Our Lady of Celestial Fire


March 6

(Greek) Ancient: 6 Elaphebolion (1 day prior to 1st quarter).
This festival (and month) is named for Artemis Elaphebolos (Deer-shooting), that is, the Goddess as huntress; it is on the sixth day, which is always Hers. Now, as in ancient times, She is offered elaphoi (stags), which are stag-shaped cakes made from dough, honey and sesame-seeds.