Photo by Christa Webster



On my return to faith in God and worship in the church after being away for 30+ years, I often wondered why we performed specific actions and said specific words during the liturgy. 

This pilgrimage (initially posted for Lent 2018) is the product of my curiosity. This journey is based on an illustrated study guide I produced while studying theology at Martin Luther University College, formerly Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, in Waterloo, Ont., Canada.

About StoneMir Media and me: My name is Mirko Petricevic. I've worked as a news photographer, daily newspaper reporter (including on the religion beat 2001-2010) and copy editor for three decades. StoneMir Media is the name I use for my freelance business and labours of love. I work full time as the communications director at Martin Luther University College, which serves congregations throughout the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. I'm a member of a Roman Catholic congregation, but regularly worship with my Lutheran colleagues.

My thanks: To Rev. Dr. Mark W. Harris for his guidance; to my fellow classmates and Rev. Dr. Matthew Anderson for sharing their views of my first draft; to Rev. David Malina, Rev. Katherine Altenburg and the people of St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kitchener, Ont., Canada for their hospitality.

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