State Polytheist Shrine is Inaugurated

Ave, Sandum Citizens!

The State Polytheist Shrine to Athena and All Gods has been inaugurated in the Office of the Sôgmô at the Palaso d’Etato by the Sôgmô, acting in his capacity as Sacra Flameno. This inauguration comes before the final declaration of the State’s Philia Policy for the Winter in which the State shall work towards national and cultural development. Created in under a week, the State Polytheist Shrine will continue to be upgraded over the next month or so as the statue of Athena arrives in Kremlum Sandus from Athens, Greece, in mid-Octobro.

The Sacra Flameno began the rite by lighting incense using incense coals lit from the candle on the State Buddhist Altar, symbolic of both the Greek, Roman, Kemetic, and Buddhist creation beliefs in which life arises from peaceful non-existence and the passing of the duel flame from the Buddhist beliefs to the Polytheist beliefs of the State as well. Frankincense and myrrh, which had only just arrived this evening from Illinois in the United States, was taken from the accera on the Polytheist Shrine and placed on the burning coals. It has already been decreed that, because frankincense and myrrh is expensive and difficult to come by from abroad, the frankincense and myrrh shall only be used for major State polytheist religious festivals and rites: such as the Armilustrium, Athena’s Day or Khalkeia, Saturnalia, and a few others.

The Sacra Flameno then granted an oration of the Orphic Hymn to Athena in order to inaugurate Her Shrine. Further action shall be taken to celebrate the inauguration of this new State Shrine and two logos, granted by the Office of Sôgmô for the Collegio Sacerdae, shall bestowed on both the State Polytheist and Buddhist Shrines.

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May we uphold the coming Philia’s aspiration for Love of Patrio!

— Sôgmô Sörgel.