The Poteau Mitan represents the center of the world, the axis of manifestation -the Omphalos or navel-point of existence. Lady Bitterwind had decorated the Poteau Mitan with a special staff ornamented with leaves and flowers, stained glass and jewel-work. This was to represent the flowering of the Tradition under the Ancestors' care.
PURE Sanctuary is the only Correllian Temple to have a Poteau Mitan, and this was dictated by fate rather than choice, it being an architectural feature of the Temple building -but it was particularly appropriate for this ritual.
After this a toast was shared using the Chalice earlier Blessed by the Great Rite, thanks given, and the ceremony ended.
But this was the only the beginning because then we got to socialize and get to know one another. It was a delightful occasion and many new friendships were made.