Friday, April 12, 2013

It started as an idea.  Then after an extensive review, it was included in the Strategic Plan.  Then after several further years of deliberation, a date was set and the idea was going to be realized.

The idea was simple: everyone knows that the Episcopal Church can do 'Nine Lessons and Carols' really well; however, we are less good at letting everyone know that if you prefer more contemporary rock music, then that is OK as well.  So with the support of Dr. Lisa Kimball, we are witnessing to the priority of ministries that reach and connect with young adults in a day of fun, fellowship, and music.

So today, the stage will be set up.  The Grove will be transformed.  Tents will be erected.  And tomorrow, we are expecting 1,600 guests on the campus.  A hundred volunteers have come forward.  It will be ecumenical; it will be different; it will be fun.  The day will begin with Quidditch down on Trotter Bowl and the music will start on the main stage at noon.  The music will then go through the day until 10pm at night.

On Monday, I will list all those who are making this event possible (and the list is long).  But for now, this is the eve before the largest event that Virginia Theological Seminary has ever hosted.

The Very Rev Ian Markham
Dean and President