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5 Jan 2021 Sun Calendar

  • Calendar of the Sun
    5 Wolfmonath

    Burning of the Evergreen

    Color: Dark green and red
    Elements: Fire and Earth
    Altar: Upon cloth of dark green and red place many boughs of evergreen, tied with paper messages for the Gods, and a single red candle.
    Offerings: Messages to the Gods, of hope and faith and rebirth.
    Daily Meal: Vegetarian. Warm food.

    Song: Evergreen

    Invocation to the Evergreen Spirit

    Evergreen Man of the Winter,
    Spirit of the Eternal Forest,
    You have blessed our home,
    Now bless our hearth.
    You have danced in our halls,
    Now dance for our warmth.
    You have sung out your life,
    Now sing in your death.
    You have lifted up your boughs in stillness,
    Now lift them one your final motion.
    You have kindled our hopes,
    Now kindle our flame.
    Evergreen Man of the Winter,
    Spirit of the Eternal Forest,
    May we learn, like you,
    To let no cold devour us,
    Until we perish joyfully
    In the flame of the heart.

    (All take armloads of the evergreen boughs and bring them to the kitchen hearth, where a fire is started from the single red candle. Each places a bough onto the hearth, saying, "Forgive our fire, faithful tree; warm us now as we have warmed thee." The remainder of the boughs are stored in the kitchen for future kindling, and this mantra is said whenever they are laid to make fire. Today, all chant as the fire burns, until the evergreen twigs are burned away.)

    Fire flow, fire flow through me,
    Bonfire, brush fire, lightning strike,
    Fire flow, fire flow through me,
    Fire burn, give me light.

    Pagan Book of Hours
    Order of the Horae
    First Kingdom Church of Asphodel