The Eucharist and Revulsion

By Jeff Boldt The pandemic changed all our Sunday habits. If you don't have four little kids, streaming a service could be a viable option. If, like me, you do have four kids, you gave up on that after they... Read More...

Facing Liturgical East

By Bryan Owen When I was newly ordained, my bishop appointed me to serve in a parish with an altar against the wall. I was so disappointed. I could not believe I would begin my priesthood celebrating the Eucharist facing liturgical East! But over the cou... Read More...

Benediction and the Hybrid Church

By Curt Norman Churches across the United States are returning to in-person worship following more than a year of gathering primarily online. Physical distancing created a particular dilemma for Episcopalian... Read More...

Sursum corda

This is the last of three reflections on hierarchy. Part one, Part two. By Christopher Wells Human beings are made for worship of God: at once, to repent and acclaim his glorious name, and to bow before h... Read More...

Drawing Near at a Distance

By Mac Stewart I live as a guest in a Catholic religious community. Every Sunday evening, the community adores Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. At the end of this time of adoration, the community members receive the benediction of the sacrament. At the begin... Read More...

The Trials of Returning to Worship

By Shirley O’Shea It had been more than five months since I had entered a sanctuary when I returned to church. Before the coronavirus pandemic necessitated the suspension of worship services, I would drive 2... Read More...