Worship

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July 16, 2009

"Uxolo lwenkosi malusoloko lunani," the priest says, raising his arms wide. "The peace of the Lord be always with you." "Lube nawe kanjalo," we respond in unison, linking hands. "And also with you."

One voice sounds the first note, and 300 more join in. "Bind us together, Lord, bind us...

July 14, 2009

One of the great mysteries of an event like General Convention is: Where does all the "stuff" come from? For instance, where do the vestments worn by celebrants, deacons and other participants in the daily worship services originate? What happens to the stuff after the event is over and the...

July 9, 2009

I must admit to a certain level of annoyance when, a few years ago, the recommendation came saying that what we had been doing in the church was (again) to be undone. Now we were to stand while praying.

I joined the Episcopal Church when all was consistent and clear: sit for instruction...

March 10, 2009

Editor's note: The October 2008 issue of Episcopal Life carried an article about various church manifestations on the Internet. The January 2009 issue carried a column expressing the opinion that a worship service on the Internet isn't the same as attending a "real" church. This month,...

January 26, 2009

Episcopalians in Parker County, Texas, a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on January 18 participated in the first Episcopal Eucharist ever openly celebrated in the county by a female Episcopal Church priest.

 

The former bishop of the diocese, the Rt. Rev. Jack Iker,...

January 8, 2009

My bachelor of divinity dissertation was on The Theology of Panentheism, Immanence and Transcendence, yet I feel challenged by the idea of virtual church ("Worshipping online: Is it really church?" October) as a way of Christian worship. I know that God and Jesus are present in this enterprise...

June 27, 2007

U2's "Gloria" poured from the speakers. The pews were packed; and the newly consecrated bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia was pumped.

"This is the way church ought to feel every time it starts," Shannon S. Johnston told the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper. "You...

September 30, 2006

Three blocks from The White House in Franklin Square Park, the Rev. Anne-Marie Jeffery lifts a folding table from a small cart, sets out a woven basket of sandwich bread and a plastic bottle of grape juice and opens her arms wide.

It’s lunch hour in downtown D.C., and women in...

June 30, 2006

Her hands streaked in a rainbow of marker ink, a young girl sat at a table near the back of the General Convention worship space, carefully coloring green around the edges of fabric flower petals. Around the table and at others nearby, her compatriots worked with adult volunteers to attach...

February 28, 2005

New York’s famous church on Wall Street has launched a bold evangelism initiative, offering live webcasts of its main service.

On any given Sunday, an individual seeking to participate in live worship with members of Trinity Episcopal Church at its 11:15 a.m. service can do so virtually...

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