Around this time of year, the Supreme Executive Inbox starts to fill with some version of “How do I play Lent Madness?” There are two options for answering this question. First, if you live in a pleasant place, such as Hawaii, the south of France, or a Caribbean resort, you can fly one or more members of the Supreme Executive Committee to your location for a personal tutorial. Second, if that sounds a bit extreme or if you can’t quite afford the purple limo demanded by the SEC, you can just watch this video.
Yes, friends, Maple Anglican has helpfully provided a lovely video to explain all the DOs and DON’Ts of Lent Madness, including how to vote. Spend four minutes now and enjoy forty days of unfettered voting fun.
Speaking of Maple Anglican, the Supreme Executive Committee was saddened to learn that the Archbishops will not be providing regular color (or colour) commentary this year, due to Maple’s work demands. There may have also been some disputes with the Saints’ Actors Guild, but those are just rumors.
The SEC is very grateful for Maple’s many videos and for introducing the world to the delightful commentary of Archbishop John Chrysostom and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer. We’ll miss their regular contribution this year, and we hope for more in the future. If you see the mysterious Maple Anglican (which seems unlikely, since he is mysterious), thank him for his devotion to the cause of Lent Madness.
Voting begins the day after Ash Wednesday on Thursday, February 19th — aka “Ash Thursday.” The first matchup of Lent Madness 2015 between Gregory the Illuminator and Brendan the Navigator will be posted at 8:00 a.m. EST. In other words, please don’t try to vote until then. It won’t work!