Monday, April 9, 2012

episcopalians...the NICE catholics

okay, so my grandson (yes, i'm a grandmother) was baptized on saturday, april 7, 2012.

although his mom was raised roman catholic, she became disillusioned with the church when he was a baby and she wanted to get him baptised. she and his father were not married. the priest gave her what-for about it, her parents divorce, and just pretty much berated her, us, her family and anyone else he could throw in.

fast forward (too fast) to 2012. she's met a nice guy and they plan to be married. nice guy is episcopalian. the episcopalian church baptised my grandson!!

me and my boo (you know him) attended, of course, along with his auntie (who is also his godmother), his dad, nice guy and nice guy's mom. nice guy's dad had to work. :-(

the baptism was part of the evening easter saturday service. it was a lovely service at st. peter's episcopal church on hudson road in greenville, sc. but what was even MORE impressive was the kindness and niceness of the parishioners and the deacon and priest. they seemed genuinely...NICE. they introduced themselves, they smiled, they asked about us, they included us in conversation.

the service was very similar to a roman catholic service, but the atmosphere seemed much more inclusive than exclusionary, which is how i've felt when visiting catholic church lately.

so, another exciting addition to the list of 50@50. attending an episcopalian church service. liking it was the bonus!!

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