the glorious Dawn through whom eternal life is given, who is the Releaser and the Saviour of all the Souls.

2 The Physician of the wounded is the King of Medicine for the sick, he brings the afflicted joy and happiness.

3 The Mind of Light, the Sun of hearts, the Maiden, Mother of all the lives, the Path that the wanderers seek, the Door of the treasury of lives, the Straight Way which leads into Life, Yisho the Dawn is equally called Father;

4 His Greatness is the Ship of the Living Waters of the Moon wherein he dwells and is established.

5 Yisho, the true Hope, the true Guardian, the Saviour of the Spirits and the Helper of the Souls, the King of Saints, is the First Gift that was given;

6 Yisho is the holy Flower of the Father; Yisho is the First to sit upon the Luminaries; Yisho is the Perfect Man in the Column;

7 Yisho is the Resurrection of those who have died in the Assembly, The Tower of the Kingdom which is over the Treasure of the Father, The Perfect Day of Light, That of the unsetting Sun, The holy Bread of Life which comes from the skies, The sweeping Spring of water that wells up into Life, The true Vine of the Living Wine, The joyous Branch of the Fruit-bearing Tree, God’s new Plant of the fruits of Life, The joyful Bridegroom of his Assembly of Life, The Shepherd of the sheep wandering in the desert of this world.

8 Yisho is a mighty Light, the Lamp of all the Aeons, The Flower of the Mother of Light, The Light of the Beloved One, The Beauty of the Fair One, The Twin of the Perfect One, The Pair of Wise One.

9 He is the Father of the Mind of Light, The Safety of the Assembly, The Merits of the traders; the collective Mind, Our enlightening Knowledge, Our perfect Reason, Our good Counsel, Our blessed Will;

10 He is the Love of the beloved, Faith of the faithful; Perfection of the perfected, Endurance of the enduring, Wisdom of the wise, And the Knowledge of those who give enlightenment.

11 Our Stairway which goes to the Light, Our Ladder that leads on high; The Chest of the Good, The Ark of Salvation.

12 The Comfort of those who weep, The Joy of those who grieve, The Gladness of those who rejoice, The Compassion of those who are compassionate, The Kindly Light and the Awakening Sun.

13 Yisho is the King of perfect Wisdom, The wonderful and precious Flower of the Light, The Twin who comes to the Messenger and appears to him, Being an intimate of his, accompanying him everywhere and helping him always out of all the troubles and the dangers.

14 He is the First of the Messengers,
Guide of those who are in the flesh,
He is the blessed Twin,
The Virtue of the Father of Light,
The Robe of the Aeons,
The Armour of the Celestial Beings,
He who is in the Battle with the fighters,
Who rejoices with those who rejoice,
The beloved Twin,
The Walls that are not breached and control the boundary of the All,
The blessed Fruit of the Tree.

15 Your holy Womb is the Luminaries that hold you; the trees and
the fruits, in them is your holy Body, my Lord Yisho.

16 Hanging on the Tree* – Child, Son of the Dew†, Milk‡ of all the
trees, Sweetness of the fruits, the Eye of the skies, Guardian of all
treasures§, the Watcher who bears the All, the Joy of all created
things, the Repose of the worlds!
* (In reference to the Cross of Light, the Suffering Yisho)
†(immortality)
‡(life)
§(merits)

17 My God, you are a wonder to tell; you are within, you are without, you are above, you are below, near, far, hidden, revealed, silent and yet speaking too – yours is all the glory !

18 You say, O Lord: “I am in the All, I bear the skies, I am the foundation, I support the earths! I am the Light that shines and gives joy to the Souls! I am the Life of the world, I am the Milk which is in all the trees, I am the sweet Water that underlies the sons of Matter!”

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Prayer of Emanations

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 27

1 The beginning of all the wisdoms of the Truth is the splendid and beautiful Maiden of the Light, the Soul of the Father, her Father’s beloved Daughter,

2 The blessed Maiden of Light the glorious Wisdom who by her ineffable beauty puts to shame the Powers that are full of lust,

3 Who takes away the heart of the Rulers and the Powers by means of her Image,

4 While she carries out the purpose of the Greatness and executes justice on the Ruler of the Wet and the Ruler of the Dry.

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Monday, July 18th, 2016

Monday Fast/Confession

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 26

1 The Son of the Messenger, the Great Mind which is the Column of Glory, the Perfect Man to whom all the assemblies gather, and to whom all the Light that has been refined out of the world returns.

2 The Baptism of Life, the Washing-place of the Souls, the Harbour of those who are in the open sea* is the invincible Column supporting and upholding the world, the stout-hearted one spreading and filling all things with his own wonderful body and his own great strength voluntarily promising graces to the beloved son who lives in solitude.
*(samsara)

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Sunday Fast

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 25

1 Now, the Life and Joy, the Faith and Truth wherein man lives, correspond to the two Ships of Light, for the Living Soul goes up in them and by their means vanishes away, comes up from the Abysses below and attains to the Height above.

