Invocation to the Holy Shekinah ( Sekina ).
By : Dr. Rev. Mark Raines.
Kodesh Imma, Kodesh Kallah
Holy Mother, Holy Bride,
We invite you, we welcome you
Please enter !
Ruah Ha-Elijah (Spirit of Eliya )
Ruah Ha-Enoch (Spirit of Elyas )
Ruah Ha-Messiah ( Spirit of the Anointed )
Ruah Ha-Kodesh ( Holy Spirit )
O’ Queen of Heaven and Earth.
Holy Shekinah ( Holy Sakina ):
We open our minds and hearts and lives to you,
And pray you enter and indwell; Uplift us now into the Bridal Chamber, Bring us into the embrace of the Beloved, so that we might put on our Supernal Image,
To shine with Light above and below;
Be the Divine Spirit, inwardly illuminating us with the Living Word and Wisdom. And in this way lead us in the path of righteousness ( Sadiqeen ). So that we might be a sign of hope to the people, In good times and bad;O’ Queen of Heaven and Earth
Holy Shekinah ( Holy Sakina ): We pray for the liberation of the people and the land from all darkness;
We pray for the healing of all illness and disease;
We pray for the Divine Illumination of all living spirits and souls! May all holy sparks be gathered in;
May the Divine Light shine forth!
We pray for the resurrection and ascension of this Good Earth; Amen and amen. Shekinah: The Presence of Divinity. O’ Queen of Heaven and Earth,
Who is the real Holy Sakina ?
Sekina, also spelled Shekhina, Shekhinah, Shekina, and Shechina – is known in the Qabalah, an ancient form of Jewish mysticism, and same called Sekina in Arabic as well. But given accent as Sekina to Shekina it is according to the Jewish way of calling the alphabet Sein as Shein and Sehin as Sein. Sekina is the one of the emanations of God and the actual Presence of God according to Judaism.
The belief was that one could not see God in It’s fullness, but could see the emanation of God, Sekina. When Moses asked to see God, it was Sekina that he saw as they said. Sekina is also the consort, or Bride, of God. As such, she is Mother to us all, just as God is our Father according to the Jewish thought.
The Jews said that In earlier times, God was seen as either dwelling in the clouds or in high places like mountains or very high hills. With the construction of the Ark of the Covenant, and then the construction of the Temple, a part of the Godhead came to dwell in the Ark and then in the Temple. This could not be the male God, the God of the Sky and of High Places. So Sekina, formerly known as Asherah ( Ashra ), a Goddess of Earth and Sea, came to dwell in the Ark of the Covenant and then in the Temple.
Then the Jews said that originally it was Asherah ( Ashrah ) who dwelled in the Temple as the Bride of God, His representative there. But after the “reforms” of King Josiah, Asherah worship was forbidden in the Temple. Still, the Jews knew that their Lady was still living there as their Queen and the representative of El, their God. So Asherah evolved. She began to be seen as the presence of God, and less as a separate entity.
She became Shekinah, which means something like She who dwells (from the Hebrew word shakhan / Sakun, which means the act of dwelling). However, Asherah did not really change. She was always the representative of Her Husband, just as He was always HER representative. She, an Earth Goddess, was also Queen of Heaven. He, as Sky God, was also Ruler of Earth. This occurred only through Their marriage, said the Jews. So, it was not really that Asherah worship ever changed much within Judaism, or that Asherah Herself changed; only, it was made to look like it had changed to fool the patriarchal priests. ( Recorded by Judaism)
She is known as the Queen of Heaven, but she is the representative of God to us and delivers our prayers to Him. It seems that She is truly His representative to us, because (as we know) She is His Bride. The union of Sekina and El was never more evident than in the Sabbath. She is known as the Sabbath Bride, or the Sabbath Queen. Each week on the Sabbath, God and Goddess, El and Sekina, act out the Song of Songs. One rabbi called that holy book the “Holy of Holies” of the Bible! Now take a look at this passage from the Zohar (the holy book of the Qabalah), called the Secret of the Sabbath, which tells us all about the Sabbath Queen:
The Sabbath Queen:
THE SECRET OF SABBATH.
The Secret of Sabbath:
She is Sabbath!
United in the secret of One
to draw down upon Her the secret of One.
The prayer for the entrance of Sabbath: The holy Throne of Glory is united in the secret of One,
prepared for the High Holy King to rest upon Her.
When Sabbath enters She is alone,
separated from the Other Side,
all judgments removed from Her.
Basking in the oneness of holy light,
She is crowned over and over to face the Holy King.
All powers of wrath and masters of judgment flee from Her. Her face shines with a light from beyond;
She is crowned below by the holy people,
and all of them are crowned with new souls.
Then the beginning of prayer to bless Her with joy and beaming faces:
Barekbu ET YHVH -ha – Mevorakh,
“Bless ET YHVH, the-Blessed One,”
ET YHVH, blessing Her first.
Note: (*ET-YHVH ] is another name for ‘Sekina’ (the feminine Divine Presence). In the Kabbalah, ET stands for Aleph to Tav, ( 1to 22 / 1 to 400 ) like our Alpha to Omega, or A to Z. Here ET refers to the song itself as the ultimate speech, hymn or prayer. According to the notes of Daniel Chanan Matt’s translation, this passage from the ZOHAR is recited in the Sephardic liturgy on Sabbath Eve.)
Conclusion of the names:
Sakina, ET- Y’Hvh, Ashrah and Emma :
Sakina means who dwells, ET – Y’Hvh means O’ that’s one. Asherah /Ashrah means ( Ten /10 i.e. 19) and Emma means Mother.
Therefore, above names given to the Queen of Heaven have disclosed that these were not the real names of the said holy Queen of Heaven, but only for the reason of some resemblances or on the basis of her dwelling “Sakun” in the Ark of the Lord. Therefore, Holy Qur’an display it as under:
Qur’an 2 : 248.
” And their Prophet said to them, Lo ! the sign of his Kingdom is that the ark shall come to you, wherein there shall be “SEKINA” ( Shekinah of hebrew) from your Lords and the relics of what the family of Musa and Haroun (as) left behind. The angels will bear it (on their heads) Lo ! therein shall be a sign for you if you are believers.”
We disclosed her as holy and divine “E L: Fatima as SEKINA of Islam and she is the real Queen of Heaven, published on this website separately. Holy Queen of Garden of Heaven side by side with Lord being her Royal Bride clearly mentioned in holy Zabur at Psalm 45 : 9 -16 and from a revealed true words of Essa (as) /Jesus in relation to Resurrection at Revelation 12 : 1 read with holy Qur’an at Chapter Resurrection /al – Qi’yamah at 75 : 8 – 9.