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.



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