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. 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. Over the past several months we have been holding both Zoom and in person rituals. We have now held three Samhain 2022 rituals, one in person at our Sacred Oak Tree and two (including one in Slavic style) on Zoom, etc. An additional in person Samhain ritual will be held at our Sacred Oak Tree on Thursday, November 10th at 2 pm. 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. 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!