Holy Father of the Light, who dost ever show Thyself to the wise men in every age, we ask
for such zeal in the pursuit of Gnosis as may help us to lead all longing souls to Thy Light; O
Thou ever shining and guiding star of wisdom and holiness, to Whom we present our gifts of devotion
and adoration now and forevermore.
The lesson is taken from the writings of the Gnostic Fathers:
When the Christ appeared among the Aeons of Light, and the chaos was dispersed and perfectly
pacified, all the sons and daughters of wisdom sang hymns with great joy to the Father, sharing
much delight. With one will and purpose the entire Fullness of the Aeons Christ and the Spirit
were well pleased and the Father imposed His seal upon all. And this is the most perfect beauty
and Star of the Pleroma, a perfect fruit, Jesus who was also named Savior and Christ and Word and
All, because he is from all.
The gospel is taken from the Gospel of Truth:
Therefore he who is Gnostic is truly a being from above. When he is called he hears; he
answers; he directs himself to Him who calls him and returns to Him; he apprehends how he is called.
By possessing Gnosis, he carries out the will of Him who called him and seeks to do what pleases
Him. He receives the repose. He who thus possesses knowledge knows whence he comes and whither he
goes. He understands as someone who makes himself free and awakens from the drunkenness wherein he
lived and returns to himself.