And a Little Child Shall Teach Them: Lessons in Diakonia
Black, Vicki K., Anglican Theological Review
My family and I moved to the Washington, D.C. area toward the end of Lent last year. Since we knew no one who could take care of our young children, when it came time to keep the liturgies of Holy Week we looked for an Episcopal church where they would be welcome. We discovered a parish not too far away that offered child care on Maundy Thursday and had a special Good Friday service for preschool children-so off we went.
When it came time for the foot-washing-an occasion of awkward silence in many parishes-we were struck by the number of people who went forward and how attentively and comfortably they washed each other's feet. Old and young, male and female, people of many colors …
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Publication information: Article title: And a Little Child Shall Teach Them: Lessons in Diakonia. Contributors: Black, Vicki K. - Author. Journal title: Anglican Theological Review. Volume: 86. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2004. Page number: 95+. © Anglican Theological Review, Inc. Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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