Glikhuta Meditation for Sunday, 1 May 2016

“Every true gift that is found in your hands is there because of the Father of Light who always gives good gifts.” — Teaching of Mir Izgadda 4:3 Reflection Do we recognize a gift when we see it? Do we realize that each day that we awaken, it is a gift? Do we truly give … [Read more…]

A Meditation on the Glikhuta Text for Sunday, 13 March 2016

“You have given Your heart, Maran [Our Lord], to Your believers. Never will You be idle, nor will You be without fruits; for one hour of Your faith is more excellent than all days and years.” — Odes of Solomon 3:4,5 Reflection Do I express gratitude for the blessings that the Father of Greatness bestows … [Read more…]

The Singing of Psalms

“He who recites a psalm is like those who weave a beautiful garland, while those who answer after him are like those who put roses in his hands.” — Gospel of Mar Mani 58:3 The Holy Book encourages us to use psalms in our prayers. Psalm 76:7, a quote of Mar Mani, says: “He that … [Read more…]

Let Us Strengthen Ourselves

“There is nothing at all that is free from suffering which will rest at its end; even the very seed that is sown finds no way to live unless it dies, but through its death it lives and gives life as well.” — Gospel of Mar Mani 55:7 Everything that exists, everything that is living, … [Read more…]

They May Answer Any Call

“The Celestial Beings are spread over the whole land so that they may answer any call – for all those who call in sincerity and in truth shall be heard.” — Gospel of Mar Mani 50:3 The Messenger of Light is referred to not only as the Physician but also as the Awakener because he … [Read more…]

Four Saints Added to Universal Manichaean Calendar

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On Friday morning, the Mother Church in Iran announced that four additional saints had been added to the official Manichaean calendar for universal observance. Spokesman Brother Michael stated, “These four saints have been commemorated by the brethren here in the Middle East, but Mar Mani Khaila has requested that they should be observed universally — … [Read more…]

Love for All Souls

“The beginning of the Righteousness is Love of the Assembly bodily and spiritually; in the body – here in the Assembly; but in the spirit – in the Height which is above.” — Gospel of Mar Mani 39:6 Manichaeans have intense love for their brothers, sisters, friends and for all souls. Our love and kindness … [Read more…]