High Rite: Ostara

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This year’s Spring Equinox Rite will be March 20, 2021. Our prayer is TBD.

  • 1:00 PM: Zoom room opens.
  • 1:30 PM: Pre-ritual briefing.
  • 2:00 PM: Rites of Spring.
  • Cost:  $10.00 suggested donation

NOTE: Due to COVID regulations, Cedarlight Center will only be open to a pre-determined skeleton crew of ritual team participants. All are welcome to join us via Zoom. Zoom login information is also pasted at the bottom of this page.

Times are subject to change, please check our website blog, our Event Calendar or our Imbolc Facebook event for the most up-to-date information on the ritual.

Times are subject to change, please check before you leave.


Lore of the Season & Ritual Information

Our spring rite will be honor the Slavic pantheon, particularly the Polish. Our primary deities will be Matka Ziema (the Earth Mother), Baba Yaga (Gatekeeper), Marzanna (Goddess of winter and death), and Jarylo (God of Spring and fertility)

 

Suggested Offerings

  • Incense, Flowers, & Herbs
  • Eggs (decorated)
  • Seasonal Foods
  • Bardic works you have created (please let the ritual team know ahead of time so they can slot you in)
  • Hand-crafted items

PLEASE NOTE:  We take oaths very seriously.  Any oaths given as an offering MUST be cleared with the Senior Druid prior to the High Rite. Please see Caryn upon arrival if you plan on giving an oath.

Ritual Etiquette

Ritual Etiquette

  • Do not honor deities of different pantheons than those being honored at this rite
  • PLEASE KEEP YOURSELF MUTED ON ZOOM unless you are giving an individual invocation as part of the liturgy or performing a praise offering. Group call and responses should remain muted unless otherwise requested by the Chief Liturgist. Attendees who continually disrupt the ritual with background noise because they are unmuted will be removed from the Zoom room.
  • Offerings will be mainly given in silence as a group, but if you have something you wish to say, sing, or recite, let the Chief Liturgist know ahead of time so they can make time for your offering

Post-Rite Revels

If participants wish to hang out after the rite, the Zoom room will remain open for socializing. Feel free to bring dinner and make it a virtual potluck! We won’t even nag you about washing the dishes!

Cost/Donations

All CedarLight events have a suggested donation of $10 per person. This can be contributed to Dagda’s Cauldron either at the Grove, or online via paypal to cedarlightgrove@gmail.com. All donations go towards CedarLight Center bills and upkeep.


Zoom Login Information

The Zoom room will open for the rite at 1:00pm. Please do not try to log in earlier than this, you’ll be sitting in the lobby all by yourself!

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