On April 24th, Redeemer will once again make history on behalf of women’s ordination, but this time, it will be in the Roman Catholic tradition. On that day seven women from the Eastern Region of Roman Catholic Womenpriests will be ordained to the priesthood in our sanctuary.
The Roman Catholic Womenpriests is a renewal movement that began in Germany with the ordination of seven women on the Danube River, in international waters, in 2002. They were ordained by three bishops in Apostolic succession (the names of two of them will only be released upon their death, but all details, including photographs, have been deposited in a safe deposit box until that time, so that no harm comes to these individuals). Subsequently, several womenbishops (their terminology) have also been ordained.
They are excited to be at Redeemer, and we will be putting folding chairs in every square inch of space that we have in the church to accommodate as many attendees as we can. It’s possible that they will ask us to help with a reception following the service. Interested? Please let me know.
Yours in faith,