Time does not stretch forward as a line but circles and cycles through the seasons. Each time we return to the familiar points on the wheel we are the same and yet not the same.
Samhain is the point on the Wheel of the Year between fall equinox or Mabon and winter solstice or Yule. The ancients believed sunset marked the ending of one day and the beginning of the new day. Similarly, this is the time when the old year has died and the new year has not yet begun.
The harvest is in and the land is falling dormant for winter. We gather together and prepare to face the long, cold nights ahead.
This is the time when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest. We remember our ancestors and others who have passed and recall them to our living world. We look to bring their blessings onto our future. As we turn inward in contemplation we focus our thoughts on what the new year might bring. Within this creative darkness, we plant the seeds for new growth.
Artemis Singers invites you to join us in observation and contemplation, in harmony and hopefulness.
Fall Choral Concert: Saturday night, October 29th, 2022
Unitarian Church of Evanston, Evanston, Illinois
Tickets available here: https://artemis-singers-samhain.eventbrite.com
Additional information to come soon