I'm sure you don't need a reminder that Lent starts tomorrow on Ash Wednesday. I want to make sure you can participate as fully as possible in all that this season of spiritual renewal brings.
Those of you who were at St. James Cathedral last Sunday heard me joke about how the Dean of my seminary in Oxford would talk about having a "firm expectation" that we would attend chapel each day. As a good liberal, he hesitated to use the word "compulsory" but he made it plain to us that it was the word in his mind, even if it was not on his lips!
I hope you will make every effort to attend one of our three celebrations of the Eucharist on Ash Wednesday, offered to fit your weekday schedule. Curate Anna Broadbent will preach at 7:30 a.m. in the chapel and at 12:10 p.m. in the cathedral. At 6:30 p.m., Bishop Jeffrey Lee will preach and preside, and the choir sings the famous setting of Psalm 51 by Italian composer Gregorio Allegri.