01: The recent establishment of U2 Eucharists in the Episcopal Church is another example of the way mainline Protestants are adapting contemporary secular musical and artistic forms to the liturgy.
The services are somewhat similar to the “rave masses” and multimedia celebrations in the Church of England and Episcopal Church in the U.S. in the 1990s. But, as their name implies, these services use the music and lyrics of the rock group U2, as well as projecting pictures of “famous believers” such as Martin Luther King. The service is reported to be in use in Episcopal parishes from “California ot Maine,” and is the brainchild of Rev. Paige Blair of York Harbor, Maine.
(Source: The Scotsman, April 3)