11 October 2014

The Feast of Dedication - 12 October 2014

Saturday 11th at 5 p.m. - Simple Quiet Mass special intention for the Collective of St Mary Magdalene as they seek to welcome guests to dinner (Fr Stephen)

Sunday 12th at 9 a.m. - Family Service with Children's Ministry and healing prayers (Fr Stephen)

Sunday 12th at 10.30 a.m.Traditional Service with choir and  high ceremonial and Healing Prayers (Sr Juliana: Fr Stephen will preach)

There is opportunity for prayers for Healing Prayers at both services

Fr Stephen will talk about how we give thanks for the material legacy that our forebears have left us
as custodians of a building within the central City precinct.
And also about how the Christian tradition calls us to be 'living stones'
to direct people to the love and worship of God,
to encounter God mystically and in reality,
and also to be a place of healing and wholeness

From The Advertiser May 5 1893
The Bishop of Adelaide (Dr. Kennion) performed the consecration service at the Chapel of Ease of St. John's Parish, Moore Street, (aka St Mary Magdalene's)  on Thursday morning. Shortly after 10 o'clock the bishop and the accompanying clergy and laity proceeding to the west door of the church, where a procession was formed............The procession was received at the door by the officers of the church, where a petition was delivered to the bishop to consecrate the church. His Lordship ordered this to be read, and then Dr. Kennion signified his consent to comply with the prayer of the petition. The bishop and clergy entered singing Psalm xxiv. The bishop and his chaplains received the deeds of the church, which he laid together with the petition upon the holy table. Prayers for the ministers of the church, those who would subsequently be baptised and confirmed and others connected with the body were then recited, ... after ceremony his lordship declared "the Church of St. Mary Magdalene to be consecrated and set apart to God for ever, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen." Archdeacon Dove then addressed the congregation and appealed to them to assist in sustaining the church.

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