Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Five-Time Out Edition



Holy Week is almost upon us, I suspect that ordained or not, other revgal/pals calendars look a bit like mine, FULL, FULL, FULL.....

Jesus was great at teaching us to take time out, even in that last week, right up to Maunday Thursday he withdrew, John's gospel tells us he hid! He hid not because he was afraid, but because he knew that he needed physical, mental and spiritual strength to get through...

So faced with a busy week:


1. What restores you physically?

An afternoon nap.Usually my dog will join me.

2. What strengthens you emotionally/ mentally?

Going out for supper Friday night with friends. This grew into a ritual after having Greek till 4:45 in the fall semester. We were so drained and this helped to rejuvenate us. It is now a tradition.

3. What encourages you spiritually?

Gathering with the community for prayer, whether it’s chapel, lectio divina, or compline.

4. Share a favourite poem or piece of music from the coming week.


O Sacred Head Now Wounded.

5.There may be many services for you to attend/ lead over the next week, which one are you most looking forward to and why? If there aren't do you have a favourite day in Holy week if so which one is it?


I am most looking forward to the one that will begin my leadership role this week, Tuesday chapel. One of my good friends and I are paired up for it. Then from Thursday on I’ll be at my teaching parish assisting with the services. This will be the first Holy Week that I’ve been in a leadership role in each service.


11 comments:

Sally said...

Prayers for many blessings on Tuesday, I love O sacred Head sore wounded too!

Pastor Joelle said...

Gotta love those naps!

Auntie Knickers said...

This will be a busy but fulfilling week for you! Hoping that all goes well and you get a little rest.

Mary Beth said...

God bless your new leadership! Very exciting!

Songbird said...

Blessings, Ivy, as you inhabit this new role.

Sophia said...

Blessings on this exciting first!

Purple said...

Greek...on a Friday afternoon...oh my goodness.
What a wonderful ritual to continue.

Muthah+ said...

There is so much juice in Holy Week for a seminarian. Drink it all up! You generally won't have that one you are in a parish

SingingOwl said...

Wonderful! Enjoy.

Ivy said...

Thank you all for your comments and blessings. I've pretty well decided, God willing, that once I'm in a parish, our Fri. night ritual will continue, even if it is just my husband and myself. Last night again was wonderful. Our group mushroomed to 9 of us. Then some of our younger friends came back to our apartment for a few hours and we just yakked. It was a great way to cap off the week.

Diane said...

I'm with you on the naps. I also love O Sacred Head, esp. vs. 3