Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

The Reaffirmation of Ordination Vows & The Blessing of Holy Oils

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 11 am
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia

The Bishops, Priests, and Deacons of Upper South Carolina will gather on the Monday of Holy Week to continue the ancient tradition of renewal of ordination vows and the blessing of holy oils. The Rt. Rev. W. Andrew Waldo will celebrate and The Rev. Canon David Johnson, recently retired Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Mississippi, will preach. (While this liturgy is primarily for the clergy of the diocese, please invite lay members of your congregation to attend. It will be a wonderful opportunity for them to witness these vows and participate in this ancient rite.)

The diocese will provide vials of holy oil. It will not be necessary to bring your own container. Please dispose of old oils appropriately. Vestments and color are those worn at your ordination. The liturgy will begin at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be offered following the liturgy for clergy and spouses. So that sufficient plans can be made, please confirm your attendance (along with any dietary restrictions) by contacting Frank Ballard at the Diocesan House, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (803) 771-7800, ext. 106, no later than March 27, 2017.

Please note that, while parking meters will not be bagged, the City of Columbia has assured us that any tickets you might receive on cars parked within a 3-block radius of the cathedral from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM will be forgiven. They should be given to a member of the Diocesan House staff the day of the event. Clergy are encouraged to carpool.

  • Bishop Waldo Calls to Order
  • Bishop Greg Rickel on Stewardship
  • Leadership Day
  • Dean Timothy Jones of Trinity Cathedral
  • The Rev. Dr. James Farwell
  • Ms. Terri Mathes
  • Closing Plenary Before Evensong
  • Bill Hunter of the Advent Shoppe
  • Christ Church Before Evensong
  • Gravatt Booth
  • Thompson Booth
  • Canterbury Booth
  • Sewanee Booth
  • Business Day
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