Ritual Meal, for the Feast of Leto

For the Feast of Leto, prepare a delicious meal, one that you would have no reservations in sharing with the Goddess, as well as Her Children. Set the table nicely, and in the center, prepare a small altar for Leto, with some space for Artemis and Apollon. Utilize whatever images or icons you prefer when making this space. Include a large plate upon which you will place servings of food for your Honored Guests.

Next, you will want to invite Leto, and your other Guests.

Ex: “Blessed are You, Leto, Sister of Asteria, Daughter of Phoebe! Sweet is Your name upon my/our lips! In all of my/our days, shall I/we ever strive toward Your Grace and Excellence!

“Blessed are You, Leto, Daughter of Koios, Consort of Zeus! Ever shall Yours be the way of cunning! Let all brave women follow after Your example, seizing that which they/we desire foremost!

“Blessed are You, Leto, Mother of Artemis, Mother of Apollon! Starry is the veil which covers Your holy face! Within the mystery of twilight, You are the center, the cause from whom ambition emanates!

“Blessed are You, Leto! Be welcomed here, to this seat made comfortable for You! Partake of this meal that I/we have prepared! And please, accept these offerings given freely by Your people!

“Great Goddess, I/we have come only to honor and praise You!

“Hail Leto, Mother of Wolves!”

“Blessed are You, Artemis, Swift-footed Goddess giving chase like no other! Be welcome to rest here at this table, to make merry, and to feast in the name of Your Mother!

“Blessed are You, Apollon, Prince among Gods, and the Preserver of Honor! Be welcomed here to this table, where You might find comfort, as well as sustenance, in the name of Your Holy Mother!

“Blessed and Divine Twins, be welcomed here in peace and in reverence! Hail Artemis! Hail Apollon!”

Once the food is ready, place each dish upon the table in offering, while saying a few words to indicate such.

Ex: “O Divine Leto, please accept this ______ (name of dish), that it might fill You with the sustenance of my/our love!”

You may also address Artemis and Apollon at this time, though it is really only necessary to address the Guest of Honor when offering dishes. Repeat for each dish offered to the table.

Now, everyone should be seated at the table, and all should offer thanks to the Theoi for the bounty gathered before you, first with a small bit of food offered to Hestia, by burning it in a candle flame, or saving it to be burned or buried later.

Ex: “Hestia, Most Sublime, I/we make the first offering to You, as is the/our custom. May You bless this table, and I/all seated before it, that my/our hearth and home might be ever peaceful and secure.”

Next, food should be distributed first to Leto, then to Artemis, then to Apollon, all upon Their plate at the center of the table. After your Guests have been served, everyone else may serve themselves.

Eating, discussion, and general merry-making may now commence. Examples of this could be songs sung, poems or adorations recited, myths told, or experiences shared.

With the completion of their meal, whomever wishes to leave the table must first address Leto, thanking Her and the Twins for being present.

Ex: “Glorious Leto, Illustrious Twins! Thank You for Your presence at this table, which was prepared in honor of You, for this great feast day! May our love given, accompany You back to the Northern heights of Hyperborea, from whence You have come! O Ladies! O Lord! May You be pleased!”

At the very end, before the last person leaves the table, a final food offering should be made to Hestia…

Ex: “Blessed Hestia, Keeper of the Hearth, again, I/we thank You for the peace and gentleness You have brought into this, my/our home! My/our gratitude hangs thick in the air, like the tasteful aroma which has filled this place of feasting!

“Hail to You, Hestia, and farewell!”

…and care should be taken to clean up the table.

Finally, all participants should return to surround the table, to give final thanks/goodbyes to Leto (and the Twins), for all that She does, and will do, in helping us to further understand ourselves within the roles to which we find ourselves attached.

Ex: “Blessed are You, Leto, and Blessed are Your Children, who enact the very essence of Your demeanor! You, who are bold! You, who are driven! You, who commands life to submit to Your will! Great Leto, I/we thank and praise You!

“Hail Mother Leto! Hail the Holy Twins!  Hail, and farewell!”

