The LLC – About
Welcome to deamatronablog, the weblog of The Lady of Light Chantry (The LLC), A Deanic Matronite Harmonium.
We are a Feminine Religious Order (Society), i.e. a Ladies Sacred Circle (League) associated with the *Lucienne Deanic Tradition, a contemporary Deanic Faith Community dedicated to Dea Matrona.
The first part of our organizational name, The Lady of Light, is a symbolic reference to Our Lady Dea, whose name is the feminine form of the Sanskrit root word deiwos which means “Shining”, “Light”, “Daylight” or “Sky”, and from which is derive the word “Divine“, meaning “God”. 1) Dea’s Presence is like the (Self-generated) Sunlight (and Rainbows) which shine up in the Morning Sky and the (reflected) Moonlight (and Auroras), as well as, the Starlights (other suns) and Planetary lights (other reflected-lights) which shine up in the Evening Sky. 2) Dea’s Presence is like firelight, from all sources (including candles, torches, oil, wood, gas, electricity, magma, as well as fireflies, fairy lights, etc) which shine. Finally, Dea’s Pesence is like the (Self-generated) Sunlight/Starlight (Inner-Light) which shines within each person’s heart/spirit (inner sky)
The last part of our organizational name, Chantry, English chanterie, via Old French chanter, from Latin cantare “to sing”), is a symbolic reference to the belief that Dea Matrona Sang (Chanted, Enchanted) the Cosmos into being. This is reflected in the Scottish Gaelic phrase **Oran (“Song”) Mor (“Great”), translated into English as “Great Song”. The Oran Mor is an eternal song, without beginning or end, which continues in every expression of musical harmony today.
We also describe ourselves as a Harmonium (From Old French harmonie, armonie, from Latin harmonia, from Ancient Greek ἁρμονία (harmonía, “joint, union, agreement, concord of sounds”) because we believe that Dea Matrona is the Origin of Musical (as well as all other forms of) Harmony. We endeavour to reflect our relationship with Dea Matrona by being in Harmony with Her and with each other.
The Lady of Light Chantry is still in the early stages of formation. Eventually, it will be made up of Five Mother Houses, Representing the Four Estates (& the 5th/No Estate) of the Motherland (See The LLC Document: Element, Card-Suite, Estate, Direction). The LLC Clergy (Feminine Priesthood-Motherhood) will be members of the 1st Estate, Rosenhearth Bonnie-Fire, Mother House. [Note: the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Estate, Mother Houses are yet to be founded.]
I am ArchMatrona Ghrian Rosenhearth Bonnie-Fire (aka Serene Mother Ghrian), hostess of the WordPress weblog, deamatronablog, and founder of The Lady of Light Chantry [The LLC]
Serene Mother Ghrian
*Lucienne = French: Feminine “light”
[Note: The Lucienne Deanic Tradition is open to all people of any gender, gender orientation, or gender identity and their families.]
**Old Irish (Gaelic) Amran, Irish (Gaelic) Amhran, Manx: Arrane, Scottish Gaelic: Oran “Song” + Mor, Scottish Gaelic “Big”, “Large”, “Ample’, “Grand”, “Great”, “Major”, “Substantial”, “Tall”, “High”