Today we had a hierachichal liturgy with Metropolitan Herman. We also managed to have 2 ordinations as well. This may be the longest litugical experience of my life. It may be time for some shoe shopping if this sort of thing continues.
That said, it was a beautiful service. Holy Cross is one of my favorite feasts. I enjoy going home after Vespers (or now after Vigil) smelling of holy oil and singing of God's invincible weapon of peace. I ma a fortunate woman to be so blessed.