Dulce Domum: Fellowship of Isis Memorial for Deena Butta
Right Reverend Deena Celeste Butta
June 1, 1950 - January 27, 2013
Two Events to Honor the Life of Deena Celeste Butta
October 4 and October 5, 2013
Please join us as we honor the life of the Right Reverend Deena Celeste Butta by conducting the Fellowship of Isis Liturgy Rite Dulce Domum: The Soul Returns Home. Deena was an Archpriestess of the Fellowship of Isis. She produced the Annual FOI Chicago Autumn Equinox Goddess Festival from 1994 - 2012, which attracted an international audience. Deena was a noted teacher who offered classes both in person and by correspondence, includrd a structured course for ordination into the FOI Priest/esshood.
Deena was involved in many Chicago area Pagan and interfaith activities, including the pivotal 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions. She also was the publisher and editor of FOI's Isis-Seshat Journal and other publications to transmit and record FOI teachings. In her professional life, Deena was a reference librarian specializing in genealogy. Deena was a wife, mother and grandmother, a kind and loving friend to many.
All are welcome to this rite. The Dulce Domum was authored by Fellowship of Isis co-founder Olivia Robertson, and through this rite we especially honor Deena's accomplishments as a great pioneer of the Goddess community in the tradition to which Deena was so devoted. We will gather at 6 PM, and begin the rite promptly at 7 PM. To view the ritual use this link: "Dulce Domum: The Soul Returns Home"
October 4, 2013
Life Force Arts Center
1609 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Doors open at 6 PM; Rite starts promptly at 7 PM
Free admission, potluck feast follows the rite
Deena had friends all over the world; if you cannot attend in person, we welcome you participating by attunement!
Life Force Arts Center has Free Parking in Central Savings Bank parking lot.
Saturday October 5
19th Annual Fellowship of Isis Goddess Festival
The Mankind Project Building
1900 W. Fulton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612
The ritual is the Rite of Rebirth. FOI priestess Demetria Nanos is organizing the Goddess Festival, and is asking for presenters to lead talks or give workshops on topics related to rebirth, initiation, reincarnation, spirit communications, shamanic journeys, the deities of ancient Mesopotamia, etc.
Please contact Demetria Nanos: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to register for the Saturday, October 5 Goddess Festival.
To view the ritual, please use this link: Rite of Rebirth