Red Maple Grove, without fail, holds open rituals marking the eight standard Neo-Pagan high holy days: equinoxes, solstices, plus the four Celtic mid points, Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasad. 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. Red Maple Grove has a Norse/Celtic focus. So, our Cross-quarter high days are Norse, while our traditional Celtic mid points are Celtic.
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 for the Ottawa Pagan Network. Our most recent past High Holy Day rituals (in person and on Zoom) were held at the Spring Equinox and at the Bealtine 2022. Our next online ritual will be the Summer Solstice 2022 at 7pm on Monday, June 20, 2022 with a Zoom link accessible through our Red Maple Grove Facebook group. Our next in person high holy day ritual will be for the Summer Solstice at 4pm on Tuesday, June 21st at our sacred oak tree. 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!