St. Joseph's Night ceremonial walk with Guardians of the Flame

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Big Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson invites friends and new friends to join with the Guardians of the Flame in our St. Joseph's Night ritual and ceremony

Drummers and other percussionists are especially welcome. Friends may join at any point along our route.

All participants are requested to conduct themselves in respect for the ritual and ceremonial nature of the proceedings.

5:30 pm
Libation by Guardians of the Flame Medicine Woman Sula
Harrison Family home and future site of the Guardians Institute
3632 North Johnson Street (at Independence Street)

5:45 pm
Visit to community elder Mrs. Perkins
2000 block of Independence Street

6:00 pm
Caravan to 2500 Bayou Road

6:15 pm
Ceremony and ritual led by Zion Trinity
2500 Bayou Road

6:30 pm
Caravan to 1525 Louisiana Avenue

6:45 pm
Ceremony and ritual for the health of the New Orleans music community
Performance of "Get You a Healing" by Big Chief Brian Harrison Nelson
Courtyard, Bultman home (A birthplace of the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic)
1525 Louisiana Avenue

7:15 pm
Caravan to Second and Dryades Streets

7:30 pm
Ritual ceremonial meeting with the Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians

7:45 pm (or just after dark)
Spirit-led procession through Uptown and Central City

All times listed are approximate.

Please contact Big Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson at 504 214 6630 for additional information.


In memory and honor of Big Chief Donald Harrison, Senior (1933 - 1998)

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