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...

The Flesh of the Mystical Body (Part 2)

By Paul (H. Matthew Lee) What I have written about the fleshiness of the Mystical Body in the first half of this essay implies that an effacement of Christian orthodoxy might lurk behind the phenomenon of online worship as it has multiplied in the wake of t... Read More...

The Flesh of the Mystical Body (Part 1)

By Paul (H. Matthew Lee) A quarter of a year has passed since the pandemic hit in the Western world, and most Anglican churches have been closed to regular congregations through this time. The bishops plan t... Read More...