Dancing on the Head of a Pin

There is a legend of St Thomas Aquinas asking "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" At this blog we ask all questions dealing with our faith and spirituality. Some are down to earth, rubber meets the road questions, while others are more lofty...like, how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

When in Rome....

For the past five weeks we have provided a study on what it means to be an Episcopalian. We have called it the "Mirror Course," because in this study we are essentially looking in a mirror and discovering where we came from, what we believe, how we live, and why we do the things we do. At noon and at 6pm we will look at our traditions and customs. Why do we make the sign of the cross? Why do we kneel when we pray? Why are our services so structured? For many persons entering an Episcopal service for the first time, these questions may dominate their experience. As we will explore today and tonight, there is a reason why we have kept these customs and traditions. Similar to sacraments (our topic last week) these traditions and customs are outward, visible, tangible acts that speak to a deeper spiritual truth. To fully understand the Episcopal ethos, it's important to understand our "manual acts" of prayer. We meet at 12 noon and 6pm in the parish hall. For .pdf copies of our handouts, click the title to link to our website.



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