Red Maple Grove, without fail, holds open rituals celebrating the eight standard Neo-Pagan High Holy Days: equinoxes, solstices, plus the four Celtic mid points, Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasad. We held an in person Celtic style Bealtine ritual on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Deities willing, we will hold another on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 1 pm at our Sacred Oak Tree. While for a very long time, since our beginning in 1999, these were usually at our grove’s sacred tree (in Irish, bile), the Covid pandemic caused some to be conducted online. For some time now we have been holding both Zoom and in person rituals. We held an impressive in person ritual at our Sacred Oak Tree on Sunday, February 5, 2023 with ten people attending. We also held a smaller one on Saturday, February 11th. Both were held at our Sacred Oak Tree. In addition there was a Zoom ritual held on Thursday, February 4, 2023. We held several in person rituals and two Zoom ones for the 2023 Spring Equinox. The first in person ritual was held at our Sacred Oak Tree on Sunday, March 19, 2023. We held two Zoom ones, on Monday, March 20th and on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, the Wednesday one in Slavic style. Feel free to let us know which times and locations would best enable you to attend. We are hoping to hold an in person ritual in Gatineau. Red Maple Grove has a Norse/Celtic focus. So, our Cross-quarter high days are Norse, while our traditional Celtic mid points are Celtic. We have also held rituals in other cultural styles.
As an ADF grove, we present ADF rituals, the more recent ones following ADF’s current Core Order of Ritual. We have been holding formal rituals since Midsummer 1999. We held an informal one on Bealtaine 1999. A formal ADF ritual was conducted in Ottawa at the Spring Equinox in 1999 by Montreal’s Silver Fox Grove. Some of our previous rituals, going back several years, may be seen by clicking at the appropriate ritual link below. At each ritual we take an omen, as per standard ADF practice. Some omens may be seen by clicking at the appropriate omen link.
Thrice Three Blessings!