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A Day Out with the Folks

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Mom and Dad have been with me for this week. We were in Redding, CA (above, with my Aunt June on the left and the Sundial Bridge in the back) and now back in San Francisco.

Huw Richardson wroted this on September 22nd, 2013

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Daily Readings 12 Trinity / 13 Pentecost

The Daily Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer in the Rite of St Tikhon, as assigned by the Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate together with other devotional material. For other material, see the Book of Common Prayer as published by Lancelot Andrewes Press.

Huw Richardson wroted this on September 21st, 2013

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Daily Readings 11 Trinity / Pentecost

The Daily Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer in the Rite of St Tikhon, as assigned by the Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate together with other devotional material. For other material, see the Book of Common Prayer as published by Lancelot Andrewes Press.

Huw Richardson wroted this on September 14th, 2013

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Daily Readings 10 Trinity / 11 Pentecost

The Discovery of the True Cross

The Daily Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer in the Rite of St Tikhon, as assigned by the Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate together with other devotional material. For other material, see the Book of Common Prayer as published by Lancelot Andrewes Press.

Huw Richardson wroted this on September 7th, 2013

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I am Seven Squared – a ramble

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Naturally, to head up a new post, I did an image search. You’d be surprised how many graphics are connected with the number 49. I think the one above is just a fake highway sign. It was in the commons.

But then there is this one

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I love US Highway signs: they are codes to a forgotten past. You would take, in this case, US 49 all the way from Gulf Port, Mississippi, to Piggott, Arkansas, following signs in small town, that indicated turning right at the flashing light instead of going forward, or taking the left fork between the cow pasture and the Catholic church outside of town. Knowing which route went where meant you didn’t have to ask for directions: it all went the right way. Just go by the numbers. Rt 25 will take you from Brunswick, Georgia, through Asheville, all the way to Ohio, clean out of the Confederacy.

WIki tells us

The two-digit U.S. Routes follow a simple grid, in which odd-numbered routes run generally north to south and even-numbered routes run generally east to west. (US 101 is considered a two-digit route, its “first digit” being 10.) The numbering pattern for U.S. Routes is the reverse of that for the Interstate Highway numbers—U.S. Routes proceed from low even numbers in the north to high even numbers in the south, and from low odd numbers in the east to high odd numbers in the west. Numbers ending in 0 or 1 (and US 2), and to a lesser extent in 5, were considered main routes in the early numbering, but extensions and truncations have made this distinction largely meaningless. For example, US 6 was until 1964 the longest route (that distinction now belongs to US 20). The Interstate Highway System’s numbering grid, which has numbers increasing from west-to-east and south-to-north, is intentionally opposite from the U.S. grid, to keep identically numbered routes apart and to keep them from being confused with one another.

That means that, indeed, 49 runs NOrth to South and is stuck in the middle – just like it’s the middle of life.

But where is it going?

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States have their own highway systems, of course. California has these cool signs that remind me of tents, actually. And that’s cool because CA Hwy 49 runs through a lot of historic mining towns and is, in fact, named for the 49ers, that came to this state in 1849 seeking gold. Not the “Gold in them thar’ hills” which was first yelled in Georgia, the state of my Nativity, but rather the Gold at Sutter’s Mill. I guess “there’s gold in that thar’ mill race” just doesn’t sound as romantic so, like me, cool parts of Georgia got imported into the California Myth.

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Of course, I wouldn’t be here except for the interstate system: surface roads would have taken much longer than the 15 days I took to cross the country. I didn’t take I49 though. It goes to Texarkana, Texas, where you use to buy Coors Beer if you wanted to bring some to Atlanta. But I don’t like Coors and because I was born in Atlanta, hot days require a Varsity Orange, not a Yankee beer. And, nowadays, there are much better beers than Coors anyway.

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Which makes me quite happy to have lived as long as I have and to live where I do – I’m drinking a Big Daddy IPA right now. Thank you.

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Speaking of where I live. San Francisco is 49 Square Miles in size and has this awesome 49 Mile Scenic Drive that takes you around all the awesome parts of the city. It would be a great birthday gift if someone felt like wasting that much gas in city traffic and being that much of a tourist in our own home town. As with the old state and US highway system you have to follow the signs like a code.

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San Francisco was a sleeply little town until the (18)49ers blew all their cash building houses and drinking. We still have Gentrification here and fantasize that it’s a problem. If prosperity is a problem, we’ve had it from day one until now. I’m thankful to live in a growing and thriving city and, because I moved here once in 1997 and then again in 2010, I’ve been amused at listening to an entirely new crowd of people complain about exactly the same things that bothered their predecessors. Thank God we’re all rich enough to support our sports teams! It’s where the 49ers blow off the other teams on their way to blowing their Super Bowl Chances. I’d like to use blow in a sentence with Colin Kaepernick but this is a family blog. So I will just say I think this year we might win. Maybe one more beer…

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Speaking of Fantasies… my Google of images for 49 also brought up this one:

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It made me think of sheets of acid blotter stamps… which is a VERY San Francisco theme. I only did Acid once in my life. At the end of the night, I stole about 50 balloons from a birthday party I was attending and ran up Lafayette Street from Canal to the Alamo Statue on Astor Place. It was 1985. Reagan was president and we were not a bunch of happy people. But we got over it.

Like we’ll get over Obama.

And Syria.

