By Neva Rae Fox Harriet Tubman has earned her Golden Halo and has risen to become a member of the Communion of Saints... the ones honored through Lent Madness. This was the 11th year of the popular program, which pits saint against saint in daily voting, starting the day after Ash Wednesday through to the Wednesday of Holy Week. The brainchild of the Rev. Scott Gunn, … [Read more...] about Harriet Tubman Triumphs in Lent Madness
The Guardian, a UK newspaper that keeps a close eye on the United States, profiles an Austin priest who is reaching out to young people by making light-hearted mini-videos on TikTok, a popular cellphone app. He gently spoofs the formality and pomp of traditional Episcopal vestments and hats, and features some of the questions he gets from people unfamiliar with the … [Read more...] about Austin Priest Uses Cellphone App to Attract Youth With Humor
The Rev. Albert Kennington of Immanuel Church, Bay Minette, Ala., writes about his parish’s humorous way of raising money for Episcopal Relief & Development: In each of the last few years, Ryan Gillikan, junior warden of Immanuel Church, Bay Minette, and the local representative of Episcopal Relief and Development, has come up with a new, fun-filled, and productive way for … [Read more...] about ‘Goats’ Help Episcopal Relief & Development
Alison Flood reports for The Guardian: Westminster Abbey’s plans to dedicate a memorial to PG Wodehouse 43 years after his death have been welcomed by the Wodehouse Society and by Ben Schott, who described the Jeeves and Wooster creator as the “personification of a very specific breed of English writing”. Schott is author of the bestselling trivia collection Schott’s Original … [Read more...] about Westminster Abbey to Honor Wodehouse, Sir
Cultures By Richard J. Mammana For almost three decades in the middle of the 20th century, the Rev. Stanley John Forrest (1904-77) produced a stream of 15 slight volumes packed full of Anglican light verse. They began as paperback booklets issued by the quixotic Coelian Press of the Rev. Herbert Hamilton Maughan, an extreme Anglo-Catholic priest in the unsympathetic Church … [Read more...] about The Anglican Poetry of S.J. Forrest
By Retta Blaney Max McLean expected the Off-Off-Broadway play about Emily Dickinson to be as pleasant as dental surgery. But the producer, writer, and actor set out anyway, to support an actor friend in the cast. As it turned out, what most impressed him was the work of playwright Chris Cragin-Day. He was so wowed, in fact, that he thought she should write the play he had … [Read more...] about Luther in the Dock
Multiple bloggers at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois, write: To help prepare you for worship during Holy Week, we offer this reflection on genuflection using your personality type. If you don’t know yours, you can take an official Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment here. Each Holy Week personality is paired with a patron saint, so we can imitate them in … [Read more...] about What Would an ESFJ Do?
Adapted from a Lent Madness press releaseWhile much of the world is recovering from the Halloween sugar high, another segment of the population looks toward the church’s season of Lent. It may be more than three months away, but the 2016 bracket of 32 saints has been officially released by the Lent Madness Supreme Executive Committee.For the seventh year running, people … [Read more...] about Lent Madness & Holiday Creep