My Experience of a Clown Mass

Posted December 20, 2017 4:51 pm by Dwight Longenecker

My Experience of a Clown Mass

Well it wasn’t a Clown MASS exactly.
When I was a young Anglican priest in the mid 1980s we had this liturgy in the parish called a “Family Service”. It was essentially a modified form of the Anglican Morning Prayer liturgy, but we jazzed it up with some trendy hymns and maybe got the kids to do a dramatized Bible reading and we tried to use illustrations and visual aids to make the homily more accessible.
To make a long story short I made up this story about a clown who was rejected by the sour faced, self righteous townspeople and taken

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