Proving, once again, they are accountable to no one, the Supreme Executive Committee has released Monday Madness on a Tuesday, whilst still calling it "Monday" Madness. Tim and Scott are here this week to celebrate the 2021 Golden Halo victory of Absalom Jones.
You might like to celebrate Absalom's victory with a commemorative 2021 Golden Halo Winner Absalom Jones mug. Enjoy your favorite warm beverage and treasure the memories of this year's Saintly Smackdown. Actually, buy two in case you break one!
By the way, if you're trying to round out your Lent Madness mug collection, we still have a few 2019 Golden Halo Winner Martha of Bethany mugs left. (vintage Lent Madness mugs are a sound financial investment, by the way - basically the ecclesiastical equivalent of Bitcoin)
Tim and Scott also remind everyone how to nominate your favorite saints for Lent Madness 2022. Sometime during Eastertide, the SEC will start Nominationtide, a weeklong season during which you may submit your nominations for the Lent Madness 2022 bracket. Each person is invited to submit ONE saint and say why that saint should be included. That's the one and only way to nominate saints, and it's happening in the next few weeks.
While you wait for Lent to start next year, you might like to pass the time by enjoying reflections for each day of Eastertide. Scott has written reflections for Eastertide, and they're being posted every day over on 50days.org.
This is here for social media sharing and also in case you want to print it out and treasure the memories of Lent Madness.
On a totally different "note", whatever happened to Shiloh Roby's rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In"? Not to mention his version of "Forty Days and Forty Nights" (if I remember correctly).
You can hear "Forty Days and Forty Nights" during the Monday Madness credits. Next to the musings of the SEC, it is the highlight of the show. I think the "Saints" arrangement got replaced with the newsy theme song because the newsy theme song is much shorter--more of a sprint than a sashay.
Well, "Forty Days and Forty Nights" was certainly appropriate for Lent.
But I still miss "When the Saints..."
I'll listen again to the Monday/Tuesday Madness.
Where is John Cabot? I want a limerick about collectables ecclesiastical bitcoin
How about a mug for St Arnold? Drink beer for your health.
In previous years, the "runner-up" inspired some sort of memento. I remember there being something for Brigid of Ireland (something to do with beer?), so perhaps there can be something for Benedict.
I really want a mug of Florence Nightingale, because I attended Nightingale Junior High School. Sometimes we called it "night in jail." But I think those mugs are all sold out.
Are you sending a Absalom Jones mug to the church he founded.
The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
6361 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19151
It is still a very active church in the Diocese of Pennsylvania
Name for next year - Katherine Drexel - St. Drexel - world's wealthiest nun. Born Philadelphia - 1858