This past Sunday the temple celebrated the annual games for Pan. Thank you to all who participated and attended the event. We were lucky enough to do both the ritual and the games outdoors this year which was a real treat. We set up the main altar out on my deck with a small table off to the side for the board games. The winner of the first game received a jar of honey blessed by Pan during the ritual. The offerings included keilbassa, Spanish rice, yogurt mixed with sunflower seeds, strawberries, and bananas, oatmeal bars covered with a chocolate-peanut butter frosting, sangria and pumpkin muffins.
In a couple of weeks we will be celebrating the Fall festival in honor of Demeter, Persephone, and Haides. There will be the usual ritual and pot-luck feast.
I'm also working on a revision of the different classes offered through the temple. There will be 4 classes offered with the basics of Hellenismos class being divided into two sections to enhance each class. The specifics should be available in the next few weeks when I have the curriculum outlined in more depth.