We asked the elements to return and welcomed the ancestors, Hero God and the Maiden Goddess. We cut ties with all that blocked our highest good and received the seeds of blessings to manifest in our lives.
At the húsel, we toasted Eostre, our ancestors and those who made our lives better. We then feasted, talked and laughed into the night. Thank you all for coming!
As we honored the Sun God’s journey through the year and witnessed His passing as the last light faded, we braved the darkness. Through this difficult times, we stood together. Though His light was not with us at that time, we remembered.
To be remembered, is to truly live forever. Yes, we all die like the Sun God. And like Him we are reborn!
As we hailed the return of the sun, we lit all the candles in His honor – for that bright spark lives in us all. Hail the Return of the Sun!
Samhain was held in a semi private ritual this year. We gave the first portions of our feast to the Ancestors and Deity. We sang to our Ancestors and told the stories of them that warmed our hearts. To be remembered is to truly live forever!
On October 18, 13, Aquarius (2013), The Sacred Song Shrine received an elevation to Witan Shrine Status. We were thrilled beyond belief!
The Canadian Correllian Court
The Sacred Song Shrine now has a Canadian Outreach arm called Canadian Correllian Court. Created by Rev. John Ford, this court will create a strong Canadian presence and is dedicated to advancement of the Correllian tradition in Canada. This Court will achieve this goal by establishing strong relationships between Canadian members of the Tradition and members at large.
What a great day! Our thanks to all who came to celebrate with us! With 18 in attendance, we raised lots of energy, sang our joy to the Divine and cheered on the Champions! Below is picture of our altar and the charm empowered in ritual. Our thanks to the Dancing Lights Grove, ADF and Lothlorien Canada for joining with us to honour Deity and celebrate with community!
We sang to cast the circle and call in the elements and the Divine. We blessed and sanctified our Shrine. We told the tale of Jenny Wren and asked Lugh to help us hone our skills. We shared from the loving cup and offered the first fruits to the Deity, the Ancestors and Spirits. We closed the circle with a song and love from all the attendants. We can’t wait to do it again!
We humbly thank, Jenn F., Rod M., Franceen B., Rebecca W., Lothorien Canada and Dancing Lights Grove, ADF for the lovely gifts for our Shrine!
The Sacred Song Formal Shrine,Correllian based, is dedicated to including and incorporating music and song into spirituality. The shrine will facilitate a study group, work with others established groups and hold open Sabbat rituals for its community, Durham Pagans. With the support of The Temple of the Dancers of Shakti, our long term goals include becoming a full Correllian Temple.