U2 Eucharist

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Wednesday 5th April 2006

U2 songs used in American Episcopal services.

AMERICAN Episcopal churches are reporting large attendances to "U2 Eucharists" which use the songs of the rock band as a means of exploring the Christian faith. At All Saints' Church in Atlanta, Georgia, organisers had planned for 300 worshippers and instead had to contend with 500, while at the Grace Episcopal Church in Providence, Rhode Island, as many people turned up for a Friday night U2 Eucharist as normally turn up on a Sunday morning. U2 songs such as "Beautiful Day", "Pride" and "Peace On Earth" are used in a Eucharist service devised by the Rev Paige Blair, a parish priest in York Harbor, Maine and has spread through word of mouth and clerical websites.  CR

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Posted by ann boardman in Raleigh, NC @ 18:12 on Oct 27 2006

I am so proud to be a member of the Episcopal Church when I read articles like this. I have found the archaic music of the hymnals nearly painful and impossible to join in.

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