A Vodou Action de Grace, or act of thanksgiving is an offering given by the servitor to the Lwa - to fulfill a promise made, to thank the Lwa for their blessings. Beyond the act of thanks, an Action de Gras can also be offered as a request for help on a particular problem or, offered up in supplication for work to be done. It can mark a life ceremony such as a wedding or commitment ceremony. And it can also be done for a memorial, a birth - in fact, whenever you wish to mark that special occasion, an Action de Gras can be the perfect way in which you give thanks to God for your life and its many blessings. Whatever reason, concern, desire or problem you can think of, an Action de Gras is the basic ritual service which is the foundation of all Vodou work.
Led by Mambo Vye Zo Komande la Menfo and her husband, with the support and voice from the entire Sosyete de Marche, an Action de Gras is a beautiful, moving ceremony. Through the blessings of Bon Dieu and the grace of the Lwa, it is both yours and the community's efforts to lift ourselves beyond our normal day into the realm of the Divine, where we can commune with God, the Ancestors and the Lwa.
This exquisite Vodou ceremony is ignited with a beautiful altar piece, set and designed for specifically for your intent. Mambo Vye Zo is an artist who specializes in altars to the Lwa, and she draws upon 30 years of artist experience and inspiration in creating our sacred spaces. Once the room is set, the ceremony opens with the full beauty of the sung Priyere Ginen, the African prayer to God and Lwa, invoking them into the sacred space. Then, with song from our choir, through the movement dance and with sacred gestures, the Mambo and Houngan will offer prayers and gifts to God, the Ancestors and the Lwa for whatever petition you request.
A very moving and deeply religious service, the Action de Grace can be offered as thanks for a new birth, a wedding, a naming ceremony and many, many other purposes. The altar on the left is one dedicated to Agwe and LaSiren for a recent Action de Gras we did for a client.
Please contact Mambo Vye Zo if you have any questions about having an Action de Grace performed for you. Services are held on weekend evenings, to be certain that everyone can attend. We need a two month notice for ceremonies, so that we can accommodate the sosyete, drummers and singers for the event. Ayibobo.
Action de Grace is priced $2,400.00 (includes all offerings and materials). Additional details (births, weddings and naming ceremonies) upon request. Please Contact Mambo Vye Zo Komande la Menfo with any questions or concerns