I am deeply moved by this article by Deacon Jim of the Polish National Catholic Church who has a fine and spiritually-inspiring blog, Deacon’s Blog. Last July, the PNCC prepared to consecrate Father Roald Flemstad as the first Bishop of the Nordic Catholic Church. Deacon Jim wrote this: In solidarity with the people of Norway.
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I kveld gråter vi med dem som gråter. — We weep with those who weep.
In these days of sorrow we stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Norway, and all members of the Nordic Catholic Church. Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you.
This coming Monday, the Feast of St. James the Greater, Apostle, I will stand with the Very Rev. Roald Flemstad on the occasion of his consecration as bishop in our Lord and Savior’s Holy Catholic Church. The gift once given to the then Rev. Franciszek Hodur, so as to organize the Holy Polish National Catholic Church, is to be passed on to the Holy Nordic Catholic Church. I will stand with them and by my mere presence will offer support and prayer for them, and all the people of Norway.
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What a beautiful message that is so full of the love of Christ! Now we understand why Bishop Flemestad now prepares to come to the help of Christians in England, Germany, France and yet other countries.
Ego enim accepi a Domino quod et tradidi vobis.