UK Church Blesses BlackBerry for an Updated Plow Monday


Today was a real fluff day in terms of news but that’s okay because it’s Monday and you’re probably looking for a reason to avoid the daunting week ahead.

A UK church, under the leadership of Rev. Canon David Parrott, blessed a heap of gadgets such as laptops, BlackBerrys and various smartphones, on the altar of London’s 17th-century St. Lawrence Jewry church. An effort, he said, to remind the capital’s busy office workers that God’s grace can reach them in many ways.

Parrott said the blessing ceremony was an update of a traditional back-to-work ceremony called “Plow Monday,” in which villagers gathered to bless a symbolic farming implement dragged to the church’s door.

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