From here on out, I think it would be good to include the Collect, Lesson, and Gospel from the lectionary of the Ecclesia Gnostica. In the future, the Aquarian Catholic Spiritual Community will also have our lectionary to use; in the meantime, this will perhaps help us to have reflections and keep us pursing Christ.
THE COLLECTO loving God,
look upon Thy children who have answered Thy call!
Come to us with Thy mighty aid in our time of need.
Cleanse us of all darkness and ignorance,
let our tears be turned to jubilation,
let Thy most glorious power watch over us until we enter Thy light.
Let Thy great brightness come and cause the path to be lit before us,
let Thy angels bring to us Thy garments,
Thy crowns and Thy garlands;
let our way be restful,
let the door open before us into the column of glory,
let us cross over in the ships of Light and rest for evermore.
THE LESSONThe lesson is taken from the words of the Holy Prophet Mani:
The man whose mind is full of light is the one to whom belongs wisdom;
as soon as he hears truth he welcomes it to himself;
but he whose mind is without light,
who is alien to it, does not take it to himself,
nor does he listen to it.
And every weak soul which has not learned the truth belonging to her is doomed to remain without any rest or happiness.
God’s enlightening word is sweet when it finds ears to hear it;
it does not lodge in a closed mind,
makes not its way into a polluted shrine.
Let us therefore examine our shrines,
so that in cleanliness they may receive the Light.