Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Name Day

Today is my name day, the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel.

My parents could not have a child. They decided to adopt, and Fr. Holliday (of St. Matthias' Episcopal Church in Athens) told them to ask for the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel to get the right baby. So they did, and very soon received news that I was available for adoption. I was baptized on Easter afternoon, and they named me Michael in thanksgiving.

I have always felt a special responsibility to fight for God's truth and love because of that.

Interestingly, I was born on St. Matthias' Day, who was the patron saint of my home parish.

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