I have officially hit the 36 hour mark until my ordination to the priesthood. (Tomorrow at 7PM for those of you scoring at home.)
I am not nearly as nervous as I thought I would be. I think I was a little more up tight about my diaconal ordination than this, which surprises me. I do not know quite what to make of that. Everyone is carrying on more about it than I am.
Perhaps that will change tomorrow or this evening even, as I am going to drive to the airport to pick up my field education supervisor from seminary who is going to be the preacher. He has promised me a "good catholic sermon" I would expect nothing less from him, as he is more catholic than the Pope and will probably be wearing his biretta. I believe his exact words in the e-mail were "have biretta, will travel."
I am curious to see how he is going to go over at my current parish. This parish is not exactly Anglo-catholic. They do a higher liturgy than is probably normative in the Episcopal church, but not really by that much. So, we will see how the biretta will go over.
I am looking forward to it...