Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Nobody Does It Better

Hello, boss! That's the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, next to the Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd, dean of the Washington National Cathedral, as he opens this morning's prayer service for President Obama.

The Rev. Otis Moss Jr., who gave the stirring opening prayer, showed how to talk about Jesus Christ in an interfaith setting, saying, "O LORD, our strength and our Redeemer," and praying "in the name of our LORD."

Moving as one, the cathedral's acolytes carried the cross of Christ and candles up the aisle like none in the world -- except at St. John's!

1 comment:

Packing My Bags said...

I am perplexed. Why would a pastor ever feel the need to talk about Jesus without calling Him Jesus? Is it somehow less offensive to talk about Jesus without calling Him Jesus?