Tuesday, May 13, 2008

a various Tuesday

We had a fine celebratory weekend here at MH&U. Our visitors were affable and engaging. Attendance was good. Breakfast as cooked up for the between-services gap was delicious and copious. All branches of the music ministry worked together -- I can't resist it -- harmoniously...

And the consecration and seating of our new Bishop went extremely smoothly, given the extraordinary numbers of all orders (lay, deacons, priests, bishops) in attendance. Music was glorious...Nanaimo Bars, following the liturgy, were abundant. It is doubtful whether any rite in the Anglican Church of Canada can be considered legal, licit, and valid, without the ceremonial consumption of Nanaimo Bars following.

I apologize for the "silent spell." Deep, deep in unbloggably painful territory this week...

10 comments:

Choralgirl said...

Hiya, Crimson--prayers wafting heavenward on your behalf. Glad the weekend went well!

Crimson Rambler said...

Thanks, choralgirl!

Towanda said...

I don't think I know what a Nanaimo Bar is, but if it's chocolate, I want one.

Prayers for your unbloggably painful territory.

suzanne said...

Dear Rev. Crimson,

I'm so glad to see you back here, and sad to read the reason for your absence. I've missed you and am sending prayers. I'm glad that the festivities all came together so well this weekend. Peace to you.

Singing Owl said...

Praying for you, and glad the weekend was good!

Crimson Rambler said...

Thank you all, very much, for your kind messages and prayers.
A Nanaimo Bar is basically rather like a dense chocolate brownie, topped with a buttery/custardy frosting (sometimes flavoured in special ways, but the classic is vanilla), which in turn is topped with melted/congealed chocolate (semi-sweet or even bittersweet is nice). They are WICKED GOOD.

Kate Morningstar said...

What CR says about Nanaimo bars -- I like grated orange rind (and a little Grand Marnier) or Kahlua in the middle layer, myself.

CR -- prayers for you, whatever your need.

Kathryn said...

Prayers as you navigate whatever shoals there are...and wistful thoughts about the wonder that nanaimo bars clearly represent, which has never crossed the Atlantic. Maybe THAT'S what's wrong with the C of E :-)

mibi52 said...

Prayers for the painful stuff.

I want a Nanaimo bar to get through my exams in Systematics and Ethics tomorrow!

Auntie Knickers said...

I found several recipes for Nanaimo Bars (which sound somewhat like the Exquisite Chocolate Mint Sticks from Cooking Down East, but without the mint) but I could not find out how to pronounce NANAIMO!! So obviously I can't make any until I learn the pronunciation. Then, however.....