The Gnostic Church of L.V.X.

Rosicrucian Mass

Greek Translation


The Mass includes an Acolyte and a Deacon from the Laity to lead the
Congregation in reading of the Articles of Virtue. The Deacon will usher in
and seat the arriving Congregation. He or she will then take his seat beside
the Altar and wait for the Acolyte.

The Acolyte enters from the side door and stands before the Altar at a
Podium on floor level.

Acolyte: Greetings of Earth & Heaven on this day, Sol in ______, [Station of
the Moon] Luna [waxing/waning] in ______.

The Acolyte will recite an opening Adoration of the Biune God and bless the

Adoration of the Biune God

Let us adore together the Biune Deity, the Father-Mother God who in unity
formulates the Golden and Magickal Childe, the eld, archetype and hologram
of the human race. Nature is a system of nuptials and gives us the language
of spirit, by the love of the Goddess leading us on to the Divine Life.

The crown of immortality for us is the power of Godhood in a Kingdom of Love
wherein the Heart dwells. And here, do we adore the Biune God in its unity
and in Love. Love is our essence and our nature; it tinctures the pure
expression of the Will.

In honor of this nameless God, with the love of the Goddess and by the zeal
of our spiritual Aspiration are we able to see the soul unveiled; that we
might know each other in the Light (L.V.X.). In Beauty, Truth and Love, and
by way of the essence that is the Pure Will in each of us, do we in peace
and harmony also adore this Golden and Magickal Childe of the Biune God.

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The Deacon will then take to the Podium as the Acolyte assumes his seat beside the Altar…the Deacon then leads the Congretation in the Articles of Virtue:

The Articles of Virtue

The Deacon will then take to the Podium as the Acolyte assumes his seat
beside the Altar.the Deacon then leads the Congregation in the Articles of
The Articles of Virtue
DEACON: Oh thou who aspirest to Knowledge of the Heart, know that
equilibrium is the basis of the work.
CONGREGATION: We must always endeavor to seek Light through the strife of
contending forces.
DEACON: Rejoice therefore that through thy trials though shalt triumph.
CONGREGATION: The Master has said: "Blessed Art Thou!"
DEACON: Yet oh Aspirants, let thy victories bring thee not to vanity.
CONGREGATION: With the increase of Gnosis should come the increase of
DEACON: Be sure that thy Soul is steadfast.
CONGREGATION: Fear is failure and the forerunner of failure: and courage is
the beginning of virtue.
DEACON: Therefore, fear not the Spirits, but be firm and courteous with
CONGREGATION: We are what we make of ourselves; our actions affecting each,
ourselves and also the entire Universe.
DEACON: Worship and neglect not, the physical body which is thy temporary
connection the outer and material world.
CONGREGATION: Knowledge of the Heart starts by strengthening and controlling
the animal passions and by disciplining both the emotions and the reason.
DEACON: Strive ever to nourish the Higher Aspirations.
CONGREGATION: Verily in Heart do we do good unto others for its own sake and
not for any gratuity.
DEACON: Remember that unbalanced force is evil.
CONGREGATION: We must ever act passionately, think rationally and each must
be thyself.
DEACON: Truly also, have the greatest self-respect and accumulate virtue in
all that you do. Virtue is the prelude to holiness.
CONGREGATION: The Material act is but the outward expression of our
thoughts, we must strive ever to the control of thought and the fixity of
our intent.
DECON: Establish thyself firmly in the equilibrium of forces, in the center
of the Cross of the Elements, that Rosy Cross from whose center the Creative
Word issued in the birth of the dawning Universe.
CONGREGATION: Therefore must we be prompt and active as the Slyphs, avoiding
frivolity and caprice; we must be energetic and strong like the Salamanders,
avoiding irritability and ferocity; also, we must be flexible and attentive
to images like the Undines, avoiding idleness and changeability; and
finally, we should be laborious and patient like the Gnomes, avoiding
grossness and avarice.
DEACON: In true religion there is no sect, therefore take heed that thou
blaspheme not the name by which another knoweth his God; for if thou do this
thing in Jupiter thou wilt blaspheme Jehovah, and in Osiris, Yeheshua. Ask
and ye shall have! Seek, and ye shall find! Knock and it shall be opened
unto you!

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The Acolyte then takes to the Podium and reads a chosen passage from a
chosen sacred text, and gives commentary on the text to serve as a sermon.
The Deacon then takes a collection for donations; sacrifices to be placed on
the altar in reverence for the space. Wine is prepared by the Acolyte and
the Cakes of Light are set out on the Altar along with the lighting of a
candle and incense. The Deacon brings the collection to the Altar and
places it in a convenient place or hands it to the Acolyte and returns to
his seat.

The Acolyte then performs the Eucharist of the 5 Elements facing the Altar.
Of course, he consumes the wine and eats a cake along with the smelling of
the incense and the waving of his hand over the flame, the sounding of a
bell (for Spirit) concludes the rite.
Eucharist of the 5 Elements
On the Altar:
East: A Rose
West: Cup of Wine
North: Cakes of Light
South: Incense
Center: Bells
Acolyte: Stands with arms outward, palms upwards giving the sign of
Benediction. The Deacon holds the missal for the Acolyte to read as he
For Osiris On-Nophris, who is found perfect before the Gods, hath said:
These are the elements of my Body;
Perfected through Suffering, Glorified through trial.
For the scent of the dying Rose is as the repressed Sigh of my suffering;
And the flame-red Fire as the Energy of mine undaunted Will;
And the Cup of Wine is the pouring out of the Blood of my Heart;
Sacrificed unto Regeneration, unto the Newer Life;
The Bread is the foundation of my Body, which I transform readily that it
may be renewed.
For I am Osiris Triumphant, even Osiris On-Nophris, the Justified.
I am He who is clothed with the Body of Flesh, yet in whom is the spirit of
the Great Gods.
I am the Lord of Life, triumphant over death.
He who partaketh with me shall arise with me.

