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March 7, 2016 at 9:23 pm #745
Today is Vediovis a festival day to Veiovis. For those unfamiliar with this Roman deity, Veiovis is one of the first Gods. In antiquity, he was regarded as a healer and a protector of the wrongly persecuted. He also had some associations with Apollo and Ianus.
This festival day is of particular significance at this moment. Today the modern Roman community is scattered around the world and often at odds with each other. The greater community outside of our Res Publica needs healing. May Veiovis smile upon our efforts to unify and spread good will amongst all Romans. May he grant us his favour and protect every citizen from slander, wrongful persecution or other harm. May he keep our community and each of us healthy and prosperous over the year ahead.
On behalf of our Res Publica I conducted the following ceremony in honour of the Vediovis:quote :
If you have a moment, please keep Veiovis and the health of our community, families, and selves in mind today.
P. Iunius BrutusMarch 7, 2016 at 11:40 pm #3216
Thank you so much for the reminder! I adapted your formula to fit my own lararium. It would be interesting to see more prayers and annuncements for the future, as I can get good ideas for formulas and procedures!March 8, 2016 at 1:06 am #3220
Beautiful, thank you for attending to the Sacra Publica. I too really enjoy the formula you use. Sharing such rites sets an excellent example. May Veiovis provide us all with health and protection!
Lucia HostiliaMarch 8, 2016 at 2:14 pm #3228
Exceptional, Brutus, Exceptional! I have thought a lot about the many varying formats on the Roman Rite. Even though I’ve never heard the theory proposed, I think that one of the reasons that formulae in ancient times held such an important concern was that every person is different. When one uses the same formula over and over again, that formula becomes your "voice" to the gods by whom they know you and hear your petitions. I also believe that through adaptation of experiencing and witnessing many different formulae, one gains the ability to adapt these many options to "find their own voice." By continually changing one’s formula consistently, day after day, one "mumbles" to the gods. I think for the new cultor, it is gravely important that they observe what other cultores do and how the formulate their own rites, so that they can develop their own unique "voice" to the divine. If one finds some element that they feel is a significant improvement in the flow or style of their own rites, then they should incorporate that element into their regular practices, as it will only improve their ability to communicate with the divine. For new cultores, they should find their base formula, then improve and further define it. This is a lifelong process that will evolve and improve over time. Some argue that the correct procedure is the most important aspect, but I personally feel that it is not, but that one REMEMBERS to acknowledge the divine is what is most important. When one does this, everything else will work out.
Yes, it would be great to see others present here. It benefits us all! Thank you, Brutus, for remembering.
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