‘Living Eucharist’, the blog written by Fr Allen Morris who chairs the Diocesan Liturgy Commission, has just been shortlisted in the ‘Up and Coming’ category of the Christian New Media Awards 2014.
Fr Allen, who is also Parish Priest at Our Lady’s, St John’s Wood, started the daily blog a few months ago as a means of helping parishioners and other Catholics to deepen their participation in Sunday Mass. The blog uses a combination of text and images to allow visitors to engage on different levels and derive a deeper understanding. ‘Too much of our liturgy and catechesis is word-based, and too little is symbolic or makes use of images,’ he explains.
The popularity of the blog has spread around the world. As Fr Allen says: ‘part of the joy comes from seeing where it is being read. Technology has enabled the blog to reach people in 25 countries on five out of seven continents.’
Now in their eighth year, the Christian New Media Awards ‘celebrate and encourage excellence in Christian engagement online’. Winners will be announced on 1 November.
To read the blog, which is updated daily, go to http://livingeucharist.wordpress.com/