Seasons & Sabbats

This page lists the rituals that the Order of Paladins uses to turn the wheel of the year. In these Sabbat celebrations, we try to reflect the nature and spirit of the seasons and preserve some traditional seasonal practices and traditions associated with them. We try to reaffirm our connection to the seasons to remind us that one of the things we serve is the Earth itself.

Members of the Order of Paladins are expected to create new rituals for the group to perform. I’ve yet to see a student in the Order of Paladins who couldn’t come up with a ritual when they needed one. All that they needed was the context and some information on traditions to help them get started.


The Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced “sow-in”), or Samhuinn (as some Druid groups call it) is the Celtic New Year’s […]


Yule, the Winter Solstice (December 21), is a Lesser Sabbat in the Wiccan calendar, also known as Alban Arthuan. The […]


Imbolc, which means “in the belly”, marked the beginning of the lambing season for the ancient Celts. This is why […]


Eostre, the Spring or Vernal Equinox, is a Lesser Sabbat on the Wiccan calendar. In Old High German its name […]


Beltaine is a Greater Sabbat of the Wiccan calendar, celebrated April 30. Beltaine (literally “fires of Bel”) was the beginning […]


Wiccans call the Summer Solstice Litha. The Druids call it Alban Heruin. This is a “Lesser Sabbat” in the Wiccan […]


Lughnasad is one of the Celtic fire festivals or cross quarter days, celebrated August 1. This Greater Sabbat marks the […]


Wiccans call the Autumnal Equinox Mabon, after the Celtic deity Mabon, son of Modron (“mother”), who is mentioned in the […]

“The guests are met, the feast is set; May’st hear the merry din.”

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, The Eolian Harp (1795).

Circle Casting & Initiatory Rituals

These are the most common Circle casting and initiatory rituals of the Order of Paladins:

Formal Circle Casting

Encampment Ritual

Acceptance Ceremony for Order of Paladins Novices

Armoring Ritual

Warrior Armoring Convocation 2014

Arming Ritual

Mastering Ritual

Dedication Ritual