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Friday, October 09, 2009

Friday Five: Special Days




I am pre-posting this because Friday I will be at my new Independent Catholic church's yearly Synod, being welcomed and conditionally re-consecrated to episcopal ministry for this jurisdiction. I leave in a few hours and am spending the morning packing and making last preparations for my preaching, presiding, and teaching during the week. Exciting stuff but also nervous making with less time to prepare than I would prefer and lots of new people to meet--especially because, in accord with the pioneering status of ordained Catholic women, 95% or more will be men and I am not sure how receptive some may be to the Christian feminist theological/liturgical perspective!

This has me thinking of the special rites of passage in our lives which we participate for ourselves or in which we support and bless others: baptism, confirmation, marriage, ordination, graduation, funerals, etc. Such important days, so exciting and joyous, but also sometimes anxiety provoking or deeply painful....So, this week, please share five memories of such sacred moments with God and her holy people from your life and the lives of those you love.
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17 comments:

  1. Many surprises; I thought I'd be giving a lot of nature answers, but the truth took me to different placesI played here

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  2. Here's my list!

    Sophia - may you know and feel the affirmation of the Lord at your reconsecration!

    Deb

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  3. This was a poignant exercise of remembering. Sacred moments are reflected here!

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  4. This is a lovely Friday Five, although I cannot take the journey today. Blessings, Sophia, on your journey...and thanks to all who shared such rich and meaningful memories.

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  5. I shared some memories of holy moments here.

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  6. Not my best writing, but at least there are pictures here

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  7. It took me along time to remember dates, but finally here is this Friday Five!

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  8. This was such a gift for me to have to think about these holy moments - unexpected! Thank you and many blessings on this part of your journey, Sophia.

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  9. This has been a really rough week. I have driven half-way across the country to do an intervention for a friend. Thanks be to God it was sucessful and she is now in rehab. This was a tough and yet holy exercise. Thanks, Sophia.

    www.foraseason.blogspot.com

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  10. God bless you Muthah+ for being part of the intervention. Your friend is blessed to have such loyal and strong friends.

    Still thinking on the Five today. May play later, or early tomorrow. It's tough to find only five...but I'll give it a shot. The beauty of the exercise is knowing that I've had so many beautiful holy encounters with the Divine.

    Blessings Laura on your reconsecration.

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