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Litha (Midsummer or Summer Solstice) Sabbat

June 21

[Erecting the Temple is performed. Priest and Priestess kiss.]

Priestess: Now is the summer sun on high,

Yet living goes ever on.
With hope in our hearts
Let us spread happiness about us.
Cease all sorrows!
Cease all strife!
The day is for living—
For living this life!

Priest: On high the Sun never casts a shadow.

So shines down the love of the Gods-
Of Woden and Freya-
Shining upon us all alike.
No more on one than on another.

Priestess: As the sun moves along its path,

Acknowledging all along its way;
So move we for the Mighty Ones,
To show our love and affection.

[Priest and Priestess move deosil around the Circle, hand in hand, and kiss each Witch on the way. Returning to their original position they kiss each other.]

Priestess: We Wiccans give thanks to the Mighty Ones,

To Woden and Freya,
For the richness and goodness of life.
As there must be rain with the sun,
To make al things good;
So we must suffer pain with joy,
To know all things.
Our love is ever with the Gods,
For though we know not their thoughts
Yet we do know their hearts-
That is all for our good.
Woden and Freya, bless us now.
Keep us faithful in thy service.
We thank you for the crops;
For life, for love, for joy.
We thank you for that spark
That brings us together-and to you.
Help us to live with Love
And with Trust between us.
Help us to feel the joy of loving you
And of loving one another.

All: So be it!

[Next is Cakes and Ale followed by games and merriment.]

© Raymond Buckland, 1970, The Tree.  Used by Permission.

Originally posted 2009-11-03 18:21:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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