Wednesday (Eleventh Day of Christmas)
by Bishop Daniel
on January 4, 2017
- Task planning at home; Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
- Got right to work on refining, in light of requested feedback, some guidelines for use in readiness-for-ordination examination of candidates for the vocational diaconate. We’re not quite inventing the wheel here, but it’s been a good long while since this diocese ordained a vocational deacon, and the landscape has shifted significantly during that time.
- Broke off at 10:40 in order to keep an 11am appointment with my optometrist. It’s no wonder I’ve been having vision problems. It turns out that the glasses I thought were a “redo” from a slightly errant prescription more than a year ago are in fact the prescription that was supposed to be redone. So they’re fixing that for me.
- Lunch from Pizza Hut, eaten at home.
- Kept a phone date with my old friend the Bishop of Calgary. We try to talk regularly as a sort of micro-support group.
- Ran a Bishop’s Discretionary Fund-driven errand on behalf of a layperson in the diocese who is inordinately in need.
- Got back to work on the diaconal assessment document and finally got to a point where I am declaring it finished. I suppose it might be tweaked a bit more yet, though.
- Cleared my mind by taking several walking laps around the interior of the diocesan office “rotunda.”
- Did some substantial surgery on an old sermon text for Epiphany II as part of the process of refurbishing it for use at Christ Church, Springfield on January 15.
- Performed an administrative/communication chore in connection with one of our companion diocese relationships.
- Evening Prayer in the cathedral.