Liturgical Calendar

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Our church celebrates a liturgical calendar based on Liber CCXX, II:36-43. We do not in any way contend that this calendar is "canonical", or that these holy verses do not have other meanings as valid, if not more so. This is merely one possible convenient framework within which Thelemites may choose to worship.

There are rituals of the elements--We take this to refer to the eight great solar holidays, which we celebrate as close to the exact astrological time as practicable:

Spring Equinox - from Water to Fire (Sun 0° Aries)
Beltane or May Day - Earth (Sun 15° Taurus)
Summer Solstice - from Air to Water (Sun 0° Cancer)
Lughnasa or Lammas - Fire (Sun 15° Leo)
Autumn Equinox - from Earth to Air (Sun 0° Libra)
Samhain or All Hallows - Water (Sun 15° Scorpio)
Winter Solstice - from Fire to Earth (Sun 0° Capricorn)
Imbolc or Candlemas - Air (Sun 15° Aquarius)

and feasts of the times. --We distinguish eleven feasts, described by the following verses, and attributable to the Tree of Life.

A feast for the first night of the Prophet and his Bride! (Malkuth) night of August 12, a straight ahead holiday dinner gathering with brief opening and closing rituals

A feast for the three days of the writing of the Book of the Law. (Yesod) days of April 8-10, reading and celebration

A feast for Tahuti and the child of the Prophet—secret, O Prophet! (Hod) open date, a call for genius to speak and create new rituals and festivities of all forms and purposes

A feast for the Supreme Ritual, (Netzach) daily, weekly, monthly, etc., a Thelemic eucharistic ritual for both communal and private worship

and a feast for the Equinox of the Gods. (Tiphareth) March 20, Invocation of Horus and party

A feast for fire (Geburah) open date, male puberty ritual

and a feast for water; (Chesed) open date, female puberty ritual

a feast for life (Da'ath) open date, baptism

and a greater feast for death! (Binah) open date, funeral

A feast every day in your hearts in the joy of my rapture! (Chokmah) between sunrise and sunset of any day, meditation practice based on Liber Had, or simply waking consciousness

A feast every night unto Nu, and the pleasure of uttermost delight! (Kether) between sunset and sunrise of any night, meditation practice based on Liber Nu, or simply sleep


(Last Updated: 18 Oct 04)