I was part of the choir at the consecration on Saturday afternoon; we premiered a new choral setting (by South Dakota composer Steven Yarbrough) of a text attributed to St. Dimitri of Rostov.
I post this text here in celebration of our new Bishop, The Right Reverend +John Tarrant, and our future in Christian ministry in the Diocese of South Dakota:
Come, my Light, and illumine my darkness.More about our new Bishop:
Come, my Life, and revive me from death.
Come, my Physician, and heal my wounds.
Come, Flame of divine love, and consume my sins,
Kindling my heart with the flame of Thy love.
Come, my King, enter my heart and reign there,
For Thou art my salvation.
- Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 10/25/2009: New Episcopal bishop focusing on mission, people
- Information about the election and Bp. +John is available on the Diocese of South Dakota website.