Vespera/ Full Evening Moon

1 Vespera/ Aug. 8

Rosadi/Tues.

O, Madria Vicka, Jana of Courage, Strength and Valor, be with us.

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Today begins the Sacred Month of Vespera (also known as Vaskaras or Hesperis in the Filianic/Madrian calendar). The calendar page may be found below.

Vesperas means Evening and it is named for the last month of the Sacred Season of Summer. For those of us here in the North-Eastern U. S., the secular month of August (named, of course, for Augustus Caesar), is truly the evening of the summer months as things begin to cool quickly here in Abalon/Sept.

On the Janite calendar, for the month of Vesperas, we have added Moira’s Day, from the Madrian calendar. This day is known to Filianists as the Day of Werde. It is observed on 16 Vespera/Aug. 23 and we will be posting an article about its meaning in the upcoming weeks.

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According to my moon ap, tonight is the Full Evening Moon, although it says it is 98%. Oftentimes, the moon is literally full in the wee hours of the night. However, the Deanic/Filianic day begins as dawn, not at midnight and so the Full Evening Moon is tonight.  In the Lucienne Tradition (Lady of Light Chantry) it is the Spinner Moon which is another apt name considering the Moirai were spinners of fate as was the Goddess, Moira.

For the Evening Moon, the Rite of Sacrifice may be served by devotees and clergy up until three days after it is Full.

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On another note:

I am supposed to be on a ‘pseudo-vacation’ this week and so rather than working on a weekly article, I will devote my extra time to the prayer book project. The weekly articles will resume, next week.

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Calendar Page:

Unfortunately, I am not tech-savvy enough to be able to reproduce this the way I have it in my word-doc, which is in color with lovely pictures at the top and title page properly aligned.

 

                                            VESPERA       

 

Evening Moon

1
Aug 8
 

2
Aug 9

 

3
Aug 10
4
Aug 11
5
Aug 12
6
Aug 13
7
Aug 14
8
Aug 15
 

9
Aug 16

 

10
Aug 17
11
Aug 18
12
Aug 19
13
Aug 20
14
Aug 21
15
Aug 22
 

Moira’s

Day

 

17
Aug 24
18
Aug 25
19
Aug 26
20
Aug 27
21
Aug 28
22
Aug 28
 

 

23
Aug 30

 

 

24
Aug 31
25
Sept 1
26
Sept 2
27
Sept 3
28
Sept 4

May Our Lady bless you,

Blessed is She.

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ArchMadria Candra Sophia

deanicfaith@gmail.com

 

 

 

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