BISHOP MOXLEY WALKS THE STREETSPLUS THE RETURN OF AN OLD FRIEND

From CBC NEWS (Canada):

Anglican Bishop Sue Moxley is determined to get more people into church, even if she has to go out and get them.

Moxley, leader of the Anglican church in Nova Scotia and P.E.I., handed out invitations to passersby on the Halifax waterfront Wednesday morning. In full bishop’s regalia, she certainly stood out. She is hoping to attract the attention of people who’ve never been to church, as well as former parishioners.

“Lots of people have said, ‘Oh, I used to go, I just got out of the habit.’ So this is a way to kind of say come back and try it again. What some people remember as boring and tiresome is now quite lively and energetic,” she told CBC News.

The church made headlines earlier this month when it blessed BlackBerry, laptops and other gadgets. The blessing at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church in Hatchet Lake, near Halifax, was a modern take on Plough Monday, where parishioners of old brought their farming tools in to be blessed.

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BISHOP MOXLEY WALKS THE STREETSPLUS THE RETURN OF AN OLD FRIEND — 10 Comments

  1. We haven’t been blessed with Mr. Smallwick’s presence for quite some time now.

    He has become quite reclusive. He has, shall we say, “issues” with the modern world.

  2. Actually, the priest was wearing a rather fetching pink (rose) chasuble before I converted the photo to grayscale to match the Athanasius photo. It’s a shame I had to do that as the pink would have made the gag more obvious.

  3. Well, she’s out there doing the Holy Spirit’s work, so red seems appropriate to me, regardless of the season.

    Apropos of nothing, a parishioner in a far and distant diocese once asked me if, when she died, she could have red as the color of the day. I said white is the color of the day. So it’s not like I’m not a stickler(! ).

  4. Lois, tell the parishoner that if she dies a martyr in the cause of Christ, that red can be the color of the day!

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