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With the release of U2’s latest album ‘No Line on the Horizon‘ this past Tuesday, I wanted to pay a little homage to one of the most influential bands of the past few decades. Sadly, nothing was coming to mind. Until I stumbled across this phenomenon: The U2Charist. Throw away those old boring Hymns and Hallelujahs, you can now Praise the Lord Almighty while rocking out to Beautiful Day, Pride, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Elevation, and all of your other favorite U2 classics.
(Ala Wikipedia) The U2Charist was initially started in the U.S. Episcopal Church but has been adapted by several other denominations (and has apparently spread like wildfire through the states). While U2’s music has been used in liturgy for years, the first ‘U2Charist’ was designed in 2003 for a service held in Baltimore. Since then, churches across the world have developed their own U2Charist services and now, with the click of a mouse, you can find when a U2Charist is happening in a city near you! I think most of us are aware of Bono’s open dedication to his faith – but basing an entire service around the music of U2? Really? Isn’t that like the ultimate end-all be-all for any musical artist? Fans considering your music worship-worthy. Let’s remember that Bono is a man, not some supreme deity. Wow. For those doubters and disbelievers out there – here is an entire website dedicated to linking (sometimes loosely) U2 songs to Bible scriptures.
And now, I leave you with this incredibly awesome video of what is, quite possibly, the best/worst U2Charist celebration to date. Bono would be proud!
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