This Sunday we will be celebrating Theophany. I have experienced many Epiphany Mass’s as an Anglican, but this will be the first Theophany I have celebrated.
I look forward to the new experience. I also am really looking forward to getting back to church. I feel as if the life has been drained from my being. The past few weeks have been wonderful. Visiting family and celebrating Christmas. The vacation was much needed rest for my weary body.
I also have felt a sense of loss like I did when we first left our Episcopal Parish. I must say I miss Christmas Mass. I miss serving these services. I miss the casual talk and laughter in the sacristy. This transition has been harder then I expected. My family still does not feel as if we have found our place.
I keep telling myself all we need to do is stay faithful, and keep moving forward. God is with us!
So I am excited for new experiences. I am sure I will have plenty to share sometime next week. Monday we will be visiting a Russian Orthodox Church to celibate the Nativity. A bit odd to do things backwards. I guess it is the price one pays with a church that has 2 calendars.
Happy New Year to you all!