After the Baptism of the Lord, there was a very small & safe birthday celebration for Padre Ivanildo, whose birthday was the week before. Lily Cooper made him three kinds of cupcakes from scratch!
We had a wonderful outdoor Mass today for Thanksgiving, and Padre Vladimir blessed our wine & bread for the Thanksgiving table. Fathers Michael & Ivanildo concelebrated, and Fathers Vladimir & Michael delivered wonderful homilies about gratitude. Even during the pandemic, we are blessed by God.
It may be getting darker, but we’re making outdoor vigil masses work with lighting, and soon, outdoor heaters! The heaters will also be available to the Spanish Sunday morning mass.
Father Michael Cooper, SCP & Padre Vladimir Divas
Pastors at St. Nicholas of Myra, an Anglo-Catholic community in the Episcopal tradition.