The ordination of Father Clyde Martin Harvey, on July 29, at the Spice Basket Theatre, was such a rich experience, that perhaps had I been a painter, I would paint a picture of many colours; had I been a poet, I would write several, varying poems.
The theatre, amazingly transformed to the Cathedral, and filled to capacity was pregnant with anticipation. People of all ages, and every walk of life, from everywhere in the diocese, and beyond were gathered to witness the ordination – of course “Trinis” were well represented. It was quite reassuring to see a sizeable showing of the youth – an indication of a hopeful future.
At one point I heard a “whir” that seemed infectious, and I wondered why. The sanctuary revealed the answer; Bishop Emeritus Sydney Charles was wheeled in. The congregation got to its feet and led by the choir, burst forth in appreciation and love for him. A glance around revealed the poignancy of the moment – several were tearful.