Tuesday in Holy Week
by Bishop Daniel
on April 11, 2017
- Daily and weekly task planning at home.
- Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
- Consulted with the Archdeacon over a small array of emerging and ongoing concerns, administrative and pastoral.
- Followed through by email with some administrivia related to a couple of those concerns.
- Took a brisk walk down Second to South Grand, over to Spring, and back up.
- Read and made a few notes the ten-page document that sets out the terms of a proposed full-communion agreement between the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church. (I have a lunch appointment with the Methodist bishop on Thursday.)
- Operated on the text of a Good Friday homily from several years ago toward the end of re-deploying it this week at the cathedral.
- Attended Mass in the cathedral chapel for Tuesday in Holy Week.
- Lunch at home. Leftovers.
- Made some final decisions with respect to a new round of official portraits that will soon be made available (including a legacy B&W for the rogue’s gallery in the conference room) to those who didn’t get in on the action six years ago or are tired of the one they got then.
- Took my homily for Easter III (St Bartholomew’s, Granite City) from developed notes to rough draft stage.
- Afternoon walk: north on Second to Capitol, east to Eighth, south to Lawrence and back to the corral.
- Wrote a confirming email to the presenters at our clergy conference in November, nailing down what we discussed by phone a couple of weeks ago.
- Did some due diligence on the bishop-elect of North Carolina. After an exchange of Facebook messages with a priest whom I know in that diocese, made the decision to consent, and executed the form.
- Evening Prayer in the cathedral.