Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Start of Term

All back now to the seminary to begin the new term. I have to confess to being a little scared because it's an especially important time for two of us because the fifth year are currently being assessed as to whether or not we should be ordained as deacons in the summer. Please do pray for us!

We've already started our course on the more practical side of what it means to be a deacon. The course includes thinking about the nature of the promises the candidate makes at Ordination (which includes 1. respect and obedience to the Bishop, 2. celibacy, 3. to pray the Divine Office and develop a suitable life of prayer). Today we focused on the deacon being configured, through the Sacrament of Orders, to the person of Christ the Servant.

2 comments:

Tony said...

It sounds exciting to me. I know I'm a fine one to talk (!) but don't be scared: be joyous. All that momentum you've gathered up over the past five years is beginning to come to fruition... How exciting! "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord" - God bless you both.

Paul said...

Have faith, trust in the Lord and all will be well. I have NO doubt of your suitability for the diaconate.