Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday

  • Usual morning routine, though running about fifteen minutes later that usual. Morning Prayer in the cathedral, with some extra time spend in prayer at the Altar of Repose.
  • Processed a batch of emails. This always takes longer than I think it should or will.
  • Worked on my sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter (St John's, Centralia).
  • Needed to do something with a low intellectual demand, so I straightened my credenza, which had many months worth of accumulated detritus on it. Not of major importance, but it's a good feeling.
  • Preached and assisted at the 12:15 Good Friday liturgy at the cathedral.
  • Ran a personal errand, then went home for about 90 minutes. Debated whether to give in to the urge to take a nap, and finally succumbed to a quick one in the recliner.
  • Went back to the office. Spent some time in Igantian-style meditation on the passion of our Lord.
  • Worked some more on my homily for Easter V (Emmanuel, Champaign).
  • Responded by email (and a good bit of considered thought) to a particular pastoral situation in one of our parishes.
  • Pondered and made some decisions regarding travel plans around the Province V Synod in Chicago later this month.
  • Evening Prayer in the cathedral.
  • Plotted specific tasks in connection with a conference for clergy and musicians that is in an embryonic stage.
  • Vested for the evening Good Friday liturgy and crossed the alley to preside and preach. This is the 33rd year (in a row) in which I have participated in the Triduum. What a privilege it is.

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