Monday, May 02, 2005

Big days at St. David’s

I got two pleasant surprises when I went to St. David’s yesterday. First, it was St. David’s Day, the celebration of the patron saint of the parish. There was a special service with lots of Easter carols. It felt like Easter all over again.

And the rector gave a fun brief homily on St. David of Wales. He was a very evangelistic-minded Celtic abbot who, largely through the twelve monasteries he founded, spread the Gospel and combated Pelagianism.

There was a nice bratwurst lunch afterwards outside in spectacular weather.

The second surprise? Archbishop Livingstone Nkoyoyo (ret.) will be visiting next Sunday! Yes, he is the former Primate of Uganda. And he’ll be doing confirmations, too. I’m jealous of those who get to be confirmed by him! It should be a special Sunday indeed.

If you come, join me in bringing your checkbooks. He’s raising money for an orphanage. Anglicans in Uganda are among those turning away ECUSA money. So it’s time for us to step up and support their good ministries.

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