Last Ritual Hour

LAST HOUR RITUAL – Purify People and Tools

(Find 5 people to carry tools — air = blade, fire = staff, water = goblet, earth = salt dish, spirit = rose quartz)

These tools have been used in the service of the Holy Ones. In this last hour before we strip them down and rededicate them anew, they serve us one last time in this last hour in their present form as we walk the labyrinth. As willing and able, please join us in our chant.

PREPARE YOURSELF

Prepare yourself.
Prepare yourself.
Breathe now, be now.
Open the way.

PURIFICATION PRAYER (At start of labyrinth)

May I be pure that I might cross through the sacred

May I cross through the sacred that I might attain the holy

May I attain the holy that I might be blessed in all things.*

(offer frankincense oil or plain, walk labyrinth in silence, return with same chant)

STRIP TOOLS

Return tools to altar positions.

Cat: (Remove Rune ribbon.) We invite Mystic Grove members to step forward to help remove ribbons from the staff and place new ones. (Place old ribbons in wishes bag with wishes)

Mary: By air and fire, I cleanse you. (smudge around the table of tools)

Cat: By water and earth, I cleanse you. (sprinkle salt water around around the table of tools)

Placing element stones:

Air, I place you on one side, where you can bless and protect these tools.

Fire, I place you on one side, where you can bless and protect these tools.

Water, I place you on one side, where you can bless and protect these tools.

Earth, I place you on one side, where you can bless and protect these tools.

Spirit, (rose heart) I place you around and in the center, all through, where you can bless and protect these tools as if it were yourself.

We separate you from mundane use by these words spoken in the presence of the Holy. We dedicate you to its service.*

(J take staff and draw circle around fire)

As willing and able please repeat after me:

We are here
We are here
We are here
and here is where we will worship the Holy Ones

The time is now
The time is now
The time is now
And now is when we will worship the Holy Ones
Never denying the Holiness of Here
Never denying the Holiness of Now
Never denying the presence of the Holy Ones in all Heres and Nows*

We offer last year’s ribbons and last Samhain’s prayers to the holy ones through fire. As willing and able, please lift your voices in song. As willing and able, please charge our wish bag with positive thoughts and pass to the next person before we send it on its way.

HELD IN THE HEART

(Chorus)
We are here
We are held
We are are holy
We are home

Here in the heart of this holy moment
Held in the dark of the womb
Held in the hands of our sisters and brothers
Here in the light of the moon

Here in the heart of this holy moment
Held in the light of the sun
Held in the hands of our sisters and brothers
Here in the heart of the one.

Burn the bag.

THE SOLSTICE TEACHES US

By David Breeden

The Solstices teach us
that darkness comes,
that darkness goes.

The Solstices teach us
that light comes,
that light goes.

The Solstices teach us,
calmly, silently, to be
calm, silent. Learning.

The Solstices teach us
as we circle the sun
that everything flies.

The Solstices teach us
to remember the dark,
to remember the light,
to remember time.
The seasons. And love
as we circle the sun.

So mote it be.

NOTE:

*various prayers by Ceisiwr Serith

Reblogged from :  SpiralWound

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