Bishop expected to celebrate liturgy at hospital

December 26, 1993|By Staff Report

Bishop P. Francis Murphy, auxiliary bishop of the Baltimore Roman Catholic Archidiocese and the western vicar, was to celebrate a Christmas liturgy yesterday with the residents, staff and the Rev. Stanley Janaites, chaplain, of Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville.

In his preaching, Bishop Murphy proclaimed this feast to be "the first christmas lived anew in our world and in our hearts."

"We are joined in this feast of the Incarnation with our brothers and sisters in Christian churches across the land and around the world," he said in prepared remarks, acknowledging the ecumenical and interfaith dimensions of the season.

"We are also mindful of the rich heritage of our Jewish sisters and brothers who have just completed their Hanukkah celebrations. Together, we join in a common task to heal this world and renew the face of the Earth.

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