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Order of Service
Casting Circle, Calling Quarters, Goddess Invocation, God Invocation, Ancestors Invocation,
Statement of Purpose, Act of Power, Thanking Deity's, Thanking Ancestors, Dismissing Quarters,
Uncasting Circle.
Items Needed
3 white candles, Sage, Sandalwood, and cedarwood incense, White cord
Casting Circle
Priestess:
Behold, I do cut apart a space between the realms of humankind and of the Mighty Ones -a Circle of Art, to focus and contain the power raised herein.
Calling Quarters
Grooms Father:
Welcome, O Guardian of the Watchtower of the East, power of Air and intellect. I pray that You will be with me this night in my circle, and that You will give Your blessing and Your aid to this my undertaking! I bid You a fond welcome
Brides Father:
Welcome, O Guardian of the Watchtower of the South, power of Fire and manifestation. I pray that You will be with me this night in our circle, and that You will give Your blessing and Your aid to this my undertaking! I bid You a fond welcome
Grooms Mother
Welcome, O Guardian of the Watchtower of the West, power of Water and emotion. I pray that You will be with me this night in our circle, and that You will give Your blessing and Your aid to this my undertaking! I bid You a fond welcome
Brides Mother
Welcome, O Guardian of the Watchtower of the North, power of Earth and integration. I pray that You will be with me this night in our circle, and that You will give Your blessing and Your aid to this my undertaking! I bid You a fond welcome
Invocation of the Goddess
Maid of Honor
I call upon The most ancient of Goddesses Gaia, Mother of all. Please aid us in this the most presous of occations, The joining of these two spirits, so that they make walk the path of life togeather.
Invocation of the God
Best Man
I call upon the oldest of Gods,and father to all. Please aid us in this the most presous of occations, The joining of these two spirits, so that they make walk the path of life togeather.
Invocation of the Ancestors
Bride and Groom
I call upon the Ancestors of all paths, and traditions, and the Ancestors of those family members that have come to be joined togeather so that you may bare witness to, and aid in this joining.
Statement of Purpose
Priestess
We have alll gathered within this circle of art to witness and aid these two in the joining of theirs spirits so that they may walk through the path of life togeather as one. (Groom______) has come into the circle from his own path and having been given the blessings from his family now wishes to enter into a life of his own making, and to be joined in this new path to his one true soul mate.(groom now enters from the preistess left side walking upto the center of the circle and stands before the priestess)
(Bride_____)has come into the circle from her own path and having been given the blessings from her family now wishes to enter into a life of her own making, and to be joined in this new path to her one true soul mate.(Bride now enters from the right side of the priestess walking upto the center of the circle and stands before the priestess).
Act of Power (handfasting)
Priestess
Blessing -
Since the begining of time there has been a strong desire for spirits to unite as a family unit. It is with this desire the _________ and ____________ have come here today in the presence of their family and friends to be united into a single path of their own making. We ask that the Devine Goddess, and God please bless this union, and to aid them in their journey. We ask that they be able to always have their hearts filled with love and honor for each other even during the most tring of times that every couple must face. We ask that this union be blessed with many happy years to come. So moto it be.
Vows
Priestess
Groom ______ Have you come here of your own free will, and is it your desire, and wish to take (Bride)________ as your wife, and partner in lifes path. Is it you wish and desire to be a constant friend to her, and to always love honor and respect her. Is it your wish and desire to comfort her in times of distress, and to grow to geather in both mind and spirit.
Grooms Answer
Yes with all that I was, am and shall ever be.
Bride
Priestess
________Have you come here of your own free will, and is it your desire, and wish to take (Groom)________ as your Husband, and partner in lifes path. Is it you wish and desire to be a constant friend to him, and to always love honor and respect him. Is it your wish and desire to comfort him in times of distress, and to grow to geather in both mind and spirit.
Brides Answer
Yes with all that I was, am and shall ever be.
The Exchanging of rings
Priestess
The Symbolism in the rings that you give to each other is best decribed as with the circular shape of the rings so is the circular shape of all life. as there is no ending within the circle of life let these rings you exchange represent you circular union of your life to geather which also has now end just changes in seasons.
Groom
With this ring that I give and place upon your finger, let this represent my never ending but always existing love for you. (Groom places ring on Brides finger)
Bride
With this ring that I give and place upon your finger, let this represent my never ending but always existing love for you. (Bride places ring on Grooms finger)
Preistess
_____ and _____ please join your hands and reach forward togeather, As I bind your hands togeather let this show the union between the two of you as everlasting. _____ and _____with your hands that are free pplease take up the candles and light the center candle togeather. As you light this candle as to let the single candle represent the joining of your spirits that will now walk a single path togeather.
With the Vows that you both have exchanged and the giving of the rings with the binding by the cord and the lighting of a single flame may the two of you enjoy all the happiness and joy in the years to come as husband and wife. I do know and always pronounce you as husband and wife please seal this with a single loving kiss and start your journey togeather. May what the two of you share now last and continue on. SO Moto It Be.
Thank the Ancestors
Bride and Groom
Beloved ancestors, your wisdom and your example guide us
we pray that you will be with us as we go forward, and that we may call upon you in the future.
We thank you for your aid now and at all times.
We offer you our love and respect. We bid you honor and fond farewell.
Thank the God
Best Man
Beloved God and Father to all. Your wisdom and knowledge guides us in our journey. We offer you our love, and thank you for your presence, and your aid now, and at all times. We offer you gratitude and respect, and bid you honor and a fond farewell
Thank The Goddess Gaia
Maid of Honor
Gaia Mother to all, and the oldest of all Goddesses your wisdom guides us through lifes journey. We offer you our love, and thank you for your presence, and your aid now, and at all times. We offer you gratitude and respect, and bid you honor and a fond farewell.
Dismiss the Airts
Brides Mother
Guardian of the Watchtower of the North we thank You for Your presence here tonight -
we thank You for Your aid, and Your guidance. may there be peace between Us now and always.
Go if You must -stay if You will. we bid You hail, and farewell
Grooms Mother
Guardian of the Watchtower of the West, we thank You for Your presence here tonight -
we thank You for Your aid, and Your guidance. may there be peace between Us now and always.
Go if You must -stay if You will. we bid You hail, and farewell
Brides Father
Guardian of the Watchtower of the South, we thank You for Your presence here tonight -
we thank You for Your aid, and Your guidance. may there be peace between Us now and always.
Go if You must -stay if You will. we bid You hail, and farewell
Grooms Father
Guardian of the Watchtower of the East, we thank You for Your presence here tonight -
we thank You for Your aid, and Your guidance. may there be peace between Us now and always.
Go if You must -stay if You will. we bid You hail, and farewell
Uncast the circle
Priestess
As Above, So Below. As the Universe, so the Soul.
As without, so within the circle is open but unbroken
So mote it be



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