Upcoming Ritual Schedule Update

After feedback from the community and conversation among the board of Frederick CUUPS, we are moving High Holiday celebrations to the nearest available Friday or Saturday evening to that holiday.  This allows us to be more accessible to more people.  We are also pushing back the start time slightly to 7:45 pm.  This is especially helpful on Fridays when people are commuting from work.  The potluck afterward will be a Snack/Dessert potluck instead of a meal since we expect people will eat beforehand given the later starting time.  Here is an updated list of all currently scheduled High Holiday rituals:

Saturday, May 6th, 7:45 pm: Beltane Ritual
Saturday, June 24th, 7:45 pm: Litha Ritual
Friday, July 28th, 7:45 pm: Lammas Ritual (link and details coming soon)
Saturday, November 4th, 7:45 pm: Samhain Ritual (link and details coming soon)
Friday, December 22nd, 7:45 pm: Yule Ritual (link and details coming soon)

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Getting ready for Ostara

The Frederick CUUPS Ostara Ritual will be Monday, March 20th, at 7 pm. Like all Frederick CUUPS rituals, Ostara is open to everyone and family-friendly! On the first day of Spring, when day and night are balanced, Pagans honor that balance and seek it within while rejoicing in the stirrings of life in Nature.  We will be using two chants during our ritual, and in this video, Frederick CUUPS Co-Chair Irene demonstrates the chants as well as talks a little bit about the holiday.

First chant:

Open, open, open to the light
Open, open, farewell to the night

Second chant:

We are opening up to the sweet surrender
Of the luminous love-light of the One
We are opening up to the sweet surrender
Of the luminous love-light of the One
We are opening, we are opening
We are opening, we are opening

Please feel free to bring hand drums or other percussion instruments. There will be a potluck after the ritual.  Please clearly LABEL any offerings with the ingredients included.