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Sat, Dec 31


The Healing Room

Come Sunday | The House of Asé | Watch Night Service 2022

"…They seemed to be peering into the dark, but their eyes were watching GOD".

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Come Sunday | The House of Asé | Watch Night Service 2022
Come Sunday | The House of Asé | Watch Night Service 2022

Time & Location

Dec 31, 2022, 9:00 PM

The Healing Room

About the Event

On December 31, in 1862, Gullah Geechee people gathered in praise houses and churches to await a new year that would mark the promised end of our enslavement when the Emancipation Proclamation went into affect on January 1, 1863. Many African American churches still use the New Year’s eve watch night service to remember this historic day.

According to Teressa L. Fry Brown, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology:

“this night of worship celebrates historical and existential freedom and acknowledges that waiting, even for freedom, and watching, is a part of our cultural and spiritual history".

The Watch Night Service remains an important part of my spiritual ritual. As we end one cycle and enter another we are encouraged to reflect on the lessons learned and to leave behind that which is no longer needed as the elders used to say "…Let go what is going and let come that which is coming." In addition to music, prayer, and affirmation, "bowl burning" is used to facilitate spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, situational, and circumstantial realignment. 


  • Release Ritual | Money Blessing
  • On Bended Knee | Prayer from Our Journey
  • Invoking Orunmila
  • Greeting the Orisha
  • Subtle Body Healing

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