Midsummer

Schedule

Midsummer Rite will be June 18th, 2022 both on Zoom and at CedarLight Center

  • 7:00 PM: Open Zoom Meeting
  • 7:30pm: Pre-Ritual Briefing
  • 8pm: Ritual Starts
  • Cost:  $10.00 suggested donation

Times are subject to change, please check our website blog, our Event Calendar or our Midsummer Facebook event for the most up-to-date information on the ritual. All High Rites are open to the public, so feel free to bring a friend 🙂

Times are subject to change, please check before you leave.

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.

Zoom Info

Lore of the Season & Ritual Information

Prayer: x

Deities of the Occasion

x

 

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.

 

Suggested Offerings

  • Descriptions of whatever you are doing to protect the environment.  If you send these to me by 10am on Saturday, I will print them out and off to the fire,
  • Incense,  Flowers, & Herbs  Please take plants home to plant afterwards  We all need to be growing our gardens no matter how small.
  • Not so much alcohol, and please do not pour alcohol on the ground.  Regardless of how much we love it, alcohol is a poison.  All alcohol either goes into the bowl or into the fire.
  • Bardic works you have created or simply want to sing or read (please let the ritual team know ahead of time so they can slot you in)
  • Food you have created for the rite.  All food was offered to the gods first in ancient times,  once they took what they wanted, the folk consumed the rest.
  • Hand-crafted items

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 Caryn upon arrival if you plan on giving an oath.

What to Bring

Other than what was discussed above, you may want snacks and 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, potato, macaroni, tuna, seafood, pasta, due to the heat
  • Hot dogs or burgers for the grill
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Fresh fruit
  • Sun themed dishes
  • Anything Seasonal!
  • Desserts for after the rite

We will have food available during the afternoon games and desserts for after the rite.

There are cans of sodas and bottled water 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.

 

Ritual Etiquette

  • Do not honor deities of different pantheons than those being honored at this rite
  • PLEASE KEEP YOURSELF MUTED ON ZOOM unless you are giving an individual invocation as part of the liturgy or performing a praise offering. Group call and responses should remain muted unless otherwise requested by the Chief Liturgist. Attendees who continually disrupt the ritual with background noise because they are unmuted will be removed from the Zoom room.
  • 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
  • During our Imbolc Rite, the members of CedarLight who wish to dedicate or rededicate themselves to Brigid will have the ability to make an oath to Her. This is optional for those who are interested.

After Ritual

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!

Cost/Donations

All CedarLight events have a suggested donation of $10 per person. This can be contributed to Dagda’s Cauldron either at the Grove, or online via paypal to cedarlightgrove@gmail.com. All donations go towards CedarLight Center bills and upkeep.

Previous Midsummer Rituals