What we're about

The St. Mary Magdalene Parish of the Apostolic Johannite Church is dedicated to the tradition of St. John the beloved disciple of Jesus, rooted in the heritage of St. John the Baptist, and guided by direct, experiential contact with the Divine. As an esoteric, Gnostic Christian community we draw inspiration from the wisdom of Judaism, the Christian New Testament, Alexandrian Hermeticism, and Gnostic scriptures.

We meet every Sunday for a Gnostic Liturgy. There will also be opportunities for meditation groups and discussion/study groups. Please check the group often for scheduled events! There are no requirements for participation other than respect of other people's ideas and an honest desire to discover truth through experience.

Upcoming events (5+)

Contemplative prayer group

Evanston Center for Spiritual Wholeness And Healing

This is a group that will do centering prayer practice every week and we will have a discussion, Lectio Divina, or chanting as decided by the people who come. Basic instruction can be given in the practices but this is mainly a time to practice together and share our experience. It is open to all practitioners and has an esoteric Christian-friendly focus.

Johannite Gnostic Liturgy

Evanston Center for Spiritual Wholeness And Healing

The Apostolic Johannite Church is a global network of Johannite communities that focus on supporting individual and direct experience of the Divine through fellowship, meditation and prayer, service and ritual, lively discussion and study. We fully embrace the beauty and mystery of the living Christian tradition: candles and incense, ancient rites such as baptism and the Eucharist and robed male and female priests. We also delight in the freedoms to choose how we understand our tradition and to explore other paths that are among the particular gifts of our modern world. Our Gnostic Mass has roots in the Esoteric Christian tradition with an emphasis on the mythic journey of the seeker. Our liturgy and beliefs emphasize the Divine Feminine in the form of Mary Magdalene and Sophia as well as some of the more traditional aspects of a Christian Mass. Your journey to come to personal knowledge of the Divine is yours alone but it is our experience that we all benefit from companions on the road, good books to read, educated conversation and a place to gather with others to share the fruits of our journey in prayer, praise, and blessing. Please feel free to come early with questions or to stay later for conversation! For access to our homilies and discussions see our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ajcmagdalene/ We look forward to meeting you.

Contemplative prayer group

Evanston Center for Spiritual Wholeness And Healing

This is a group that will do centering prayer practice every week and we will have a discussion, Lectio Divina, or chanting as decided by the people who come. Basic instruction can be given in the practices but this is mainly a time to practice together and share our experience. It is open to all practitioners and has an esoteric Christian-friendly focus.

Johannite Gnostic Liturgy

Evanston Center for Spiritual Wholeness And Healing

The Apostolic Johannite Church is a global network of Johannite communities that focus on supporting individual and direct experience of the Divine through fellowship, meditation and prayer, service and ritual, lively discussion and study. We fully embrace the beauty and mystery of the living Christian tradition: candles and incense, ancient rites such as baptism and the Eucharist and robed male and female priests. We also delight in the freedoms to choose how we understand our tradition and to explore other paths that are among the particular gifts of our modern world. Our Gnostic Mass has roots in the Esoteric Christian tradition with an emphasis on the mythic journey of the seeker. Our liturgy and beliefs emphasize the Divine Feminine in the form of Mary Magdalene and Sophia as well as some of the more traditional aspects of a Christian Mass. Your journey to come to personal knowledge of the Divine is yours alone but it is our experience that we all benefit from companions on the road, good books to read, educated conversation and a place to gather with others to share the fruits of our journey in prayer, praise, and blessing. Please feel free to come early with questions or to stay later for conversation! For access to our homilies and discussions see our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ajcmagdalene/ We look forward to meeting you.

Past events (513)

Johannite Gnostic Liturgy

Evanston Center for Spiritual Wholeness And Healing

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