Monday, November 17, 2008

Yesssss! Random Dots of Monday Joy

  • I chanted the Litany for Ordination yesterday evening at my friend L's ordination to the diaconate. In the midst of masses of incense - it was the highest-church ordination in this diocese ever - and in front of our new Bishop Coadjutor, who is a trained musician, and I didn't cough, choke, or make any major gaffes. Thanks be to God.
  • I did my first ethnographic study of a church with my prof for her research project. Way cool. Now I need to write up the field notes.
  • The Commission on Ministry FINALLY approved my plan for Field Ed. You know, the one where I don't take Field Ed for credit in the spring, use the rector of our mother church as an informal supervisor, and I don't have to do any sort of independent study. Sweet! Maximum flexibility, minimum extraneous paperwork. What's not to like?
  • Today I get to meet with the Deployment Officer and the Ordination Coordinator to talk about next steps...like figuring out how to find a job, and the various pieces of paperwork that need to be filled out so we actually can get ordained.
  • In Anglican Thought class tonight, we talk about the wonderful William Temple, one of my favorite Anglican thinkers.

I guess I've procrastinated enough. Time to go write field notes.

3 comments:

Crimson Rambler said...

hooray for William Temple and hooray for you too!

David said...

I'm curious what qualified the ordination as 'the highest' ever in the diocese? I believe Grace, Alexandria has seen a few itself. Smells and bells and candles galore are pretty cool.

mibi52 said...

David, there was even MORE incense than I've ever experienced at Grace, Alexandria, and more portions of the service were sung than at any other ordination I've attended. It was lovely, albeit smoky for us singers, but Holy Comforter wasn't as conducive a space for high church as Grace is...