The Chaplet of Light
A Gift from Our Lord
Mshikhanim praying the Chaplet of Light in Indonesia
We are incredibly blessed to recently have the presence of Mar Melchizedek instruct us in a new, and wonderful gift, known as the “Chaplet of Light.” On 20 October 2015, Mar Melchizedek made his presence known, along with numerous celestial beings, to a small community of believers to give instructions in how to make and pray this chaplet or prayer rope.
He said, in part, “Anyone who prays this chaplet diligently and with perfect faith and knowledge, with a clean heart and with clean hands, may walk with me in the Light. I will stand beside the man, woman or child who prays this under these guidelines.”
The Chaplet of Light
In this blessed event, one of the celestial beings instructed believers to pray this special chaplet at least on Sundays and Wednesdays while giving praise to the Father, Mother and Son, along with Yeshua Mshikha, Mar Melchizedek and Mar Chayim bar Ya’aqub ha’Tzaddik, meditating on the Five Perfections, the Twelve Virtues, and the Ten Commandments of the Religion of Light, with further contemplation on verses from the Scriptures.
The clergy and the laity have been instructed to pray the chaplet at least on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. One of the celestial beings added that, “There is a special blessing for those who pray this chaplet each day.”
Mshikhanim making chaplets
The Mshikhanim always strive to recite the chaplet daily, but where this is not possible, it is permissible to recite this on the prescribed days.
Total of 40 beads or knots (not counting separators or special embellishments)
- 3 beads – for the Father, Mother, Son
- 3 beads – for Yeshua Messiah, Melchizedek, Mar Chayim bar Ya’aqub ha’Tzaddik
- 5 beads – for Five Perfections
- 12 beads – for Twelve Virtues
- 10 beads – for Ten Commandments
- 1 beads – for the Scriptures Verse (or selection of verses)
- 3 beads – for Father, Mother, Son
- 3 beads – for Father, Mother, Son
How to Pray with the Chaplet of Light
Before beginning our prayers, we meditate on the following passage from the Scriptures:
“Through the Crucifixion, humanity is able to return to the Father in a clean state, through the giving of Alms, through obedience to the Commandments, through faithfulness in worshiping the Supreme One, and through the practice of the Twelve Virtues and the Five Perfections.” (Sefer Tzaddik)
On the first bead, recite: “In the name of Yahweh.”
On the second bead, recite: “In the name of the Divine Mother.”
On the third bead, recite: “In the name of the Word from Heaven.”
On the fourth bead, recite: “For the honor of Yeshua Messiah.”
On the fifth bead, recite: “For the honour of Mar Melchizedek.”
On the sixth bead, recite: “For the honour of Mar Chayim bar Ya’aqub ha’Tzaddik.”
On each of the next five beads, recite one of the Five Perfections. Before beginning, say
“There are Five Perfections – that is,”
1) Perfect Reason,
2) Perfect Mind,
3) Perfect Intelligence,
4) Perfect Thought and
5) Perfect Understanding.
Then say, “These are taught to us by the Sons of the Word from heaven.”
On the next twelve beads, we recite the Twelve Virtues (one Virtue per bead).
11) Justice, and
Before beginning the next 10 beads, we say, “Everyone who hears and believes these words and keeps them in his mind and serves through pious deeds shall find salvation from this cycle of rebirths, and shall be saved from the sins which he has committed and eventually, his soul shall be liberated from matter.”
Then recite one of the 10 Commandments of the Religion of Light for each of the following 10 beads:
*(The Ten Commandments listed here are different than listed in the Torah. They are given by the Word from heaven for the Children of Light for all communities of the Religion of Light, but they do not replace the Torah’s Ten Commandments.)
1) I shall worship the One Yahweh and not commit myself to the worship of idols; I will not bow down to physical objects or ideals in order to worship them.
2) I shall not be dishonest in my ways.
3) I shall not be greedy.
4) I shall not murder a man, a woman or a child, neither shall I abort an infant; and I shall not commit to unnecessary killing of any life including animals and plants.
5) I shall not be unfaithful to a spouse, or commit any form of sexual misconduct.
6) I shall not commit theft.
7) I shall not deceive someone in order to mislead them.
8) I shall not practice magic.
9) I shall not commit hypocrisy in my ways.
10) I shall seek peace and be fair to all regardless of a person’s ethnicity, color, nationality, religious beliefs, gender or sexuality.
On the next single bead or knot, read selection of verses from the Scriptures and meditate upon it for at least two or three minutes.
On the next three beads, recite, as you did on the first three, for the Father, Mother and Son.
On the last three beads, we repeat the above.
Take a few minutes to contemplate these prayers. Repeat if you wish.
The example in this photo shows white beads which serve to separate the others. For the pious, they may wish to use the separator beads for additional prayers (for example, reciting the Seven Petitions/Calls).
No instructions were provided concerning particular colors or size of beads; however, you might wish to use a unique color for the first bead to easily know where to begin the prayers. The black bead only serves to separate the beginning and end of the chain. You can use an emblem for the Seal of Mar Ya’aqub, the Thomasine Cross, or a related pendent instead of this bead. The chaplet shown here was made quickly in order to serve as an example.
Please report any special favors received or experiences with the Chaplet of Light.