A place for disciples not seekers
I continually wrestle with the fact our parish is not especially seeker-friendly. I recall how I was as a seeker 30 years ago and recognize I probably would not have come back for a number of reasons: no women up front; people standing or kneeling to recite prayers in unison from a book (how weird!); and the stress on believing and reciting creeds.
Twenty years ago, when I first started attending Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I was ready for all of the above. At the time, Annunciation permitted a kind of open Communion—if you believed in Real Presence in the