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Dylan Mass on March 8, 10:00 a.m.

On Sunday, March 8, at 10:00 a.m. our third Dylan Mass will be sung, featuring music by one of America’s most prophetic voices. Musicians include our West Gallery Choir and Guitar ensemble, and musical guest. Bob Dylan’s writings are deeply expressive of the spiritual journeys, intersections and mysteries that are present in and representative of all faithful people. Dr. Mark Whitmire’s commentary on the relationship between scripture and Dylan’s own words can be found here. The Dylan Mass employs a number of his compositions to provide an immediate and modern context to our ancient tradition of the Eucharist.

Dylan Portrait by Allen Glass  > Fine Art
Allen Glass > Fine Art

In the poem, “Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie,” Bob Dylan wrote,

You need something to open up a new door

To show you something you seen before

But overlooked a hundred times or more

You need something to open your eyes

You need something to make it known

Experience this unique liturgy and worship, set among the words of one of the modern age’s finest troubadours. Join us as we worship with a Dylan vocabulary, both musically and lyrically, for the age old truths for which we hunger.

Watch prior services on YouTube. Read the liturgy and song lyrics here.

The first Dylan Mass service was covered in this article from Living Church that gives a good look into the spiritual inspiration of the Whitmires.

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