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Jul 4, 2013
The Permanent Diaconate: A Pastoral Letter
Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Diocese of Victoria,
Those who serve well as Deacons gain good standing and much confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus…(they) must hold fast to the mystery of faith with a clear conscience.
~ 1 Timothy 3:9
The Pastoral Epistles of St. Paul are not only of great historical interest in relation to the Early Church, but like all Scripture, they reveal the Word of the Holy Spirit in which we can hear the voice of the Lord himself and perceive his abiding presence in the Church. These short and perceptive letters, addressed to Timothy and Titus, two of St. Paul’s disciples and close collaborators, reveal to us not only the inner life of the first generation Church but connect us to the Church as it is lived today in the Third Millennium.
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