*When I first started working on my Dedicant path I broke my foot within 24 hours of Spring Equinox (2015) and missed the ritual. So, a year later, I finally attended a Spring Equinox ritual with my local grove. Here is the recap from that experience (2016)*
I attended a Spring Equinox ritual with my grove honoring Hellenic Gods and Goddesses. This ritual was the first ritual since starting the Dedicant path that I had no involvement in writing or preforming and that in itself was interesting. I don’t generally resonate with Hellenic deities and that was still the case for this one but being able to be a guest fully did lend a different perspective. This ritual was to Kore coming from the Underworld to be reunited with her mother Demeter and 3 grove members “drew down’” the goddesses of Kore, Demeter and Hekate. They put on a passion play to share the story with the guests. It was beautiful and truly powerful. There were real tears in the passion play and it made me tear up as well as Kore was welcomed back to her mother. All of the grove members were in colored Hellenic gowns and togas (so were several guests) and this added a whole new community element to the ritual that was truly stunning. Emotionally, this was a very moving ritual and the leaders had hand made woven headbands for each guest to take home. Each color woven in the headband represented a different goddess and I thought it was a tremendously thoughtful element to a fantastic ritual.