Snow, ice, fog, and freezing rain are certainly all hallmarks of this time of year - just things we've learned to live with and drive on - but major sections of the U.S. have recently been shut down by bad weather. How do you exercise your faith when the weather keeps you at home?
Obviously the Internet has revolutionized the question. Resources abound for engaging in worship experiences. Here are a few.
- Morning and Evening Prayer as well as Noonday Prayer, Compline, and Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families are hosted at missionstclare.com. (For Morning and Evening Prayer, make sure to turn on your computer's speakers.)
- If all you really want is Sunday's lections and collects, try The Lectionary Page.
- An immersive worship experience can be had at the Anglican Cathedral of Second Life, which has been covered by both Episcopal Café and Episcopal Life in times past.
- Barbara Cawthorne Crafton's Geranium Farm offers a quiet virtual Candle Vigil in which to light a candle for prayer.
- Praying the hours? The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration make audio of their worship available on a comprehensive basis. Also, those who engage in fixed-hour prayer may find explorefaith's time-zone-generated services for morning, noon, evening, and compline to be helpful. (Services are based on Phyllis Tickle's The Divine Hours.)