Something stunning happened before the service this morning.  I realize that it is a confluence of predictable events – today is the feast of John the Baptist, and the sun is where it always is this year.  But it just so happens that the stained glass window in the choir loft has been removed for repairs to the window frame while the loft happens to be painted.  The clear protective glass remains.  And I just happened to be in the church at just the right moment, along with our president Jim P.  But for the sun to be shining a huge beam right on the icon of John the Baptist at that moment, on his feast day, without the color filters that would normally be there…

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