Monday, January 9, 2012

Using Social Media to Celebrate the Sacred

During the course of the year, I am blessed to work with many couples in the preparation for their wedding.  This includes the theology of the sacrament, discussions over the results of their FOCCUS survey as well as mapping out their liturgy.
While I did not necessarily work with my friends Meredith Gould (@meredithgould) and Rev. Dan Webster (@RevWeb) on their wedding prep, I was blessed to offer the homily during their liturgy.  What was most different about their ceremony was that their wedding was being live-streamed over the internet, allowing many social media friends and connections to virtually experience the ceremony.  Trust me, it wasn’t intrusive, most did not know it was happening and for me it was an ultimate way to blend the sacred and secular!
Well it did not take long for Meredith to write about this experience and how one can use social media in their wedding planning.  As Meredith reports in her own blog, the finished product Getting #Married is now available in print or on Kindle.  To read the author’s own review and information on how to get a copy of the book, simply click here.
Congrats to Meredith…and Dan!!

1 comment:

Meredith Gould said...

Thanks for this! Turns out the Cathedral's organist made a CD of the entire ceremony, so I got to listen to your homily again the other day. It's quite extraordinary how you managed to weave the readings we chose in with smart references to the technology we were using. Blessed!