My Friend, Bishop Choby

“You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 5:6

 Melchizedek was that mysterious priest who first appears in the 14th chapter of Genesis, when he brings out bread and wine and blesses Abram. He is again recalled in Psalm 110’s description of the victorious Messiah who would be called as high priest, not because he was born into the tribe of Levi but rather as one called by God to offer sacrifices and mediate between God and […]

2017-10-13T15:52:08+00:00June 12th, 2017|Archbishop's Blog|

The Leaping Water of Pentecost

“This is a new kind of water, a living, leaping water, welling up for those who are worthy….Like a dry tree which puts forth shoots when watered, the soul bears the fruit of holiness when repentance has make it worthy of receiving the Holy Spirit.” Cyril of Jerusalem (d. 386)

While we usually see water as an element that is separate from us and that we use, as in the pouring or submersion at baptism, Saint Cyril speaks of water leaping […]

2017-10-13T15:52:08+00:00June 9th, 2017|Archbishop's Blog|

Rest in Peace, Bishop David R. Choby

The Most Reverend David R. Choby, Bishop of Nashville died last evening.  Bishop Choby was not only a brother priest but a dear friend for the last 18 years, especially during the almost 12 years during which he served as the 11th bishop of Nashville.

choby_bish-pgeHis engaging style, his keen intellect, especially in matters related to canon law, and most of all his warm personality will be greatly missed. Bishop Choby was […]

2017-10-13T15:52:08+00:00June 4th, 2017|Archbishop's Blog|