Happy New Year 2022! It has been quite a while since I posted an update, mostly because it has been a challenging couple of years.
The Aquarian Tabernacle Church of Canada has been holding steady, working quietly behind the scenes toward achieving charitable status with the Government of Canada. That is still a major focus, and it requires quite a bit of time from our volunteer committee. I am grateful to each of you for your efforts.
I am also happy to share that several of our Ordained clergy members were able to help couples throughout the province celebrate and solemnize their marriages. Life truly does carry on!
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present obstacles to the ways in which we worship and gather together. We were very lucky to have a platform in place to turn to right from the start, and I am deeply grateful to the members of our public ritual group, the Circle of the Sacred Muse, who embraced the challenge to pivot to presenting rituals, Coffee Cauldrons, and Seeker Classes online.
The theme of 2021 was “Back to Basics”, and we explored the elements, as well as helpful techniques such as grounding, shielding, and how to meditate. Towards the end of 2021, Circle of the Sacred Muse had started to host in person rituals, complete with masks and hand sanitizer. Because we have been accessible to individuals beyond our geographic area, we made the decision to continue offering our rituals online as well as in person.
The theme for 2022 is “Deities Around the World”. We will be learning about and working with Gods and Goddesses from different pantheons and mythologies. Ritual presenters who have established relationships with these deities will share their insights. Rituals are planned to continue in our “hybrid” in person and online manner, though we will monitor and follow Public Health Orders as they are issued.
You will also notice a new link on our website – we have added a Calendar of Events for your reference. You can even subscribe and add it to your own calendar!
I hope 2022 brings you an abundance of love and joy, peace and prosperity, and that you all stay safe and healthy. We look forward to worshiping with you!
With love and blessings in service,
Rt. Rev. Mary Malinski, APS