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Anselm Macias
I am the father of four. We lost our second covenant child at eight weeks to miscarriage. To honor his memory and preserve the dignity of his short life, we named him Anselm and committed him to a Christian burial on Saturday, April 25, 2015. His namesake St. Anselm gives us comfort in his words: "For I do not seek...
Victor Schreffler Assumpta Macias
As I was working on another project, I was scrolling through photographs hidden in the deep recesses of my Macbook's hard drive and stumbled upon this snapshot of Father Victor holding my daughter Assumpta post-baptismal service. Assumpta Marie was baptized into the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church on Palm Sunday 2016 at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church in Davis,...
St. Basil the Great
Our son Basil (short "a") was born on August 28, 2017 and his name immediately generated conversations. He is named after St. Basil the Great. This was inspired by a lecture on St. Basil by Dr. George Grant of Parish Presbyterian Church. George Grant has left an indelible mark on my thinking and on my family. Dr. Grant's exuberant way of...
Basil Alexander Macías was born Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 6:30 AM. He weighs 7 lbs, 4 oz. and is 19.5 inches long. His namesake is St. Basil the Great - Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia (4th Century). St. Basil was another crucial figure in defending the Church from Arianism and allied the Alexandrian Bishop St. Athanasius (the namesake of...
May God the Son, who sanctified a home at Nazareth, fill you with love. Amen. "Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who settest the solitary in families: We commend to thy continual care the homes in which thy people dwell. Put far from them, we beseech thee, every root of bitterness, the desire of vainglory, and the pride of life. Fill them with faith, virtue,...