Returning to the Roots of Healing: Walking in the Footsteps of Mary Magdalene and the Myrrhbearers Saturday, February 19- Monday, February 21 10:00 am - 12:15 each day-also recorded for later viewing
A three day global online conference of 16 scholars, artists, musicians and spiritual leaders from 4 countries on how to reclaim embodied liturgies for Easter from the the perspective of the faithful, courageous and compassionate women who accompanied Christ--with a feast of ways that you can deepen your own spiritual and creative practices.
Whether you are a spiritual leader, a solitary seeker or a group of women who gather together as a small circle, our hope is that you will leave this conference on fire with ways that you can make the Easter experience more meaningful for yourself --and your community.
Returning to the Roots of Healing Schedule Saturday, February 19, 10am PST-12:15 pm PST
Opening Circle of music with Ruth Cunningham and poetry by Harmony Harrison Lucy Reiger: The Women's Atrium in Magdala, Israel Veronique Flayol: The Myrrhbearers, Anointing and Sacred Oils Lizzie Berne DeGear: Mistranslations and missing pieces in the New Testament Fay Barratt: Intro to Working with the Myrrhbearers at Manchester Monastery, England Mary Jane Miller: Reclaoiming the Apostle to Apostles in Byzantine-Style Iconography Closing Litany of Art and Remembrance for the Myrrhbearers
Sunday: Tools for Awakening and Remembering the Good Opening Circle with Apela Colorado Kayleen Asbo: The Magdalene Tradition of Becoming: Anthropos, Embodied and Whol ; Recovering the roots of Aramaic Prayer and early Christian scripture; Easter Liturgies in early Gnostic and early Franciscan lay communities Catherine Braslavsky : The Gospel of Mary Ella Rozett and David Curtis – Creating Gospel of Mary Study Groups and Interfaith dialogue with Lectio Divina Felicity Warner: The tradition of anointing the dying ; Rituals of Grief and lamentation Judith Tripp: The Chartres labyrinth and Holy Week Sue Ellen Parkinson: :The Art of Dialoguing with Images Anasuya Isaacs: Healing the Racial Divide with Mary Magdalene and Mother Mary
Monday: Bringing Ancient Rhythms and New Traditions to the World Opening Circle with Taize chants with Robin O'Brien An Archetypal Overview of Holy Week traditions: Video: Prologue to the Passion of Mary Magdalene Polly Paton Brown: Holy Week on Iona, Scotland Ella Rozett: Bringing Together the Two Marys
Community reports from spiritual directors and lay leaders of diverse denominations in England, New York, Houston, San Francisco, Oregon and Washington about innovative liturgies that situate the Myrrhbearers in a place of prominence for Holy Week.
Ways to spiritually deepen during the Forty Days of Lent (March 1- April 9)