Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve at The Inn



The Christmas preparations are finished at last and I've even some time left for attending to The Inn. The tree has never looked so good, if I do say so myself. But the manger scene is lacking. There should be a little light on the inside that illuminates it but the mechanism is kaput. Where does one get a strand of electrical wire with a plug at one end and a socket for one (1) Christmas tree light at the other? I think I could fit a little flash light up there but that would run through a battery an hour. Suggestions welcome.

We'll have Christmas Eve dinner at the house of some friends. The small pipes are humming away this year and there are a few carols sounding appropriately jolly with the bass and baritone drones going with the A chanter. The D chanter isn't quite ready for prime time. Still not used to holes so close together. But I should be able to play for my supper with the A chanter.

High Mass tomorrow at St Therese should put the cherry on the cake. It's so wonderful to be able to celebrate Christmas not only properly in the Roman Rite, but in such a glorious way as it's done at St Therese. Especially after 30 years in the novus ordo desert.

Hodie scietis, quia veniet Dominus et salvabit nos! Et mane videbitis gloriam eius!

Or ever the sun be risen, ye shall see the King of kings proceeding from the Father as a bridegroom out of his chamber. Alleluia.