— Columbine

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Semi-Monthly Oracular Statement

In the Seventh Year of the Treasury, on the First Day of the New Year, Noumenia of Treasury Month Perihelios (I) – Jan. 7, 2019

**** Solomon’s Seal/Delta ****

“And now is the time to step back. Mankind has allowed itself to be guided toward a path of ultimate destruction. Your works upon the world have made Gaea bleed, and Her innocent children flee in droves to places of ill-repute, wherein they are subjected to carnage unimaginable to your fragile eyes.

“That you believed you were in control was the worst folly of all. And you will worry. And you must. Though We, the Blessed Gods, will do what is necessary.

“And so, you must let go the reigns, and We will guide you instead. Back away from the brink, and let inspiration carry you toward the solutions, and the justice, you seek. Live in the flow of Nature, and breathe in the dawn stretching across the world, for it will change the very fabric of your existence.”

— Apollon

(Tarot of Hellen/Greek Alphabet Oracle)

Healing Prayer Dates, 2019

As we come to the end of the Julian year, we now give you the dates for Healing Prayer for the upcoming year, 2019.  The dates are marked according to the Julian scheme so as to make it as easy as possible for folks to be active in their participation, without having to convert Treasury Calendar dates.  May the upcoming year bring you joy and fulfillment, and may Apollon and the other Theoi bring you many blessings!

Below you will find all of the Julian dates for Healing Prayer, during the new year.  As always, the Treasury invites you to join us in prayer.


Prayer should begin at or around sunset, local time.

January 27, 2019

February 25, 2019

March 27, 2019

April 26, 2019

May 25, 2019

June 24, 2019

July 23, 2019

August 22, 2019

September 20, 2019

October 19, 2019

November 18, 2019

December 17, 2019


Guidelines:

Prayers are NOT to be directed toward specific persons, UNLESS THEY HAVE CONSENTED to prayers on their behalf.

Participants are encouraged to pray for whatever healing they, or CONSENTING loved ones need (excepting minor children or dependents– discretion lies with parents or guardians), be it physical/medical, mental, emotional, etc.

Prayers ARE to be directed toward closing existing rifts within the spheres of the public Polytheist and/or Pagan communities. This includes local, statewide, national, or online communities.

Prayers should ONLY be directed toward communities that participants are ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN.

ALL prayers should be addressed to the Lord Apollon, or to Apollon and Asklepios, as the case may be for medical intervention.

Semi-Monthly Oracular Statement

Second day of Treasury Month Hyperboraios (XIII) – Dec. 9, 2018
 
**** Eight of Pentacles/Kappa ****
 
“As you weave your web, know that others are weaving their own webs around you. In time, these webs may intersect, or even overlap. This is expected, and should not cause such friction. My Will is to be spread out upon the Earth, and those who would stand in the way of My chosen, would only stand in the way of themselves, for all who are Mine are chosen by Me– and the choosing is Mine, alone. Step aside, and fear not. Accomplish the goals I have given you, and leave your peers to do the same. You can not know the whole of My plan from looking through human eyes. Embrace what is coming, and be a part of it. Or be swept aside. ”
 
— Apollon
 
(Tarot of the Old Path/Greek Alphabet Oracle)

Treasury Festival Dates, 2019

With half ancient festivals, and half modern festivals, the Treasury of Apollon’s calendar is entirely our own creation, meant for our use, and for the use of those who would celebrate with us.

In anticipation of the next Treasury Year, here are our festivals, listed and dated accordingly.


Sisters and associates, below are the calendar dates for the upcoming year’s major Treasury festivals.  Underlined are the names of each Treasury Month followed by its corresponding number in parentheses.  Next, are that month’s Noumenia and Deipnon dates, according to the Julian calendar. Bullet points are for the major festivals celebrated in a particular month, followed by its day within that month.  As always, all celebrations are optional, though encouraged. This information may be updated at any time.

