Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Sunday, April 17, 2011
At St. John's, the epitome of what Episcopalians call broad church (a little Protestant, a little Anglo-Catholic, mostly in the Anglican middle of the road), if there's incense, it must be Easter, Pentecost, or Christmas. Our longtime acolyte master, Monte Nelson, was trained for his work at by-the-book parishes back east. When our acolytes carry the cross and candles in stately formation, when the thurifers swing the thurible with cathedral elan, we thank the young ministers and Monte, too. He's shown getting Hannah Schuh, Garrett Williams, and Steven Hayden ready for Easter Sunday.