Vacation Adventures!

Hello friends!

As promised, I have some pictures of our vacation earlier this month.  I took a little time off to visit my folks and some friends up in Massachusetts.  We took the Acela, Fr. Kenny thinks that safety is number one:

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Then, it was pool time!  Yup, my folks have a pool, so we lounged around and got some color.

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ahhhhhh

ahhhhhh

Always use sunscreen!

Always use sunscreen!

It wasn’t all lounging, we also took a trip to visit a seminary friend, Fr. Andrew.  I miss Andrew terribly, but I was so happy to go for a visit and introduce him to Fr. Kenny.  Fr. Andrew is the Assistant Rector at Church of Our Redeemer in historic Lexington, MA.  Here are some photos of the lovely church, check out their website.

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They are having a great debate about incense.

They are having a great debate about incense.

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We also visited the parish where I grew up, Trinity Episcopal Church in Topsfield, MA.  Here is their website.  I love Trinity, and have many fond memories there.  It was built in 1969 (ish) and is in a modern style.  There are no stained glass windows, or icons, or gold, and I LOVE it.  I do adore beautifully decorated churches, don’t get me wrong, but nothing beats natural sunlight pouring down onto the altar through the skylight.  Here are some pictures for you:

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The Gethsemane Statuary.  This is one of 3 in the world, the only one with the disciples sleeping.

The Gethsemane Statuary. This is one of 3 in the world, the only one with the disciples sleeping.

Fr. Kenny was tired from swimming.

Fr. Kenny was tired from swimming.

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Mo. Lauren was baptized in this very font!

Mo. Lauren was baptized in this very font!

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Mo. Lauren used to sing in the choir as well.

Mo. Lauren used to sing in the choir as well.

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Fr. Kenny is such a micro-manager, he should trust the Altar Guild, they know what they are doing.

Fr. Kenny is such a micro-manager, he should trust the Altar Guild, they know what they are doing.

Fr. Kenny likes to check out the vestments

Fr. Kenny likes to check out the vestments

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BEAUTIFUL!

BEAUTIFUL!

After seeing these photos, I think you can see why my liturgical style is how it is, hahaha.  It is all good!  It was great to visit home and friends.  Hopefully I’ll get back up there soon.

Until next time!

Mo. Lauren

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