Monday, December 04, 2006

Clericus in Houston

A gathering of clergy in Houston this last week was a wonderful time to see old friends, make new ones, and see the new Cathedral of the Diocese of Mid-America.



The Cathedral. The window was commissioned in the late 1800's and gifted to the cathedral from one of the oldest parishes in the diocese. The bottom pane contains a censor with the smoke from the incense ascending upwards through an Alpah and Omega to the diadem above. So our prayers ascend through the Son to the Father.



Old friends, Father John and Father Scott.



New friends, Mike, who will have his orders regularized soon and Father Rusty, priest in Houston.

5 comments:

Mark said...

The Cathedral looks nice, very nice. How come we aint got a building like that out here in California? ( Is that the back of your head I see in the first pic )?

Enough of these frivolities. After all, a clericus isn't supposed to be fun and games...did ya smoke any nice seegars?

We the Empress said...

They all seem to have a slightly bored, pained look hiding behind their smiling features.

During these clerical get togethers of yours, do the locals think a bunch of matrix fanatics have invaded the neighborhood? Just curious. The one bald guy (Fr. Rusty?) looks straight out of a movie.

:D

father foos said...

Hey, come on Mr. Talley, I have more hair than that...!

Yes, a very nice ceegar, as a matter of fact--and from a very kind, if aging cleric. Father John promised to come and visit California before he was too old to travel....


Actually, girl(s)?, the locals always look a little amused and the girl who checked me into the hotel wanted a blessing....

Father Rusty is great. Really enjoyed meeting and getting to know him. Hope he can come out and visit the school someday soon.

We the Empress said...

Are we two... or am I one? Neither you nor Miss DeM will ever know who!!

An Anglican Cleric said...

The parish that donated the Tiffany window was Saint Andrew's of Tinley Park, Illinois. I wish we'd had a place to put it, but it looks great in the cathedral. Another fine classic Anglican building.