Celebration of Life at Pennsic

The Crown Province of Ostgardr invites you to attend a Celebration of Life ceremony to honor the lives and contributions of our SCA friends and family now passed on.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how we live and work, limiting our ability to interact with others and freely move about in the world and also affecting our ability to pay tribute to loved ones who have passed on. But instead of grief, we choose to pay respect to our departed loved ones’ remarkable and joyful lives.

The ceremony will begin with an opening poem, a moment of silence, share stories, poems, or words of remembrance around the fire, and end with a song. The ceremony will be an hour long. If you would like to continue to share stories after the ceremony has concluded, you are welcome to do so.

The Ceremony of Life will begin after our Potluck dinner and Court, scheduled for 5:30 pm at the Ostgardr encampment at Pennsic, Thursday of War Week (August 11th). Ostgardr Camp is at Block E04, on Chandler’s Lane, a few feet from the intersection of Chandler’s Road/High Road/Brewer’s Road/Via Chingis Path.

If you would like your loved one memorialized at the ceremony:

  • Email a picture of your loved one, preferably in garb. The picture will be framed for display.
  • If you are attending Pennsic and would like to share a story, poem, or words of remembrance, please let me know so I can add you to the schedule.
  • If you are not attending Pennsic but would like to have a story or poem read out loud, please forward the information to me.

Please send all information to: 206055@members.eastkingdom.org.

We hope to see you there.

Yours in Service,

Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, OL