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Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt. Sermon by Dr. Candace Lukasik

The sermon for the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt is given by Dr. Candace Lukasik. Candace Lukasik is an assistant professor of religion and anthropology at Mississippi State University and a former postdoctoral research associate at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her…

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Depth Psychology and the Courage of St. Mary of Egypt
Christian Practice, Theology

Depth Psychology and the Courage of St. Mary of Egypt

Every year during Lent we celebrate the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt.  St. Mary was only 12 years old she left her home and traveled to Alexandria where she threw herself into wanton and “insatiable” sexual behavior for many years, “ensnaring many souls,” sinking deeper and deeper into depravity, until one day—upon attempting to…

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