EarthSpirit Eastern MA Samhain Ritual

Samhain Ritual Eastern MA

EarthSpirit Invites You To Attend Its 38th Annual Samhain Celebration
A Ritual of Harvest, Death and the Coming of Winter

We honor the ancestors and the recent dead at this ritual of harvest and remembrance.

In the fullness of Autumn, in the growing darkness, come take part in a celebration of this time when the veil between the worlds is thin.

Take time for yourself to reflect on mortality, honor those who have passed, and find a quiet place in the darkness to reap your harvest between now and winter.

Saturday, October 27th
First Parish Malden, Unitarian Universalist (2 Elm Street, Malden, MA)
Please use the side door facing Elm Street.

Doors open at 5 pm and close at 5:30 pm for the duration of the ritual.

There is free parking in the Beebe School lot next door, as well as some street parking. The church faces the Malden Center MBTA station, which is on the Orange line, and is also reachable by a number of bus routes. For public transit directions from your location, check out the MBTA Trip Planner.

Lyrics for chants we use at Samhain are available in the EarthSpirit Pagan Chant Library

You may bring a small photograph of a departed loved one to add to the ancestor altar  Be sure to write your name on the back and pick them up again before you leave.

Donations for admission $10 will be collected at the door to cover our expenses. Associate members may deduct $1.

During this event, we will frankly acknowledge the existence of death, including our own, so we both welcome your family and rely on your judgement about what’s right for your children. Children 5-16 are admitted for $5; children under 5 are free.

Please bring a can of food for the local Food Pantry as a symbol of the way we can nourish one another through the dark time.

There will be a potluck after the ritual so please bring food to share. Please also bring a label with all ingredients! Alcohol is not permitted.

 

 

EarthSpirit Western MA Samhain Ritual

Samhain Ritual Western MA

EarthSpirit Invites You To Attend Its 38th Annual Samhain Celebration
A Ritual of Harvest, Death and the Coming of Winter

Sunday, October 21, 2017, at 7:00 PM

We honor the ancestors and the recent dead at this ritual of harvest and remembrance.
In the fullness of Autumn, in the growing darkness, come take part in a celebration of this time when the veil between the worlds is thin.
Take time for yourself to reflect on mortality, honor those who have passed.
Find a quiet place in the darkness, and feel gratitude as you reap your harvest between now and winter.

Florence Civic Center, 90 Park Street
Florence MA
(Route 9, Park Street makes a triangle on the left)

Doors open at 7:00 PM
And close promptly at 7:30 PM for the duration of the Ritual


If you like, bring a small photograph of a departed loved one to add to the ancestor altar (be sure to write your name on the back and pick them up again before you leave). There will also be an opportunity to share some precious memories in their honor.

Please bring a donation of new warm basic clothing items: like scarves, gloves, hats, socks, underwear or new travel size toiletries, for the local shelter as a symbol of how we can support one another through the dark time.

An informal pot-luck will follow the ritual. Cookies, beverages, or other finger food to share after the ritual are welcome.

Donations for admission $7 to $10 on a sliding scale will be collected at the door to cover our expenses. Associate members may deduct $1.

Children under 15 may be admitted for 1/2 price however, please remember this is a solemn remembrance event and children should only attend if you, as a parent, feel it is appropriate for them and they will not disrupt the event for others.

Feeding The Dead

EarthSpirit LogoThe EarthSpirit Newsletter Autumn 96
Feeding The Dead
by Anne Lafferty

At Samhain many members of the Earthspirit Community come together to honor the dead. Before the ritual begins, participants go to one of several ancestor shrines to speak to those who have died and listen to other people tell their own stories. During the ritual itself, we call out the names of our loved ones who have gone before. We come together to remember the dead and honor them.

Read moreFeeding The Dead

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