At the time of the spring equinox, the land is in the season of early planting. The sun is now back to being present the majority of the time, the world is warming, plant life is just starting to sprout, and many animals are beginning to enter their birthing season.
Stone Creed Grove has approached this time with an interest in a wide variety of Indo-European traditions and pantheons. The script listed below is one such example, focusing on Hellenic (Greek) traditions, honoring Persephone Kore returning from the underworld to bring spring, and Dionysos at the time of the first fruit from the vine.
Ritual Script Video of a Spring Equinox Ritual
Photos of Past Spring Equinox Rituals
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Purifying the Ritual Space
Offering to the Outdwellers
Ian and Sue sing a praise offering
Behold the Waters of Life!
Stephanie the dark and Miss Allisun make offerings of gaily decorated eggs
The StoneCreed Grove hallows for Spring Equinox 2004.
The Grove gathers to connect to earth and sky.
That's the problem with StoneCreed Grove, it's lousy with colored eggs.
The Spring Equinox 2004 Omen for Stone Creed Grove.
The pre-ritual briefing begins.
Decorating eggs prior to the Rite.
Grove members Dawn & Phil engaged in a little post feast relaxarama.
The usual post ritual schmoozing...
The Grove Omen for the Equinox Season.
The Grove Hallows for our 14th (or so) Spring Equinox Rite.
The ever popular, ubiquitous picture of our Grove Hallows.
Stone Creed's official BrewMeister, AJ. Soon it will be time for us to brew more Stone Creed Mead.
Chris and the Rev. Golden Puma seemingly enjoying the egg dyeing a little too much...
Fellowship of the Folk
No, not a band of ruffians, these stout Stone Creed lads are enjoying the mild weather after the Rite. (from left: Jay, Matt, Ian, Dennis & AJ)
The Grove Omen for the Spring Equinox.
Epona, the young Earth Mother, rests comfortably in our Grove.
The Offering Bowl and Well
The offering bowl and the Well, filled with offerings.
Epona was the Goddess of the day, represented here by the marvelous Bread Horse that was crafted by Marae.
Father and son
It's been a pleasure watching couples turn into families. Darrin (left) has been an invaluable member since the beginning. His young 'un came a little later.
Despite the chill, the congregation was rife with spring fever.
Of course, the ubiquitous Grove Hallows picture.
Images were blessed and handfasted as part of the mystery. Llew (left) & Bloduewedd.
Leading the rite
When not performing as Dreams on Fire, Marae & Richard harmonize just as well as a ritual team.