About Celebrant Mag

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Celebrant Mag was created to delve deeply into life’s great celebrations and rites of passage including weddings, welcoming ceremonies for children, and funerals. Additionally, the e-zine offers an anthology of essays relating to the emotional impact and ceremony possibilities around “everyday” events, be they social, political, educational, or cultural.

To paraphrase the late Dr. Paul Pearsall, the art of a Celebrant is to understand what life events mean and how to make everything meaningful. May this publication offer insights and encouragement in marking life’s milestones, large and small.

About Sarah Ritchie

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Sarah Ritchie is a Life-Cycle Celebrant and interfaith minister based in New York City. With a decade of experience, she has officiated more than a thousand weddings, as well as countless wedding anniversary vow renewal ceremonies, baby blessings, funerals and memorials, and more.

Sarah is a graduate of the Celebrant Foundation USA and served on their faculty, in recent years. In 2015, she completed One Spirit Learning Alliance’s interfaith ministry training, which cultivated a deeper understanding of the world’s major faith traditions, including rituals and cultural customs. With a goal of “Celebrating Always…and in All Ways,” she is keen to honor life’s simple moments, be they uplifting or challenging, while facilitating that orientation in other individuals, couples, and families, through her writing and personally crafted ceremonies.

A native Oklahoman, Sarah is a proud third-generation OU Sooner. She attended graduate school at the University of Michigan and Yale University, studying politics and public policy. In addition to this powerful work, she devotes herself to charities related to education, the arts, and social justice. A sports fanatic and avid traveler, she is always on the lookout for celebrations and rites of passage, as well as simple moments of wonder, in cities and countries beyond her New York home.