last night i attended an ordination for the first time. my old chaplain at the UofO was ordained into the transitional deaconate. for me personally…it was just a public affirmation/ceremony of something that was already apparent.
the service itself was very traditional and formal. and while that isn’t the style of liturgy i’m used to these days…i was still able to connect with it. its one of the things i love about the church…the wide variety of liturgical expressions i’ve been exposed to.
it was also interesting for me to view this service with the idea that it could be me as the “subject” behind the service some day soon. as a result there were a few things that i particularly reacted to. however those will be touched on in a later blog entry this weekend.