“Spiritual” Beyonce event held at Stanford
Beyonce is, undoubtedly, an idol.
And now she has her own church service.
They call it “Beyonce Mass,” and it’s coming to Memorial Church in Stanford this week.
According to SFGate, the Beyonce Mass was founded at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco by Rev. Yolanda Norton in 2018.
The idea was to create a womanist worship service that uses Yonce’s music to empower black women.
Rev. Yolanda Norton explains:
“The premise of this service is that if we look at the personal life, career trajectory, music, and public persona of Beyonce, so much of her life reflects aspects of Black women’s stories.”
“So much of her life reflects aspects of Black women’s stories”
From “Survivor” to “Flaws and All” — the mass weaves themes of her music through the lens of religious text.
Choir singers, musicians, and everyone in attendance dance and sing. Really bringing new life to her music.
SF Gate quotes Rev. Sakena Young-Scaggs, the pastor of the church:
“It’s a traditional Christian workshop service. What’s not traditional about it is that it’s a liturgy woven together with Beyonce’s songs that are geared towards a message of liberation with a particular thematic framework.”
The service is scheduled for Wednesday, February 23rd at 7pm at Stanford University’s Memorial Church.
All attendees are required to be fully vaccinated, or show a negative COVID test prior to arrival, with proof of either for entry.