St. Michael’s Episcopal Church celebrates completion of the Chapel of Mary Magdalene this weekend

BRATTLEBORO — St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Brattleboro celebrates the completion of the Chapel of Mary Magdalene with a weekend of events July 26 and 27. All are welcome.

The chapel was renovated principally on the strength of a gift of Helen Daly of Brattleboro, who died November 2013. The church wrapped up construction and renovation last fall, though one piece remains: the triptych icon created by Zachary Roesemann of Brattleboro.

Now, to celebrate the completion of the icon and the chapel, and to honor Mary Magdalene, St. Michael hosts Elizabeth Broyles and Shane Phelan, founders of the new religious order the Companions of Mary the Apostle.

Schedule of events

• Saturday, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. - Contemplative worship.

• 9:45 to 10:10 - Broyles and Phelan present a talk, “Mary Magdalene and the Scriptures.”

• 10:30 to 11:15 - Roesmann presents “The Making of the Mary Magdalene Icon.”

• From 11:15 - Broyles and Phelan present “Mary Magdalene as a Lens: Myth and Media.”

• Sunday, 9 a.m. - “The Story of the Companions of Mary the Apostle” is presented during the adult forum.

• 10:15 - Worship with the consecration of the Icon of Mary Magdalene.

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