IMBOLC SABBAT 2006 AT CUUPS FT. LAUDERDALE
(Performed by Lady Phoenix as High Priestess
and Lord Merlin Amon-Menes as High Priest)
© 2006 Religious Order of the Circle of Isis Rising
Consecrate the temple. Bless the altar, symbols and tools of the ritual. The High Priest anoints the High Priestess with Holy Oil. The High Priestess anoints the High Priest with Holy Oil. The Herald calls forth the members of the Covenant, saying, "GATHER AROUND THE SACRED GROUND THOSE WHO WOULD STAND BEFORE THE GODS TONIGHT. COME IN STRENGTH AND GOODNESS AND PEACE. COME IN LOVE AND COME IN LIGHT." The High Priest rings bell 3 times. The High Priest and High Priestess welcome the members of the Covenant into the Temple area by blessing their brows with Holy Oil. (If necessary the Quarters will assist.) The High Priestess raises arms and says, "DARKNESS IS DARKNESS, AND LIGHT IS LIGHT. BUT TRUTH IS ETERNAL BE IT DAY OR NIGHT." All repeat. Call forth the Watchtowers. East - South - West - North - The High Priest says, "BEHOLD THE CIRCLE OF THE MOONPATH CHAPTER OF CUUPS." All say, "GLORY TO THE ALMIGHTY, GREAT AND SACRED CREATOR WHO IS KNOWN BY MANY NAMES." The High Priestess says, "BEHOLD, THY SOUL IS A LIVING STAR SHINING AMONG ITS BRETHREN." All say, "MAY I LOOK UPON MY SOUL AND MY SHADOW." The High Priest says, "THOU ART PURE. THY KA IS PURE. THY SOUL IS PURE. THY FORM IS PURE." The High Priestess says, please repeat the Articles of Faith, "I BELIEVE IN THE SACRED GODDESS...." The High Priest invites the Divine presence of the Lord and gives salutations in His name. The High Priestess invites the Divine presence of the Lady and gives salutations in Her name. The High Priest rings bell 3 times. The High Priest calls forth the Sabbat Sage - The Words of the Sabbat Sage SABBAT RITUAL: High Priestess: Great Goddess, Mother and Creatrix Divine, before you I stand as your servant as in times of olde, So through me and before your children may your love shine as it fills my soul. High Priest: Great God, Father and Creator Divine, as your servant in times long past before you I stand, So though me and before your children may your love spread and cover the land. (High Priestess sweeps the circle with a broom and then kneels in front of the altar, whereupon the High Priest places a veil upon her brow.) High Priest: We gather this night to honor you and the fruit of your womb, where new life now stirs through winter's dark gloom. All raise arms and repeat: Glory to the Sacred Goddess and may she bless the Earth. The High Priest lifts the High Priestess to her feet and removes the veil. Then he removes his black cloak and the High Priestess's black cloak and lights two candles, giving one to the High Priestess. High Priest: The light of my seed I have given to you, so that it may be nurtured and grow anew. High Priestess: Your seed I have received and life now grows inside as it does in all the Earth with the changing tides. To all I shall give blessings of hope renewed through the light of life, may it shine true. High Priestess blesses the basket of candles by saying: "I bless the creatures of wax and light Serve your purpose, flaming bright Infused with magick, you shall be Wick and wax, though you may be I give you life of needed length Be the instruments of light and strength If Candlemas day be fair and bright Winter will have another flight But if it be dark with clouds and rain Winter is gone and will not come again For I am Brigid, she of many names And with this light you become my living flame Burn this candle and sing me praise As it was done in elder days! In fertile darkness life grows into birth Thus with this light do we banish Winter from the Earth Awake! O Earth from your slumber, See the lights and hear the rumble Awake! O Sun and restore the Earth And grant fertility to home and hearth Ever mindful of the law of three I bless these candles, So Mote It Be!" High Priest: Brigid's bed is ready for all to see, it contains the mystery of what shall be. The candles are ready so form two lines, and behold the mystery and what it divines. Does it bode a long Winter or an early Spring? What ever it is, let our hearts sing (While singing "We All Come From The Goddess".) High Priest: At this time we are going to play a version of the candle game in which a group of men will stand in a circle and pass a lit candle deosil from one to the other. A group of women will form a circle around the men and try to blow out the candle as it is passed around. When a woman blows out the candle, the man holding it shall kiss her feet. The candle is then relit and the game continues. The High Priest rings bell 3 times. The High Priestess says, please repeat the Affirmation of Power, "I AM THE CENTER OF ALL THINGS..." Cakes and Ale. The High Priestess and the High Priest bless the cakes and ale, plus the other food and drink to be consumed after the ritual. Announcements. The High Priestess or the High Priest performs consecration of articles. The High Priest rings bell 3 times. The High Priestess says, please repeat the Affirmation of Faith, "THOU ART A LAMP UNTO MY FEET..." The High Priestess renders closing salutations to the Lady. The High Priest renders closing salutations to the Lord. Closing salutations to the Watchtowers done widdershins. North- West- South- East- Clear Temple with High Priestess and High Priest: Health, happiness and love from us to thee Have a Happy Imbolc, So Mote It Be. Everyone claps 3 times. The High Priest rings bell 3 times.