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.
“There are no words-no words at all to express the profound grief that you are experiencing in the face of the death of your beloved husband, dear father, and cherished relative,” Bishop Edward K. Braxton wrote on the death of Russell Peterson.