I am the manifestor in matter of those whose abode is in the invisible.
I am purified;
I stand upon the Universe.
I am its Reconciler with the Eternal Gods;
I am the perfector of Matter;
And without me the Universe is Not.
I am come in the Power of the Light.
I am come in the Mercy of the Light
I am come in the Light of Wisdom.
The Light hath healing in its Wings.
Blessed be Thou, Lord of the universe, for Thy Glory flows out to the ends
of the Universe, rejoicing.
Through 30 Aethyrs, I summon the forces of the Universe in myself.
I inhale the perfume of the Rose for the air is the sweetness of Life.
I feel the warmth of this sacred lamp, the fire of my very own Spirit.
I taste this Cake of Light, to nourish the foundation of my renewed Body.
I drink this wine that the body become infused with Spirit.
Finally, the ringing of the Bell enchants my soul unto to the City of the

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At the conclusion of this, every member of the congregation is invited to
approach the altar and do the same in turn.  Wine is put in the Chalice with
the Chalice wiped between each sip with a Sacred Altar Cloth.and a Cake of
Light is distributed to each Congregant.

The Acolyte returns to the Podium to conclude the mass by blessing the
crowd; first by giving the Doctrine of the 4 Yods:
Doctrine of the 4 Yods
Behold the Doctrine of the 4 Yods:

The integral man and woman seeks always to do that which is benevolent,
yearning to do that which is right. Without prospect of profit, he or she
dedicates him or herself to what is good, and without pressure from others;
he or she redresses his or her errors. Good deeds are accumulated, as it is
known that they will be sufficient to create character in us; if bad deeds
are not accumulated, they will not be sufficient to disrupt our lives. The
petty man or woman thinks that small good deeds are unimportant and does not
do them; he or she thinks that small bad deeds are unimportant and does not
abstain from them. Thus his or her evil accumulates until it can no longer
be disguised, and his or her unconscious guilt grows until it can no longer
be suppressed.  The noble man or woman strives to harvest virtue in all its

Intent is not a thought, or an object, or a wish. Intent is what can make a
man or woman succeed when his or her thoughts say that he or she is
defeated. It operates in spite of the one's self indulgence and generates
invulnerability and impeccability. He or she then walks the path with
heart, and waits for an opening to freedom. Sufficient personal power leads
to the mastery of intent. Our reality is completely and entirely based upon
our intent. It is a sign of considerable advance when a man begins to be
moved by the will, by his own energy self-determined, instead of being moved
by desire, i.e. by a response to an external attraction or repulsion.
Intent creates your reality-what are you intending for yourself? You can
recognize it by listening to your real wishes; the ones with emotional
buttons on them. The wishes that make you cry or scare you enough to make
you cringe, or bring a huge smile across your face just thinking about them.
They are buried deep inside and they are the force that moves you in this

All matter is alive and in its own way is intelligent. Matter is made
manifest by its rate of vibration. The frequency of vibration in matter and
its density provide for us a key to the level of consciousness indwelling
any being or object. Its rate of vibration shows us the degree of its
intelligence. Nothing is dead or inanimate in nature; everything exists in
some degree of animation. Everything is alive and in its own way is an
expression of Universal Mind. Only this all-pervading consciousness and
intelligence is expressed in a different way in all the diverse beings made
manifest. The degree of consciousness in any one thing corresponds to the
degree of its density or the speed of its vibrations. The more dense the
matter the less conscious it is and the less intelligent. In our bodies we
must strive to raise the rate of vibration of our flesh, as we know that
flesh contributes to the quality of thought in our brain. Also, the greater
the rate vibration of any particular being, the more conscious and the more
intelligent the matter. Hence, intelligence is related to adaptation. The
more intelligent an individual, the better able he or she is able to adapt
to the circumstances of life. He or she then learns to accept the world as
it is and is not confounded by finding it not to be what he or she might
want it to be.

Everyone of us possesses the faculty, the interior sense that is known by
the name of intuition, but how rare are those who know how to develop it! It
is, however, only by the aid of this faculty that men can ever see things in
their true colors. It is an instinct of the soul, which grows in us in
proportion to the employment we give it, and which helps us to perceive and
understand the realities of things with far more certainty than can the
simple use of our senses and the exercise of our reason. What are called
good sense and logic enable us to see only the appearance of things, that
which is evident to everyone. The instinct spoken here, being a projection
of our perceptive consciousness, a projection which acts from the subjective
to the objective, and not vice versa, awakens in us spiritual senses and
power to act; these senses assimilate to themselves the essence of the
object or of the action under examination, and represent it to us as it
really is, not as it appears to our physical senses and to our cold reason.
"We begin with instinct, we end with omniscience." - the words of Madame
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
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Blessing of the Congregation
And then by extending the right hand, the Acolyte makes three crosses over
the Congregation and saying:
+ The Lord Bless You
+ The Lord enlighten your minds and comfort your heats and sustain your
+ The Lord bring you to the accomplishment of Pure Will, the Great Work, the
Summum Bonum, True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness.
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The Acolyte then leaves the altar and makes his or her way to the front door
to greet the Congregation as it leaves (a luncheon to be held after the