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Sunday, April 1, 2012

St. Laika's Church Welcomes You


Say fellas, want to tell you about something that I like a lot, and that is the online Holy Communion podcasts done by a fellow blogger called MadPriest - aka the Reverend Jonathan Haggar, who lives in Yorkshire, England, and is a (currently unemployed) priest in the Church of England.

For my truckbuddies who are believers but who, like me, cannot get to church for one reason or another, Jonathan's podcasts are the next best thing - they follow the Book of Common Prayer, but with Jonathan's delightfully quirky musical choices:  everything from cathedral choirs to rock and roll, black gospel and white gospel, old familiar hymns and newly written pieces.  Yet despite the eclectic mix of service music, it's all reverent and fitting, and surprisingly relevant to each week's readings, though you'd never hear the same stuff in church.

I think Jonathan's onto something good here.  Go check it out, if you need some spiritual nourishment, I think you'll like it.  I've posted the link in my Help & Support section in the sidebar, but here it is again:  The St. Laika Podcasts.

Everyone is welcome at St. Laika's, believers or not; you don't have to give your name or sign up for anything, and there are no membership requirements, only your interest in what's posted there. And if you do enjoy the service, which is available in three different audio formats, do consider leaving something in the virtual collection plate - although Jonathan says, "nothing at all is okay with me. I'd rather you listened than didn't listen because you are unable or unwilling to donate anything."

3 comments:

Davis said...

The "Mad One" is quite mad, but very, very interesting and often right on the mark. His "services" are a welcome thing for those who cannot find a home.

Russ Manley said...

Very much so, yes.

"Much madness is divinest sense --
Much sense, the starkest madness."

Stan Theman said...

Church is a waste of time, effort and money.

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