Daily Archives: December 25, 2012

2012 Christmas carol

The tune is KENNETH in honor of my dear and delightful friend Ken Rodgers, a colleague from KU days, a fellow traveler, a companion and compatriot.

Ken chose the text.


At 12.55 a.m., I am just in from the third church service of the evening, this one two hours long.  The thurible was on fire at one point, and my aisle-walking mate tripped down the steps, but otherwise all went well.

I’m now retiring with a glass of bubbly to listen to ‘This Christmastide’ and Lauridsen’s ‘O magnum mysterium’ from the Brompton Oratory.  That will take me to sleep on this holy night.