Sunday, June 12, 2011


Today is Pentecost.

The church was all decked out in red, multiple parishioners wore red, we had red helium-filled balloons, and the reading from Acts was read in many tongues.

Thanks to a creative member of our worship committee, Acts 2:1-21 was read in English, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, German, French and ASL -- all at the same time. Well, actually, it was more like "Row, Row, Row your boat" in the round, but we did have quite the din of languages. It was great and the parishioners loved it.

I'm sensing the beginning of a new tradition.

And on top of it, Emma's parents and aunt and uncle from Mongolia were in attendance at the later service.

It was a great day at church. Happy Pentecost.


Anonymous | 4:09 PM, June 16, 2011  

Our parish does the entire service in different languages. The BCP is printed in one column, and Hindi, Japanese, French, Swahili, etc. are in the other. I sang the first two verses of "Amazing Grace" in Cherokee, while another member accompanied me on a recorder. All together we had ten languages - all members of the church.

Lady Anne (and I don't know why Google won't let me sign in!)

Reverend Ref + | 6:13 PM, June 16, 2011  

Very cool. But the bigger question is, "Did you have balloons?"

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