Monday, June 30, 2003

A burden and a responsibility

In and in union with the whole Church, and with Peter, being a bishop and holding the office of metropolitan is not an award or an honor; it is a burden and a great and sacred responsibility. As a remembrance of that (as if that were forgetable!) metropolitans wear a vestment called a pallium, a symbolic yoke, given to them on the feast of SS. Peter and Paul by the one who holds the Petrine office. Our archbishop received his pallium yesterday:

May the Lord continue to bless and uphold him, and +Richard and +Rembert, and all the bishops, and also all of us.

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