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A gathering to honor the Noumenia, eat honey cake and talk about books! The Noumenia is the first day of the lunar month, marking the day when the first sliver of the new moon is visible. In ancient Greece it was, in the words of Plutarch, "the holiest of days", and was marked with public rituals. Today it is common for household worshipers to honor Selene, Apollon Noumenios, Hestia and the other Hellenic household Gods on this day. We will begin with a short group libation to Selene, Apollon, and Hestia. We will recite a hymn to each, and there will be barley, cake, and organic grape juice for the offerings. If you would like to, bring a small offering, prayer, or hymn to add to the ritual. Afterwards we will gather in the living room with tea and Greek honey cake for a Book Discussion. Instead of all reading the same book, for this discussion bring any book you're reading that has to do with Hellenic Polytheism, Greek Gods, modern Hellenic Reconstruction, mythology, etc. Tell us about what you've read so far...and if you haven't read anything yet, you are still welcome to come join in the discussion! Directions: Our home, Azoth Temple, is a blue house located at 2814 SE Yamhill Street, between 28th and 29th. There is usually parking available in the street; don't pull into the driveway, it belongs to our neighbors. Accessibility: there are several steps leading up to the front door with hand railing. Inside, the altar is in the main room and there will be no more stairs to climb. The bathroom is accessible and has a hand rail.