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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Rogation Sunday

As if this weekend hadn't been already overloaded with things to report on this blog, today is Rogation Sunday, the bookend opposite Thanksgiving for the growing season in England. It begins here with prayers for the coming season and traditionally in England accompanied by a tour of the locale with blessings on the pastures, orchards and flocks. As I noted on the 7th, it's a little difficult to do this in sub-suburban (or is that "ultra-rural"?) Woodinville so we processed past the church grounds where, to our mysterious Flower Elf's surprise, last year's pansies have come up again this year!

To my surprise, we have but exactly one hymn for Rogation Sunday, #101, squeezed between Easter and Ascension. Not a problem as there are plenty of other hymns applicable to the day, as I observed in today's service.

1 Comments:

  • At 8:13 PM, Blogger Kathleen said…

    I particularly enjoyed this morning's music. A nearly full church with some strong voices raise in praise was a delight to my ears. After the service I was questioned by a visitor who had recently moed to the neighborhood and was looking to join a choir. Her music background is solid and her enthusiasm might just be contagious. I look forward to the expansion of our Schola Cantorum, and perhaps the emergence (in time) of a full adult choir.

     

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