27th day of Hyperboraios (XIII) – Jan. 3

Perihelios (I) Jan. 7-Feb. 4

Prostaterias (II) Feb. 5-Mar. 6

Daphneion (III) Mar. 7-Apr. 5

  • Ktistêsia: Founding Anniversary and Purification of Altars [Noumenia]
  • Stepteria: Crowning and Purification of Apollon after defeating Delphyne [7th]
  • Sminthia [Vernal Equinox]
  • Daphnaea: Consummation of Daphne and Purification of Priestesses [20th]
  • Daphnephoria: Parade of the Purified Apollon [29th]

Theoxenion (IV) – Apr. 6-May. 4

Pytheion (V) – May. 5-Jun. 3

Batrachion (VI) – Jun 4-Jul. 2

  • Batrachia: Festival of Frogs [7th]
  • Anointing of Apollon at Xanthos [9th]
  • Hyakinthia [Full Moon]
  • Pyrophoria [Summer Solstice]

Pyrophorion (VII) – Jul. 3-Aug. 1

  • Aphelion [2nd]
  • Lykaea [20th]

Karneion (VIII) – Aug. 2-Aug. 30

  • Metageitnia [7th]
  • Karneia [Full Moon]

Agetoreios (IX) – Aug. 31-Sep. 28

Aegletion (XI) – Sep. 29-Oct. 28

Telchinion (XII) – Oct. 29-Nov. 26

  • There are no major festivals within this month

Hyperboraios (XIII) – Nov. 27-Dec. 26

  • Hyperboralia: Festival of Lights [7th]

Semi-Monthly Oracular Statement

Noumenia of Treasury Month Aegletion (XI) – Oct. 10, 2018

**** Queen of Grains: Themis/Eta ****

“The Law is on your side. Justice is a relentless companion, and you will know with what seriousness She holds Her duty, as unavoidable truths are woven into the net which shall enclose the deceitful ones. Those who would prey upon weakness, or who would break their oaths, are seen and known. Choose the right path, before your choices are made for you, and before the guillotine falls.”

— Apollon

Bi-Yearly Oracular Forecast

Telchinion through Daphneion 2018/2019

 

Telchinion (XII) Nov. 8 – Dec. 7, 2018

(Θ) Theta, (X) Khi, (P) Rho

For the month of Telchinion, the theme is one of the triumph of our careful planning over the winds of random change.  What we have sown from months past has at last reached the point where we can observe the road ahead, and make our course corrections.  However, these corrections must be made, for the many Gods have laid them out for us to see, and we ignore them at our peril.  Yet must we also take the time to observe before we act, in order that we will meet with the most favorable return.

Hyperboraios (XIII) Dec. 8 – Jan. 6, 2018/2019

(M) Mu, (A) Alpha, (Σ) Sigma

What we may perceive as a setback, may in fact be the time needed to adjust to the changes we have ourselves initiated.  Gradually, not immediately, and through our hard work, are how these beneficial changes will come to pass.  And when our lives begin to flow in the ways we desire, know that our success is related directly to both our confidence, and our ability to strive toward our best.

Perihelios (I) Jan. 7 – Feb. 4, 2019

(M) Mu, (Γ) Gamma, (Π) Pi

Perihelios  brings with it the very necessary potential for life changing hard work, which will in turn bring forth the ripened fruits of our labors.  If you have allowed yourself to coast this far, know that the smooth road ends here. There are no shortcuts, only the toil.  Struggle is the way of life, and after all is said and done, it is the struggle which makes us worthy of the crown.

Prostaterias (II) Feb. 5 – Mar. 6, 2019

(Σ) Sigma, (A) Alpha, (K) Kappa

During the month of Prostaterias, we must stand our ground.  We must not give in to the enemies around us, though they may swell like the sea.  It will be painful, but we must wrench strength from our bodies and souls, once again.  The only way out is through, and the only way through is to let them crash against us, unmoving and immovable.  We will be a wall, and they will be brittle and breaking.

Daphneion (III) Mar. 7 – Apr. 5, 2019

(R) Rho, (Π) Pi, (I) Iota

When we find ourselves making strides in our lives, let us not forget those we have left behind, or those who struggle to keep up.  To succeed, we must rely on the love and strength of those who have chosen to traverse these paths with us.  Let us truly be brethren, and let us never yield our power, or our commitment to the truth.  The work ahead will be long and arduous.  Hold fast; the reward is within reach.

[Aegletia, Day 7, 2018]