Jesus Christ’s suffering is our model, and the example we must follow. … We can expect no eternal happiness, unless we endeavour to become like him. He is our head, we are his members.… Under a head crowned with thorns, says St. Bernard, shall we be sensual and delicate members? what monstrous absurdity what horrible ingratitude. … Religion will only serve for my condemnation if I refuse to conform my conduct to that of Jesus Christ: If I refuse to suffer: If I complain of sufferings: If I murmur at the various incidents of life: If I become rebellious at infirmities, and poverty; at injustice and vexation on the part of creatures; at the miseries of life: in a word, at whatever God permits or ordains for my salvation. Here ask of your divine Savior, grace and strength to say to him with sincerity and courageous fortitude; “Jesus, into thy hands I commit myself, without reserve; Lord I am resigned to all things. … ”
ORDINATION MAY 30th
The Patriarch and Chief Apostle have received letters requesting the Ordination of eight Ordinands. Approval has been granted to the Archbishop and Presiding Prelate to move forward on the approved date. The candidates were vetted, interviewed and approved to take the step to the Priesthood. During the next six weeks, the candidates will undergo training and the successful candidates will move to the ordination level. We pray well for everyone involved and may Almighty God bless us.