Calendar of the Sun
Festival of Fides
Altar: Today the altar and the altar room is stripped, swept, and cleaned, as are all the shrines and
altars about the House. The invocation is spoken to the empty libation altar, and each person
wraps a strip of white cloth about their right hands in token of their faith. Then the room and the
altar are cleaned and anointed with sacred oil, and any sacred items are cleaned, mended, and
returned to their places. Once the cleaning is done, the altar is draped again with clean white
cloth. The Book of Hours is placed upon it, wrapped in white cloth, to be blessed. It is censed and
the room closed for the afternoon.
Offerings: Cleaning of sacred objects and shrines.
Daily Meal: Fasting.
Call: We who are the bodies of the faithful,
Response: We lend our bodies to this cleansing.
Call: We who are the minds of the faithful,
Response: We lend our sight to the purification of what is holy.
Call: We who are the hearts of the faithful,
Response: We lend our passion to the healing of the space.
Call: We who are the souls of the faithful,
Response: We lend ourselves, and everything we are.
Call: We give our hands over to the Gods,
Response: We give our hands over to the future,
Call: And may they bless us in our work.
Response: And may they bless us in our work.
(All proceed to cleaning for the rest of the Hour.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]