Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Life Well Lived...

An elderly Roman Catholic woman dies in Billings, Montana.

She was also African-American. There are few Black people in Montana and even fewer Black Roman Catholics.

Her life should inspire us all.

Frances W. Dixon

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Video from Andrew and Nicole's Wedding

This is the last portion of the ceremony, beginning just after the crowning, with the Dance of Isaiah, followed by the sharing of the common cup, the marriage blessing, the removal of the crowns, and the final blessing. Yes, it should have been chanted, but it was very, very hot and humid. I was unwilling to risk anyone, maybe especially myself, having problems with the heat; I am extremely heat sensitive. I did chant the quama, the series of prayers at the very beginning of the service. The recording volume is rather low.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Wedding Pictures...

Andrew and Nicole are back from their Irish honeymoon, and as promised, there are wedding pictures:

Above: a large gazebo serves very well as an outdoor bema.

The wedding table. Crowns are on the left.

The new family and yours truly.