Wiccans observe two natural cycles as part of their worship. These two cycles are the Phases of the Moon and the Wheel of the Year.
The Moon, as a representation of the Goddess, is commonly honored in three phases:
Three days after the Dark Moon is Diana's Bow, when the moon is just a crescent in the sky. Here we hold ritual to honor Diana, eternal Maiden and Huntress.
The Full Moon celebrates the Goddess in her role as Mother of Creation. This ritual, often called an Esbat, is the one many Wiccans are familiar with.
Dark of Moon (often referred to as the New Moon), when the Moon is invisible to the naked eye. Here we celebrate the Goddess in her Crone aspect.
As Crossroads Tabernacle Church has always sought to be not just a Wiccan church, but also a church of Earth-based spirituality, it is with great joy that I am able to announce a new step that we have taken towards inclusivity of other paths to the Gods.
Let it be known that on the 28th of March, year 2015 of the Common Era, Timothy Paul Schneider, having performed the duties required of him, and having heard and acknowledged the call to clergy from the Gods, Ancestors, and spirits, has been duly accepted into the clergy of the Crossroads Tabernacle Church as a Pagan priest. We recognise his standing within the Northern Tradition and Heathen communities to perform those rites as are meet for such standing by that path, and welcome him as an ordained member of our clergy, able to perform all duties and public rites as described within the Ordains of the church.