Pistis Sophia (Faith Wisdom) Study Group
Begins Sun Nov 10th 3:00pm - 5:00pm
With Rev. Annie Eng
Begins Nov 10th
Pistis Sophia should be considered the most important work of Christian wisdom ever written. These are the secret teachings of the risen Jesus as recorded by his disciples. Pistis Sophia is Coptic Christian documents found in Egypt, like the Dead Sea Scrolls, are important in reconstructing the lost years of Jesus and give us in-depth insights into his higher esoteric teachings, deciphering of the mysteries of the universe.
Pistis Sophia is a sophisticated and deeply mystical teaching given by Jesus about the suffering of Sophia as she attempts to ascend to the highest spiritual truth. Pistis is the Greek word for ‘faith’. Not blind faith, but faith arising from total conviction of inner knowledge. This faith gave her strength to keep on fighting the powers that tried to take away her light. Sophia is Greek for ‘wisdom’. Thus, her compound name indicates the fundamental principle (faith in the Light - an aspect of God) that enables her to undertake her mission, namely, the development of wisdom in both worlds (material and spiritual).
This scripture is remarkable for its profound mysticism, its clear rebuke of unethical behavior, and its perspective on the spiritual role of women. Who is Mary Magdalene? Did Jesus have female disciples? The book of Pistis Sophia reveals in its dialogue the true relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene. It portrays a deep spiritual relationship between the two. Pistis Sophia was used as a sacred text by the early Coptic Church community of Egypt in the 2nd century AD. Sophia (Wisdom) itself was regarded by the early Coptics as a female presence who undergoes the experience of transgression and redemption in her path to full participation in the many universes, in conjunction with the Christ.
Join us every second Sunday of the month starting November 10th from 3-5pm in the Pistis Sophia study group as we take the role of Sophia and say the ‘metanoias’ (repentances) of Pistis Sophia as our own inner transformation for our own salvation and redemption. As we sings the eleven songs of praise to the light to reiterates our faith in the Light and our longing to be free from the afflictions of chaos, we will be eventually released from this matrix and reunited with our own higher self/Christos.
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