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Q2 2015 GVK Newsletter

Half the year is gone, and summer, albeit a cool and rainy one, is finally here after a long winter.     We keep busy. In April we celebrated Eostre.  In May we had a beautiful flower festival to Friga.  Just recently this month, we honored Baldr for Midsummer, despite Thunor doing his best to drench us …

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GVK q1 2015 newsletter

2015 opened up with our Creation of the World rite in January.  We honored Woden and his two brothers for the seminal act of sacrifice which ushered in the world upon which we tread. As is our tradition, we took an omen to give us some insight to how the rest of the year would …

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2014 q4 newsletter

Great Valley Kindred 2014 q4 Newsletter Happy Yuletide! In October we attended Winter Nights at Thor’s Hollow, and had a great time despite the cold. We led a workshop on the differences between Anglo-Saxon Heathenry and Asatru, which seemed to go over well. And we led a rite to Woden and the Wild Hunt which …

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2014 q3 Newsletter

Howdy, friends. Due to life circumstances, we lost our central meeting place in Hagerstown. Our new central meeting place in Gettysburg is however highly suited for outdoor rites, and we have made an effort to adjust the schedule to allow for people who drive longer distances. In any case, Gettysburg is the home of our …

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leave of absence

Nick Breckley served as our initial clergy, having had a considerable body of Lore under his belt. He presided over the formative stages of our kindred, and we thank him for his service. However, in the past year or so, Nick has drifted from kindred administration due to the demands of his personal life. His …

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Oathing Ceremony 2014

Josh, Crystal, Donald and myself met at Thor’s Hollow for the annual meeting of oathed members.  Nick could not make it because of familial reasons. I conducted a review of all the runes we have received since last year this time.  Without going into all the specifics, there are a few runes we see time …

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change of weofodthegn

 Nick Breckley has served as GVK’s de facto clergy since 2011.  He is versed in Heathen lore, Anglo-Saxon language and ritual, the runes, and comparative mythology.  His ideas and knowledge were crucial in guiding us in our formative stages.  However, Nick has taken a step back from administration to deal with personal issues.  He remains …

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results of q2 2014 business meeting

Dear Heathen Folk of the Great Valley: 4 of the 5 oathed members of Great Valley Kindred met on July 28th, 2014 for a quarterly business meeting.  The following items have been made available for public consumption as they impact our members, prospective members and guests.  **Item 1:  Membership Tiers** In the past 2 years …

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2014 q2 newsletter

Hail, Good Folk! It’s time again for our quarterly wrap-up. The last three months saw a round of birthdays for Crystal, Heath and myself. GVK’s tradition is to toast the deeds of the celebrant and honor their place in our lives. Birthdays are also a great time to eat, drink and be merry. This quarter …

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