Sunday, January 01, 2006

Holy New Year!

No, it's not the Boy Wonder's new catch phrase. Stay with me; I'll 'splain. But first, these messages...

If you're ever in Louisville, KY, I recommend stopping by St. Michael's (the link is a few posts below). A thriving parish with folks of all ages and from all walks of life. Very multi-ethnic, and the priest is no-nonsense when it comes to doing what the Church is called to do: to guide and direct our lives, and to save our souls (NOT to be an infrequently-attended social club, which is something he slammed several times in his homily today).

He also wished us a HOLY New Year, as opposed to a HAPPY New Year, for, "If you are holy, you will be happy." So Holy New Year to all of you; may Christ our God Who was circumcised on the eighth day bless you, through the holy prayers of His servant Basil the Great, whom we commemorate today.

5 comments:

Ian said...

And a Holy New Year to you and your loved ones.

Philippa said...

Amen! Amen! And Amen!

Holy New Year to you and yours.

I love when the content of homilies get to slamming things. Awesome!

Mimi said...

Holy New Year to you and yours, I love that thought!

Paige said...

Philippa, you should move to Louisville. Fr. Alexander is almost always slamming something. I agree, it's a great parish.

Christine Eliseev said...

Very appropriate - Holy New Year to you too! (and by coincidence, I drove through Louisville, KY earlier today on my 'road trip' from Dallas to Miamisburg, Ohio)