The Ordination Of Father Jacob-Matthew

by Pavel Chichikov

I’ve never seen more happiness

Than on the face of one ordained

To be a Roman Catholic priest:

Jacob-Matthew was his name

Strange, to be a servant only

Not a master, neither wealthy,

Yet a face of light he was,

Servant from the Mountain, Moses

Strange to be though not a father

Leader of the lambs and ewes,

Also as the Master’s brother

Worthy to untie His shoes

(See Pavel's new book, Mysteries and Stations, here.)

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