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:
  • I have been insanely busy, but next month's project is the ever-recurring issue of weeding out nonsense tags. How do these things keep coming out of my fingers?! 
PAT rituals for Pyanepsion:
  • 6 Pyanepsion - 27 September 2017 - Proerosia - agricultural festival for Demeter held at Eleusis
  • 7 Pyanepsion - 28 September 2017 - Pyanepsia - festival in honor of Apollon and Theseus
  • 7 Pyanepsion - 28 September 2017 - Oskhophoria - festival of the vintage (grapes)
  • 8 Pyanepsion - 29 September 2017 - Theseia - festival in honor of Theseus
  • 9 Pyanepsion - 30 September 2017 - Stenia - women's festival in honor of Demeter and Persephone
  • 11-13 Pyanepsion - 2-4 October 2017 - Thesmophoria - festival in honor of Demeter
  • 14 Pyanepsion - 5 October 2017 - Sacrifice to The Heroines at Erkhia
  • 16 Pyanepsion - 7 October 2017 - Apatouria - paternity festival. The first day (Dorpia) was celebrated with a communal feast within the brotherhood, the second day ('Anarrhusis') sacrifice were made to Zeus Phratrios and Athena Phratria, and the third day ('Koureotis') young boys admitted to their father's brotherhood.
  • 30 Pyanepsion - 20 October 2017 - The Khalkeia - festival in honor of Athena and Hephaestus.

Anything else?
There are a lot of terrible things happening all around the globe, but Pandora's Kharis has decided to donate to the situation in Texas this month. Terrible floods have wreaked havoc there and we like grass root initiatives to help make things a little better. This month it's the restaurant Guerilla Gourmet and its owner James Canter.

The deadline to donate is today, September 21, 2017. 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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