Wednesday, September 16, 2009
One of my first Internet publications in the mid 90's was about the challenge of my eye injury and how I viewed religion and spirituality. I re-published these original stories on this blog. I think my feelings about religion and spirituality being a personal private affair is changing. How will anyone know how wonderful my faith has supported me over the years unless I tell them. I have begun my studies for the Subdiaconate formation process and have learned much about the early church around Antioch and Edesa. The arguments between faithful about the nature of Christ demonstrate that if the early believers kept their thoughts to them selves they would have never sorted out what they believed to be the truth about the Divine. Now, as I begin this journey to learn the teachings of the one first church and how the divisions were created over time I pray that I will see a possible unity among all the faithfull.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Down to Brooklyn and back in one day. Met with Bishop Gregory and Chorbishop Michael Thomas. I am now offcially a candiate for Subdeacon in the Maronite Rite. With some studying and prayer I hope to be ordained in the near future.