Kindle the altar flames
Come, come in peace, oh glorious Eye of Heru.
Kindle the incense.
Center and banish.
Prayer to Mary and the Archangel Michael
I will praise Thee, O God, in the sight of Thy Angels.
O Mary Immaculate, great Queen of Heaven and earth and our gentle advocate, we beg Thee to intercede for us. Pray God to send St. Michael and the holy Angels to ward off all the obstacles contrary to the reign of the Sacred Heart in our souls, our families, our country and in the whole world. And thou, O holy Michael, Prince of the Heavenly hosts, chief among the archons of this world, from our hearts we beg thee to come to our aid. Sovereign Principalities, you who are the Princes of Nations, we beseech you to guard our country effectively, that it may realize God’s designs in its regard. St. Michael, the Archangel, and all ye Holy Angels, protect us in our combats, that we may not perish in the tremendous judgment of God.
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Kindle the flame for the ancestors
Prayer for the Dead to Hermes Psychopompos
Gentle Hermes, most kind,
friend of man and woman,
guide to Orpheus and Eurydice
and protector of Persephone;
you come to each of us
as we begin our descent,
prithee come in comely form
to those who know Thee not.
May thy commanding staff
be a symbol of comfort
for those afraid to loose
these mortal bonds.
I pray for my honored dead
(Read the roll of the honored dead)
but also the lost and the lonely,
for the wandering spirits
and all who set their feet
upon the dark road.
Hermes Psychopompos, Psychogogue,
be a constant and gentle guide
to all those whom you lead.
Orphic Hymn 1 To Hekate
I call Einodian Hecate, lovely dame,
Of earthly, wat'ry, and celestial frame,
Sepulchral, in a saffron veil array'd,
Leas'd with dark ghosts that wander thro' the shade;
Persian, unconquerable huntress hail!
The world's key-bearer never doom'd to fail;
On the rough rock to wander thee delights,
Leader and nurse be present to our rites
Propitious grant our just desires success,
Accept our homage, and the incense bless.
Lovers' Praise to Montu at Sunrise
The morning sun is a golden apple offered by the hands of Montu,
The Knightly Radiance Who Shines out of Iuny,
Most Honorable Lord Who feeds the mouths of spouses,
That all good words might be spoken between them, and vows renewed.
The Litany Against Fear
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Issue the License to Depart