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Imbolc - Candlemas

Imbolc / Candlemas
 
1st February
 
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The Three Bridgets Of Imbolc
by Charles E S Fairey 


Goddess Brighid, St Bridget and Bridget Bostock 
Hear Us! Healing We Invoke, We Your Flock, 
Candles we burn, with ribbons, chants and prayer 
All We Ask Thee, Your Cares to Share, 
On this Eve of Imbolc, Festival of the Light, 
Your Healing Hands heal those we love this Night. 

Bridget, your healing hands and cleansing palms 
With spittle and prayer you healed the multitude, 
With the coming Spring your medicine grows 
And your healing light within the sick flows. 

You protect the hearth, the family, the flock, and the home 
The Holy Maiden who milks the cattle in the field, 
The snowdrops and dew honour your purity and grace 
Your guiding light of the newly born we adore and embrace. 

Goddess Brighid, St Bridget and Bridget Bostock 
Hear Us! Protection We Invoke, We Your Flock, 
Candles we burn, with ribbons, chants and prayer 
All We Ask Thee, Your Cares to Share, 
On this Eve of Imbolc, Festival of the Light, 
Your Shielding Cloak defend those under attack this Night. 

Weave a St Bridget Cross for us, Your Children 
Intertwine our lives with your protective green mantle, 
Watch over and guard the new born lambs and the ewe 
And with your heart’s warmth, invigorate us a’new. 

Bright One of the Land who has always wandered far and wide 
This Eve Visit Our Homes and Hearths, Our Flocks and Byres, 
Imbue our ribbons we leave out tonight, with your pure light 
And visit the bedside of the sick, and bring them healing and delight. 

Goddess Brighid, St Bridget and Bridget Bostock 
Hear Us! Inspiration We Invoke, We Your Flock, 
Candles we burn, with ribbons, chants and prayer 
All We Ask Thee, Your Cares to Share, 
On this Eve of Imbolc, Festival of the Light, 
Your Creative Mind inspire those who rhyme this Night. 

Where we find your sacred and holy wells 
We adorn and pray that your waters purify, 
And guide us, walk with us, toward your Holy Sacred Flame 
And poets and bards are inspired, and your creativity we attain. 

Lend our lives your abundant lights of love and care 
Help our mothers and sisters bear the pains of childbirth, 
And as you walk the Earth amongst your flock this night 
We shall light candles so our eyes dance in your starlight. 

Goddess Brighid, St Bridget and Bridget Bostock 
Hear Us! Experience We Invoke, We Your Flock, 
Candles we burn, with ribbons, chants and prayer 
All We Ask Thee, Your Cares to Share, 
On this Eve of Imbolc, Festival of the Light, 
Your Eternal Flame teach those who craft this Night. 

Your Eternal Flame and the blacksmith’s forge 
The byre, its animals and newly born suckling, 
One of you rests in the churchyard of Mucklestone 
Where Anvil sits which once rang with hammer’s tone. 

Lend us your experience of the Crafts 
Imbue us with the magic of the Smith’s Fire, 
As we adorn our homes with dollies of corn 
And hope our loved ones are healed by the Morn. 

Goddess Brighid of the ancient Celts 
St Bridget of Kildare and her Abbey and Cross 
Bridget Bostock and her healing hands and fasting spittle 
The Feast of Light and the singing kettle, 
We feel your warmth by our cauldron and fiery hearths 
Whilst in the fields, the farmer delivers his new born calves, 
Singing your praises for the new herd and its health 
And lights candles upon the mantle, hearth and shelf. 

Brighid the Protector of Celtic Britain 
St Bridget the Maiden of Scottish Christian 
Bridget Bostock the White Witch of Coppenhall Historian, 
We Honour Thee, All Three, The Goddess of Imbolc Eve 
In Your Healing, Protection, Inspiration and Craft, We Believe, 
Walk this Land and Guide Us, Your Flock 
Brighid, St Bridget and Bridget Bostock, 
On this Eve of Imbolc, Festival of the Light 
Visit Us, Pray For Us, Purify Us, This Night, 
You the Holy Maiden, the Goddess Bride 
This Night, all Earth and Heaven do abide.

 
 
February Sunset
 
 
 
 
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