God Rest Ye, Weary Gadgets: Vicar Blesses BlackBerrys
According to Yahoo! News, England's St. Lawrence Jewry church, which dates to the 17th century, recently amassed a collection of laptops and smartphones. Instead of sparking a funeral pyre, though, the Rev. Canon David Parrott bestowed upon the mound of mobiles a blessing (as opposed to the curses the gadgets typically receive from their frustrated owners). Parrott, who actually welcomes gadgets during services (as long as the mobiles are on "vibrate"), said that technology is "our daily working tool, and it's a technology we should bless."
Parrott fittingly decided to celebrate the modern work tools on "Plow Monday," a traditional ceremony that once involved the seasonal blessing of farm equipment. In keeping with his modernization movement, Parrott may just need to consider anointing the holiday as "Mobile Monday." [From: Yahoo! News, via: Engadget]