Saturday, June 06, 2009

A couple of pictures from the ordination...

A little fuzzy (taken by a friend with an iPhone) but here the Bishop is laying hands on me and ordaining me a deacon. A remarkable picture of the entire clan. It is well nigh impossible to get everyone in the same place at the same time, since they are spread across six states and both coasts. Two stepsons, two daughters-in-law, two sons, one daughter, four grandchildren...plus PH and me. To the extreme right is StrongOpinions. To the left of her, StoneMason. Litigator is immediately to the left of me, holding one of the grandkids. PH is, of course, in the Geneva robe with the red stole.

We are now officially a two-clergy family. PH served as the Gospeller for the service today. Since he is ordained in another tradition, we needed special permission from the Bishop for him to serve in this capacity. As the Bishop said later, "What's a few rubrics among friends?"




7 comments:

romelover said...

congratulations and what a beautiful family.

Love your stole!
chrissie

mibi52 said...

The stole was knitted for me by a dear friend. I had knitted her one last year for her ordination, and she returned the favor. it's nice to have something with some special meaning attached to it.

David said...

Congrats! Both the Nats and Caps would love this! Get your Red on! Rock the Red! Sent you a note via vts if you can still get mail. Give it a thought and some prayer. Peace, SS

mibi52 said...

Actually, David, I'm a Red Sox fan, so the stole works for that as well. Thanks for the email - sent you a reply. Blessings and a hug to you and Chrissie.

Maggie said...

congratulations and all good wishes to you, Mibi, and to all your family!

Kathryn said...

Many congratulations and lots of blessings...I'm glad there were enough Bibles to go round at your ordination...they miscounted at the service in our Cathedral on Saturday which made for hilarity at least...One new priest was given the book of the Gospels from the altar :-)

Mary Beth said...

Are you not beautiful and shining!?

Glory.

Thank you for sharing.