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By Steven Paulikas
A sound bath is a meditative practice that harnesses the healing potential of sound using both instruments and vocals. In Evensong Meets Healing Sound, Steven Paulikas describes how a unique and creative partnership has become a means for inviting strangers and friends into the love of Christ at his church.
By Ellis Montes
In Enjoying Music Again, Ellis Montes describes the concept of HIP, or historically informed performance, and how it is much more interpretative and freeing than one might imagine. In his piece, Ellis shares HIP techniques that allow classically trained musicians to explore new ways of bringing music to life.
By Charis Bhagianathan
In this issue, our authors bring us wisdom on the depth of meditation, creativity, and the powerful spiritual upliftment that music ministry can bring.
By Hillary Raining
Mental health, wellness and spirituality have become critically important during this time of isolation, grief and fear. In Thrive in The Hive, the Rev. Hillary Raining shares examples of work they’re doing at The Hive - an online spirituality and wellness community, formed to bring ancient Christian practices of faith to those who looking to grow and learn.
By Gerlene Gordy
In our latest blog, Gerlene Gordy relates her experiences of growing up Navajo and the importance of prayer in her culture.
By Tim Schenck
A tool to help parish leadership reflect deeply upon their post-pandemic ministry.
By Mary Barber and Joseph Wallace-Williams
The Way of the Cross for Pandemic Time is a written liturgy modeled on the Way of the Cross service.
By Richelle Thompson
In breakout sessions and a Q&A period, the sentiment was universal: we want to read scripture. We need to read it. God is calling us to read, reflect, and respond.
By Patrick Kangrga
Jesuss last living moments are described in the Gospel of Mark, "When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. At three oclock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani? which means, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?...Then Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last."
By ECFVP Editorial Team
A list of resources for Lent 2021