Little did I know when I woke up today that my day would turn out the way it did.
It was more than glorious, and very humbling. I hope to lay out some of the details below. What will follow are lots of pictures.....
All of the Bishops met with the Archbishop of Korea for breakfast -- it was great to be with everyone. The Prime Bishop of the Philippines sat next to me and reminded me that he wanted to begin a CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education Program) in the Philippines. I had just seen The Rev. Dr. Ron David outside our room at breakfast, and took the Prime Bishop over to meet him -- long story short, they are talking and hoping to work together to begin a program in the Philippines. Wow! All this before my coffee came.
We then entered the Cathedral -- it was a grand procession. It was a grand day! Beautiful music, a wonderful liturgy. I can't begin to describe the immense pride I had (I know it is a sin) -- I was proud to be representing the Diocese of Los Angeles. Proud to be there. Proud to know so many brothers and sisters in Christ. This is an incredibly important ministry in our context in Los Angeles, and the contacts here and the context we understand from being here helps immensely in our ministry together. Enough on that. But really -- wow.
After the service I hosted, as I have each year I am there in Korea, the women clergy for lunch. Here
A quick trip to Namdemun followed for a few that weren't there before, and then back to the Cathedral for dinner.
Okay -- it was a very emotional day for me. From the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the bringing of Anglicanism to a country I love to being given this great recognition. Whew! But, of course I wasn't done taking pictures. Here are some pictures of our LA peeps, friends, Young Adult Service Corps Peeps and others... a great day indeed.