“On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover Lamb.” This is how Mark begins the Passion Narrative of Jesus the Messiah (Christ).
The Parable of the Vine and the Branches is part of John’s meditation on the Last Supper, chapters 13-17. The parable opens with these words, “I am the true vine.”
The parable of the Good Shepherd. Crucial to understanding what John is teaching by this parable is Ezekiel 34. The bulk of Ezekiel’s ministry took place between 593 and 586 B.C., not in Jerusalem but in Babylon with his exiled people.
Not exactly retired, but listed as such on paper, Deacon George Munie still “helps out” as he can, especially when people request his ministry at St. Pancratius in Fayetteville.
“Relying on the help of the Lord God and our Savior Jesus Christ, we choose these, our brothers, for the Order of the Diaconate.” With those words, Bishop Edward K. Braxton begins the ordination rite.