Monday Madness -- Easter Edition

Bonhoeffer mugIn this post-game episode, Tim and Scott chat transatlantically, with Scott coming "live" from Salisbury Cathedral in jolly old England. Responding to cries from the Lent Madness Global Viewing Public, the SEC has awarded the Silver Halo to Julian of Norwich, who lost out to Golden Halo winner Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the epic championship contest. A new set of halos means it's time for new merchandise in the Lentorium, and Scott and Tim do not disappoint.

Dietrich pint glassYou can get your very own Dietrich Bonhoeffer 2016 Golden Halo mug, which you'll probably want to go along with your mug collection of previous years' winners. Check out the gallery of available mugs at the Forward Movement website. Because Dietrich was German, and Germans are known for their love of root beer and/or beer, there's a pint glass available this year too.

And for all you Julian of Norwich fans, can can buy a set of Julian of Norwich 2016 Silver Halo soup mugs! These handy mugs can be used to heat up your favorite soup or giant serving of a warm beverage. You can also use them the way Julian would have, to offer milk to your cats. (The image shown here is a place-holder, and the real soup mug will show Julian, not just a Silver Halo.)

2016-Julian-of-Norwich-MugIt's just 338 days until Lent Madness 2016, so many of you will be wondering about nominations for next year's bracket. Fear not! Soon enough, the SEC will announce nomination-tide, the annual week-long season of nominations. This is the only way to make your nominations for the 2017 bracket! Visit the Lent Madness website every day of Eastertide to watch for the announcement.

This image helps make the post look better for social media sharing. But you're welcome to print it out and frame it if you want.

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18 comments on “Monday Madness -- Easter Edition”

  1. We never did hear why Tim in his office on Easter Monday. For goodness sake, do NOT answer the phone. It's a slippery slope.

  2. I thought all priests, deacons, choir masters, and organists were n deep sleep on Easter Monday. They should be. Triduum takes much recovery time. Snoze on SEC.

  3. Id like to nominate Thurgood Marshall as a saint for our this the way to do it?

  4. Just curious.....when did you start awarding the silver halo to the runner-up? Has this happened with 2nd placers before?

    1. It started last year with the award of a silver halo and a pint glass to Saint Bridgid who turned a lake into beer. Certainly a worthy award.

    2. Also choristers, choir members, church musicians of any sort, lay readers, altar guild members, parish administrators, and janitorial staff — you all worked super long this past week. Take a break!

      1. Thank you, Donna, for recognizing the many different people involved in making Holy Week and Easter happen. My wife is a deacon and I'm a verger and we are in serious recovery mode.

        1. Sorry I didn't list vergers — an oversight. I think that's wht makes Holy Week so wonderful and full of meaning — there are so many ways that we can be participants and not just observers. Thank us all.

  5. I'm shocked that Tim and Scott are up and conscious today, not to mention that Scott has had the time and energy to fly across the Atlantic! Or has Scott been in England all along?
    My recommendation to them: take a long nap.

  6. I'm exhausted after Holy Week and the Triduum and Easter Sunday! I'm just chilling at home; you boys should be doing the same. I'm only a Lay Reader and I'm sure that you had more responsibilities than me. Will be glad to learn about the saints in glory again next year...

  7. I think Lent Madness should have one more contest. We should vote on which of the SEC members we find most humorous.

  8. Have you given any thought to introducing the topic of "Hubris Wednesday" as a jumping off point for an exchange regarding what is now referred to as "Spy Wednesday"? Seems to me this could provide some rather juicy fodder for future discussion of what, for many, is a quite an obstacle studded path toward Faith.

  9. Thank you again to Scott and Tim (who really should be sleeping on this Easter Monday) for a wonderful Lent Madness season. I have learned so much during the past two seasons of participation in the Madness. And, thank you also to the Celebrity Bloggers and all who write comments.

  10. There better be a cat on that mug! And I suspect it didn't get much milk, which is bad for cats anyway. There were probably plenty of mice around the old church -- cats like protein, especially if they can play with it first.