From the Nassau Guardian: Reggae music and the Anglican Church

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Can you imagine the congregation at St. Matthew's Anglican Church or Christ The King Church, belting out the Bob Marley hit "One Love" during Sunday mass?

Well if you're shocked, don't be, because it just could happen, and as a matter of fact Jamaican parishes plan to include the lyrics of songs from two of the country's most famed reggae artists – Bob Marley and Peter Tosh – in the next publication of its church hymnal.

Two weeks ago Kimone Thompson, a Jamaican Observer staff member, reported that Anglicans are "going reggae", after an announcement by The Reverend Canon Ernle Gordon, the rector of St Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, at the Michael Manley awards function for community self-reliance at the Little Theatre in Kingston.

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Filed under: * Anglican - Episcopal* Christian Life / Church LifeLiturgy, Music, Worship

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Posted August 18, 2007 at 7:41 am

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1. John Wilkins wrote:

Once did “one love” as a song of praise.  It worked.  Haven’t done it since though.  The under forty set got it, but otherwise, it was another strange thing the rector did.

August 18, 8:06 pm | [comment link]
2. libraryjim wrote:

I wonder how the staid chuch would react if they did a really shocking song like “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus”?  Not that would be unexpected!

“The world is a dangerous place to live — not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”—Albert Einstein

August 19, 10:41 am | [comment link]
3. libraryjim wrote:

“NOW that would be unexpected” not “Not that…”

“The world is a dangerous place to live — not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”—Albert Einstein

August 19, 5:51 pm | [comment link]


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