This year’s Loafmas will be August 6th, 2022.
- 3:00 PM: Doors open at Cedarlight Center for the public.
- 5:00 PM: Zoom room opens.
- 5:15 PM: Pre-ritual briefing.
- 6:00 PM: Loafmas Rite.
- Cost: $20.00 suggested donation
NOTE: We follow all Maryland and Baltimore City COVID guidelines. Currently, those who are not fully vaccinated are asked to wear masks and observe social distancing while on the property. Please check the current COVID guidelines prior to ritual, as they may change.
Meeting ID: 468 067 1478
Lore of the Season & Ritual Information
Prayer: Celebrating the First Fruits of the Season
Deities of the Occasion: Thunor and Sif
Children and Pets
Children are welcome to all CedarLight events, but small children must be attended at all times because our center is not child proof, there are stairs, fires, candles and small items that could be swallowed. We do not yet have children activities planned for this event however that can change if we know they are coming.
Pets however, are not allowed because we have learned from past mistakes that not everyone knows how to approach an animal and not every animal will behave predictably with many strangers around. Thank you for understanding.
- Do not honor deities of different pantheons than those being honored at this rite.
- Offerings will be mainly given in silence as a group, but if you have something you wish to say, sing, or recite, let the Chief Liturgist know ahead of time so they can make time for your offering.
- Do not declare any oaths during the rite without expressed permission from the Chief Liturgist well before the rite.
- ZOOM ATTENDEES
PLEASE KEEP YOURSELF MUTED ON ZOOM.
- You may follow along with your own hallows at home, making your own offerings there.
- You are encouraged to pull your own omen if desired.
- Attendees who continually disrupt the ritual with background noise because they are unmuted will be removed from the Zoom room.
If participants wish to hang out after the rite, the Zoom room will remain open for socializing. Feel free to bring dinner and make it a virtual potluck! We won’t even nag you about washing the dishes!
All CedarLight events have a suggested donation of $20 per person. This can be contributed to Dagda’s Cauldron either at the Grove, or online via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations go towards CedarLight Center bills and upkeep.
- Poetry or Songs
- Anything harvested from your gardens
- Incense, Flowers, & Herbs (only burnable items!)
- Food made from seasonal items (cornbread, home brewed beers, etc)
PLEASE NOTE: We take oaths very seriously. Any oaths given as an offering MUST be cleared with the Senior Druid prior to the High Rite. Please see Sean Paul upon arrival if you plan on giving an oath.
What to Bring
Other than what was discussed above, you may want something to drink with the folk after the rite. ** We have folks with severe allergies and food sensitivities so a list the ingredients if available is much appreciated.**
Suggested Seasonal Food:
- Cold dishes such as salads due to the heat
- Fresh fruit
- Grain dishes of all kinds (don’t forget our gluten-free folks!)
- Anything Seasonal!
There are cans of sodas available at the Grove for $1.00 each. Feel free to contribute beverages to the Grove!
Dress for the Weather if you are joining us from an outside location. The High Rite will be done outdoors, and it may be hot. If it rains we will be under the pavilion. So be prepared and bring some cooler clothes, sunscreen or a hat and bug-spray. If you have a chair you’d like to sit in during the High Rites, we suggest bringing that too.