Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Rose Sunday


Friends -

We recently (December 11th) celebrated Rose Sunday. At that service we unveiled a wonderful new set of Rose Vestments. The Superfrontal was given by the family of Kathleen McNab, the Burse and Veil by Richard and Mary Mammana of New York/Connecticut, and the pulpit/lectern hangings (not pictured) in by parishioners Lauren and Garrett Myers. The Chausable was donated 2 years ago by the Tischer Family, and orphreys recently added to match the new hangings. That is me at the High Altar at St. John's.

Yes, those are old fashioned altar cards on the Altar. We are a 1928 Prayer Book Parish, using the minor propers from the American Missal for weekday Masses, and sung from the Anglican Use Gradual for Sundays.