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What is the Festival?
Who comes to a Festival?
Where is it and when?
What to bring to a Festival
The theory behind the service
Festival Newsletters
Festival-related Web sites and resources

What is the Festival?

Communion * Circle Dancing * Radically Inclusive
Celebration of Life * Soulful * Body Language

The Festival of the Holy Names is a project by a community of people who find meaning in the Christian mythos, and treasure the ritual tradition of Christian liturgy. Our services attempt to celebrate the ancient rites of our tradition in a way that embraces life, involves our bodies, and feeds our souls.

Each Festival is a Christian Eucharist (or Mass or Lord's Supper) that combines gender-inclusive language, circle dancing, singing and ritual, led by laypersons on a rotating basis, and ends with a light pot-luck. We are a congregational community, making decisions by consensus and celebrating the royal priesthood of all peoples.

Who comes to a Festival?

So far, our visitors and members have included...

Women * Episcopagans * children * dogs * Lutherans * Lesbians * Seminarians * an American Baptist Music Minister * Men * Feminists * liturgical dancers * High School and college students * artists * Celts * a South African political activist & liberation theologian * independent Catholic clergy * Crones and Mentors * a Filipina WWII survivor * singles * couples * Recovering Fundamentalists * Armenians * 12-Steppers * poets * songwriters * Bisexuals * Atheists * Gays * Catholic nuns * a German Theological student * the physically handicapped * Agnostics * Recovering Catholics * Christians * Musicians * Hindus * New Age seekers * writers * Episcopal clergy * Pagans * Jews *

Where is it and when?

Festivals are held every Sunday at 6 pm at

Grace North Church
2138 Cedar Street (at Walnut)
Berkeley, CA

What to Bring to a Festival

The most important thing, of course, is yourself! However, you may also want to bring along:

Festival-Related Websites

Online Celebration Circle
Julian Ink
Dame Julian's Abbey
Fact sheet on feminine images of God
Anglicans Online!
St. Gregory Nyssen Episcopal Church
Liturgical Music Website
Radical Catholics

Rev. Mix says,

"Been to Mass Lately?"

For more information, write
The Festival of the Holy Names
PO Box 8749, Emeryville, CA 94662.

Phone anytime: 510-261-2706
or e-mail [email protected]

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Last updated 5/7/96


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