The Bridal Chamber, an early Gnostic Christian sacrament

Most Christians have attributed significant importance to sacraments and rituals; however, groups of Christians have prioritized or even defined them differently. One of the most esoteric and fascinating sacraments from some of the earliest forms of Christianity is the Bridal Chamber, which was observed by several groups but in particular the Valentinians.

In the scriptures found at Nag Hammadi, a work called the Authoritative Discourse ends with a beautiful poem which sounds almost a bit like hymn. This hymn describes the reward awaiting a “rational soul” which has achieved gnosis, a goal of many Christians who were called “Gnostic”.

What is the Hymn of the Bridal Chamber, and how should we interpret it? Click below to learn more!

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