On the day of the Hene kai Nea, I post a monthly update about things that happened on the blog and in projects and organizations related to it. I will also announce Elaion's coming PAT rituals.

Changes to the blog:
PAT rituals for Hekatonbaion:
  • 09/07 - Hekatonbaion 4 - Aphrodisia - festival of Aphrodite and Peitho (Persuasion), where the temple was purified with dove's blood, the altars cleansed, and the two statues washed
  • 17/07 - Hekatonbaion 12 -Kronia - festival in honor of Kronos
  • 20/07 - Hekatonbaion 16 - Sunoikia - community festival in Athens. Sacred to Athena.
  • 26/07 - Hekatonbaion 21 - Sacrifice to Kourotrophos, (Hekate &) Artemis at Erkhia
  • 28/07 - 03/07 - Hekatonbaion 23-30 - Panathanaia - main celebration on the twenty-eighth in honor of Athena.
Anything else?
Sea-Watch has become Pandora's Kharis' cause for Skirophoria 2016. Since the year 2000 more than 23.000 people have died trying to reach Europe’s shores. Three business partners from Germany decided to found the non-profit NGO Sea-Watch e.V. in an effort to bring down those numbers. Since November 2015 Sea-Watch is working between Lesbos and the Turkish mainland to prevent further deaths in this part of the Mediterranean Sea, recording the highest number of drowned refugees in 2015. Pandora's Kharis members and any passing kind stranger can help them achieve this goal this month.

The deadline to donate is July 5, 2016. You can do so by using the PayPal option to the side of the Pandora's Kharis website or by donating directly to baring.the.aegis@gmail.com. Thank you in advance!

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