One year Anniversary of being Ordained a Subdeacon

Tomorrow, October 24 is my 1 year anniversary of becoming ordained as a subdeacon.  It has been a very interesting first year.  Getting used to my new role at church and in life.  While, the subdeaconate is a minor order, it remains a calling from God and an invitation to be transformed.  Some of the changes have been subtle, others very profound.  The call from God is irrevokable.

I have had some doubts over the past year, but they were fleeting.  I ask God to keep me in touch with my own continuous improvement path as I care for my family, the clients I serve as a rehabilitation counselor and God’s people and his church.  I am truely grateful.  Pray for me.

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Subdeacon Steve Crate

Raised in Trinitarian/Presbyterian/Quaker tradition, Steve converted to Maronite Catholic in 1978 when his first son was Baptised and Christened. Both faiths have a Trinitarian basis for explaining God and so fit with his lifetime faith. Steve also had developed a Contemplative Prayer practice which has monastic historical basis and is the foundation of the Maronite Church from St Maron forward. He was ordained a Lector, Cantor and Subdeacon in the Maronite Catholic Church on October 24, 2010. He continues to serve in a voluntary ministry at St Joseph Maronite Catholic Church in Waterville Maine. Steve is a retired Rehabilitation Counselor, teacher and writer. Steve recently was hired as part time Spiritual Care Coordinator at Northern Light Inland Hospital in Waterville.

2 thoughts on “One year Anniversary of being Ordained a Subdeacon”

  1. Very nicely done Stephen! Listened all the way to the end. I tend to skip things that are not in print so that is a compliment!Enjoyed meeting you in D.C. Sorry I could not stay for the retreat but look forward to the next time.

  2. Thanks Doc… enjoyed meeting you as well. Hope our paths cross again and wish you the best in your discernment. I also wanted to thank you for the information you gave me regarding other possibilities for my vision. It was very encouraging.

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