Celtic Prayer Circle
“I am the hallow-tide of all souls passing, I am the bright releaser of all pain, I am the quickener of the fallen seed-case, I am the glance of snow, the strike of rain. I am the hollow of the winter twilight, I am the hearth-fire and the welcome bread, I am the curtained awning of the pillow, I am unending wisdom’s golden thread.”
- Song of Samhain, Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and Blessings by Caitlín Matthews
Join us as we continue to celebrate and journey through all eight Celtic seasons acknowledging their individual qualities and energies, gifts, symbols and significance. In the Celtic tradition, the changing seasons were considered “thin places” where the veil between heaven and earth lifted or was nearly transparent. In such thin places, the Celts experienced a deep sense of God’s presence especially through awareness of and alignment with the natural world.
As a community, we seek to cultivate a sense of God by celebrating each season’s special energy through prayer, reflection, chant, ritual, poetry and music, honoring the Sacred in all of creation. The Celtic Wheel of the Year offers an inspirational model and context in which to place the reality of our joys and sorrows within Nature’s rhythms: The continuing birth, death and resurrection of life.
Our prayer gathering circles coincide with sunset. Mark your calendars now for:
- Friday, November 1, Samhain, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., marks the beginning of the Celtic Year and initiates the time of darkness and the season of non-doing. It is also a time dedicated to connection with our ancestors.
- Thursday, December 19, Yule/Winter Solstice, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., begins the journey of continual sinking and letting go, deeply surrendering to the Holy present in the darkness.
Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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