Today was the warm-up before the game.
We had an orientation meeting for the House of Deputies (comprised of both lay and clergy deputies from each Diocese).
Here’s a pic of Boo Penniwell, SC Deputy from Holy Cross at the entrance to the main hall:
The hall is massive and we are seated by Diocese. South Carolina’s table is right down front, literally, just a few feet from the dias:
Here’s a shot of our deputation:
Large screens fill the front. Here’s a deputy from Minnesota. I guess they wear interesting headware in the land of ice and snow:
The Rev’d Gay Jennings, a deputy from the Diocese of Ohio, and the Canon the the Ordinary (Personnel department) when I was in Ohio led us through the orientation. Gay ran a great convention when I was in the Diocese of Ohio. She did a good job walking us through the parlimentary issues here as well:
Lastly, here’s what we vote with – apparently, it will give instantaneous results viewable on the screens:
Well, the fun starts tomorrow. I am a legislative monitor for the “World Missions” committee. We’ll see what that means.
Good night from Anaheim