Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Autumn 2021 Newsletter

 Temple Of The Greek Gods

Autumn 2021


A Word From The Priest

Don't be sad, summer isn't over until September 21st. Although there is still much to be happy about after that, because Autumn, especially in the North, is a Divine experience. In fact, with cooler weather, there is more the temple will do outside. The temple's had quite a successful summer this year, and I am pleased. We ordained a new priest, gained new friends and potential members, and even built new sanctuaries bigger than any we've constructed in our history. I look forward to Autumn because the reduction in outside temperature will allow us to do more updates and new projects on the temple grounds. Autumn is also just a special time for me personally because it was the season when I first discovered the Greek Gods as a serious religion and spirituality, when I lived in the forests of North Carolina in 2005. Since that time, it always stuck with me until my official conversion in 2009. Finally, since September is such a notable month for America, I will be giving a speech on Labor Day and Democratia. 

In the Goodness of the Gods,

Priest Christopher.

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Temple News

We will begin our Autumn environmentalist efforts with the Adopt A Highway program. Watch our Facebook page for updates, times, location and invites.

The temple will host its annual online Rites of Theseus the first week in October. Watch our Facebook page for updates.

Our annual Rite of Haides is scheduled for October 23rd at 6pm. This will be our last public event of the year.

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Greek International News

Only On The Akropolis

2,200 Year Old Alexander Statue Unearthed

Ancient Workshops Restored

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Hellenic Calendars

September - Boedromion

5th, Genesia - Festival of the Dead

5th, Renewal Day before the New Moon

6th, sacrifice to Artemis Agrotera

6th, First New Moon Holy Day, all Gods

7th, Agathos Daimon New Moon Holy Day

8th, Athena New Moon Holy Day

9th, Aphrodite, Eros, Hermes and Herakles New Moon Holy Day

11th, Artemis New Moon Holy Day

12th, Apollon New Moon Holy Day

12th, Democratia - Festival of democracy

13th, Poseidon and Theseus New Moon Holy Day

15th - 21st, Eleusinian - Great Mystery Rites of Demeter and Persephone

17th, Epidauria - Festival of Asklepios

27th, sacrifices to the Nymphs, Achelous, Hermes, Athena and Gaia


October - Puanepsion

5th, Renewal Day before the New Moon

6th, Proerosia - First Fruits Agricultural Festival

6th, First New Moon Holy Day, all Gods

7th, Agathos Daimon New Moon Holy Day

7th, Puanepsia - Festival of Apollon

8th, Athena New Moon Holy Day

8th, Theseia - Festival of Theseus

8th, Oschophoria - Grape Harvest Festival

9th, Aphrodite, Eros, Hermes and Herakles New Moon Holy Day

9th, Stenia - Women's Festival of Demeter and Persephone

11th, Artemis New Moon Holy Day

12th, Apollon New Moon Holy Day

13th, Poseidon and Theseus New Moon Holy Day

11th - 13th, Thesmophoria - Women's Festival of Demeter

14th, sacrifices to the Heroines

30th, Chalceia - Festival of Athena and Hephaistos


November - Maimakterion

3rd, Renewal Day before the New Moon

4th, First New Moon Holy Day, all Gods

5th, Agathos Daimon New Moon Holy Day

6th, Athena New Moon Holy Day

7th, Aphrodite, Eros, Hermes and Herakles New Moon Holy Day

9th, Artemis New Moon Holy Day

10th, Apollon New Moon Holy Day

11th, Poseidon and Theseus New Moon Holy Day

On the last week, Pompaia - Festival of Zeus Meilikhos

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Office of the Clergy

Priest Christopher Aldridge (chriswaynealdridge@gmail.com)

Priestess Anastasia Aldridge (aialdridge@hotmail.com)

Priest Kal Vorpahl (kal@vorpahl.me)