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Casting and Closing a Cricle
Casting the Circle | Closing the Circle | Casting the Celtic Circle There are many, many ways of casting and closing the Circle. Here is one that I find very complete. Make sure you choose the deity/angel/spirit you invoke carefully. You don't want to call an...
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
Drawing Down the Moon
To many, the powerful rite of Drawing Down the Moon belongs exclusively to a Wiccan ritual and it is also rebuffed as some shoddy rite inserted with a favour to reflect the practices of Thessalian witches who 'called down the moon'. The context of the 'drawing...
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
Self Dedication - a Ritual for You
Self Dedication Explained Initiation is a process of "death and rebirth" - the old self dies, and the new and magickal self is born. A rite of self-dedication marks a serious commitment and dedication to the path, and should not be taken lightly....
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
Story of the Celts: The Celts of Ireland
The Celts of Ireland [ 33 ] The Celts arrived in Ireland by 350 B.C (some say earlier) and they thrive there to this day. A claim might be made that the Celtic Irish are among the world's oldest nationality groups. Despite periods when foreigners tried in...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Who Were the Celts?
The Celts were a group of people that occupied lands stretching from the British Isles to Galatia. The Celts had many dealings with other cultures that bordered the lands occupied by these people, and even though there is no written record of the Celts...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Ehwaz
The third rune of the third aett bears the reconstructed Common Germanic name Ehwaz. Later, its name became Aihws in Gothic (note how archaic Gothic is), and still later, Eh in Anglo-Saxon. If you remember that “k” in Indo-European changed to “h” in Germanic,...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Ritual - Expression of Will, Art and Creativity
Most of our lives involve traditions, regular observances. These might relate to annual or seasonal holiday, it might just be meeting a friend every year at a particular time to go shopping, or have a beer and catch up. The main thing these informal...
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual

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Gary Borders: Latin Mass is making a comeback
That last Latin Mass took place in late 1964, after which an English-language liturgy was introduced to parishes in the U.S. I was 9 and had attended Latin Masses since a toddler.
Pope: new annulment process has an 'eminently pastoral' goal
The documents were entitled “Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus” (The Lord Jesus, a meek judge), which deals with modifications in the Latin Rite's Code of Canon Law, and “Mitis et misericors Iesus” (Jesus, meek and merciful), which outlines changes for Eastern ...
Erie-area religion calendar, March 12 and later
TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS: Sundays; 9:30 a.m.; St.
Lenten Mass at St. Joseph's Church in Worcester to take ancient turn
Sunday's 9:30 liturgy will be a solemn Mass in the modern rite, in English, incorporating Latin chant, he said.
Mobile native, retired Catholic bishop dies
He was also active in the National Catholic Education Association, Southern Association of Independent Schools and Accreditation of American schools in Latin America. Bishop Houck continued to serve as bishop until Jan.

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