Daily Archives: December 22, 2022

Etherizing the Night

Thank you to all who joined us on the Longest Night of Winter Solstice for the presentation offered by Adriana Koulias. The recording & PDF of her Power Point will be posted soon on the Rudolf Steiner Branch Web Site

This POD (Poem Of the Day) was inspired by the night:

Come celebrate the unseen powers that sustain the world…
Pay reverence to what’s underneath:
The Holy column of support
The liminal benediction from above
The christened periphery
An awakened still-point within
Elusive, uncanny & darkly delicious…

Harken to inner vitality peaking
with thinking as smart as it gets
acting as if
every move is a dance…

It’s the Sun-@-Midnight time on the wheel of the year…

To participate in the grand Cosmic-cycle
this phase invites us to throb in luminescence
with soft vitality & active silence
peppering the cold acoustic with our hot breath…

Be a fluid bolt of ingenious reverence
Etherizing the righteous blending of grace & power
in communal service to the Divine “I” in every eye
As we imprint the Holy Nights with sublime intent…

22 December 2022 – “Speaking with the Stars”

Julie Labelle

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day 


That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” ~Aldous Huxley

The 5th Night of Hanukkah

304 – Deathday of Saint Florian a Christian holy man, and the patron saint of Linz, Austria; chimney sweeps; soapmakers, & firefighters. The “Florian Principle” (known in German language areas as “Sankt-Florians-Prinzip”) is named after a somewhat ironic prayer to Saint Florian: “O heiliger Sankt Florian, verschon’ mein Haus, zünd’ and’re an”, equivalent to “O Holy St. Florian, please spare my house, set fire to another one”. This saying is used in German much like the English “not in my back yard“, when the speaker wants to point out that some person tries to get out of an unpleasant situation by an action that will put others in that very same situation. The name Florian is considered synonymous with fireman in the German speaking world. In some cases call for a fireman will actually be spoken as calls for Florian.

856 – Damghan earthquake kills an estimated 200,000 people, the sixth deadliest earthquake in recorded history

1808 – Ludwig van Beethoven conducts & performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto (performed by Beethoven himself) & Choral Fantasy (with Beethoven at the piano)

Jim Zinanti

~Follow the Star~

Epiphany Friday 6 January 2023

Potluck: 5:30 pm – Program: 7 pm-8:30 pm

To cap the Holy Nights, we gather to co-create an Epiphany on the Birthday of Joan of Arc, calling in the aid of Christ-Sophia-Michael, for an art-full community envisioning of the New Year 2023

Eurythmy with Jan Rank

Singing with Velsum Voices

Leading Thoughts with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Doors Open at 5:45 pm – Please Bring Food & Drink to Share

$10 more or less Love Donation Encouraged

For more info contact Cultural Events & Festivals Coordinator Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Rudolf Steiner Branch of The Anthroposophical Society
4249 North Lincoln Avenue. Chicago, IL 60618 (