SAINT GEORGE MINISTRY
Our ministry celebrates a total of 4 festivals throughout the year which to us all hold special significance. The festivals that we honour are detailed below together with their respective meanings to us and their dates.
See our section HERE on what Saint George means to us as a ministry. We celebrate this festival on the 23rd April.
It was on this night in 1966 that The Church of Satan was founded by Anton Szandor LaVey. Anton shaved his head as did the executioners of years gone by as part of his founding ritual of his Church. The Church of Satan and Anton's book The Satanic Bible has been a source of inspiration for many people since his Bible was first published in 1968. Since this date this book has never been out of print. Anton became renowned as a practitioner of the occult and was known as "The Black Pope". His book explains the hypocrisy with many organised religions and advocates the adversary of The Christian Bible as a icon of reason and truth. We celebrate this festival in honour of The Black Pope for his services to the occult. Anton died in 1997.
In addition we also celebrate this festival as it is a Celtic fire festival which welcomed in the coming of the Spring season as was known (and still is) as a night on which Witches and Warlocks would gather. We celebrate this festival on the night of the 30th April.
This festival has long been honoured as a night when the veil between this world and the next is at its' thinnest and as such is the ideal time to communicate with departed spirits. It is also considered by many as a time to honour ones departed ancestors. It is also considered by many, including us, as the start of the Celtic New Year and is duly celebrated as such in whatever way suits the individual. Samhain is the Celtic name for this festival. We celebrate this festival on the night of the 31st October.
This is a festival that originated in Mexico and is anything but macabre as it's name might suggest. It is a celebration of one's ancestors and is in effect a remembrance festival of those that have departed this realm. It is now celebrated in many parts of the world and in Mexico it is celebrated over three days. As a ministry we believe this festival is to pay homage to those that have departed that meant something to us in this life, be it animal or human. In our Temple shop we have an altar where you can leave messages for those that have passed away (both animal or human) and on the night of the 02nd November each year these messages are duly prayed over and cremated by our minister and his wife (High Priest and High Priestess). We celebrate this festival on the 02nd November.