Saturday, June 25, 2005

I have a new favorite saint

St. Vladimir Pryjma

Today is his feast in our church. He was a cantor, and while out on a sick call with his pastor, was tortured and killed by the Soviets in 1941 along with St. Nicholas Konrad, his priest.

There are two neat things about St. Vladimir: 1) he's a cantor saint, which is good, since I am also a cantor. 2) Cantors used to go on sick-calls with the pastor! That's very neat. It would be great for the priest in the nursing home to be able to chant "Let us pray to the Lord" and have someone respond in song with "Lord have mercy."

So, Father, I'll come on sick calls if you want me to.

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