|Lammas marks the first festival of harvest. We celebrate the fertility of the sacred union of the Mother Goddess and Horned God with bread, because Lammas comes from the Saxon words hlaf mas, or "loaf mass."
Tonight, celebrate fertility, harvest, and community bonds by breaking bread with allies-people who support and care for you. Honor relationships where the sacred, fertile union produces positive social, emotional, and spiritual fruits for all.
Plan a simple meal: bread and butter, soup, salad and homemade dressing, wine, ale, or grape juice. Welcome your allies by name. Light four candles on the table to invoke the elements. Hold up the loaf of bread and say:
"I salute you, friends, allies, tribe.
I invite you to break bread and imbibe.
I'm rich with your friendship, love, and grace.
Let the fruits of our friendship bless this place.
Let us feast."
Eat, drink, and celebrate the harvest of belonging.