If you look carefully at our church calendar, you will notice that something is scheduled to happen that I said would never happen while I was the priest at St. John’s! Next Thursday, we will be celebrating an early morning liturgy for the Feast of the Annunciation at 6:00 AM. Yes, you read that right, A.M., as in “Ante Meridium“!
The reason for the exceptional timing of this service is that at 7pm next Wednesday, when we would normally be celebrating the feast with a Vesperal Liturgy, I will be meeting with Fr. Bede to discuss St. Francis of Assisi parish’s future plans for our current building, along with a plan recently submitted to them by our mission board that might, if accepted, give us a lot more flexibility in how we us our current location. Please pray!
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that at 7pm this Friday, we will be celebrating the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete (in its entirety!), combined with the reading of the Life of St. Mary of Egypt, embedded in Little Compline. It’s a long service (and a wonderful way to renew our Lenten penitential zeal!), so do be sure to remember that, since it’s not a liturgy, it is best not to fast beforehand!
And one final reminder (at least the final one in this post…): Please consider signing up for our Bright Weekend pilgrimage to venerate St. John’s relics in San Francisco. More details are available in the invitation PDF which is now up on our website, and you can obtain even more details (and/or sign up!) by contacting our pilgrimage organizer, Greg Pennoyer, at Greg.Pennoyer@incarnationexhibition.org.