The Bishop's Letters
Articles from March 2011
As I sit here on Saturday night, gazing at the large moon, I am aware of a cacophony of feelings: love for Jesus as I go through Lent with him; prayers for those suffering in Japan; concern for allied troops dealing with Libya and American troops in harm's way around the globe; excitement about the ADV Constitutional Convention coming up in May; deep regard for our eight parishes going to Court in April to defend properties. It's all swimming around in my head and heart as I speak to and listen to our Lord. Been there?
I love the anticipation that is a part of Lent as we all prepare for the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord. It seems fitting to me that as we prepare to celebrate this tremendous event, we can also be praying about the birth of our new diocese. Please join me in that prayer!
At the upcoming May 20 Constitutional Convention, the ADV also will be celebrating the four years we have been led by our beloved Contact Bishop, The Rt. Rev. David J. Bena. Bishop Bena has held a fond place in each of our ADV member parishes’ hearts, and we will sorely miss his dynamic leadership, pastoral guidance, wisdom and quick wit. However, we also celebrate with him as he moves into this next season of his life. And, his life outside of being a Bishop is a full one indeed!