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Litha or Midsummer

Litha or Midsummer, the summer solstice occurs around June 21st-23rd.  It is the celebration of the sun at its strongest.  The sun is a symbol of the God, who is also a father.   53 more words


Beltaine or May Day

Beltaine or Beltane is the first day of summer, when the world reflects the ripening of the Earth Mother with creation once again.  For this reason, it is a festival that honors mothers.   77 more words



Mabon is the second of three harvest holidays.  It is celebrated on the autumn equinox, which makes it a Sabbat.  Mabon falls on September 21st-23rd in the northern hemisphere.   103 more words


Prayers: Trinity-Kingdom Season

Here’s the next quarter’s intercessions for you:

2015 Ordinary Time II

While we’re at it, I’ve been here long enough that I’ve done a full year – there may be something on my blogs on… 20 more words

Church Of England

Nunc Dimittis

It’s the wrong time of year, I know, but I was leafing through some old notes yesterday and rediscovered this poem by Denise Levertov. It’s beautiful, simple, and needs no comment from me. 38 more words


The Origins of Imbolc/Candlemas

Today we come to Imbolc. It is the first festival of the year by our Roman calendar.  And like Yule, it is celebrated in different ways depending upon your tradition and point of view.  913 more words

Wheel Of The Year

St. Brigid's Day

Eesh, it’s been a while since I posted here. I haven’t forgotten about the blog, and in fact I’ve been writing entries in my head for a while now, but what with New Year’s Day and flat-hunting and forced overtime at work I haven’t really had the chance to sit down and write anything, mostly because after work I’ve needed to do the responsible adult stuff of laundry and tidying and things, and in my downtime all I want to do is sleep or vegetate in front of the TV. 862 more words