Saturday, November 04, 2006


Episcopal 'U2-charist' uses songs in service - "It may not qualify as a mini-Reformation, but a Communion service driven by the music of singer Bono and his U2 bandmates is catching on at Episcopal churches across the country.

The U2 Eucharist is not some kind of youth service held in the church basement but is a traditional Episcopal liturgy that uses U2's best-selling songs as hymns.

'It makes you, like, warm inside,' says Bridgette Roberts, 15, who is a Roman Catholic and attended a recent U2 Eucharist at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. 'Usually at church, you love Jesus and everything. But this way you can express how you feel.'

Says her friend, Natalie Williams, 17: 'I love Bono, and you can rock out to the music. But in church, you hear it in a different way. It's like new.'"
I'm not buggin ya am I. I don't mean ta bug ya.

1 comment:

Rich Street said...

So, does the priest say, "this is a song Bono stole from Martin Luther..we're stealing it back"? As an Episcopalian, the Episcopal church has a lot more problems than whether or not U2 is the opening hymn or not. The church needs to back to its Biblically based roots in order to gain back attendance (it's one of the fastest shrinking churches in the US), not turn to Bono.

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