PUT WOMEN BACK IN HOLY WEEK – Washington Post blog by Cynthia Bourgeault

Cynthia recently provided this posting for the Washington Post On Faith blog site: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-voices/post/put-women-back-into-holy-week/2012/04/06/gIQAmAhO0S_blog.html

“…With the anointing ceremony repositioned as the opening act in the Holy Week drama, the entire shape of Holy Week shifts subtly but decisively. In this reconfiguration the meaning of anointing is itself transformed. It emerges as the sacramental seal upon all our human passages through those things which would appear to destroy or separate us, but in fact draws us more deeply toward the heart of divine love.”