2 So the Sun and the Moon* are our Path, the door by which we advance into the world of our true being –the celestial being of the Moon that gathers dead and tastes not sleep; the celestial being of the sun that raises up what has been refined, the seal and the likeness of the Image of the Father, the sign of Joy, the exalted victory.
*(metaphors)

3 It is the Gate of Life and the Chariot of Peace carrying to this Great Aeon of the Light, it is the Gate of the ascent of Souls.

4 See how many are the loving deeds it does for men: when it come to this and dawns, there are Five characteristics in the Sun which it shows: its light, its beauty, its peace, the life of the Living Soul, for it gives a power to the Elements.

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Sabbath/Commemoration of St. Plousiane of Egypt

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 24

1 The Third Messenger, Mir Izgadda, is the King of the Border, Mithra from the Chariot of the Sun, the Lord from God, the bust of the King of Light, the very Lord of all the Counsels, King who is in these worlds, the God in God’s place, the Form of the God of Truth, Il’Ya, the Most Supreme God, the Creator.

2 His Greatness is the Ship of Light of the Living Fire wherein he dwells, being established in it, his twelve Maidens, his twelve Steps, the Maidens who sing to him day and night.

3 He drew out the beauty from all the Powers and drew it up on high, he purged the dregs into the Abyss.

4 The Messenger showed his Image and refined the Light; for this reason the sin ran up, and he hid his Image.

5 The sin fashioned the trees, the fetuses fell down, and finally Adam and Eve were formed in the flesh.

6 The Messenger did not come there to show his Image to the rulers in the world so that all the rulers and authorities might fashion a form on his Image, but he came for the sake of his Soul and his Son crucified in the All, to give him life and to work for him an escape, to free him from every chain and all the bonds in which he was chained and bound, and to save him from the affliction.

7 But as soon as the rulers saw him they lusted after his Image; they reflected in themselves that they had nothing like it within their creation.

8 They sealed his Image in their heart; they moulded Adam and Eve upon his Image without the approval of the Greatness.

9 They copied it only in seeming, but did not copy it in the truth

Evening Reading: Teaching of Mir Izgadda 11

Blame

1 Blaming others for your shortfalls is the path of the immature.

2 You shall not be blamed for eternity if you are in a situation where you must take the life of another in self defence to protect your family or yourself. If you do this, you must repent through the giving of Alms and seek forgiveness of the sin you have committed.

3 If you do not seek forgiveness the blame will remain upon you as the blood that stains your hands will not be removed.

4 You shall seek to perfect yourself and the soul by practising the Virtues, and you shall seek forgiveness and always be at peace with your brothers and sisters and never blame them for your shortcomings.

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Friday, July 15th, 2016

Light of Karuzuta

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 23

1 His Brother too, who is near him, is Shabala, the fifth Son of Light, is the stout-hearted Hero, that leading one who stands on the lowest earth and keeps the earths in order.

2 Patience, the Messenger of the Light who is in embryo of the earth, the Supporter, the great Burden-bearer who treads upon the depth with the soles of his feet, holding up the earths with his hands, lifting up the load of the creations.

3 The Supporter has authority over this great earth on which he stands and over the four Supports that are at his feet, together with his three glorious Columns, his five holy Vaults, his celestial being and his Angels that are spread over the earth.

4 In the watch of the Supporter, again, the lower columns were exposed and revolted against their chains; a great earthquake happened in that place.

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

Holy Book Readings for Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Alms & Tithes

Prayer Before Opening the Holy Book of Light

Father of Greatness, Il’Ya, Most Holy God of Light,

May Your Great Name be praised and honoured in all the earth.

God of Light, Il’Ya, O Great Father outside time and creation,

I give You thanks for this time and opportunity to learn the Way of Light.

Lord of Heaven, make my heart open to receive these holy teachings.

Lord of Heaven, make my mind clear to discern these sacred words.

Lord of Heaven, make my hands clean to touch these beautiful gems.

Lord of Heaven, make my breath clean to speak these sacred truths.

Amin

Daily Reading: Gospel of Mar Mani 22

1 Malka Rabba d’Ikara, the fourth Son of Light, who is the King of Glory, is the Holy Counsel, who turns in the Abyss the Three Wheels – those of the Wind, the Water and the living Fire – the armour of our Father the First Man, that Wind-raising Being, Wisdom, the Messenger of the Light who awakes the Splendour, who subdues the stomach and rules the fire in it;

2 For it is the King of Glory who controls the Three Wheels, and his authority is imposed on the three earths that are over the head of the Supporter.

3 Again, then, in the watch of the Great King of Glory who is the great Perception, a movement came into these three earths.

4 When the Envoy showed his Image, because of the earthquake the way for the passage and ascent of the Three Wheels was blocked and the fountains of the Wind, and the Fire were held back.

5 Yisho descended, he put on Eve, and straightened the paths of the Wind, the Water and the Fire; he opened the springs for them and arranged for them the way of their ascent.

Prayer After Reading and Studying the Holy Book

Holy God, Father of Greatness, Supreme Lord of Heaven, please grant me the strength so the knowledge I receive through the Holy Book may be spread to all peoples throughout all the earth, on every island, within every nation and upon every mountain. May Your Name be praised and honoured by all tongues in all nations. Amin

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