42 minutes of me praying silently for purification from Apollon, on behalf of myself and a few other individuals, while at the shrine. One candle is lit for each person. About halfway through I light some bay leaves in a rather spectacular fire.
Hail Paian! Hail Pythios! Hail Phoibos!
Hello, dear readers! I have finally reached a level of completion on my secret project that allows me to share it with you all! For what feels like forever, I have wanted and worked toward opening a shrine for Apollon that would be accessible to my community. Well, I have at last been blessed enough to be able to see that dream become reality!
The First Treasury Shrine of Apollon website is up and running! It’s kind of bare-bones at the moment, because I just really could not wait any longer to share it with you. As of now, my Shrine Keeping Services page is up, along with some others, including the Virtual Guestbook, for visitors to leave written offerings to Apollon that I will read aloud before His Shrine.
In a few months, the shrine will be complete enough for me to open to the local public in Corpus Christi, Texas, for veneration, which is the most exciting part for me, as Shrine Keeper. Facilitating others’ worship of Apollon is all I have ever wanted to do, and now I am able. I have been truly blessed beyond measure, and am so excited to bring my Lord’s shrine into fruition.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement!
Today the Treasury celebrates the Fifth Illumination of Aegletia, which is Truth. It is a day when we are especially mindful of the things we say, always striving for the truth to be present in our words.
Today, we attempt to live up to the standards that Apollon sets forth, and to better ourselves, so that we may carry this mindset forward into the days, weeks, months and years to come. It is, and has been one of my favorite festival days, always challenging me and keeping me honest.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, and if you are celebrating with us, a Blessed Aegletia, and Fifth Illumination!
Hail to Apollon Anax!
I have finished that article I promised about starting out with Apollon. It can be found here, at the Treasury of Apollon. Enjoy, dear readers.
Also, Happy Prostateria, and Hail Apollon!