Out of the recent recordings I did, I thought I’d edit three segments together. The first segment is an excerpt from the Gospel of Thomas, the second segment is the oldest known prayer to the Theotokos and the third segment is an excerpt from the First Apocalypse of James.
First segment, Gospel of Thomas saying 50:
Jesus said, 'If they say to you, "Where did you come from?", say to them, "We come from the light, the place where the light came into being of its own accord and established itself and became manifest through their image." If they say to you, "Who are you?," then say, "We are its sons, and we are the elect of the living father." If they ask you, "What is the sign of your father in you?," say to them, "It is movement and repose."
Second segment, the 3rd century Marian (Theotokos) prayer, “Beneath Thy Protection“. See this page for more information on the prayer. I used the English translation from the Greek version.
Beneath your compassion, We take refuge, O Theotokos: do not despise our petitions in time of trouble: but rescue us from dangers, only pure, only blessed one.
The third segment is an excerpt from the First Apocalypse of James:
You have come with knowledge, that you might rebuke their forgetfulness. You have come with recollection, that you might rebuke their ignorance. But I was concerned because of you. For you descended into a great ignorance, but you have not been defiled by anything in it. For you descended into a great mindlessness, and your recollection remained. You walked in mud, and your garments were not soiled, and you have not been buried in their filth, and you have not been caught. And I was not like them, but I clothed myself with everything of theirs. There is in me forgetfulness, yet I remember things that are not theirs.