Mother Night / Yule Rite and Ceremony
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About the event
The first night of Yule, Mothers Night (Modranecht), is one of my most cherished rites of the year. Something that I have deeply felt for years yet in the last year or so in discovering our deep roots and heritage I am so deeply humbled as now I know and deeply understand what I am feeling in regards to this path and tradition, the threads of which that go so far back.. It is not only a time that I honour my patron goddess Freya and Brigid, but also the ancestral mothers and female ancestors and guardians of my family, my Dísir. Earlier in the day we set up and decorate our Modranecht altar, in their honour. For us its The Advent Spiral..
December 20th is Mother’s Night for us we are celebrating on December 12th, which is also known as The Night of Light often celebrated in The Scandinavian countries, honouring Lucia an ancient mythical figure with an abiding role as a bearer of light in the dark Swedish winters, it is often thought that December 13th in the old calendar, was the original date for Solstice, makes sense to me, especially as the number 13 was demonised, it marks the official beginning of the celebration of Yule.
Yule is a twelve-day festival that was celebrated in ancient times. Gives such depth and meaning to the wording of Yuletide, Many people, like our family, still celebrate it today. In case you aren’t familiar with it, I’d like to share a little with you, in hopes that you might add it to your holiday celebrations. This is the day known as Mōdraniht in Old English, and “Mother’s Night” in modern. It has always been one of my favourite days of the year, yet now the depth of that is far richer... Today we honour and offer thanks to our female ancestors, those who are believed to watch over our families and have guided us.. These figures are known in Norse mythology as The Disir. Many people chose to give their direct maternal line ancestors high honours on this night. A night of storytelling and a night that was often sat through and observed until first light...
A little insight into our Mothers Night Call...
I call to our mothers, the light and the life bringers who have guided us from darkness onto the paths our ancestors have traveled, and now the paths we walk down.
Tonight we honor our Mothers, who through joy and suffering endured so that their children, and their children’s children might not just survive, but thrive.
“Hail Beloved Freya, beloved Brigid Goddesses of hearth and home. Beloved Goddesses
May you keep our household whole and safe.
May our family receive your blessings this coming year.
To our family’s Mothers, our Dísir, going back in a line to the beginning,
You who have watched over us and loved us always. We are forever grateful, we honour you, may you continued blessings hold and keep us in the coming year! You see all things, even if I may not know them, May your counsel follow me into the year ahead and be the compass from which I navigate. We are forever grateful..
May the blessings of the disir be upon you all.
Would you like to join us for for our Mother Night Rite and Ritual?
This year My Dad has kindly offered to host us at his lovely home in Copthorne/ Sussex!!
December 12th 7pm to 9.30pm ..
dm or email by 1st December and to rsvp to get Full Address
Please bring a Candle, Some Evergreen for our Altar and a plate of Yule Fair/Food for the table to share.