Tuesday (10th Day of Christmas)
by Bishop Daniel
on January 3, 2017
- Dropped off our eldest child, Sarah, at the Amtrak station on my way into the office this morning, after a wonderful 2+ day visit. Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
- Revised, edited, refined, and printed my homily for this Sunday (Trinity, Jacksonville).
- Read and pondered an email from a layperson of the diocese over an emerging concern.
- Responded by email to another layperson over some personal concerns.
- Conferred with the Archdeacon for a bit on the status of one of our Eucharistic Communities.
- Spoke by phone with one of our rectors concerning a pastoral issue.
- Reviewed a proposed itinerary for a February visit to Peru and gave it a thumbs up.
- Took care of a fairly mundane (but ultimately important) administrative chore (appointing somebody to a position similar to the one they held under the previous canons but which was eliminated in the recent revision).
- Met with Dean Hook from across the alley to do a “post-mortem” on the Christmas liturgies and look ahead toward Holy Week.
- Lunch from Taco Gringo, eaten at home.
- Devoted the bulk of my afternoon to further revision and refinement of the major teaching document on ministry that I’ve been working on. I believe it’s about as ready for prime time as it’s going to get, but I’m nonetheless going to sit on it for about a week before going public.
- Made a similar post-canonical-change appointment to the one I made in the morning.
- Attended to a couple of more small but fairly important administrative tasks.
- Evening Prayer in the cathedral.