ADF Beltane Services at UUCV, 26 April 2014

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The newly-chartered Columbia Protogrove ADF shall hold Beltane services on Saturday afternoon, 26 April, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver (UUCV), 4505 East 18th Street, Vancouver WA 98661. Pre-service briefing at 1:30 pm with services at 2pm and a potluck after.

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Understanding ADF Ritual Structure

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Beautiful core-order-of-ritual prayer beads.

One of the things which differentiates ADF (Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship) from some other Neopagan groups is a clearly-defined “core order of ritual,” which must be followed for all public high-day services. This is in keeping with ADF’s sense of itself as “orthopraxic” (emphasizing proper practice) as contrasted with “orthodoxic” groups who emphasis a particular “proper” belief. At some level “going through the motions” of the core order is, by definition, “proper practice.” Continue reading

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ADF Spring Equinox 2014 in Tigard

 

 

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There shall be a public, ADF-style druidic ritual on Saturday, March 15, 2014. With pre-ritual meeting at 4:30 and main services at 5:00 pm with potluck afterwards at If The Broom Fits, a pagan-friendly shop at 8845 SW Commercial St, Tigard OR 97223. Continue reading

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ADF-Format Imbolc in Vancouver 1 February

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Join CUUPS Vancouver and the ADF for a public Imbolc ritual celebrating the Goddess Bridget at 1:30pm, Saturday 1 February 2014.  CUUPS is the Pagan presence at the Vancouver Unitarian Universalist Church and the ritual will be held at their sanctuary, 4505 E 18th St, Vancouver WA 98661.

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Druidic Drinks Friday 29 November

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There shall be a social gathering and discussion at 7pm on Friday, 29 November 2013, 12272 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard OR 97223 as per https://www.facebook.com/events/579903032063617/, a continuation of a discussion that took place after recent Samhain services at Trout Lake Abbey. Please consider joining us.

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After Sandy Hook, Prayers for All

The following was posted to the ADF Facebook page in the aftermath of the December 14 shootings at an elementary school in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. It seems worth passing on as each of us prepares for the sun once again to turn.

Our Prayers For All

As we approach the Solstice, it feels as though the nights are closing in on us. As the ancients did, we lift our spirits with bright lights, decorations, and fellowship, enjoying ourselves as we wait for the return of the light.

But no amount of colored lights can compensate for the shock, sadness, and fear we all felt when we heard of the dreadful events in Connecticut, where 20 little children, with their lives fully ahead of them, were mowed down by a young man who, we assume, was mentally deranged. Who else could do such a thing, we ask? Continue reading

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ADF Solitary Druid Fellowship

The Portland area has historically had a hard time creating and sustaining pagan congregations. Whether for social, psychological or geographic reasons, many folk in the area prefer to or are only capable of working alone or in very small groups. This has the advantage of being easy to organize, but misses some of value to be had in being part of an active and sustained tradition with colleagues. Partly in answer to this issue, ADF has a new project spearheaded by “Bishop in the Grove” blogger Teo Bishop and called The Solitary Druid Fellowship.

As explained at SolitaryDruid.org, the fellowship plans to create “congregation in solitude” through online community and the sharing of ADF-compliant liturgy. There one will find a blog with various writings and several opportunities to exchange one’s email address for newsletters and liturgy.

Various things like this have appeared and disappeared over the years, of course, but Teo has strong energy, a clear gift of online charisma and a knack for promotion, so this has a realistic promise of something more. Please consider checking it out and read more on the vision.

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