Yesterday was a staff retreat. We were asked to talk about some hopes and dreams for the upcoming year.
One thing that I'd like to get started is a weekly Evening Prayer service. I think it's important for the cathedral to be a house of prayer for the city and the diocese. The cathedral should resound and be sanctified by the continual prayers of the people.
To that end I'm going to try to learn how to sing the prayers. That involves overcoming a lot of fear and insecurities I have. I've always been a little timid when it comes to singing, but when it comes to singing prayers I need to be bold. Pick a note and run with it. Chant done well lifts the soul to incredible heights.
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