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Vernal Equinox Ritual at Alewife
March 25, 2007
Belmont and Cambridge Unitarians and neighborhood friends.
Welcome: Ellen Mass & Friends of Alewife Reservation
Greeting and Passing of the Peace
Leader: Peace to you all
All: And also to you.
In-gathering and Invocation Elke Jahns, Cherokee Flute
Bringing forth the flames
To the Four Directions by Joan Goodwin
Spirit of the East, spirit of air,
Chant The Earth Water, Fire, Air
The earth, the water, the fire the air return, return, return, return.
Reading: Text, Prayer, Poem
Reflections: Balance with nature and self Rev. Edmund Robinson
The fragility of the eco-system
Jube Late Gaia
Tending the Garden: Maintaining a Balance Rev. Kerrie Harthan
Time of Reflection: Tokens of Commitment
Call to Action: Commitment to the Earth Diane Elliott
Appealing to the people’s Joy
Tis a Gift to Be Simple:
Song and Dance
Reverend Edmuund Robinson from Belmont First Church Unitarian demonstrates that the balance of nature is ever changing and uncertain.
Fire lighter is Steven Gillies.
Reverend Anita Farber Robinson of Cambridge First Parish Unitarian stands with other members and friends.
State Representative William Brownsberger to the far left.
Rev. Kerrie Harthan of Somerville First Church Congregational leads the group in a spring circle dance.