co-sponsored by the Diocese of Pennsylvania and The Living Church, hosted by St. Mary’s Church, Ardmore.
Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Register online.
The Rev. Dr. Nathan Jennings, author of the recent Liturgy and Theology: Economy and Reality (Wipf and Stock 2017), is Associate Professor of Liturgics and Anglican Studies and Director of Community Worship at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin.
As Episcopalians, we find ourselves committed to, and enjoying, our liturgical heritage to greater and lesser extents. We know that liturgy does good things for us. It gives us an identifiable form of worship, a distinct identity. At its best, it prevents the ills of “cult-of-personality” leadership, and even forms genuine human community.
But what if there is more? What if the liturgy is real? What if it is the very thing that places us most in touch with what is most deeply true about God, the world, and ourselves? If we entertain this possibility, how might such a realization affect our participation in, planning of, even reform of the liturgies we inherit?
Join Dr. Nathan Jennings as he presents the relationship of liturgy to reality and invites discussion of its concrete implications in our liturgical lives as Episcopalians.