AnonymousDeleted UserOctober 15, 2020 at 7:05 pm
I will admit I grew up in a “middle church” tradition (that’s how I refer to it) some high church some low church…my dad had a book of common prayer and I didn’t think about what it was. When he left our denomination after coming out as an openly gay man-part of why I’m fighting for full inclusion in our denomination because my dad was a gift minister and it breaks my heart he didn’t feel comfortable being himself in the faith tradition he was raised in. Now he is Episcopalian and prays the Daily Office and was telling me how simple it is and how much a part of his ritual it is. As a kid I always thought of the BCP as “the little black book my dad caries around to have for pastor stuff” so it’s been fun this week to talk to him about the different ways it has played a role in various stages of his life.