Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Historic Ecumenical Eucharist on Maundy Thursday: St. Andrew UCC and Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community in Sarasota, Florida

On Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014, members of St. Andrew UCC and Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community shared Eucharist together. 
Members of St. Andrew UCC and MMOJ participate in dramatic reading of Last Supper
The congregation came up to the table in intimate groups of twelve. Pastor Phil and Bishop Bridget Mary prayed with each group.
St Andrew UCC choir led by Linda Lee Miska

Pastor Phil Garrison of St. Andrew UCC

Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP,one of presiders/co-pastors at Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community
Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP

The liturgy began with a dramatic reading of the Last Supper. See videoclips below by Jim Marsh.Photos are courtesy of Maria Salling.
The Twelve apostles were represented by members from both congregations and Bridget Mary played the role of Jesus. Pastor Phil Garrison, Carol Ann Breyer, Rev. Michael Rigdon and  Pastor Donna Papenhausen shared the role of narrator. 
Below are brief clips of our historic Eucharistic celebration. We, the Body of Christ, are living Jesus' vision "that all my be one." All of us are called to love and serve one another. Let us join the cosmic dance of creation to the heartbeat of Divine Love!
















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