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Saturday, February 23rd, 2008
6:58 pm
A few questions...sorry for the cross-posting
I'm getting married in about a year and a half (Oct. 3, 2009 is the target date--October is a meaningful month, and it's a Saturday, and it falls on the first day of the full moon cycle), and we've...started...planning. I'm kind of at an impasse at the moment, until he gives me a list of his family, and we have numbers and can figure out what we need for venue and such.

So...while I can't do much of anything else, I thought it would be a good time to start working on this other part of things. Neither of us are interested in doing a religious ceremony (he's spiritual, but not religious, and I'm Hellenic polytheist), but I do want to do preparations and sacrifices and such appropriate to my religion on my own the eve/night before the wedding. I've read places about sacrifices to Zeus and Hera, obviously, and Artemis, and Hestia, and Aphrodite, but I'm wondering if any actual outlines of such rituals and prayers have made their way into our community. I'm not very good or eloquent when it comes to writing things like this, so I was hoping for some guidance and ideas, perhaps? Also, those are obvious gods to pray and give offerings to for such an event, but are there others that I'm not thinking of? And again, I don't even know where to begin, really. And, just an FYI, anything involving child-bearing is unnecessary, as neither of us are interested in children...though still welcome, as I'm sure there are others who would be interested in this also.

So...thank you very much in advance for anything any of you may be able to help/provide.
Sunday, September 2nd, 2007
7:12 pm
[reminder/x-post]  September Michigan Hellenic Meet-n-Greet
Date:  September 7th, 2007
Time:  6pm-sundown
Where:  Ann Arbor, Michigan
OK, more specifically:  Island Drive Park, 1450 Island Park Drive (Ann Arbor), in the vicinity of the "Classical revival" shelter
Other Info:  If you need a ride or have room in your car to offer, please feel free to use the ride-board--
Just make sure to either leave your e-mail or leave the Private Message option "on" when you sign up so that other people will know how to contact you.

Since this one is for the post-Labour Day weekend, we've decided to make it a picnic — B.Y.O.B., though we really won't care if you bring something big enough to share.

This is what the shelter looks like: http://www.ci.ann-arbor.mi.us/CommunityServices/Parks/images/Island_classic1.jpg
...though I should point out that the side in the photo is facing the water.  This shelter is entered from the back.

If, for some reason, the weather is bad, we can take everything to my place, but let's still meet up at the park to convoy.

Just like the August meet-n-greet, this is very informal, just so that we can all meet each-other and (hopefully) discuss potential group rituals for the future.


Since there are grills and tables outside the shelter, there really is no need to rent this one, but the chances of it being used are rather slim (since it's after Labour Day).  (Though for future rituals, I *do* want to rent it.)

I'm five feet even (well, just a hair under), fat (no sense in sugar-coating it), have white hair, glasses, and will be wearing a "Here Comes A Special Boy" t-shirt and jeans.  If the weather drops below 75, I'll have my old Retail Slut jacket.  Trust me, I'm hard to miss.

-- RJ

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