Summer solstice 2013
On this the summer solstice may I send you blessings in the names of the Great Gods and I would like to take the chance to explain the meaning of this very important day in our religious calendar.
Around the world this morning people of many faiths gathered at holy sites to welcome the sun on this the longest day of the year and we in the Kemetic faith were among them.
Here at the mother temple we welcomed Ra as he was born into the world again and began the longest of his daily journeys across the sky.
But why is today so important to so many well in the Kemetic faith it has many meanings one of which is the beginning of the new year in the original lunar calendar of our great faith.
This calendar was later replaced with the solar calendar which we use today to set the dates of our festivals and our new year. But the importance of this day is not forgotten neither is the fact that this was a very important date in the life of not only our faith but the great nation from which it grew.
The summer solstice was also a date that marked the start of the great inundation of the Holy Nile the great life blood that brought life to the fields and gave the great harvests that would give life to a nation.
So you can see that this is a very important date in the life of a nation and a faith it brings life into our world and gives us all that is needed for us to live in the months that come as the days get shorter and as we start the long journey into winter and there await the return of the summers blessings.
This day is a day to look to new beginning’s a time to take a chance to put behind the year that has past and to start a new.
A time to think of the great blessings the Holy Nile brings to the land and to bring those blessings into your life and the lives of those around you prosperity growth . A time to think of how we can ensure just as the Holy Nile does that no one will go hungry and that there is food for all.
When we should look at our good fortune and share it with all those around the world who may not have such riches of the heart and soul .
Spiritual leader of the Kemetic Faith and Federation