Sunday, March 20, 2016

Diasia and Eiarinia 2016


Today we celebrated the Diasia as well as the Eiarinia.

We began at the shrine to Hades, Persephone, and the ancestors, offering prayers and incense before Persephone began her journey with Hermes back to Her mother.

We stopped off at the shrine of Zeus Melikhios to offer Him animal cakes crackers and stuffed animals to be donated to children who are coping with the loss of a loved one.

And finally we processed to the main altar, where Kore joined Her mother Demeter amongst other Gods of the festival: Zeus, Artemis, Gaia, Pan, Apollon, and Hermes.

After thusia and theoxenia, we celebrated the end of winter and beginning of spring with planting some violas.

Given that Southern New England is under a winter storm warning tonight, there may have been a few prayers that such storms be a thing of the past season.

Upcoming Festivals

FestivalHTAZP Date(s)Gregorian Date(s)
Delphinia2 DelphinionApril 10
Olympieia16 DelphinionApril 24
Adonia23 DelphinionMay 1
Thargelia15 ThargelionMay 22
Panaphobeia29 ThargelionJune 5
Philokhoria21 PhilokorionJune 26
Anadikia & Hephestaia27-29 PhilokhorionJuly 1-3

Also, while it looks like a full catch-up post is not going to happen, here, at least, is a long-overdue photo from our celebration of Panaia:

Until next time, may the peace and blessings of the Gods be with you!