This past Sunday, the Orthodox community living in Ames celebrated their first divine liturgy in our little rural parish of Sts. Peter and Paul. Peter, one of the original 12 called by our Lord near the Sea of Galilee and Paul, a reluctant convert to the faith who eventually became one of (if not THE) best evangelizers in the earliest church both serve as the basis for the church in Rome and many other church's along the way. We pray that our association with this venerated tradition will strengthen unity among the followers of Christ.
If Paul and Peter can come together after a few differences in their ministry, let's pray that this story about our Holy Father pope Benedict will also prove to unite the lungs of Christianity into the one true church.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
My class is over. I just spent a few days on rest and now I'm back. I think the best way for me to celebrate being back is to take my ordinary day off tomorrow. I'm hoping to go for a nice bike ride tomorrow morning out to my little country parish just to see if I can do it. I don't know what I'll do if I can't. But, hopefully you'll be reading more posts including better homilies.