Sunday, October 23, 2011

One year Anniversary of being Ordained a Subdeacon

Tomorrow, October 24 is my 1 year anniversary of becoming ordained as a subdeacon.  It has been a very interesting first year.  Getting used to my new role at church and in life.  While, the subdeaconate is a minor order, it remains a calling from God and an invitation to be transformed.  Some of the changes have been subtle, others very profound.  The call from God is irrevokable.

I have had some doubts over the past year, but they were fleeting.  I ask God to keep me in touch with my own continuous improvement path as I care for my family, the clients I serve as a rehabilitation counselor and God's people and his church.  I am truely grateful.  Pray for me.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church worldwide has been visiting the United States since October 1, 2011.  As an American born, English/Scottish descent Maronite, I have found myself in awe of this visit. I am sad I could not get the time away from work to meet him, but many of my fellow Maronites have had the great privledge of meeting him and attending a Divine Liturgy he celebrated.  I can only hope his leadership can bring peace to the middle east which will help other Christians there as well.  May the Lord Bless his leadership and efforts at peace in the middle east, so all can live again without the danger of an unjust war.