“There is a substantial waitlist, and we would like to accommodate as many people as possible,” the message read.
It asks that mass goers arrive by 6:55 p.m. or else they may not be guaranteed a seat.
The liturgy of Beyoncé Mass includes music from the artist’s vast discography, readings from womanist scholars and prominent black female leaders, and a sermon from the Rev. Yolanda M. Norton, the H. Eugene Farlough Chair of Black Church Studies and assistant professor of Hebrew Bible at San Francisco Theological Seminary.
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Norton curated and created the service.
In California, Norton taught a class, “Beyoncé and the Hebrew Bible,” which focused on how black women encountered Scripture and how they see themselves in sacred texts.