Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Holy Tuesday

  • Task planning (always heavy on Tuesday) at home; Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
  • Checked in with the Archdeacon regarding a couple of minor (not unimportant, but in the larger scheme of things, minor) administrative matters regarding a couple of our parishes.
  • Conferred with the Dean and the Verger at the cathedral on some details regarding today's Mass of Chrism (blessing of oils and renewal of clergy vows), as well as the Great Vigil of Easter this Saturday night. Took care of some of my own personal preparation for that service. Spent a good bit of time in the parking lot greeting and chatting up clergy and spouses as they arrived. Got vested.
  • Preached and celebrated the liturgy, beginning at 11. Turnout was excellent, and it was a joy to see everyone together. I am so privileged to be a servant to these servants of God.
  • The event continued with a catered lunch in the Great Hall of the cathedral, during which I took the opportunity for a few brief but important exchanges I've been needing to have with various people, leveraging the fact of their presence in one place at one time.
  • Met, by appointment, with Deacon Bruce DeGooyer regarding some details of the mission strategy plan. (I realize details have been in short supply as far as public communication is concerned, but please stay tuned; stuff is happening.)
  • By this time it was 2pm, and my introverted self was pretty wrung out, so I took a therapeutic walk up to the Old State Capitol, over to Sixth Street, and back down.
  • Gave some concentrated thought to various questions of liturgical choreography for the Easter Vigil that I had discussed earlier with the Dean and Verger. Wrote a detailed memo distilling my thoughts for the benefit of those concerned. (Good liturgy looks effortless, but only because a great deal of careful planning has gone into it.)
  • Refined my homily for Good Friday.
  • Evening Prayer in the cathedral.

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