Watch: Baptisms galore in two new clips from Mary Magdalene

Watch: Baptisms galore in two new clips from Mary Magdalene April 12, 2019

Mary Magdalene — starring Rooney Mara as the title character, Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter — has finally arrived in North America, and today its distributor posted a few clips from the film to YouTube.

Two of the clips are new to me, and interestingly, both of them show Jesus and his disciples baptizing people — a facet of Jesus’ ministry that is mentioned in the Bible but is rarely depicted in film. (John 3:22-26 seems to indicate that Jesus himself was baptizing people, but John 4:2 says it was the disciples and not Jesus who did the baptizing.)

In ‘Miracle Worker’, the disciples baptize people in the background while Mary watches Jesus heal a blind (or at least vision-impaired) woman:

And in ‘Mary’s Baptism’, Jesus himself baptizes Mary Magdalene:

IFC Films has also released YouTube versions of two clips that I posted here before.

In ‘God’s Presence’, Jesus meets Mary Magdalene for the first time:

And in ‘Forgiveness’, Jesus tells some women to obey God rather than men:

Mary Magdalene is now playing in theatres across the United States and Canada.

Check out earlier Mary Magdalene videos here:

  1. The first international trailer (November 29, 2017)
  2. The second international trailer (February 15, 2018)
  3. The ‘Making Of’ featurette (March 9, 2018)
  4. The American trailer (March 26, 2019)
  5. The ‘God’s Presence’ clip (April 5, 2019)
  6. The ‘Cast’ featurette (April 6, 2019)
  7. The ‘Forgiveness’ clip (April 9, 2019)
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