January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King jr

Although the feast of Martin Luther King jr falls on the day of his "heavenly birthday" — that is, the day of his death — it seems that the people of God are choosing to follow the secular practice, and many churches observe him on his birthday, January 15, or the Monday designated as a holiday. This morning, the parishes of the Bronx gathered at Church of the Mediator and celebrated the life and ministry of Dr King, with a fine sermon by Archdeacon Parnell, and the opportunity for Bishop Coadjutor-Elect Dietsche to celebrate. It was an uplifting and joyous celebration, and the offering will support the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Bronx Council.

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG
ikon by TSH


Joe Rawls said...

April 4 often falls during Holy Week or Easter Week, when commemorations of saints are (supposedly) deleted.

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG said...

Thanks, Joe. That may help to explain the focus on the January date, too. A good reminder.

JCF said...

Another beautiful ikon you wrote, Tobias.

Memory eternal.