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Summer Solstice 2006:

Driven By The Power Of Light

 

 

 

 

Midsummer, the Summer Solstice and Litha, is one of the eight sabbats. It is celebrated on the Summer Solstice or close to it. The holiday is considered the turning point at which summer reaches its height and the sun shines longest, but at the same time it is said we are reminded that the days will soon begin to shorten. Many cultures mark the change to days becoming shorter and preparing for the harvests and winter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ritual Order of Service

 

Assemble in Room 13/15

 

Entry chant

 

We are one with the brightest sun.

 

Casting the circle

 

Gather around in the circle. Cast the circle by joining hands and saying “hand to hand the circle is cast.”

 

Once the circle is cast, all turn east.

 

Calling the Quarters

 

All chant together

 

Hail and welcome East.

Hail and welcome East.

Hail and welcome East.

East, Hail and Welcome.

 

Hail and welcome South.

Hail and welcome South.

Hail and welcome South.

South, Hail and Welcome.

 

Hail and welcome West.

Hail and welcome West.

Hail and welcome West.

West, Hail and Welcome.

 

Hail and welcome North.

Hail and welcome North.

Hail and welcome North.

North, Hail and Welcome.

 

 

Melissa welcomes the center

 

Call to the God and Goddess

 

 

 

 

Harnessing the Power of the Light and MoonFire

 

After each person visits the alter the community shows its support by saying “Haill MoonFire, So Mote it be!” and clapping.

 

Cakes and Ale

 

Release of the God and Goddess

 

Release of Center

 

Release the quarters

 

Hail and farewell East.

Hail and farewell East.

Hail and farewell East.

East, Hail and Farewell.

 

Hail and farewell South.

Hail and farewell South.

Hail and farewell South.

South, Hail and Farewell.

 

Hail and farewell West.

Hail and farewell West.

Hail and farewell West.

West, Hail and Farewell.

 

Hail and farewell North.

Hail and farewell North.

Hail and farewell North.

North, Hail and Farewell.

 

 

Open the circle

 

“The circle is open but unbroken, may the love of the Goddess be ever in our hearts. Merry Meet, and Merry Part and Merry Meet again!” 3 times