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Traditionally, the Passion narrative has taken excerpts from the Christian gospels to describe and reflect upon the final hours of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, his doubts, his trial, his public humiliation and torture, his crucifixion, and his resurrection.  Whilst the final event is one uniquely adhered to by believing Christians, much of the passion in general—persecution of the innocent, malevolent authority exerting itself against the ideas that threaten and challenge, the power of a peaceful, loving humility in the face of tyranny, the facing-down of fear — holds profound universal resonance for people of many faiths and those of none.  One aspect of the Passion story that guides the choice of text in this piece: the role and perspective of women, particularly that of Jesus’ close friend Mary Magdalene, and his mother Mary.  It is this universal meaning that Invictus: A Passion hopes to address, so that it might find relevance with choirs and congregations everywhere.

From the Rector

Greetings! I’m glad you’re here. One thing folks will typically hear me say during the brief announcement time in our worship services is, “Whether you’re new, in person or online, just visiting, or with us on the regular, welcome home!” Sometimes I even go as far as saying that you’re not just welcome; you already belong. 

We are a faith community filled with hope, and what we’re really about is honoring God and our neighbor by building community, sharing God’s love, and transforming lives. 

If you’re looking for a community of faith that will come alongside you and help you grow spiritually, to be better equipped to respond more graciously to life’s ups and downs, and be supported by a caring community of believers who are more passionate about being present with and for you rather than judging and criticizing you, we might be a good fit. In these polarizing times, you’ll find St. Mark’s is comprised of folks from all walks of life with different points of view, yet maintain relationship across difference because unity matters. We challenge one another, we honor and embrace our differences, and we strive to maintain unity because it matters a great deal to God. 

My fellow clergy and staff would be happy to speak with you about St. Mark’s, the Episcopal Church, or anything that may help you discern your next steps in your faith walk. Please do reach out so we can discern how best you might become involved in our common life and work together.