Thursday, July 18, 2019

Visiting St. Mary Magdalene Parish

While getting ready to come to Denver for the weekend for the Rocky Mountain Masonic Conference and Rocky Mountain SRICF Conference, I found out the St. Mary Magdalene Parish, a local parish of the Apostolic Johannite Church, was having a liturgical service tonight and I was able to visit. This service was a very unique liturgy of anointing! It honors the Sacred Feminine as described in the Old and New Testaments, as well as Gnostic texts.

An Acolyte in the St. Mary Magdalene Parish led the service which is for "expanding on the Feminine tradition in the Christian church." This Parish is one of only two that performs this service within the AJC, currently. The service was wonderfully done and insightful. It was a pleasure to meet the Priest and Rector of St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Very Reverend Father Weaver, as well as the Prior of the Oblates of the Temple and St. John, Rev. Brother Mark Donato. After the service ended, we talked and went to dinner at a local restaurant.

While I am newer to the Apostolic Johannite Church and am not from Colorado, they made me feel at home. I only wish that I could attend Mass on Sunday, but I will be going back to Idaho that morning.

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