In these parts, the Winter Solstice will arrive Wednesday at 5:44 a.m. It’s hard to find a good solstice celebration anymore, and it’s a shame there isn’t much in Freemasonry for St. John Evangelist Day either. Anthroposophy NYC is preparing its annual Holy Nights programming, but hasn’t announced what that will be. The Rosicrucian Order has plans for this week though. From the publicity:
Come and celebrate the return of the Light with an evening of ritual, reflection and giving.
A small item to give away. This item should have meaning to you and represent a challenge that you have overcome.
A votive candle in a small glass candle-holder.
A coat or jacket for our annual coat drive. (We know that several of you have already brought several coats, so this is optional.)
Schedule for the evening:
5:45 Prepare for the Council of Solace Meditation
6:00 Council of Solace Meditation
6:30 Winter Solstice Circle
7:30 Prepare for the Festival of Light Ritual (AMORC Members)
8:00 Winter Solstice Ritual (AMORC Members)