Me - I'm Malcolm French, the Anglican priest.
She - No. Anglicans have ministers, not priests.
Me - I'm Malcolm French, and I'm the Anglican priest.
She - Catholics have priests. Anglicans have ministers.
Me (choking back an entire history lesson about the English reformation and the catholicity of Anglicanism) - I was there. The archbishop put his hands on my head and I distinctly heard him say "priest." Would you please just tell Norm I'm here?
Sunday, November 15, 2009
. . . in grateful thanksgiving for the many benefits received at his hand . . .
This Monday is the feast of St. Margaret of Scotland.
When I was a young priest (yes, I was once a young priest) I was at the local high school to see the principal. The secretary asked who she might say was calling. The conversation went something like this:
I still remember it distinctly. It was on the feast of St. Margaret of Scotland 1984 at All Saints Church in Oxbow SK.
The picture is a stained glass window from St. Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh. The image is taken from the official website of the Scottish Episcopal Church.