Wednesday (Martyrs of Japan)
by Bishop Daniel
on February 5, 2014
- Before heading into the shower, I bundled up and fired up the snowblower and cleared the driveway, after which I judiciously scattered some salt and sand to forestall future problems. The snow had stopped, but the frigid temperatures had not yet arrived.
- Worked a bit on the “aspirational” liturgical customary. Time for the final touches.
- Read Morning Prayer at home.
- As things turned out, I arrived at the Roundhouse about the time I would normally be finishing Morning Prayer–no harm done by the snowstorm. But I encountered an unplowed lot devoid of vehicles. Upon entering the building, I encountered our clerical support staffer Molly Henderson, who had arrived by taxi from her home about a mile away. So I improvised a sign canceling the noon Mass at the cathedral (at which I was scheduled to celebrate and preach), drove Molly home, then went home myself.
- Took care of some Nashotah House administrivia.
- Knocked off some administrative chores related to the June youth pilgrimage to Canterbury.
- Returned to the liturgical customary.
- Broke for lunch–leftover enchiladas from last night.
- Back to the customary. Went through it with one last fine-tooth comb, made several emendations, and finally saved it as a PDF, attached it to an email to the Administrator for e-delivery to the clergy tomorrow or Friday, and posted it to the website.
- Fleshed out and tied together various fragments that will form a sermon for Epiphany VI (Trinity, Jacksonville on the 16th).
- Evening Prayer at home.