As our ancestors once did, so we do today and so may our children do in the future...
The wheel of the years turns and the days continue to grow shorter. We are just moments from the time when they will have reached a point where they are so nearly equal, the Earth balanced with Sun. The children are back in school and the harvest festival season is just about over, while here the winter planting is beginning in earnest. There's just a tiny drop in the temperature that might be the long awaited hint of autumn.
This is the time when we pause to remember the workers, the sweat and blood with which our society – our very country – was built. Too, we remember the birth of this country's most prized legal document, the Constitution, ratified around this time in 1787.
Tonight, our Beings of the Occasion will be the Hero Heracles.
Please arrive on time so that we may provide a pre-ritual briefing to everyone and still start ritual no later than 7:30pm. As always, our ritual will be held outdoors. Please dress accordingly!
Information about our ritual style can be found at: About Our Ritual Style
More information about our grove can be found at: Larrea Tridentata Protogrove, ADF
** This is a public ritual and all are welcome. ** Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who assumes responsibility for their charge's actions. We are currently unable to provide childcare, so if your child is unable or uninterested in being part of the service, it may be better to leave them home for the sake of your own experience as well as those around you.
While attendance is free and open to everyone, rituals do cost money to perform. All donations are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible through the charter from our parent organization, Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF) [a 501(c)3 charitable religious org]. All attendees are welcome to participate in the ritual as much or as little as they like; incense, oil and other items are provided to use for offerings. If you'd like to bring something of your own to offer, the Deities and Ancestors, in general, appreciate the sweet smells of incense as well as alcohol and silver objects. The nature spirits love edible seeds. All of our Kindred appreciate handmade goods and heartfelt poems and songs.
All offerings are given to the Kindreds, taking them permanently out of human use (burned or otherwise eliminated/destroyed).
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