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Blessed Lammas

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Blessed Lammas everyone!

 

Loaf Mass was the christianized version of this Sabbat, where the first harvest flour was used to bake bread. This bread was then placed on the altar at mass as an offering. 

 

Bread is such an important symbol in Christianity. More than a commemoration of the Last Supper, it is also a symbol of our life’s work and how that work is our own personal offering on the divine altar. It marks a change from the offering of sacrificial animals at the Temple altar to our own offering of what we do with our lives. We stop offering others’ blood and start giving our own sweat. 

 

Harvest is a symbol that outweighs words. Isn’t it the basis of our survival and the basis for all our celebrations? The combination of offering bread and commemorating the work that brought it about is such a powerful image.

 

 You recognize a tree by its fruit. Harvest time is that time to honor the work you have done all year and to give thanks for the fruit it has borne. 

 

May your harvest be plentiful!

 
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Adelina St. Clair is the author of ‘The Path of a Christian Witch’ (Llewellyn Press) and is the founder of the Christian Pagan Fellowship on Facebook. She has been involved in the Pagan community for over 13 years and has studied fields as varied as Wicca, shamanism, microbiology, bioethics, reiki, theology, and herbalism. She works as an occupational therapist with the Cree communities of northern James Bay, Canada. She lives in Montreal with her husband and two children.

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  • Jamie
    Jamie Sunday, 04 August 2013

    Thanks for sharing this interesting perspective! Blessed Lammas to you.

    As someone who lives in a [former] francophone enclave in southern New England, Quebecois/French-Canadian culture has long fascinated me. At some point in the future, could you write an article about Montreal's pagan community and how it navigates the cultural liminality of the Canada's Anglo/Franco experiences?

    Prayers to the victims in Lac-Megantic, by the way. Many communities suffer because of the greed and negligence of global corporations. Very few of them have a rolling bomb flatten their town, though. I am ashamed that an American CEO was ultimately responsible.

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