She opened by singing:
“O say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming. And the rockets’ red glare,
The bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night
That our flag was still there.
O say does that star spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free
And the home of the brave.”
(In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.)
Did you know that there’s a rule against cleaning the American flag?
Somebody told me that!
They said: “It’s against the rules to clean the flag.”
What sense does that make? What could be more respectful than cleaning something important after it got dirty?
You know, this year, the Diocese of N.Y. has set out on a three (3) year process in an attempt of its own to cleanse, to expunge, the spiritual grime that has accumulated on our Diocese during and after the practice of slavery in this nation. It was voted upon a couple of years ago at Convention and now in 2018 – we begin the process. READ MORE: O Say Can You See