Wednesday, March 25, 2020

NOTES, 25 MARCH 2020,

with update

Greetings, dear reader, as we continue our journey through this night of crisis. None of us wanted to be here, but here we are. This is our moment in life.

The news about Bishop Steve Wood is not good. On yesterday, the Facebook page of the Diocese of the Carolinas had this posting:

Bp Wood has been in ICU on a ventilator since last Friday. This is his sixth day there. It appears to me as if he is fighting for his life. Let us all lift him and his family up in our prayers.

Keep checking back to this Facebook page for updates ( ). You can also get updates from St. Andrew's Church. Go to their website and sign up for their weekly email newsletter.

On another note, the City of Charleston has ordered inhabitants to "stay at home" except for trips to get groceries, medical necessities, and to get exercise. However, many businesses have been exempted from the new regulations. Find an article about this here . Charleston is the first city in the United States to make this order.

The 2020 Lambeth Conference has also fallen victim to the coronavirus. The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced that the Conference will not be held this year as had been planned. It has been moved to 2021; and the exact dates will be announced later. Find an article about this here .

Finally, we know things are really getting bad when Waffle House starts to close. It's code red. Find an article about this here .

We are descending ever more into the darkness. The virus is spreading quickly. As of yesterday, SC was up to 342 cases and Al up to 242. In the south, Louisiana is exploding. As we journey onward keep up the faith and courage and I will do the same. Peace.


Update, 11:15 a.m.

St. Andrew's Church issued a statement this morning, 25 March by email. It includes this:

"Today Steve's physicians and nurses have communicated that he is stable and slightly improved compared to yesterday."

Newspapers in England are reporting that Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus. Find a report here .