BEING OF SERVICE TO OTHERS
REV. DR. SHE´ D"MONTFORD
MAGICKAL MARRIAGE CELEBRANT
It had been the privilege of Rev. Dr. She D'Montford to ordain many people into various sects of Paganism.
Why would she do this?
TIME FOR PAGANISM TO BECOME A RECOGNISED DENOMINATION IN AUSTRALIA - AFTER CENTURIES OF PERSECUTION IT IS TIME TO COME OUT OF THE SHADOWS and to be able to receive government assistance rather than opposition.
We have been pushing for many years for Paganism to become a government recognised denomination here in Australia and now we have the opportunity. The Attorney General’s dept came to the party and is willing to recognise us as a denomination, which will give us greater protection and remove our decriminalised status in several states. It will also give us the advantage of having recognised Pagan churches(kirks), recognised ministers of religion (Highpriest/esse, High Druid, Primate, Leader, Head, – whatever your group wants to call the main schlepper) recognised religious marriage celebrants, (as opposed to civil celebrant who are by law prohibited from performing a religious function etc.) It will also open us up to official minority group status, make us eligible for grants and a whole lot of other good stuff. This means Pagan “congregations” (their wording not ours) – who are willing to come under one umbrella, in at lease name only can have a representivie organisation similar in structure to the Uniting Church. Responsible people with in the community, who are already running groups if they are willing to put their differences aside so as to be able to gain the bigger picture are sutable for ordination. Shambhallah, Australia’s longest continually running recognised Pagan Church, has established The Uniting Kirks of Shambhallah (UPKOS) for this purpose. Each group will remain fully autonomous but co-operative for this purpose. It will mean no extra work for you. It is just a name on a piece of paper that will allow you to stand up and be counted as a Pagan group. (i.e. coven, kirk, circle, grove, hearth, - whatever you want to call your group is OK.) We can also have overseas affiliates. The amount of effort you wish to put into this and the direction you want to take this in will be up to each group. I hope it is something we can all co-operate on and just get done. This is something that is really needed by the Aussie Pagan community. There should be no differences to sort out as we realise that everyone is different already.
Please feel free to forward this invitation on to other RESPONSIBLE Pagan groups.
What are Pagan Clergy?
You know if you have a calling to serve as clergy. It is not the call of ego or status. People have the mistaken opinion that being made clergy is a great honour that means that others will be serving you. To be willing to be made Pagan clergy is to be willing to serve others. Pagan clergy are the chief cooks and bottle washes and general schleppers of their Kirks These people are stepping forward to take on work, to put in effort to assist other people on their spiritual journey. It is a frustrating job. They will try and get others to go the way that they feel is best for them but is may be like herding cats. This is often a thankless job that will see them become the brunt of attack by ungrateful people they try to assist. Their light may bring up the darkness in others to their own personal detriment. So why would anybody step forward to do such a thankless job? Because they feel they must. Theses applicants have already been serving as clergy for many years – but ordination is a public acknowledge the work that they have already been doing.
To The Clergy Applicants
When others depart enriched, enlightened and enlarged by your efforts, you as clergy have made the world a better place.
By your ordination you have chosen to make a public commitment to assist others in a greater way. Therefore strive for excellence and hold ethics in high regard.
Hopefully you remember me! My name is Sam, and you married me and my husband Steve on June 28th 2008. I just wanted to say thanks. After 1 year of marriage, everything is going well. In fact, I recall you saying at our rehearsal (after you saw the koala in the park) that it was a good sign. Well, I'm happy to say that in the year since the wedding, Steve has managed to get a job (not 3 months after the wedding!), we've moved into a really nice house, and I am currently 17 weeks pregnant! All is going well, and we're really hoping to have a girl. We'll find out in a few weeks. Do you do naming days at all? (I SURE DO!)
Well, I hope all is well with you and yours.
Sam and Steve
It's Tracey and Garth here. we just wanted to thank you so much for performing our wedding in May. I was a little shy and nervous that day, I didn't get a chance to ask you to stay and thank you for a great ceremony. Our guest enjoyed themselves totally. I am very great full and blessed to marry a great guy and have our wedding how we wanted, so thank you so much. I attached a two pics of ceremony Click Here 1 & 2, to see the picture that Tracey and Garth have shared
Tracey & Garth
"..... When Shé called in spirit on our day, everyone could feel it, sense it and even photograph it. The air was electric, the rain stopped and the world stood quietly to attention. We know spirit was there as a witness to our vows as well as all of our loved ones. It was truly magic. There is no one else to recommend as a celebrant.... ."
Robyn and Rodger 9.11.2001
Triple Ordination for The Church of All Worlds
Night Time Ordination
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