In this episode … we talk about personal and corporate piety. Why we do the things we do. It is not just pew aerobics; it is reverence for God. However, in the Episcopal Church, not every parish will have the same exact piety in a worship service, nor will everyone have the same personal piety. Piety is less about doing the “right thing” and more about how to show reverence or respect to the Triune God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and your growth in relationship with the Triune God.
You will hear Clare, the Rev. Collin, and the Rev. Joe talk about their personal piety practices as well. Clare mentions that she has a Rule of Life. A rule of life is simply a discipline that allows you to create space for God and grow with God. You can learn more about creating your own Rule of Life by looking at the relevant links below.
Fr. Joe mentions that he prays the Rosary (Roman Catholic rosary) which is considered a welcome practice in the Episcopal Church. To learn more about the Rosary, look at the relevant links below. Fr. Collin mentions that he prays the Daily Office and will sometimes use the Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families (BCP, 137).