Score one for Methodism! Charles Wesley has won Lent Madness, a unique Lenten practice created by an Episcopalian priest in Massachusetts. In 2010, Tim Schenck decided to play off the popular practice of creating brackets to predict the winner of the NCAA college basketball championship, a tradition called March Madness.
In Lent Madness, saints, both ancient and modern, compete against each other for the coveted Golden Halo. People read the Lent Madness blog and voted for their favorites. Charles' brother John, founder of the Methodist movement, was also a figure in the competition.
Since Charles was known for his liturgical music, Lent Madness creators composed a silly song to honor his achievement...and you can even order a mug featuring Charles with the Golden Halo. All in fun, folks.
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