Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Deacon of Hope
Me. A freakin' deacon. This year and next. The mind boggles. :-)
Humbled and excited, for lack of a better word.
About the pic: Saint Stephen, one of the first seven deacons in the Christian Church, vested in a dalmatic, holding a Gospel Book and a martyr's palm; around his head are three stones (from the Demidoff Altarpiece, 1476, by Carlo Crivelli).
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Congratulations to the parish for knowing their business, and to you, now fully appointed to serve that business!
Two pieces of small advice:
1. When up front, don't hold your hands like a fig leaf for your boys.
2. If you wear an alb, make sure you get one that goes almost to the floor or at least shoe tops - and don't wear sneakers.
Oh, and work hard.
That picture sort of weirds me out. It looks like those tribbles are eating that guy starting with the head and shoulders.
They don't make you endure some sort of horrible tribble ritual in order to be a deacon, do they?
No hazing involved, as far as I know. :-) ... I do get to help wash all those little bitty shot glasses every couple of months.