Sunday, May 18, 2008


We had a lovely day to drive down to Leitchfield, Kentucky, to attend the big service welcoming the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church USA, The Very Reverend Katharine Schori. Gold dollars were splendid in the fields and poppies nodded at the roadside. Mick and I love to be on the road together! We skipped Morning Offering, since we were to be awash in ritual and worship later in the day, and got to the diocesan retreat center early to rehearse our music before anyone showed up.

The service was lovely. About 300 people gathered under a huge tent-top. There were about a dozen baptisms and the same number of confirmations for Mother Katharine to perform, as well as a reception and several people reaffirming their baptismal vows. And our little choir sang its collective heart out, ad majorem Dei gloriam!

We got back in time for a bath and then welcomed Romi, who had come over early to work on the upgrading of our computer system. After a light supper we added Allen F to our number and had a very good talk around the circle and silent meditation. In my closing prayer for the meditation I included prayers for Gaia and peace on earth.