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]
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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]

Blessed Aegletia, Sisters!

I love all of you ladies, so much. Let us usher in the seventh Aegletia, of this sixth year of the Treasury, with joy and pride in our accomplishments.

The first Aegletia occurred five months before the formation of the Treasury, thus its celebration was the prelude to our Sisterhood, and is acknowledged as one of our most important festivals.

So, Sisters, let us begin again, with this feeling of love and perseverance among us.

Even as our Lord traverses the world during His flight North, we will welcome and honor Him in our hearts and homes. We will bring Him joy at the end of one Season, and the beginning of the next. And our Lord will return our joy tenfold, come Spring.

Peace and Love to you, my Sisters. Love and Praise, always, to Apollon!

— Columbine [Aegletia, Day 1, 2018]

Semi-Monthly Oracular Statement

Noumenia of Treasury Intercalary Month Lykeion (X) – Sept. 10, 2018

**** Seven of Grains/Theta ****

“The new way of wealth and renewal is ahead– that which I have brought to bear! Its time flows through you, for you are makers of the current! You have received the next seeds for planting. You have raised up the previous crop. Now pass this wisdom on, in Fellowship.

“What I have told you before has come to pass. So, too, has this, which was foretold. You are the beginning with no end. You are the living potential. Now, make the move toward happiness for your Order.”

— Apollon

The Beautiful Truth

Lord Apollon, the very pinnacle of beauty, I pray that You lift the shroud of bias, shame, blame, and control that clouds over the eyes of those who wish to see beauty in the world.  I pray that You, Unshorn One, allow these to see the many truths before them, which they shirk from their sight.  Lord of the Light Unceasing, brighten the world before these who are lost, that they will witness the terrible, ugly, beautiful truth of Nature– that which we see and admire, is also that which may destroy us, even as we sit staring in awe.

The many landscapes are indeed beautiful, especially to those who traverse them not.  Those who look from afar and never step foot into the wild lands.  Fear contains them, and rightly so.  The beautiful world is indifferent to their praises, and hostile to their ignorance.  So, Lord, I pray that You tear away the fragile skin which covers them, that which hides their insecurities, and that which implicates them in the ancient scheme of subjugation.

These whose mouths are open only to speak the ancient falsehoods– that physical beauty alone is the compass of virtue– let their mouths be closed so that their ears, hearts and minds may instead be opened to the vastness of this beautiful, terrible, ugly world.  I pray that You open their eyes to rot and death, to pain and suffering, to plague and fear.  Only then will beauty and ugliness be revealed as twin aspects of the Truth:  All that is beautiful is not automatically good.  All that is good is not necessarily beautiful.  Beauty and ugliness are woven between the fabric of matter, space and time.  One may not exist where the other does not also dwell.

Apollon Despota, Wrathful Lord, I pray that You will do these things and more, to facilitate the growth so badly needed.  For only through the cutting away of disease may the whole body be saved.  So, Lord, to that end, do I offer these gifts, that You might be pleased, as well as favorable toward us who keep Your charge to bring both truth, and beauty, into the world.

Ie Paian!