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After MTUGS Trans Day of Visibility Celebration, two hoes went to Church!
Sister Marjorie and Sister Jewnita were invited to Christ Church Cathedral to celebrate and join in on the service during the Transgender Day of Visibility Ecumenical Service and Celebration!
Sister Jewnita quickly made friends with a BDSM group here in St Louis and even started dating a new statue!
Sister Marjorie got the choir members to show her their beards in a random little contest before the service started and they were pretty epic. Just saying, and then was honored to give the blessing to help kick off the service.
The service was beautiful and we all felt safe in Christ Church Cathedral, celebrating our divinity and Jewnitas new statue friend.
A copy of the blessing written by Sister Marjorie Arcana, edited by Sister Glamarama Ding Dong of the City of Fountain Sisters! (Thank you for all your support! Sister Glamarama Ding Dong!)
Invocation of our Transcestors
"Creator of all that is good
You who create the world in beauty and diversity.
We call to you to make this space sacred and safe.
Bless us so that we may remember the strength and endurance it takes to move through this white cis hereronormative world.
So that we remember our sacred purpose here on Earth.
To show others a love and freedom outside of a cage with painted skies.
you who bridge this world and the next.
Open the way to our Trancestors so they may walk among us and bless us.
I call to Sylvia Rivera
Trancestor of righteous activism, bless us with the power of speech to use our voice to speak against oppression even when our voice shakes with fury and fear.
I call to Brandon Teena
Trancestor of lived truth, bless us with standing in our truth, even when it means staring down a hate that would erase us rather than acknowledge us.
I call to Marsha Pay it no mind Johnson
Trancestor of enduring joy, bless us with the vision to see joy in the world despite the ugliness of oppression, even when we have to look past gender norms to see it.
I call to Billy Tipton
Trancestor of loving creativity, bless us with the heart to love fully through our passions, art and relationships, even when we feel we don't have the spoons to express ourselves.
I call to Angie Xtravaganza
Trancestor of fierce care, bless our hands so that we may provide for those we love, even in hostile emviroments where we aren't always welcome.
I call to all Trans and non binary ancestors
Those who were not named
Those who struggled in the face of adversity those who survived from back alley procedures and hormones when doctors insisted they were a walking mental illness.
Those who took in others in the community acting as parents to children who were disowned.
Those who created family
Those who redefined love
Bless us as we live by your honor and guidance. Bless us in our work for a better future.
Bless us as we go out into the world with eyeshadow and a cute ass lippie to rule the day! Bless us as we bind our chests and practice self affirmations through our pronouns and name.
We are all beloved in the eyes of the creator
Let us be honored
may we remember our sacredness as we go forth into the world.