Readings for Gatherings

On the seventh day of the week (Saturday), you should come together to read portions of Torah1. On Sundays, you should read the words of the Didache2. On Mondays, you should read from the Gospel of Holy Prophet Mani3. On Wednesdays, you should read from the appointed words of the Oahspe4 [only specific books of the Oahspe].

In addition to these books, you should continue reading the sacred texts that are traditional to your community, for example, the Psalms of Israel, Proverbs of Solomon, New Testament, Gospels of Matthew and Thomas, Epistle of James, and others. But every day, you should read from the words of the Giliana Kudsha5.

If you are not able to meet together as a congregation, you should read and meditate on these Scriptures privately. In doing so, always pray for wisdom and guidance. Pray before and after reading the Scriptures.


Editor’s notes

1 The traditional Sabbath texts read from the first 5 books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. Mir Izgadda does not mention the Haftarah reading.

2 The Didache, also known as the Teachings of Jesus Christ through the Apostles. This is a sacred text composed around 50 A.D.

3 A compilation of translated texts from various Manichaean sources.

4 Books to be read from the Oahspe Bible: Oahspe, Voice of Man, Book of Jehovih (Chapters I-VIII), Book of Judgement (Chapters I-XXXVIII), Book of Inspiration (Chapters I-XVII), Book of Jehovih’s Kingdom on Earth (Chapters I-XXVI), and Book of Discipline (Chapters I-XIV)

5 See the following for more information: Your Holy Book, and Feeding on the Sacred Words.