· Do I need to be of a certain religious faith to be part of the Order?
are welcome to join us as a Flamekeeper no matter what side of the mountain you have climbed
to find Brighid. We are multi-denominational and non-denominational. Pagans,
Christians, and others are welcome. Our belief is that Brighid the goddess and Brigit
the saint are inseparable.
We are organized as a Brigidine Order, and incorporated as a corporate sole. Our Abbess, Kim Diane, is the Order's Founder (she works on an old world clock - being a busy lawyer in her other life - so things often move slow here).
Our Abbess has an Advisory Council: Franz serves as the Moderator of Brighid's Hearth; Moira is our Webmistress; Seeker is our Cell Host Liaison; and Christie handles the bookkeeping. Elaine, Coyote, Elizabeth and Debbi are our Keepers of the Flame, and send a candle lit with Brighid's flame to new members who request it.
Flamekeepers have an opportunity to voice their opinions by contacting one of the Council members or posting to the General Forum.
Abbess, Kim Diane - KimDiane at ordbrighideach dot org
Fran - moderator at ordbrighideach dot org
Moira - webmistress at ordbrighideach.org
Seeker - seeker at ordbrighideach dot org
Christie - christie at ordbrighideach dot org
Elaine - elaine at ordbrighideach dot org
Coyote - International Keeper of the Flame - keeperWorld at ordbrighideach dot org
Debbi - USA West Keeper of the Flame- keeperUSAwest at ordbrighideach dot org
Elizabeth - USA East Keeper of the Flame-keeperUSAeast at ordbrighideach dot org
·Didn't there used to be Cells in Ord Brighideach?
Yes, there are still Cells, but
Flamekeepers now have the choice of tending as Individual Flamekeepers or of belonging to a
Cell. Cells are divided into shifts of 19
Flamekeepers each. Each Cell is named after a tree, in the same tradition as our sister
organization the Daughters of the Flame.
Tending Brighid's Flame as an
individual Flamekeeper is fine; there is no requirement to belong to a Cell. Each individual
Flamekeeper just chooses a shift.
To join as an Individual Flamekeeper, join as you
regularly would through this site. It's listed as an option under all of the cill type
Option 1 is to tend as an individual. If
you'd like to join as an Individual Flamekeeper, visit
here to read more and fill out the forms. Individual Flamekeeper is listed under all the
Option 2 is to tend as
part of a Cell of 19 Flamekeepers (one Flamekeeper for each shift on the tending calendar). If
you'd like to join a Cell, visit here to read more and
fill out the forms.
Option 3 is to join as an entire Cell. If
you have a group of 19 who would like to tend, you can join as a Cell. If you'd like to start
your own, contact our Cell Host Liaison at email@example.com. It is not a
requirement that the cells be named after a tree.
We hope you will consider
joining us if you have a love for Brighid and a desire to bring light to the world through
tending Her flame.
·As a poet, storyteller and musician I have felt Her force very strongly in my life.
I want to do this to honor and respect Her.
If you chose to take on this
responsibility, you will walk among others similar to yourself. It is a great privilege, honor
and responsibility to tend Her Flame, and many of us have learned much as a result of this
A Brighid, scar os mo chionn Do bhrat fionn dom anacal.
O Brigid, spread above my head Your Mantle bright to guard me.
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