Bits and Pieces

6 Hestia/Dec. 31




Hail, Madria Rhea, Jana of Steadfastness, Temperance and Self-Restraint, be with us. May the Pure Stream of Your Virtues flow within us, in this world and in all the worlds to come.



We trust that everyone has been enjoying their holy/holidays. For those who celebrated the Nativity of the Holy Daughter on 4 Hestia/Dec. 29, we wish you many blessings.


As previously announced, our priestess, Kathi, has been elevated to ArchMadria and so we chant: she is worthy. 🙂


For those who pray the rosary, I would like to point out that ArchMatrona Georgia Cobb, of the Lady of Light Chantry, has a beautiful rosary in honor of the Janati based upon the Ostara cycle:


Sorella Sophia has a very nice article on the significance of the month of Hestia on her blog:


Jacqueline, of Under the Violet Moon, published a very thoughtful article on what truly constitutes monotheism. This is an important subject that I would like to explore more fully after the New Year.


I am very excited about the thealogy being discussed by Madria Erin of the Auroran Tradition ( and her group regarding the concepts of Irkalla and the snake in our scriptures. The reason why I find their discussion so exciting is because they have completely and independently come up with thealogy that mirrors that of our own Madrina Lieren Malka of a few years ago. I had thought, at the time, that Madrina’s, (our title for deaconess), thealogy was brilliant, but as it diverged from the more traditional underlying thealogy of the text, not everyone agreed. Now, that others have come up with virtually the exact same thealogy, I cannot help but wonder if this is being inspired and prompted by Dea. This is another area we will explore in the near future.

These discussions by those of the newer generation of Deanics gives us much hope for the future of our religion.


If anyone knows of Deanic blogs which are not listed in our links section, please let us know. We want to make sure that everyone in the greater Faith is represented.


We wish everyone an healthy, happy and hope-filled New Year! We look forward to the blessing of our hestias on the Feast of Hearthblessing on 12 Hestia/Jan. 6, (others of our Faith bless their sacred homes beginning midnight, tonight and tomorrow morning); we will celebrate the Feast of Carmentalia on 21 Hestia/Jan. 15 and will perform the Rite of Sacrifice on the Full Blessing Moon on 18 Hestia/Jan. 12.


May Our Lady bless you, blessed is She.


ArchMadria Candra Sophia




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