As Google+ gets underway there’s plenty of joking about Google being ordained (Google+), Google automatically ordaining people as bishops (+Bosco), Google using a religious symbol…
Fr David Cloake has written a witty Liturgy for the Creation and Propagation of a Google+ Account. The complete rite is here, here are some parts to whet your appetite:
This rite requires careful preparation by the internet user and other participants, and is not normally to be used as the regular Sunday or weekday surf….
Glory to Google in the highest,
and peace to their people online.
almighty Google Doodle,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your search engine.
Lord Google+, Lamb of Page,
you take away the sin of Facebook:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the large desk of the User:
receive our prayer.
you alone are the Google,
you alone are the Most High, Google+,
(though as yet without an Apple App),
in the glory of Google the All Powerful
Google of power and might,
internet and computer are full of your glory.
Spam setting at the highest.
[Blessed is he who comes over from Facebook.
Respect in the highest.]
an acclamations may be used
Chrome is updated:
Google will come again.
to share in the body of social media.
All Though we are many, we are five Circles,
because we all share in gadget-obsession.
- Google vote of confidence in Liturgy site
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