Sacred Marriage Feast (Milk and Honey, Bread and Wine)

ONE: Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and those who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without price, for our God/dess calls us away from oppression and greed to a realm of justice and love; God/dess calls us away from famine and poverty to anabundance of milk and honey.

ALL: Arise my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is overand gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of theturtledove is heard in our land.

ONE: [Pour Wine into a Cup] Feasts are made for Laughter; Wine gladdens our hearts;

ALL: Do not stir up or awaken love until it is ready.

ONE: From the beginning, the alchemy of the Universe has provided for Life on Earth in dueseason.

[Pour milk into a cup]: Milk: the Mother’s nurturing food.

ALL: Do not stir up or awaken love until it is ready.

ONE: [Pour honey into a bowl] Honey: the product of Sacred Community.

ALL: Do not stir up or awaken love until it is ready.

ONE: [Break the Bread] From the beginning, the guiding myth of the Universe has been profligate abundance and willing sacrifice.

ALL: Love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave.

ONE: Come to the garden, sisters and lovers. Gather myrrh with spice, eat the honeycomb with the honey, drink the wine with the milk. Eat, friends, drink, and be drunk with love.

[All are invited to come and partake of the elements on the table: Tear off portions of the Bread to dip into the honey; pass the common cups of wine and milk. Some participants may wish to feed each other.]

ALL: Praise and Thanks be to the Word, and the Knowledge, and the Wisdom of God/dess, without which nothing was made that was made. All honor and glory and power and blessing beto you, now and forever, worlds without end, Amen.

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