We call to our Beloved Dead, the blessed Ancestors, to join our feast and receive due offering.
Come to the Gates, honored ones; hear our call, we your children who remember. We offer you our worship, our reverence and our love.
You who fill the empty womb, you who cause the seed to spring to spring, you who fill the breast with milk, receive now these offerings, made in your honor:
Apples, the Fruit of Life and Death.
Pork, the flesh of the Sacred Sow.
Hazel nuts, concentrated meat of wisdom.
We offer these...
(some of each offering made to the shaft)
To the ancient heroes of the Pagan World; those men and women who did the bidding of the Gods for the good of the folk.
To the honored Dead of the passed year; those women and men of our folk who inspired and guided our whole world.
To our own Beloved Dead, Grandmothers-and-Fathers, family and friends who have gone ahead, we honor you and grieve for you. (offering made)
To all of you we give these fruits and meats that you may feast in joy in the Land of the Dead.
"Ancestors Invocation." submitted by info-manager on 15 May, 2019. Last modified on 19 February, 2022.
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