Sunday, May 11, 2008

Breakthrough!

I enjoyed preaching at Church in the Valley this morning (though as usual nobody would presume to comment on the content at all) - but that wasnt the breakthrough!
Nor was it that the crucifer acolytes et al grasped my re-arrangement of the end of the service, so that we were actually ready to leave when the Deacon of the Rite told us to "Go in the peace of Christ"
No...the breakthrough came when I realised that if it felt right to me to move to a certain place at a particular point during the liturgy - actually, I didn't need to think about whether this was the way they had done things before. There are good sound liturgical reasons for me to kneel at the altar step during the prayers of the people - and it doesn't actually matter a hoot whether or not this is how D, G or anyone else might have done it. I'm in charge!!!!
Just as well that Hugger Steward is safely absent. If I'd told him, the chorus of
"I am vicar, hear me roar" might have got rather wearing by bedtime!

11 comments:

Lorna said...

neat progress :)

God_Guurrlll said...

You go girl!!!!

liz said...

Kathryn,
I'm taking lessons from you!
x

iPriest said...

Oh yes, well done. You ARE in charge. Expect a bit of a backlash and carry on until you have made the liturgy truely yours. Keep it up! Simon+

Sally said...

well done Kathyrn!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Congratulations!

ElastiGirl said...

way to go K!! I'll bett hat roar sounds great in your english voice - i can almost hea rif i close my eyes - makes me grin!!

Jonathan Hunt said...

Power mad, some people...

Crimson Rambler said...

wonderful! thank you for this!

RevDrKate said...

Whoo-hoo, sweetie! Roar away. And if you want to play a bit (just a bit, even vicars get to now and again) I tagged you for a wee meme over at my place.

zorra said...

Yes!! Fabulous!