As Lent draws to a close, we still find ourselves mired in a desert of a different stripe. It's times like these when "eyes on the cross" really isn't that bad of a motto, so it would seem that Good Friday arrived just in time! And while the cross provides a powerful visual reminder of the whole "death and resurrection" bit of Christianity (you know, that old chestnut), here are Church Drunk we are aggressively self-professed word nerds. So sometimes we don't just keep our eyes on the cross, we keep our ears there, too! So grab a cup of bitterness and join Dizzy & Ges for a Triduum reflection on the words of Jesus on Holy Thursday and Good Friday that echo through the ages!
Did you already listen to this year's Stations of the Cross Playlist? If not, go check it out! If you already did, and you just can't get enough of those 14 little nuggets of suffery goodness, then Dizzy & Ges are here to help. Join us for a deep dive on each station chock full of prayers and booze and quotes from our favorite poets and saints. These ain't your grandma's Stations of the Cross (unless your grandma is awesome...we all know some of those!), so belly up to the bar at the Golgotha Public House, and jump into Episode 80 - Wandering the Way of the Cross!
It's going to be weird not being able to come together to pray and worship in the communal way that has been our custom during these sacred days of the church calendar, but we must keep in mind that God hears us just as well (and sometimes even better!) when we're at home. And that's where our Church Drunk Stations of the Cross Playlist comes in!
As Lent is made even longer through the magic of social distancing, we're all looking for ways to keep the ol' spiritual wheels turning. Actually, we're looking for ways to keep the most basic, fundamental social, personal, and emotional wheels turning. So the spiritual wheels might be gathering dust at this point. Still, Dizzy & Ges are here to help. For some practical tips, Pope hope, and general drunken banter, join us for Episode 79 - Prayer by Proxy!
Lent is a long journey down a lonesome road in a windswept desert where we encounter nobody but the devil himself...and literally billions of other spiritual sojourners who have set out on the same lonesome road. It's almost like the most powerful thing uniting us is our isolation. Hmmm, might we be able to take these lessons learned in Lent and apply them to a much more pressing type of social distancing that is sweeping the globe? Grab a drink (remember: alcohol is a natural sterilizing agent) and join Dizzy & Ges to find out on Episode 77 - Let's Be Alone Together!
How's your Lent going? Are you smitten with suffering? Reeling with repentance? Have you become a fabulous faster? We here at Church Drunk are, well, struggling. (But isn't that what it's all about?) Luckily, we've called in for back-up! We don't often have guest appearances on the podcast, but when we do it's a party! So please grab a glass of something tasty and join Dizzy & Ges AND guest star Corny on Episode 76 - Corny Is the New Cool!
It's that time of year again - sackcloth and ashes and fasting, oh my! Here at Church Drunk we have a special affinity for Ash Wednesday, since it marks the very unofficial anniversary of our very unofficial podcast. Oh, and the whole bit about 40 days in the desert and spiritual house cleaning and whatnot. That's all good, too! As we jump back into Lent, grab a beverage of your choice (something monastic might work well), and join Dizzy & Ges for Episode 75 - A Swift Kick in the Ash!
Nothing says "Advent" like a crackling fire, the warm glow of a well-lit tree (or, you know, a very large Advent wreath), Bing Crosby crooning on the radio (or, you know, bluetooth speaker or whatever), the smell of Christmas cookies wafting through the air...and the perfect book in your hands. Well, all that plus, like, the baby Jesus, the prophecies of Isaiah, being surrounded by loved ones, novenas, antiphons, and whatnot. Okay, so Advent can get busy. But the perfect book can be your moment of zen at the end of a full day of Adventing. So join Dizzy & Ges for an exploration of all things holiday book nerdish on Episode 73 - The Stupidest Angels!
It's week 2 of Advent, and we're moving from last week's "something to hear" to a new list of "something to watch." So put your favorite Christmas movie on in the background, pour yourself a cup o' nog, and join Dizzy & Ges for a bit of back-and-forth about the spiritual merits of Home Alone 1 vs. Home Alone 2 (and other holiday classics) in Episode 72 - The Advent Watch List!
'Tis the season to be Advent...ish. Adventy? Adventist? Wait, no. That can't be right. Unless you actually are an Adventist, in which case you're always in season. And this has gotten awkward. But hey, after taking almost all of Ordinary Time off, can you blame us for being a bit rusty here at Church Drunk? In any event, we're back, and it is officially one of our very favorite seasons. So pour yourself something joyful, and join Dizzy & Ges to ring in the start of Catholic New Year with Episode 71 of our little podcast: Advent Drinking Songs!