Churches in the United States are weaving music from the Irish rock band U2 with their more formal traditional liturgy.
Episcopal parishes from California to Maine are holding “U2 Eucharists” in an effort to make their services more attractive to young people interested in rock music and social activism.
At the Grace Episcopal Church in Providence, Rhode Island, the Reverend Robert Brooks welcomed worshippers and then added some unusual advice – he warned them to protect their hearing.
“If the sound’s an issue, we do have earplugs available,” he said.
When I think of the Eucharist "complementary ear plugs and fluorescent glow sticks" always comes to mind. I wonder if the priest is acting In Persona Bono? When they talk about Pentecost do they mention The Unforgettable Fire over the Apostles heads? Do the parishioners who dread getting up and going there remark Sunday Bloody Sunday? Do these churches have an address or are they located Where The Streets Have No Name? I would think this service would give the parishioners Vertigo.