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Joanna Depue "DJ/Deacon J" writes original songs and liturgies, does daily Farm office work and records Barbara's eMos on The Geranium Farm. A singer and dog trainer she utilizes healing touch in her private massage practice. PLEASE share YOUR original ideas for worship, special liturgies, prayers, songs, sermons and noteworthy blogs right here.
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Thursday, October 27, 2005

A native-american inspired meditation/Ministry of the Word

As a few people requested, directly below you will find a link to the narrative based on the circle, or wheel which contain the seasons, the directions and passage of earthly time, its creation and a correlation with the Temptation of Christ (and his vision quest).

Native Parable

I suppose it could be broken up into different speakers and voices. Used as the Liturgy of the Word for a Eucharist, I think one speaker or storyteller would be best.

The text was "commissioned", if you will, by a woman's group as a study of Agape and Sophia - but that title need not be used. The imagery is solidly feminine, but should not be off-putting to men as the journey of Jesus is included.

To enhance the intimate setting, chairs were arranged in a circle with the altar/table on the north side and an opening between chairs there allowing entrance to the circle. At that entrance was a simple bowl of warm water and towel on a small table. There was a cushion in front of each chair in case participants wanted to sit on the floor. Silence is encouraged in the circle, taking off shoes is optional.

I hope you enjoy this and/or can adapt it to your uses. Good for Advent. I simply ask for an attribution to me from the Farm. Send me your feedback, please.

Copyright © 2005 K.L.Joanna Depue and Deacon J on The Geranium


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This appeals to me as connecting with my Celtic - also earth-centered - heritage. What tribe or nation inspired you? I like the idea of using it during Advent. I search for why I am stopped to fill with healing power in the Northwest quadrant of the labyrinth. Maybe because I am enjoying my healing gift as that of an older woman?
Deacon Lizabeth

2:34 PM  

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