Monday, June 04, 2012
On Saturday our church's Seminarian was ordained as a Deacon. After six more months of guidance he will become a priest.
We went to the Cathedral in Newark on Saturday morning. Weather was predicted to be downpours, but instead the sky turned a beautiful blue with white fluffy clouds. The original Cathedral was built in the 1700's, well before the revolutionary war. It has a rich history. Part of the underground railroad system, there are hidden passageways under the building (I'm so proud of our church's forefathers!!). During the revolutionary war it served as a hospital ministering to all who were wounded, American or British. It was heavily damaged and had to be rebuilt. The pews sat only 4 comfortably. They were divided in the middle; a remanent of the days when people were smaller and family's had their own pew in the church.
The service was beautiful. Don't know who was happier - the seminarian or his wife. We had quite a party for him after the Ordination. It was really hard to stay on plan because there were sandwiches and salads to eat. I was famished as it had been almost 7 hours since I had eaten breakfast. But, I worked it out by dumping the sandwich bread and eating the homemade coleslaw.
Sunday showed the scale up on pound (sad face). Don't know if it was water gain or lack of exercise gain. Better get back on it!