Blessed Are You Among Women!
Elizabeth exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” Who was the blessed woman, and what does it mean to be blessed in the first place? Dustin is an emerging Mariologist, and he walks us through the unfamiliar early life of Mary before Jesus as he explores what it means to be beloved and blessed by God, and the way he sees the SMC community fulfilling that blessing.
Advent, Year W
- A Woman’s Lectionary for the Whole Church (Year W): A Multi-Gospel Single-Year Lectionary, Wilda C. Gafney, Church Publishing Incorporated, 2021.
- “The Gospel of James” translated by Stevan Davies in The Infancy Gospels of Jesus: Apocryphal Tales from the Childhoods of Mary and Jesus – Annotated & Explained, SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2009
- RadioLab, “The Ashes on The Lawn,” December 2, 2022. http://www.wnycstudios.org/story/ashes-lawn-2212/
- I Use My Love to Guide Me. Barnard Center for Research on Women, 2018. https://bcrw.barnard.edu/i-use-my-love-to-guide-me/
- Image: Photo from The Church Council of Greater Seattle
Voices Together 216, Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming. Lyrics: stanzas 1–2 anon., “Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen,” (present-day Germany), 15th c.; Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengasäng, 1599; trans. Theodore Baker (USA), 1894; stanza 3 Friedrich Layritz (Germany), Liederschatz, 1832; trans. Harriet K. Spaeth (USA), The Hymnal, 1940, alt. Music: German traditional, 15th c.; Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengasäng, 1599; harm. Michael Praetorius (Germany), Musae Sionae VI, 1609 Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.