One thing I have learned is that we – humans – tend to get over it and move on. I’m gonna get over 49 and get on to 50. Which I hope to do in Rome. But I need to list 49 names (and one to grow on) here…

Sean Franc
Matt
Abp Benjamin
Fr Joseph
Fr John
Andrew
Fr Edward
Fr Brendan
Ben
Dino
Yosie
Alex
Emmet
Akrum
Sejal
Phil
Eric
Thomas
…User Ops (I know, I cheated there)
Phoebe
Nathan
Tamara
Anne
Catherine
Yohann
Fr Kirill
Sophia
Fr Henry
Fr Chris
Jason
Heather
Sare
Clinton
Peter
David
Frank
Susan
Nancy
Donald
Leesy
Damon
Debra
Joetta
Mom
Dad
Fr Brent
Fr Ernesto
Fr Peter
Todd
S-P

You may not know it, or I may not say it, but I would not be me, except for thee. All of thee. Your prayers, your love and your… well, let’s be honest, tolerance make my life possible. I have a job where I can grow and learn and be more myself – and correct myself. I have supervisors who risk love to see me grow. I have a family that surrounds me with love even when I’m breaking down. I have a city that sometimes makes me weep for the sheer beauty she throws down in front of me. I have a parish that is grinding down my rougher edges and friends that make me – sometimes in spite of myself – try to be more and more human.

I’m blessed at 49…

Thank God and all of you.

Call me, Colin, if you wanna be on the list for 50…

Daily Office: 8 Trinity / 9 Pentecost

For you, Daddy

The Daily Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer in the Rite of St Tikhon, as assigned by the Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate together with other devotional material. For other material, see the Book of Common Prayer as published by Lancelot Andrewes Press.

Huw Richardson wroted this on August 24th, 2013

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Daily Readings – 7 Trinity / 8 Pentecost

The Daily Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer in the Rite of St Tikhon, as assigned by the Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate together with other devotional material. For other material, see the Book of Common Prayer as published by Lancelot Andrewes Press.

  • Saturday – 8va of Assumption (8va day of St Lawrence) - MPEPMartyrology
  • VII Sunday after Trinity / 8 Pentecost (8va of Assumption, St Helen, Empress, St Agapitus, M) - MPEPMartyrology
  • Monday – 8va of Assumption - MPEPMartyrology
  • Tuesday – 8va of Assumption - MPEPMartyrology
  • Wednesday – 8va of Assumption - MPEPMartyrology
  • Thursday 8va Day of Assuption (Ss Timothy, Hyppolytus & Symphorian, Mm) - MPEPMartyrology
  • Friday Vigil of St Bartholomew - MPEPMartyrology
  • Saturday St Bartholomew the Apostle - MPEPMartyrology

Huw Richardson wroted this on August 17th, 2013

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A Blessed Feast!

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Ye who own the faith of Jesus,
sing the wonders that were done
when the love of God the Father
over sin the victory won,
when he made the Virgin Mary
mother of his only Son.
Hail Mary, hail Mary, hail Mary, full of grace.

Blessed were the chosen people
out of whom the Lord did come;
blessed was the land of promise
fashioned for his earthly home;
but more blessed far the mother,
she who bare him in her womb.
Hail Mary, hail Mary, hail Mary, full of grace.

Wherefore let all faithful people
tell the honor of her name;
let the Church, in her foreshadowed,
part in her thanksgiving claim;
what Christ’s mother sang in gladness
let Christ’s people sing the same.
Hail Mary, hail Mary, hail Mary, full of grace.

Let us weave our supplications,
she with us and we with her,
for the advancement of the faithful,
for each faithful worshiper,
for the doubting, for the sinful,
for each heedless wanderer.
Hail Mary, hail Mary, hail Mary, full of grace.

May the Mother’s intercessions
on our homes a blessing win,
that the children all be prospered,
strong and fair and pure within,
following our Lord’s own footsteps,
firm in faith and free from sin.
Hail Mary, hail Mary, hail Mary, full of grace.

For the sick and the aged,
for our dear ones far away,
for the hearts that mourn in secret,
all who need our prayers today,
for the faithful gone before us,
may the holy Virgin pray.
Hail Mary, hail Mary, hail Mary, full of grace.

Praise, O Mary, praise the Father,
praise thy Savior and thy Son,
praise the everlasting Spirit,
who hath made thee ark and throne
o’er all creatures high exalted,
lowly praise the Three in One.
Hail Mary, hail Mary, hail Mary, full of grace.

Daily Readings: VI Trinity / Pentecost 7

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The Daily Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer in the Rite of St Tikhon, as assigned by the Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate together with other devotional material. For other material, see the Book of Common Prayer as published by Lancelot Andrewes Press.

  • Saturday St Lawrence Deacon & Martyr - MPEPMartyrology
  • VI Sunday after Trinity / 7 Pentecost (Ss Tiburtius and Susanna) - MPEPMartyrology
  • Monday – Feria - MPEPMartyrology
  • Tuesday – St Maximus of Constantinople, C (Ss Huppolytus & Cassian, Mm) - MPEPMartyrology
  • Wednesday – Vigil of the Assumption of the BVM (St Eusebius of Rome, C) - MPEPMartyrology
  • Thursday – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - MPEPMartyrology
  • Friday – St Joachim, Father of the BVM (8va of Assumption) - MPEPMartyrology
  • Saturday – 8va of Assumption (8va day of St Lawrence) - MP – EP – Martyrology

Huw Richardson wroted this on August 10th, 2013

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