Festive Season to Share Spirits on Twitter #ChristmasStartsWithChrist
You don’t have to wander out of your home during this festive season to be involved in the religious worship and celebration of Christmas, for now it’s as simple as sending a tweet, and in fact, tweeting during Church is now encouraged.
This year, the Church of England will be taking advantage of the popular social networking site to provide access to live tweeted sermons for the very first time.
Using the tag #ChristmasStartsWithChrist, UK’s Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, the Archbishop of Cantebury, Dr. Rowan Williams and the Bishop of Durham, Justin Welby expect to be joined in the online Christmas Day sermons by millions of twitter users.
Director of Communications at the Archbishops’ Council, Revd Arun Arora says “this is a brilliant opportunity for parishes to take the good news of the first Christmas out of churches and into people’s lives and homes”.
Launching on Christmas Eve 2012, #ChristmasStartsWithChrist, also be shortened to #cswc, will be a non-exclusive event will encourage all twitter users to participate online.
“Churches from all denominations will be invited to broadcast their services via twitter”, said Revd Arora.
Sharing the enthusiasm was a twitter spokesperson who said “twitter brings you closer to the things you are passionate about, and for millions of people across the globe that is faith”.