From the Pastor's Desk

Weekly thoughts and announcements from our Pastor, Fr. Tom Lewandowski.

Prayer of Eusebius!

Eusebius was a Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine in the year 314 AD.  Even today the words take on special meaning.

May I be no man’s enemy, and may I be the friend of that which is eternal  and abides.  May I never quarrel with those nearest me: and if I do, may I be reconciled quickly.  May I love, seek, and attain only that which is good.  May I wish for everyone’s happiness and envy none.  May I never rejoice in the ill-fortune of one who has wronged me.  When I have done or said what is wrong, may I never wait for the rebuke of others, but always rebuke myself until  I make amends. May I win no victory that harms either me or my opponent. May I reconcile friends who are angry with one another.  May I never fail a friend who is in danger.  When visiting those in grief may I be able by gentle and healing words to soften their pain.  May I respect myself.  May I always keep tame that which rages within me.  May I accustom myself to be gentle, and never be angry with people because of circumstances,  May I never discuss who is wicked and what wicked things they have done, but know good people and follow in their footsteps.