Haiti Appoints Official Minister Of Vodou

Haiti Appoints Official Minister Of Vodou January 23, 2019
Haitian drum and flag photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

The Haitian Times reports that an Official Minister of Vodou has been appointed. According to the news outlet Nerat Ildérice, ” will be able to officiate marriages, baptisms and funerals, in the same way as Catholic priests and pastors do.’This swearing is considered historic for being a first in the history of Vodou in the department,” said officials of the Office of Citizen Protection'”

This is a legendary moment as no other Houngan has been granted this ability before. Vodou became a recognized religion in the country in 2003. Houngan Nerat Ildérice was sworn in on January 14, 2019 in the presence of  judicial authorities, representatives of KNVA (Konfederasyon Nasyonal Vodou Ayisyen) and members of the Vodou community.

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About Lilith Dorsey
Lilith Dorsey M.A. , hails from many magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo.Lilith Dorsey is a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show, and author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, and Love Magic You can read more about the author here.
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