Sunday, February 09, 2003

CONGRATULATIONS! To my friend Matt Moore who just won the regional competition for the Metropolitan Opera! YAY! 1st place is nothing to sneeze at -- now on to the finals in New York!!!
For those of you who know the hymn "Eternal Father Strong to Save" (otherwise known as the Navy Hymn) a new verse was just added to the Episcopal hymnal:

O God who names the starry host,

and by whose love not one is lost;

who stretched thy arms wide to the sky,

from cross to heav'n so death would die:

Oh care for those who traversed space,

Embrace them now who touch thy face.

The Rev. Vincent Uher, February 1, 2003.