Blessed + be Sophia, the God of Israel; *
She has come to her people and set them free.
She has raised up for us a mighty savior, *
born of the house of Her servant David.
Through Her holy prophets she promised of old,
that She would save us from our enemies, *
from the hands of all who hate us.
She promised to show mercy to our forebears *
and to remember Her holy covenant.
This was the oath She swore to Sarah and Abraham, *
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
Free to worship Her without fear, *
holy and righteous in Her sight
all the days of our life.
You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, *
for you will go before Sophia to prepare the way,
To give Her people knowledge of salvation *
by the forgiveness of their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God *
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the
shadow of death, *
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Glory to the Mother, and to the Christ, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
Sophia's Book of Hours
Rev. Dr. Laura Grimes