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Emmanuel Episcopal Church Orcas Island

Saint Mary Magdalene (feast day 7/22) was a highly honored apostle of Jesus and the first witness to his resurrection. She is mentioned by name in the NT more often than any other woman, save Mary the Mother of Jesus. Unfortunately in 591 in a sermon given in Rome, Pope Gregory the Great made two mistakes: he confused her with the unknown female sinner who anointed the feet of Jesus, and he identified that woman's sin as prostitution. Neither of these assertions is supported by scripture, but the damage was done. Only in recent decades has the Pope's mistake been openly acknowledged and the restoration of Mary Magdalene's reputation begun. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Orcas Island

O God, whose Spirit guides us into all truth and makes us free: Strengthen and sustain us as you did your servants Elizabeth, Amelia, Sojourner, and Harriet. Give us vision and courage to stand against oppression and injustice and all that works against the glorious liberty to which you call all your children; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. #ChurchDays ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Orcas Island
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