Monday, May 17, 2010
Lions and drums and bishops, oh my!
Bear with me while I share a few pictures to prove my point.
The procession was to absolutely die for. Each particular group of folk were preceded by a unique artistic ensemble. For example, the Diocesan Officers, Staff, Lay Canons and Guests were led in by the Han So Ree Korean Drummers Group.
The Ecumenical and Interfaith Guests were led in by the Youth Dancers of St. Mark's Church, Van Nuys which was a pretty awesome rap version of "Our God Is An Awesome God."
The Chinese Lions above led in the procession of Visiting Bishops and were absolutely amazing, prancing and dancing on the stage in front of the bishops.
Oh. My. God.
They were incredible.
Meet, right and proper.
Jim White is standing next to her who read the certificates of ordination for the Commission on Ministry.
The joy in the room was so thick you could have eaten it with a spoon.
Integrity is doing a video of the event, interviewing various folks around the church, asking them what these consecrations meant to them. I'll keep you updated on the availability of that DVD.
You can watch the whole thing on edited video here which the diocese says will be available Monday evening, May 17.
I think you'll agree: it was a most glorious day for the church.