Monday, June 25, 2012

An Eastern Orthodox Priest Delivers Homily For Agnostic Son that Committed Suicide

Father Alvin F. Kimel, Jr. was sort of religious blog sensation with his old blog Pontifications in his little corner of the Internet. The comment section was gold , and in the "battle " over Father Kimel had some very good discourse between Catholics, Anglicans, Eastern Orthodox , and some Reformed.

Father Kimel left the Epsicopal Church and became a Catholic Priest. It appears his discernment was not over and became finally an Eastern Orthodox.

So needless to say many people in many Churches and Faith communities  were very sadden to hear that his son killed himself.  Father Kimel interacted and touched a  good many people.

Father Kimel gave the the homily at his son's funeral and because of his son's lack of belief a difficult  situation was made much harder. But I  have to say this homily is a testament to Father Kimel for the honesty of the homily , and the Christian hope he has for his son. It is quite a read. The text is here.

3 comments:

The Underground Pewster said...

Wow

James H said...

That was a powerful homily for sure

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