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CUUPS Samhain Ritual

October 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

in the Parish Hall

The Wheel of the Year has turned once again to Samhain, the final harvest.  It is said to be the night when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest, and communication between the world of the living and that of the dead is most favored.

This past year has been one of particular loss and challenge for our immediate families, our church family and the world at large.  Losses and departures have become more frequent and widespread, and it is fitting on this night to acknowledge all of that within the sanctity of our Circle and with beloved community.

Once again, we will invoke sacred space with our candles and callings, creating a safe container in which to share deeply felt emotions. There will be space on our altar for photos or other objects of remembrance to be shared. Whether the loss is recent or remote, personal or communal, all are welcome. In naming and witnessing, our grief is lessened and held tenderly by many hearts. In remembering our beloved dead, we keep them alive. Witnessing in silence and being a part of our Circle is also fine.  It is understood that some grief is just too deep for outward expression.  We will also honor the gifts of our ancestors tonight. It will be an evening of deep connecting, honoring and celebrating the lives of all who have come before and who still watch over us from beyond the veil.  It is implicit that all are held in perfect trust.

A simple feast will follow our ritual. Robes are encouraged for CUUPS members.  All are welcome.

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