Category: liturgy

When shall we celebrate the Epiphany?

The Feast of the Epiphany is January 6, right? Not so fast, it seems. On the House of Bishops / House of Deputies email list, someone asked when others were celebrating the Feast of...

Singing the Sarum blues

A few days ago, I posted a ridiculous photo on Facebook (on your right), making a joke about how Advent was finally getting some retail love — including Gaudete Sunday. See there? Purple hats...

Catholicity and creativity

Way back in August, I wrote about freedom, creativity, and accountability. Basically, I argued that when it comes to the Christian life — and especially in the post, to the church — it’s not...

Maundy Thursday: Love on the move

A sermon preached at Christ Church, New Haven, CT on Maundy Thursday 2013. This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand;...

Ashes whither?

This week, in addition to repentance, papal resignations, and Lent Madness, a looming big topic is Ashes to Go. My friend Emily Mellott is perhaps the major force behind the trend, and we’ve had...

Let all the earth keep silence…

I’ve been thinking about silence lately. It is a challenge for me and always has been. And yet, whenever I manage to pull off a few moments of actual silence, it is a gift....

Epiphany proclamation 2013

After lying fallow for months, it’s time for 7WD to come back to life. And what better way to do that than this year’s Epiphany Proclamation. Look for some more blog posts in the...

Blogging “Blue”: Liturgy Sundries II

This is the fifteenth in a series of posts on the “Blue” Book for General Convention 2012. Previously, I blogged about Liturgy Sundries I (SCLM). Next up is Ministry Development. Please see my index of General Convention 2012...