October 28, 2010

Welcome 19 new members!

Em hotep to the children of Netjer!

Please join me in welcoming the 19 newest members of the Kemetic Orthodox Faith:

Jessica B. of Australia
James B. of New Jersey
Aileen D. of Brazil
Rachel F. of Pennsylvania
Justin H. of South Carolina
Amber I. of Texas
Olivia K. of England
Mallory K. of Illinois
Kira M. of New York
Erik M. of New Jersey
Linda M. of Indiana
Eliott M. of Washington, DC
Mark N. of Michigan
Larissa P. of New York
Saphrone "Ron" S. of North Carolina
Rodrigo "Agathos" S. of Brazil
Tori S. of Trinidad and Tobago
Karess W. of California
Jess W. of Minnesota

Nekhtet for the new Remetj!

October 27, 2010

Seven Years and Counting

Seven years ago this morning I was sitting in a very small room at a title company, talking to a lawyer and a realtor and waiting for an amazing moment, when the mother superior of the Hermanas Josefinas would hand me a tiny flowered box containing the keys to a building located at 664 Landau Avenue in Joliet, Illinois: their former convent and our future Tawy House Kemetic Orthodox Temple and Retreat Center.

Our purchase of Tawy House II, as it has come to be known (the first Tawy House was a temporary retreat center and shrine space, founded in Michigan at the location of my childhood home, and did not have a formal full-time temple space), was a major change in the history of our Kemetic Orthodox Faith.