Wednesday, December 30, 2020

January 2021 Demos Newsletter

 "Like in a statue, all parts of life are beautiful."

- Socrates

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A Word From The Head Priest


Happy New Year to everyone. 2020 was a year that got a lot of hate, with everyone hoping cautiously that 2021 would be better. But I've always been of the mind of self reliance. I've said in the past, there is no good or bad year, there is only the year you make. If you want or expect bad things, that's all you'll see and experience because it's all you will look for. On the other hand, if you choose to see the blessing that life is, a world of good will manifest around you. It's science. Your mind will either make or break you. So please, go into 2021 with a different set of eyes, a better focus on life. In a world where people are constantly bombarded with negative media, it's essential to your health to break free of it. For mostly all year, I have not watched the news, or focused on anything that's presently negative about the world. Guess what? I'm still just as alive and well as I was the day before I turned it off. Perhaps more so. I encourage everyone to do the same. That's not to say that you should remain ignorant of world affairs, it means that you don't let them control you. I am very happy to lead our temple for yet another beautiful year. And I pray that the Gods love and smile upon all of you each and every day.

In the Goodness of the Gods,
Priest Christopher.

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Temple News

The temple will begin 2021 with its declaration of 5013C status, and its process of reincorporation into the State of Illinois, which we hope to complete by spring at the latest.

The temple's outside sanctuary will welcome spring with new, improved architecture and additions to its park.

The temple will resume its environmentalist efforts through Adopt A Highway in the late spring. The official recognition letter from the State was posted on our Facebook wall and is free for all to read.

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International Greek News




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January Calendar
Gamelion

8th, sacrifices to Apollon Apotropaeus, Apollon Nymphegetes, and the Nymphs.
9th, sacrifices to Athena.
12th - 16th, Lenea - Festival of Dionysos.
12th, Renewal day before the New Moon.
13th, First New Moon Holy Day, all Gods.
14th, Agathos Daimon New Moon Holy Day.
15th, Athena New Moon Holy Day.
16th, Aphrodite, Eros, Hermes and Herakles New Moon Holy Day.
18th, Artemis New Moon Holy Day.
19th, Apollon New Moon Holy Day.
20th, Poseidon and Theseus New Moon Holy Day.
27th, Theogamia - celebration of Zeus and Hera's marriage (additional sacrifices to Zeus Teleius, Poseidon and the Kourotrophos).

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Office of the Clergy

Christopher Aldridge (Head Priest - chriswaynealdridge@gmail.com)
Anastasia Aldridge (Head Priestess - aialdridge@hotmail.com)
Matthew Finney (Thyechoos - mefin575@gmail.com)