Celtic Prayer Service
Come and journey through the eight seasons of the Celtic Year at Mercy by The Sea. We are a community seeking to open up a sense of God through alignment with nature. Each season has a special energy that we will celebrate through prayer and ritual honoring the sa-cred in all of creation. The Wheel of the Year offers a model and context in which to place the reality of our lives as the turning of the wheel represents the continuing birth, death and rebirth of life. This interaction of the personal, cosmic and sacred dimensions enables us to live with more understanding and awareness of ourselves and the rhythms of life. Each season has specific qualities that bring gifts and challenges guiding the human and spiritual journey. In keeping with Celtic custom, these gatherings will begin at sunset.
Our Celtic Prayer Circle series begins February 1, 2019. Imbolc is the celebration of returning light and re-awakening energy of Spring, also honoring St. Brigid and Candlemas. Please bring a candle or an energy-efficient light bulb from your home. The hour-long observance of Imbolc will start at 5:00 p.m. followed by sharing a cup of tea.
Mark your calendars now for:
- March 19, Spring Equinox recognizes night and day when light and darkness are equal.
- April 30, Bealtaine is the gateway to the bright half of the year, the beginning of summer and expansiveness within us and within the natural world.
- June 20, Summer Solstice marks the triumph of light over darkness, the complete blossoming and fruition of the seeds sown.
- August 1, Lughnasadh inaugurates the harvest season, the successful outcome of the working relationship between the people and the land.
- September 23, Autumn Equinox celebrates the completion of the harvesting; it is a time of giving thanks.
- November (date TBD), Samhain is the beginning the Celtic Year. The time of darkness and season of non-doing is initiated; it is a time dedicated to connection with our ancestors, those who have journeyed before us on this earth.
- December (date TBD), Winter Solstice begins the journey of continual sinking and letting go, deeply surrendering to the Holy present in the darkness.
Friday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM|