Sunday, January 29, 2012

A few weeks ago I wandered over to St. Mary's, Mariposa to the Episcopal Asian Ministry (EAM) New Year celebration. Although some who attended had to leave before our group picture was taken, I think you have an idea of how well attended this event was!

Members of our Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Filipino congregations were there, and each congregation was in charge of different parts on the Evensong we celebrated together. We heard readings and music in many different languages, saw beautiful dance demonstrations and yes, at the end, everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner. We missed our Vietnamese brothers and sisters who were unable to join us this evening.

I so enjoy EAM gatherings, and found this evensong spiritually uplifting -- what a wonderful way to start the New Year!

Tonight I'll be with members of the Chinese speaking churches here in the diocese to celebrate Chinese New Year -- the year of the dragon.

Happy New Year everyone!

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