Given the association of fire and flame with the Demon Agrik, it is no surprise that there is considerable attention paid to this element at Laranian services. There are two main functions served by the rites and practices surrounding the use of fire: the removal and warding off of any demonic presence or influence, and the elevation of those aspects associated with the Goddess, namely light, warmth, sense of community, and constancy.
"O Lady of Everlasting Virtue, Knower of Truth, we call upon You to lend us Your aid. Where our strength is weak and fails, You are the vigour of all things; where others cannot, You are most able. We call upon You to rid this flame of all that is not of You. Where none can go unharmed, You walk untouched; where mortals walk in confusion and deceit, You understand all secrets. We thank You who has shown us where evil lurks, and we thank You who has removed its taint."
"O Mistress of the White Fire, Source of All Pure Light, may it please You to grant we who are gathered here a sign of Your immortal presence, that lives always and changes not. May You deliver unto us the tiniest part of that Divine Radiance which makes all bright in Tirithor, and through it allow us a glimpse into that most sacred realm.
Here we are gathered to honour You, our Lady, and to do proper worship. In this place all are your vassals, and all submit to Your will. May everything be in accord with Your wishes."
It is the custom for every Laranian temple to have, either in its grounds or nearby, a Kalamin tree. This tree, the type most beloved of the Goddess (the boulevards of Dolithor are said to be lined with the most perfect of their kind), plays an important part in many of the rites and rituals of the Church.
When the tree is old and sturdy enough, it is tapped, and its sap collected in a wooden bowl (which is stained a slight blue by its contact with the resin). This is then rolled into small balls by the priests, accompanied by much chanting and prayer, and stored for later use.
Newly established temples will generally receive their resin from their parent/sponsoring temple until such time as their own tree (which is grown from the seed of the parent temple's tree) is old enough to be tapped.
The above rituals are primarily for use by priests for services. However, it is common custom for even Peonians to perform a pared down version of the first ritual (Dispelling the Taint of Agrik). The elements are simplified of course; normal water is used, the herb is not required (though it is common enough that it is often used, particularly given its nice fragrence), and the accompanying prayer is reduced to some variant of "Be gone, demons! The Goddess is here!".
It is the custom for every Laranian church to allow for the possibility that Larani might choose to show herself to the congregation. For this purpose there is typically a chair placed at the front of the church, behind the altar. Naturally enough nobody is allowed to sit upon it except for the Goddess; nor may it be moved without a great deal of ceremony.