Show us Thy face, O holy undefiled radiance, our true gracious physician, Thou healer
of our souls! Come to us, for we are Thy sheep, and Thou art our good shepherd! O Light of
our soul, the sun of our heart who givest our being the things of the Light, Thou art our
witness that we have no comfort save in Thee. We have heard every voice but no other voice
save Thine can please us; for it is Thou alone whom we have loved from the beginning to
the end. Come to us, and abide with us, O redeeming Light, Thou who art the cross of light
that gives life to the universe.
The lesson is taken from the writings of the Gnostic Fathers:
Cease to seek God in created things on the outside, but seek Him within thyself; and thus
learn who it is that takes possession of thee and says: My God, my consciousness, my
understanding, my soul, my body. Then learn whence is sorrow, and rejoicing, and
love, and hate, and being awake, and being asleep, and getting angry against ones
will. Now if thou inquire into these things thou shalt find Him in thyself, one and many,
like the atom, and thus thou shalt find the way out from thy lesser self.
The gospel is taken from the Gospel according to St. Philip:
Those who sow in the winter reap in summer. The winter is the world, the summer the other
aeon. What comes out of the winter is the summer. Let us sow in the world that we may reap
in summer. But if any man reap in winter, he will not reap but pluck out.