Monday, April 6, 2015

Holy Thursday and Easter Vigil Celebrations 2015 the Women at the Well, St Mary of Magdala Catholic Community and Bethany House Church

                                 Holy Thursday and Easter Vigil Celebrations 2015


In Indianapolis there are three groups of inclusive communities: The Women at the Well, St Mary of Magdala Catholic Community and Bethany House Church. The Women at the Well is a catacomb community that Bishop Nancy Meyers, RCWP leads. Mary of Magdala is led by Maria McClain, RCWP and Annie Watson, ARCWP is the Deacon for this group and Bethany House Church meets at Mary Weber’s home.ARCWP. My husband, Gary and I are involved regularly with all three communities.  This year our communities combined to celebrate Holy Thursday and the Easter Vigil together.  On Holy Thursday several of us made lamb stew for the Seder meal that was followed by a foot/ hand washing ceremony and then the Eucharist was shared.  The foot washing between and among RCWP and ARCWP was especially poignant to me. We are different streams in the same river but coming together in unity and love was really all that mattered on these holy nights. I believe that our bonds deepened at these liturgies and our differences simply did not matter. Here are some photos from both liturgies. Mary Weber, ARCWP

Left to right, Deacon Annie Watson, ARCWP, Bishop Nancy Meyer, RCWP, 
  Maria McClain, RCWP and Mary Weber, ARCWP

Left to right: Women Priests Mary Weber and Annie Watson,

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