As I depart NYC once again, I am happy to have gotten all my errands accomplished. Late flights give me almost a full day.
The trek from the door to LGA via Uber (the driver was an Egyptian Copt who had some interesting observations) and the lounge took just under 30 minutes. It’s worth the later night on the other end.
Errands included picking up more bags of frankincense for the TLM thurible. This stuff comes in fairly large rocks. We use a coffee grinder to create powder and to get most of them down to about pepper corn size. The smoke is amazing, though it does dirty up the thurible more quickly. We have to stay on top of that lest the celebrant have schmutzy hands or – quod Deus avveruncet! – gloves.
I have joked for years around Epiphany that though there is a blessing for gold, frankincense and myrrh, since I didn’t have any myrrh, I couldn’t do the blessing. Now I have no excuse.
Talking with a priest friend today, I learned of a new and interesting book.
Since I wanted to go to a favorite place for lunch, we took the opportunity to visit a church that I hadn’t yet seen, Holy Redeemer, a Redemptorist parish.
Pretty much un-wrecked. There is the usual altar on a thrust stage nonsense, but it could be corrected. My friend noted that once altar rails are gone, they have to put up warning signs about not going into the sanctuary and about alarms, etc.
Then we sought out the location of the Dorothy Day site, Maryhouse, where The Catholic Worker was situated (I think).
A variation on a Ruben sandwich with a Ukrainian thin sliced ham. It was a really good sandwich, but… a Ruben… with ham? Really? Maybe it should be called something else? Perhaps a… Cornelius? Thoughts?
Here’s a Ruben.
BTW… I forgot to post this the other day but in the Brooklyn Museum I saw a stained glass window either the Church Militant and Triumphant made for the Paris 1900 pavilion and paid for by the US government!
Before I forgot to post it.
And now we board after fits and starts.
Texts from Delta Roulette I’ve received over the last few hours.
Meanwhile my app showed variously 9:15 – 8:59 – 9:05 – 9:35 – 9:15 – 9:30