Tonight at St. Vincent's Cathedral a congregation of about 500 people came together for Evensong. The music was spectacular, with the choir of St. Andrew's, Fort Worth, joining the highly-skilled St. Vincent's choir for the occassion. Since this week marks the fifteenth anniversary of the Rt. Rev. Jack Leo Iker's consecration as the third bishop of Fort Worth, this choral Evensong served to honor our bishop's years of ministry as well as to glorify the Most High God. In order to foster both of those ends Bishop Robert Duncan of Pittsburgh, moderator of the Anglican Communion Network and a long-time friend of Bishop Iker, was our preacher. His sermon was both inspiring and amusing. Invoking the "dead cart" in Monty Python and the Holy Grail
, for example, Bishop Duncan reminded us all that "I'm not deposed yet!" It was a truly memorable night.
May the Lord grant our good bishop many more years as our chief shepherd. Amen.
The picture above is from our diocesan website. It features Bishops Duncan, Iker, and Wantland (retired bishop of Eau Claire and now our assisting bishop here in Fort Worth).