Ordination Anniversaries

Today is the anniversary of my ordination to the diaconate. The fourth of July, marked as Independence Day by some seemed an appropriate day to be ordained. It was all about being independent and free from TISEC (the Scottish Episcopal Church’s training institution).

This time of year tends to be one with quite a lot of ordination anniversaries due to its proximity to St Peter’s Day. Petertide has often been used as an appropriate time to ordain the ordinands.

Mother Ruth Innes was marking her priestly anniversary last week and wrote about it on her blog. I also became aware yesterday that Fr Ivan Draper is celebrating a magnificent 20 year anniversary.

Congratulations, joy and blessings to all celebrating such anniversaries at this time, particularly to Fr Ivan for reaching such a significant milestone.