Listen to the Word & Table Podcast to Learn More about Liturgical and Sacramental Christian Worship

By |2018-08-13T15:44:50+00:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Anglican Life|Tags: , , , , , |9 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I’m quite possibly addicted to podcasts.

Right now, NPR’s UpFirst, The Tim Ferriss Show, and The Art of Manliness are some of my favorites. However, it’s been a bit of struggle for me to find great Anglican podcasts. Granted, perhaps that’s due to my own ignorance, but when you search for “Anglican” in most podcast players, you end up getting a lot of results that are just sermons from Anglican churches. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!)

I’m happy to announce that, in addition to the previously-mentioned Daily Office User’s Guide, I can now heartily recommend a podcast for Anglicans and the “Angli-curious”: Word & Table.

Word & Table: A Podcast about Liturgy, Sacraments, and Worship

 

According to their website, Word & Table “is a weekly podcast about liturgy, sacrament, and the great tradition of Christian worship and why it is vital in our world today.”

The podcast was started back in October 2016, and it’s hosted by Alex Wilgus and Fr. Stephen Gauthier, the Canon Theologian for the Anglican Church in North America’s Diocese of the Upper Midwest.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, listen to episodes via the Word & Table website, or simply search for “Word and Table” in your podcast player/manager of choice.

If you take a look at their episode titles, you’ll quickly see that there’s an abundance of helpful content. I’m going to work my way through all of the episodes, but of particular interest to Rookie Anglicans would be the following episodes:

  • Vestments
  • The Daily Offices
  • The Church part 2
  • Church Fathers
  • Infant Baptism
  • The Saints
  • Salvation
  • Church Councils
  • Scripture & Apocrypha
  • Incense
  • Bowing
  • Confession
  • Holy Water
  • Sacramentals
  • The Liturgical Calendar – Part 2
  • The Liturgical Calendar – Part 1
  • Parishes, Dioceses, and Provinces
  • Priests, Deacons, and Bishops
  • Introducing the Book of Common Prayer
  • Scripture and Creed
  • What is the Church?
  • What is a Sacrament?
  • Matter Matters

I hope that you’ll give this podcast a try! If you like it, please go and leave them a review on iTunes, to help spread the word.

Finally, are there any podcasts about Anglicanism or Christianity that you particularly enjoy? Let me know about them!

As Managing Editor, Joshua is in charge of the day-to-day operations at Anglican Pastor. He is a Transitional Deacon in the Anglican Church in North America, serving at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL. He is also a Ph.D. student in theology at Wheaton College.

9 Comments

  1. Adam Hildebrandt July 6, 2017 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    I agree, I have been a listener of Ancient Faith Radio, an Orthodox Podcast machine for the last five years, but have been wishing for more along my own tradition. Here is some of what I have found:
    Anglican Audio: http://anglican.audio/
    You need to search in Itunes for Faith and Honour. A good topical podcast.
    Quad Cities Anglican Radio: http://qcaradio.com/
    A mix of homilies/sermons and topical programs
    Anglican Studies: http://www.htacfeeds.org/astudies.php
    This was a catechetical study series by Fr. Michael McKinnon of Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Marlborough, MA. They are long, and he can get distracted and sidetracked but this is full of good stuff. Right now I am contributing Fr. Michael with keeping me Anglican rather than jumping ship to Orthodoxy.
    Always Forward: http://www.always-forward.com/
    The ACNA’s church planting podcast.
    God and Comics: http://www.godandcomics.com/podcast/
    Three Anglican Priests talking about comics and pop culture. Fun stuff.

    • Joshua Steele July 6, 2017 at 7:54 pm - Reply

      Thanks for this, Adam! I’ve been a listener of Always Forward for awhile now, but the others are new to me. Thanks for sharing (and for not “jumping ship” just yet, haha)!

  2. Joel Dittmer July 6, 2017 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    Thank you for highlighting this podcast. Very helpful!

  3. Delmas Gault July 6, 2017 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the links — I’m always on the lookout for new podcasts. I also supplement my historical curiosities by listening to Dr. Ryan Reeves on YouTube. He’s a lecturer at Gordon Cromwell in Jacksonville.

  4. Bill July 20, 2017 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Do not have itunes and cannot find Word & Table on Soundcloud. Any other options?

  5. James Manley July 25, 2017 at 9:48 am - Reply

    What could possibly be more Anglican than the Daily Office on podcast?

    A version of the ACNA Daily Office (slightly different petitions and dare-I-say a more suitable lectionary) offering gloriously read Morning, Midday, and Evening Prayer:
    The Daily Office @ The Trinity Mission http://thetrinitymission.org/

    During the academic year Nashotah House does a rotation of sung and said 1979 Daily Offices : https://www.nashotah.edu/daily-offices

    Cradle of Prayer http://cradleofprayer.org/this-weeks-prayers/ offers the 1928 beautifully (with plainchant).

    I use Podcast Addict and each of these loads slightly differently (I seem to only be able to stream, not download, Cradle of Prayer, for example, and Nashotah registered only directly from the URL.) But each is well worth fiddling with your app to get.

  6. […] I created Rookie Anglican as a way of making Anglicanism more accessible. This podcast, Word & Table, has much the same mission, although it’s focus is not just on Anglicanism, but rather on the rich Christian tradition of liturgical worship. As I wrote about the podcast over at Rookie Anglican: […]

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