This Sunday is the Nation’s observance of Mother’s Day, and therefore it is perhaps fitting and timely to look to our patron saint, Mary, mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, for guidance and inspiration now that we are about to enter a new era under the leadership of a new rector.
In the course of Church history much has grown up around the persona of Mary theologically, dogmatically, and in terms of veneration. The New Testament records Mary’s presence approximately a dozen times; and she is one of two persons mentioned by name in the Nicene Creed. Throughout all these events and circumstances, she remained true to her “call” that God’s love would prevail. She was never shaken in her faith. And this sense of purpose as