Sunday, April 22, 2012
St. Thomas Sunday, or naming our firstborn
The priest who along with 6 other men in the 1960's and 70's embarked on a journey to discover the true church of the apostles. The man who led my in-laws and countless others into the Orthodox faith in the 1980's. The man Metropolitan PHILIP told, "welcome home", when he and others went to the archdiocese to ask to be received into Orthodoxy. The man responsible for giving my family the nudge when we were standing at the brink of Orthodoxy but not quite able to step in. After telling Fr. Gordon Thomas Walker the news of the arrival of our healthy (not so) little boy, my husband leaned over and informed me that our son had been born on Fr. Gordon's birthday. It was at that moment that I gave in, realized Thomas was the name our son was meant to carry. So, happy birthday and feast day to Fr. Gordon who celebrated his 80th birthday, and happy feast day to my son, who turned 13 on Thursday! I am officially a mom of a teenager. I am not sure how I feel about that yet. But I love the name Thomas.