GTS Professors Deirdre Good and Robyn Neville to Participate in The Miriamic Procession


The Congregation of Saint Saviour presents The Miriamic Procession with Professors Phyllis Trible, Deirdre Good and Robyn Neville

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cathedral House Conference Room at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street New York, NY 10025

Registration Fee: $25.00 (includes lunch)

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.: Registration and Lunch 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Course

The Miriamic Procession is both auditory and visual. The sound starts with the glorious song of Miriam who sings the "Song of the Sea" in Exodus 15 celebrating Israel's deliverance with music and dance. The Miriamic Procession continues in the New Testament from Mary, the mother in the birth stories, through women disciples in Jesus' ministry, to the women at the empty tomb and at the resurrection. Miriam's song resonates in the Magnificat, the lament psalms of Pistis Sophia, the Manichaean psalms, Peter Abelard's Easter sermon, and medieval and baroque music of the east and west. Mary's role and function as the mother of Jesus advances in the procession from Christological debates into medieval texts with a particular focus on Mary in medieval Ireland.

Professor Trible will discuss Exodus 15 and traditions around Miriam.

Professor Good will discuss Luke 2, John 20 and traditions around Mary and Mary Magdalene.

Professor Neville will discuss the dynamic narrative history of Mary in the early and medieval church.

Please RSVP by May 1 or (212) 316-7483.

The Miriamic Procession is part of The Holy Land Program at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.