One young man came into this country with a dream of finding a new home. He went to a university with great expectation. It wasn't easy serving a very small, yet distinguished parish to Cantor with the priest on Sunday's, Holy days, and especially during Holy Week. His demeanor was always polite and he has always displayed an enduring spirit.
His lot was of trials and tribulations. He said his first Liturgy as a Father-Deacon yesterday along with the pastor, Father Peter. A party was given in his and his new bride's honor in the church hall. As any parent will tell you, letting go is difficult, and as a parish we now have to let him go to serve the Lord in Chicago.
The torch has been passed, and greater work is his to do. We will miss them and wish both of them all the best. It was no mistake that he was sent among parishioners who have worshiped at St. Michael's Church for at least a part of eighty-five years, because both have one thing in common, struggle. Like us, he will fall down and get up again, and learn that word which is common to all "trust in the Lord."
God will supply all his need according to "His" plan and purpose. And I believe he has his work cut out for him. So Father-Deacon Vasile and Anda be happy and God speed. Your dreams are being realized, the one's you've worked for all your life. Axios and Many Years.
Imagine being the Arch-Bishop's Deacon? What a special honor and what a special dream come true, only in America. Who would have thought it?
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