Saturday night, 5:00 Mass at St.Patrick Michael and Jack were altar servers. When we arrived, the power was out. Total blackout. As the sun set while we were inside, the light from the stained glass windows disappeared and it got more dark. Father announced you could use cell phones in church to use your flashlight. With no electricity there was no organ but a harpsichord played What Child is this?/Greensleeves tune and for the recessional everyone sang Joy to the World as the cantor started the well known hymn, acapella.
A true candlelight mass. It was actually quite beautiful.
Erika said to me,” You just said you wanted to watch that show, where people re-enacted the 1800s.”
Photographed March 27, 2019 at the Glass Exhibit in Heinz History Center Pittsburgh PA
The Pittsburgh Stained Glass Studio, mentioned in the exhibit panel at the History Center, was established in 1909
“As the craftsman selects the pieces of colored glass and puts them together in various combinations, he becomes more and more fascinated by the infinite variety of effects to be obtained, and to have a profound love and respect for the material that makes this possible.”
–Howard G. Wilbert 1891-1966
Reverend Father Dave Urban
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese
St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church California Avenue