[Magdalen] Historic ordinations at Ascension, Chicago

Joseph Cirou romanos at mindspring.com
Sun Oct 17 18:09:50 UTC 2021

HI Scottov
No, that's NOVember 21 that I will be in town, you had told me earlier when I was plannng on a Crowning Ceremony for a classmate that you would be out of town.
Oour 60th anniversary is on Friday Novermber and I am supposed to play the organ for that and I am staying in town to meet some friends and attend the Lyric. they are doing a Spanish Language opera: their first at that. IT was commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera n te 90's So it's not exactly new. We've done more Spanish opera in Atlanta than they have at the Lyric. I suppose some of those works we've seen in Atl might have shown up at Chicago Opera Theatre.
I used to attend their productions when I lived in town. Back then they used the Athenaeum of St.  MIchael's Parish but I think they have changed venues.
I have been thinking either of Ascension or the Go Cathedral of the Annunciation. NOvember 21 is a major holyday in the Eastern Church, but I rather think i'd  miss the Lyric if I took in the entire ORthros and Divine Liturgy and I might be able to attend the Mass at Ascension and then go the opera.  I have to be at the opera in my seat by 2PM
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Sent: Oct 17, 2021 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Magdalen] Historic ordinations at Ascension, Chicago

Is that November 14? If so, we'll be in transit to our Benedictine
community's convocation on Long Island. We're driving rather than endure
layers of annoyance with air travel.
No plans for my birthday other than working, toward a deadline on Friday
and other projects to which I've been assigned to ensure no break and
seamless state of cluster. Also dealing with the anxiety of hosting someone
for four nights in our place that I don't feel is hospitable unless I leave
to make space, but of course that's not an acceptable option even though I
wasn't in on the decision to have the person stay. (It's somewhat
understood that if I don't get to know or help decide on plans, it's up to
me whether to participate.) I like the person enough to wish they had a
better place to stay. He'll arrive while I'm in the final push to the
deadline, so I'll automatically be the unsociable schmoe back at my desk.
Not a favorite part of the year for me; I'm ambivalent about the
Convocation as well. Been reading a book (slowly) about self-compassion;
one element is to be aware of whether you're getting what you need (not
want, need). Doing that is always in the future and can't happen now.
Unless I do something radical, which I may, like decamp graciously somehow
to the solitude of the Hilton Garden Evanston to finish up my project.
On Sun, Oct 17, 2021 at 7:49 AM Joseph Cirou wrote:
> BTW, Happy Birthday,
> I had to be reminded that today was the Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch
> which I recalled was close to your natal day and the very nalal day of our
> deacon at Christ the Redeemer MIchael Huskey. I haven't heard from MIke in
> several years. I think they may have moved
> In any case, enjoy the day! Any special plans?
> I'd ke to go to Ascesion on Sunday NOvember 18, but I also have tickets
> for the LYric at 2. I don't think I'll stay for coffee hour because I need
> to get a ride to the Civic OPera House for a 2PM Curtain (that's an hour
> earlier than I was expecting)
> Joe
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> Sent: Oct 17, 2021 8:41 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Magdalen] Historic ordinations at Ascension, Chicago
> That were we! :) I don’t like wearing my habit to church as I’m not
> professed. It’s an item of contention between us sometimes.
> On Sun, Oct 17, 2021 at 7:00 AM Joseph Cirou wrote:
> > Good News, Scott
> >
> >
> > Did I see you and your husband in church last week? I watched part of the
> > Ascension LIturgy and I saw a couple one member of which was in religious
> > habit
> >
> >
> > JOe Cirou
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:
> > Sent: Oct 17, 2021 12:39 AM
> > To:
> > Subject: [Magdalen] Historic ordinations at Ascension, Chicago
> >
> > Those especially who know the history of our parish will be interested in
> > this video of today's ordinations of the Rev. Meghan Murphy-Gill (of our
> > parish clergy) and the Rev. Jo Ann Jaen Lagman to the sacred priesthood
> by
> > the Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen, our assisting bishop, in our parish church.
> >
> > My dear husband served as thurifer, while I could not even watch live due
> > to work demands.
> >
> > https://youtu.be/1lKVf_e18bc
> >
> > --
> > Scott R. Knitter
> > Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois USA
> >
> >
> >
> --
> Scott R. Knitter
> Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois USA
Scott R. Knitter
Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois USA


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