"Why?" Wednesdays Vlogs


Whether you grew up in an Episcopal church, another church, or no church at all, it is common to have questions about our religious practices, terms and traditions. In a new video series we call "Why?" Wednesdays, Father David answers the most frequently asked questions he hears.

Here at Saint John's Church, we hope these insights help you understand our worship services or faith community just a little bit better. We will have a new segment for you most Wednesdays.

If you’ve got a question about Saint John’s or the Episcopal Church, you may email it to: why@sjtulsa.org. As the year progresses, we will share Father David's weekly video answers to our commonly asked inquiries.

Come back each week, or visit our Facebook page, for new answers to "church stuff." Scroll down to see more videos.

Thanks for tuning in and have a blessed day!


August 17, 2022 - Why Do We Bless Backpacks?

https://fb.watch/e_ebSDKoqz/

August 10, 2022 - Why Do Some People Make the Sign of Three Crosses During the Gospel Reading?

https://fb.watch/eZ5PTngYyk/

June 29, 2022 - Why Does the Priest Touch the Table during the Final Blessing in Worship?

https://fb.watch/eZ5DlP8XAc/

June 22, 2022 - Why is the Gospel Read by the Pews?

https://fb.watch/dQBo3Y5LJf/

June 15, 2022 - Why Does the Priest Wisper at the Altar?

https://fb.watch/dQBpR-8lEN/

May 25, 2022 - What is the Ascension?

https://fb.watch/dfliaKBE7K/

May 18, 2022 - What is Rogation?

https://fb.watch/dehruo4zN3/

April 27, 2022 - What time of year do we do house blessings?

https://fb.watch/cGmg84Mly6/

April 20, 2022 - What is Eastertide?

https://fb.watch/cx8Kc25QT1/

April 6, 2022 - What is Palm Sunday?

https://fb.watch/ce1DoUtlUH/

March 30, 2022 - What is the Easter Triduum?

https://fb.watch/c5D9LNhp5W/

March 23, 2022 - Do Episcopalians Fast During Lent?

https://fb.watch/bXjIMwHwBz/

March 16, 2022 - What are the Stations of the Cross?

https://fb.watch/bQDvMmqgZs/

February 16, 2022 - What is Shrove Tuesday?

https://fb.watch/bmaMd9AWw2/

February 9, 2022 - What is Candlemas?

https://fb.watch/bbvEVmwtBb/

January 26, 2022 - What are those Symbols Over the Door?

https://fb.watch/aWDbPOSKfe/

November 17, 2021 - What is Ingathering Sunday? (#4 of 4 in our Stewardship Series)

https://fb.watch/aWDur-uXx8/

November 10, 2021 - What is a Legacy Gift? (#3 of 4 in our Stewardship Series)

https://fb.watch/9l3fY-oXdq/

October 20, 2021 - What is a Pledge? (#2 of 4 in our Stewardship Series)

https://fb.watch/8XXKIQLmRc/

October 13, 2021 - What is Stewardship? (#1 of 4 in our Stewardship Series)

https://fb.watch/8DbBHzCCPA/

October 6, 2021 - What is a Sacristy?

https://fb.watch/8u385_OH5_/

September 29, 2021 - About Our Playground!

https://fb.watch/8kVukE9D0c/

September 8, 2021 - What's Up with that Eagle?

https://fb.watch/80BcyS7Mu-/

September 1, 2021 - What's is a Narthex? (And other names of places in the church)

https://fb.watch/80Br99tH1j/


August 17, 2021 - What is that Thing? (The Baptismal Font)

https://www.facebook.com/sjtulsa/videos/1149489372126892/


August 11, 2021 - What is a Cassock?

https://www.facebook.com/sjtulsa/videos/611350653557858/


August 4, 2021 - What are all those Different Colored Books in the Pews?

https://fb.watch/7bNoyWES-f/


July 29, 2021 - Why are most Episcopal Church Doors Red?

https://fb.watch/71odPKbWv_/


July 23, 2021 - What does IHS Mean?

https://www.facebook.com/sjtulsa/videos/4141725229216447/


July 7, 2021 - What is a Vestry?

https://fb.watch/v/1Lh1fo_0j/


June 30, 2021 - What are Feast Days?

https://fb.watch/6suz2Sld0G/


June 23, 2021 - Why do the Colors Change in the Church During the Year?

https://fb.watch/6lNVGG1YQU/


June 16, 2021 - What is a Liturgical Church? https://www.facebook.com/sjtulsa/videos/1508970826122391


June 9, 2021 - Who can be an Acolyte?

https://www.facebook.com/sjtulsa/videos/859195051340716


May 19, 2021 - What does the Word Episcopal Mean?

https://fb.watch/5Ca3niVIjX/


May 12, 2021 - Why do We Sit, Stand and Kneel so Often?

https://fb.watch/5thW-x1xxL/


May 5, 2021 - Why am I called a Rector?

https://fb.watch/5t3lkQ4oXp/