The Rite of Veneration – FAQ 2, 3 and 4

If you have read FAQ 1

2. What do the RoV bread and wine symbolise?

The fresh white bread represents the Soul, not the Body.

The white wine or white grape juice (unfermented wine) represents the Spirit. (No red wine as that symbolises blood).

During the Rite of Veneration, they are blessed by Déa.

Usually, if serving a solitary ritual, do not fill the Chalice with wine. Before the RoV, pour in enough to take three good sips.

If there is a large gathering, a back up chalice/cup of wine may be kept on hand. If it is needed, the celebrant blesses the wine before serving it.

3. Where does this ritual take place?

Within the hestia, which is a devotee’s home that has been blessed and consecrated to Déa.

4. When does this ritual take place?
For devotees and clergy, the RoV is served on the Full Moon (For the Celestial Mother).
It is optional on
Dark Moon (For the Great Mother)
4 days after the Dark Moon: Crescent Moon (For the Holy Daughter)

One of the Tri-Unity Days weekly:
Foradi [pronounced four-ah-dee] or Fora (Suncross) Day / Saturday (For the Great Mother).
Sunnadi [pronounced sue-nah-dee] / Sun Day (For the Celestial Mother).
Lunadi [pronounced lue-nah-dee] or Moon Day / Monday (For the Holy Daughter).
is optional for devotees and the clergy should strive to serve a Liturgy.

Feast Days for devotees and the clergy should strive to serve a Liturgy.

Our Mother God Supreme is compassionate and understands that due to modern life: family, study/work that it is not always possible to serve a RoV or a Liturgy. It should never be a cause for guilt feelings. It’s very important that we avoid that. It is very easy to fall into becoming overly-scrupulous. That can be a psychologically debilitating burden.

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mydevotionstodea

British - Island European. I researched ancient mythologies and deities aged 12. I discovered Dea through a booklet in a bookshop, aged 18.