Public Druid Midwinter Ritual

Date(s) - Saturday, December 14
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CVUUF Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, and Kitchen


As those who have gone before us have done, we will celebrate the deep of winter in the company of community, gathered around a good fire in the cold of winter to weave tale and song, stirring the embers of the fires of the head to inspire the work of our hands in the promise of the spring to come.

The days continue to shorten for a short while more, but as we pass solstice, the days will begin to lengthen. Yet we will remain in midst of the cold grasp of winter, and it will be many weeks before the dark has released its hold. In this time when the cold winds blow and the nights are dark and feral, it is customary for the folk to gather and share tales and feast.

We come together to honor the powers that sustain us, especially the bards, those who harness the fires of the head and heart to create beauty, myth, and prophecy, in order to make the divine more palpable in this world. As myth and history reveals, the ancient bards of Wales were considered the finest of all. So tonight we will honor Taliesin, the paragon of all the bards of Wales. We will also have the opportunity to honor those makers of story, poetry, and song who have inspired our lives as well.

After ritual we will enjoy potluck.
To help us present excellent public rituals, we suggest a donation of $10, but no-one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Please feel free to bring personal offerings for the ancestors, nature spirits, and deities. It does not need to be biodegradable, but should be non-toxic if buried or put into water.
Please do not bring pets. (Service animals allowed.)
Carpooling is always encouraged.
Chalice is in a business park with plenty of parking and is accessible.

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