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Liturgy

A Reflection on the Yom Kippur Liturgy -- Repentance Through Acts of Righteousness

Ron Kronish | Posted 11.10.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Jewish tradition emphasizes the importance of good deeds, of tikkun olam or "repairing the world." Without doing our part to "repair the world," even in small ways, we have not fulfilled our responsibility.

Lord's Prayer for a Modern People

Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis

I want to encourage us to seek deeper within this classic prayer and gleam from it eternal truths of spirituality and personal growth. Christ always had great purpose in all he shared with his followers, we see this in the parables and bold statements he made.

Prayer at the Funeral of Someone Who Committed Suicide

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

No prayers are adequate. In truth, there are no words for such a situation. And so we -- clergy, friends, and loved ones -- usually think, "What am I supposed to say?"

A Musical Triumph By The Brides Of Christ

Lorenzo Candelaria | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Lorenzo Candelaria

Over three days during Lent this year, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles -- a community of Catholic nuns -- quietly assembled in their priory to record an extraordinary album of sacred music that has topped the charts since its release.

Houses of Worship in New York City

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York
NYC-ARTS

Just as New York has an abundance of cultural events, it has an extraordinary range of spaces to accommodate them--many of which are houses of worship.

Why I'm Happy My Daughter Is An Altar Server

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

She is a child who has not only been raised in the traditions and tenets of the Catholic church, but raised to think and to question, raised to believe that all people are created equal, including gays and women. When I see her hold that cross proudly and walk down the aisle, it gives me hope.

The Church Calendar: New and Improved

Lillian Daniel | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Treasuring the freedom that allows us to honor our unique ancient traditions while keeping up with the times, we propose adjusting these special Sundays in the church year.

Skittles, Iced Tea And A Hoodie: The Liturgy Of Trayvon Martin

Michael W. Waters | Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion
Michael W. Waters

The liturgy of Trayvon Martin reminds us that in our quest for justice against all forms of injustice and prejudice we must remain sweet, not bitter, lest we become what we oppose.

'God Is Everywhere Present And In All Things': Experiencing The Sacred Within Secular Music

Charles Howard | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Charles Howard

The life of faith is a love story. And in my life, the lyrics of many love songs have helped me to grow in love with God.

An Environmental Confession For The High Holidays

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

The Jewish concept of repentance is called Teshuvah ("return" in English) and one of the critical aspects of repentance is the act of confession.

Aaron Sankin

Do It Live: The Ultimate Music Preview

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.14.2011 | San Francisco

San Francisco is a tough town for live music because there's just so damn much of it. Between the top-tier touring acts selling out huge venues and yo...

The Lasting Impact Of Vatican II In America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Kristen Moulton Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY -- Colleen McDannell knew the title of her new book, "The Spirit of Vatican II: A History of Cath...

New Catholic Missal Meets Resistance From Prominent American Liturgist

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Anthony Ruff, OSB, a prominent liturgical scholar and professor of liturgy at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., has published an open lett...

Faith And Theology As Liturgy: The Work Of The People In Faith-Formation

Jason Derr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jason Derr

I hope the theopoetic method can begin to decentralize the structure that keeps theology belonging to an educated, priestly class, instead placing it as a multi-layered conversation that envisions our future as being multi-voiced.