|Summer Solstice Celebration
Sunday, June 23, 2002, 7:00pm
Rock Church Life Enrichment Center
(purifying sage incense as we gather into Sacred Circle with taped music)
(Welcome, Defining Summer Solstice and Rituals, and Directional Prayers) Welcome & Defining Summer SolsticeGary Tuttle Directional Invocation Pirkko MillerEast, Jim MulrySouth, Meredith MigneryWest, Sarah TuttleNorth
LIGHTING OF FIRE
Pirkko Miller (Fire KeepersBrenda Bender and Patrick Reed)
Oh,-Great Spr-rit Earth, Sun Sky and Sea. You are in-sideand all a-roundme.
CHIEF SEATTLES LETTER / TEACH YOUR CHILDREN
TEACHING THE CHILDREN / GRANDFATHER WALK
O-o-o-o Great Spirit, Im calling to you. O-o-o-o Earth Mother, what else can I do?
1. O-pen me up that I might re-ceive, Open me up that I might be-lieve.
2. Give me the strength to be just and fair, Give me the strength of the mo-ther bear.
3. Show me the vision of the red-tailed hawk, Show me the way to walk my talk.
HONORING THE ANCESTERS & BLESSING FUTURE GENERATIONS
Honoring with wordsJanice Mangus, Jim MulryOthers Planting of Wild Flower SeedsPat Siri Planting a live treeGary Tuttle Sharing Bird SeedPirkko Miller
SONGONE TIN SOLDIER
RELEASING TO FIRE / PREPARING FOR PEACE
(we release to the fire what needs to be transmuted)
PRAYERS FOR WORLD PEACE
We all will tie prayers (using ribbons, yarn, feathers
.to symbolize) on the prayer stick and while doing this we silently say our intentions.
PLANTING PEACE / PRAYER STICK
DRUMMING THE SUNSET
BLESSING SONG / CHANT-CHEROKEE MORNING SONG / WINADEYAHO
(a chant that asks the spirits of the earth and sky, thus weave for us a garment of brightness that we may walk fittingly where the birds sing.)
Win day ya ho,
win day ya ho,
Win day ya,
win day ya,
Ho ho ho ho,
Ya ya ya.
(arranged by Rita Coolidge and Robbie Robertson-)