Tuesday, June 28, 2016

"Therefore now and for ages unending, with all the Angels, we proclaim your glory....."

Reading "It's Time for a Nobel Prize for Mothers...." via Facebook and wondered, is there a Facebook button for lovelovelovelovelove?
And this goes for Fathers as well.

Which then set me to thinking, one of the aspects of the CMAA Colloquium closest to my heart, an aspect which I lovelovelovelovelove, is that in the offering of worship to the Trinity mystically occurring in the company of the angels and saints, it is when this is accomplished with, and accompanied by great music, devoutly sung that I sense most strongly and surely the proximity of my late parents, and not only of them, of my beloved parents, but of all who have gone before us in Faith.
I feel such unity, feel something so beautifully, profoundly to be true that I cannot even speak of it, my voice fails me, I can only think it or type it.
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus!



Millions, billions, TRILLIONS AND TRILLIONS of voices....
And year after year at the Colloquium I have these experiences.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you, CMAA members, Cecilia, Anne, Dr Mahrt, Janet, Wilko, Scott, Jonathan, Kathy R, Kathy P, Bishop Conley, that soprano who stood next to me, you mosaic artists from decades ago, Episcopal Cathedral of St Louis, David, ChantCafe contributors, Eric at the desk, you people who kept the organization going during the lean years, Arlene and Msgr. Wadsworth and everyone else from other years WHOIREALLYMISS, Fr Keyes, I'mrunningoutofbandwidth....