Tuesday, May 17, 2011


  • Task planning over tea and muffin at home, Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
  • Usual Tuesday chore: clearing desk of paper accumulated over the past week, usually by scanning it, properly cataloging and tagging the electronic file, and trashing the hard copy.
  • Usual Tuesday mutual debrief with the Archdeacon over various items on our respective plates. (A pattern seems to be developing. Patterns are good things.)
  • Met with staff to discuss some emerging building and grounds maintenance issues.
  • Lunch at home. (An atypically large backlog of leftovers in the refrigerator needs to be addressed. Just doing my part.)
  • Took an incoming call from Fr Swan regarding both the ministry he is soon to leave and the ministry he is soon to take up.
  • Refined my homily for this coming Sunday (at Holy Trinity, Danville).
  • Spoke by phone with a candidate to perform a needed financial audit in one of our parishes.
  • Prepared instructions regarding liturgies at which deacons preside (Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament, aka "Deacon's Mass"). This practice is an anomaly, and can easily become theologically (to be more precise, semiotically) incoherent. Yet, various exigencies combine to make it pastorally prudent. So, if it's going to be done, it needs to be done properly and well. (This document should go out by email tomorrow to all deacons and and priests in charge of congregations in the diocese.)
  • Pulled together a draft of the report I will need to give to the Nashotah House Board of Trustees next week regarding the special project with which I was tasked by said board this past February. 
  • Evening Prayer in the cathedral.
(BTW, I'm taking tomorrow as a day off, so the next post here will be Thursday evening.)

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