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Virtual Midsummer Ritual: the Land and the Sovereign

In a rich, dream-like, sun-drenched painting, a dirt road leads through a field, passing heavy-laden fruit trees as it approaches a wood beneath a rainbow.

Three Cranes Grove, ADF, invites you to celebrate Midsummer, the time of the Summer Solstice, with us. This being an election year, we will honor two archetypal deities found throughout the Indo-European lands, the Land and the Sovereign, whose blessings are bound together: the Sovereign serves the Land and its people, and the Land blesses […]

Bind Yourself to Action: Solidarity with Anti-Racist Action

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, we have seen ever more clearly the racism and police brutality that is woven through our society. Three Cranes Grove, ADF, stands in solidarity and grief with the Floyd family, and with the Black and POC communities of Minneapolis and the country as a whole, including […]

Virtual Beltane Ritual, honoring Gobnait and the Bees

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Three Cranes Grove, ADF, would like to invite you to celebrate the festival of Beltane with us. During this time of continued social distance, we will be honoring Gobnait, the Gaelic lady of the bees, and asking her and her winged maidens to join us together as a distributed whole, even in our separation. 3:00 […]

Calan Mai (Beltane) Ritual: Honoring Taliesin

Brightly colored ribbons stream from a small pine tree against a clear blue sky. The words "Calan Mai: Honoring Taliesin" are superimposed.

Join Three Cranes Grove as we celebrate the Calan Mai (ie. Beltane) at the Hickory Grove shelter in Blendon Woods Metropark! This ritual is public, and open to all. This ritual will honor Taliesin, the mythic bard of Welsh lore who gained inspiration by fortune, then underwent a series of transformations as he grew from […]

Spring Equinox Ritual 2019: Honoring the Kore (Persephone)

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Join Three Cranes Grove as we celebrate the Spring Equinox at the Spring Hollow Lodge Sharon Wood Woods Metro Park! This ritual is public, and open to all. This ritual will honor Persephone as the Kore, the Maiden, as she returns to the middle realm from her time in the underworld. She brings with her […]

An update to our video practices

Over the past few years, Three Cranes Grove has done a great deal of video work, recording rituals and offering them up for the folk, sometimes even livestreaming them (not to mention the bardic concerts, Druidry 101 videos, and assorted other projects by various 3CG members). We’re proud of that work, and we’re hopeful that it’s […]

Samhain Ritual 2018

Scenes from Samhain rites past

Three Cranes Grove, ADF, would like to invite you to the feast of Samhain on Sunday, October 28th! We will be at the Cedar Ridge Lodge at Battelle-Darby Metro Park. This free, public ritual will honor our Beloved Dead, those ancestors that we’re particularly close to, often those we knew or life or in living […]

Autumnal Equinox Ritual and Anniversary Rite 2018

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Three Cranes Grove, ADF, would like to invite you to celebrate the Feast of the Autumnal Equinox, honoring Teutates, the God of the Tribe, on Sunday, September 16th, at the Mansion Shelter at Highbanks Metropark! This will be an afternoon event. There will be a social hour beginning at 2:30 PM, and the ritual will […]

Sunday Service at the Dublin Irish Festival 2018

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Three Cranes Grove, ADF, would like to invite you to the Druid Sunday Service at the Dublin Irish Festival on Sunday, August 5, 2018. We will be presenting our ritual at the Celtic Music House at 10 AM, with music starting at 9:30 AM. At this rite, we will honor Tailtiu, foster mother of Lugh, who […]

Live Bardic Concert! (July 14th, 2018)

On Sunday, July 14th, we ran a live bardic concert, offering a concert of some favorites, via Facebook to anyone who wanted to tune in. It was a lot of fun, and we wanted to let you get a bit of a window. Here’s the video from our event, archived for your viewing pleasure!   […]

A Simple Woodland Blessing Video

At Wellspring in 2007, ADF filmed a short, three-person ritual. Along with Rev. Susan Parker-Wyndham and Rev. Caryn MacLuan, our own Rev. Michael J Dangler participated in this ritual. The video is designed to show how a simple blessing rite can be done with a minimal amount of ritual items. The rite was unscrpited and shows the […]

Spring Equinox 2009 Omen

Have our offerings been accepted? Yes. Π – Pi: “Completing many {Polus} contests, you will seize the crown.” Contests: struggles, trials, dangers; crown: wreath, garland. If you persist in your struggles, after many trials you will succeed. Perseverance through adversity yields victory. What offerings do the Kindred give in return? Ν – Nu: “The strife-bearing […]

Spring Equinox 2009 – Anthesphoria, A Hellenic Spring Equinox

Anthesphoria The Festival of the Flowers A Hellenic Spring Equinox “Before we begin, let us expel that which stands to distract us and block our purposes.” Outdwellers: “Outdwellers!Titans who stood against Zeus! Spirits of Khaos and Discord! Those who would detract from this rite, those with ill intent in their hearts, I ask you now […]

Samhain 2007

This ritual was held at Blacklick Woods Metropark, in the Sasaffrass Shelter. It was held on Oct. 28, 2007. Attendance: 32, 16 ADF/16 non-ADF Canned Goods: unknown toys: 40 Raffle/Donations: $13/$51 Omen Are our offerings accepted? Ebadh (aspen) What do the Holy Powers offer us in return? Oir (spindle) What fruther needs do the Kindred have of us? Ur (heather) Interpretation: Are […]

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