10:30 am - 11:30 am
About our Service:
In honor of Lughnasadh, the first of the three harvest festivals, Rev. OakLore shares a message of celebration, exploring spiritual stewardship and honoring the place of adversity among the harvest of our life’s blessings. Offering personal reflections on times of hardship in his own life, Rev. OakLore illustrates how purpose can be drawn from suffering, and how such purpose can inspire moments of total spiritual ecstasy.
About Rev. E.J. OakLore:
Rev. E.J. OakLore is the founder of the Celtic-inspired Neopagan church known as
The Druidcraft Fellowship, and is the senior Priest of the local TDF congregation Heart of Manannán, based in Yulee, FL.
OakLore is a certified pastoral counselor, a published writer, philosopher, an accomplished liturgist, bard, shaman, singer, and Reiki practitioner. He completed his undergraduate degree with Covenant of Avalon Theological Seminary in 2004 and is currently pursuing graduate studies in Religious and Metaphysical Philosophy with the University of Sedona.
Rev. OakLore has been a commentator in local and national media, helping to educate the public and correct misinformation about Pagan beliefs and practices. He has appeared on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, and his remarks have been published by the Associated Press, the Albany Times Union, The New York Daily News, and The Washington Post. He writes a celebrated blog on Earth-based spirituality and Neopaganism called Into The Nemeton located on the web at: ejoaklore.blogspot.com.
Worship Leader: Meghan Kaminski
Accompanist: Eileen Morrison