The LLC – About
Welcome to 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”. 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, fair 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 Our Divine Mother Sang (Chanted, Enchanted) the Cosmos into being. This is reflected in the Gaelic word Oran Mor (“Song Great”, “Melody Mighty”, “Music Powerful”, “Harmonia of the Cosmos”. 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 Our Divine Mother is the Origin of Musical (as well as all other forms of) Harmony. We endeavour to reflect our relationship with Our Divine Mother by being in Harmony with Her and with each other.
The Lady of Light Chantry is 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) are members of the Rosenhearth Bonnie-Fire Mother House. [Note: the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th 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].
*Lucienne = French: Feminine “light”
The Lucienne Deanic Tradition is open to all people of any gender, gender orientation, or gender identity and their families.
Serene Mother Ghrian