The Miriamic Procession

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Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m. 6-week course begins 9/16 

The Miriamic procession starts with a glorious celebration of Miriam singing the “Song of the Sea” in Exodus 15, acclaiming Israel’s deliverance from the pursuing Egyptians. In the New Testament the Miriamic proces- sion continues with Mary, Jesus’ mother, through women disciples, especially Mary Magdalen at the empty tomb and the resurrection. Miriam’s song of celebration resonates in Christian tradition from the song of Mary (Magnificat), in Peter Abelard’s Easter sermon, and in medieval and baroque music of the east and west. Mary (Arabic: translit. Maryam), the mother of Jesus (Isa), is the only woman named seventy times in the Qu’ran, more mentions than in the New Testament.

Deirdre Good was born in Kenya, grew up in the UK, and now lives in Maine. She teaches courses online for the Stevenson School for Ministry of the Diocese in Central Pennsylvania and has published several books, including: Jesus’ Family Values, Mariam, the Magda- len, and the Mother, and Courage beyond Fear: Re-Formation in Theological Education (with Katie Day).

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