A Roman Memorial Service for Judge Hunt
This service can be done either in the workings section of a full ADF ritual or may be done as a stand-alone liturgy. In case there are no Hallows present, all offerings may be reserved for disposal at a later date.
The Funeral Goods given the deceased should either be buried with the casket or urn, or may be poured on the ground or into a shaft. Again, these offerings may be reserved for disposal at a later date.
While this service was adapted for a particular person, it may also be freely adapted for others.
The Priest rings a bell, three times three.
UNITING THE THREE WORLDS
O waters of the earth, deep and dark,
O fires of the sky, O blinding light!
You powers dark and light, you liquid fire,
DISSOLVING THE BARRIERS
All present say:
Your magics are great, Your powers intense,
With love and with joy, we humbly pray
REMEMBERANCE AND OFFERINGS
When the Veils are thin and the Gates open wide,
We now call on her who has cared for Judge Hunt and who misses him,
And in days of old, offerings were made to the newly dead
We invite her to bring up her Grave Goods and Offerings,
Jenni Hunt comes up, makes sacrifice and tells stories about her father.
We invite all others to bring up Grave Goods for sacrifice, that we
The People come up one at a time, and leave an offering (such as silver or beer or other food) on the altar for later burial or disposal, or put it in the shaft or the Well or pour it on the ground.
After an offering is made, the person may speak for a time about the deceased. When each person is finished speaking, the Priest will say:
Fiat! So be it!
When everyone who wishes to speak has spoken of the Dead, the Priest says:
Doting Muddy, Grandmother of William, Matriarch,
The Priest offers Ballentine whiskey to the ground.
We thank you for meeting William at his bedside,
Doting Muddy, accept our sacrifice!
The Priest says:
The Priest offers whiskey to the Fire.
We thank You for conducting William and Muddy
Fleet-footed Mercury, accept our sacrifice!
Faceless Charon, Dark Ferryman,
The Priest offers the Nova Roma coins to the Well.
We thank you for conveying William and Muddy
Faceless Charon, accept our sacrifice!
Somber Dis Pater, Lord of the Dead,
The Priest offers wine to the ground and hematite to the Well.
We thank you for accepting William among the Mighty Dead,
Somber Dis Pater, accept our sacrifice!
O Doting Muddy, Fleet-footed Mercury,
Now look we deep within our hearts
The Priest rings a bell three times three.
Priest says: Walk with wisdom, Children of the Earth, this rite has ended.