Archbishop in Dialogue asks the question: Why worship sacramentally?

This episode asks the question: Why worship sacramentally? Archbishop Smith’s guests are Dr. Ryan Topping, vice-president and academic dean of Newman Theological College, and Paul Batz, who grew up with an evangelical background and is more recently moving towards the Orthodox church.

We invite you watch the video here on Grandin Media, on the Archdiocese of Edmonton Youtube channel, or pick up the audio podcast. Is there something you’d like to see addressed on Archbishop in Dialogue? Comments and questions welcome!

ARCHBISHOP IN DIALOGUE is a new digital platform for the Archbishop of Edmonton to teach the Catholic faith in an engaging manner, using thoughtful conversations with a variety of guests from all walks of life. Each episode will be presented in long form video and audio podcast formats, and viewers/listeners will be invited to comment.

This project has grown out of Archbishop Smith’s 2017 Pastoral Letter, Living in the Word of God. In it, he offered “some thoughts as to how we, as members of this Archdiocesan family, can together listen carefully to the Word of God and, in a shared commitment, put it into practice.”

He also posed a number of reflection questions to help us examine how we can more fully embrace our Christian identity and joyfully follow the Christian way of life.

In the first two years after the letter was published, we concentrated on hearing the Word. We were called to make an encounter with Sacred Scripture part of our daily lives, by incorporating it into our Grace at meals, adding it to the beginning of our meetings, gathering for Bible studies, or just reflecting on a Bible passage each day. Now as we enter the third year, we will concentrate on doing the Word; that is, putting the Word of God into practice.