Thursday, October 14, 2010
Sunday afternoon I participated in the commissioning of a Navy Chaplain aboard the USS Constitution in Boston harbor. As the LTJG's mentor it has been a satisfying culmination of helping in the preparation of a seminarian for military service. The chaplaincy is a unique institutional ministry, unlike traditional parish work in many ways. There are unique challenges and opportunities with the military lifestyle. As a retired chaplain, after 25 years I departed the Army with fond memories and no regrets. I wish the same for this young Navy Chaplain.