May this autumn find you well and celebrating a bountiful harvest.
Today's FestivalToday at HTAZP we observed the Fall Festival which we celebrate in two parts. First, we honored Demeter and Kore, thanking Them for the various things we have harvested this year.
This portion of the festival, as you can see, was held in the main Temple space. The main sacrificial offering was a vegetable harvest soup and apple cider was the libation.
After feasting with the Goddesses of the day and the Gods of the Temple, we moved on to the second portion of the festival, in which we celebrated the wedding of Hades and His Bride, whose name then becomes Persephone.
Here, Hades awaits the arrival of His Bride.
Here, you can see the couple who have received offerings of a halved apple, pumpkin and chocolate Munchkins, and pomegranate juice. The couple are also adorned with a ribbon that essentially represents a wedding gift from Hera.
Many of the local members of the Temple will be participating in a retreat during the beginning of October, and so the next festival celebrated at the Temple will be in just about another month.
|22 Pyanepsion/October 27||Puanepsia and Oskhophoria|
|6 Panaion/November 10||Genesia|
|20 Panaion/November 24||Panaia|
|5 Kheimonion/December 8||Dendraia|
|19 Kheimonion/December 22||Kheimonia|