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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Angelic Choir, with thumps

This morning we celebrated the Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle, beginning with the Order for Matins followed by the Order for Holy Communion. I have to say that I like this arrangement in many ways, including the introduction of the Old Testament reading into the service.

Drew did a great job of reading the Old Testament lesson -- far better than my own stumbling today through the Epistle (my tongue just wasn't working very well). Not to mention my stumble over other elements of Morning Prayer because I was not prepared and they appeared later in Holy Communion (and let's not forget the Gloria...), but this morning's congregation was quite forgiving.

As we were of the little childrens' almost angelic voices throughout the service. A delightful incessant undertone that spoke of the future -- albeit that at times (such as during Communion) they were heard more for their surprisingly heavy foot-thumps upon the floor than anything else.

But... always a delight to have them there!


  • At 9:30 PM, Anonymous Kathy said…

    We all stumble over our tongues from time to time and so we understand completely! Perhaps if morning prayer were a more regular thing we would all know what to do a little better.

    By the way, the angelic voices and the thumpety thump of little happy feet made gave me a real feeling of hope for the future. I love children - all of us at St. B's love children, especially when they try to participate. We should be blessed with many more!


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