Pentecost Eve

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Human dating of even the most epochal events is imprecise and subjective. For centuries of time we have announced to the world that the Birth of Christ occurred between four to seven years “Before Christ.”

The official 2,000 year date marking Christianity’s entrance into its third millennium was not the moment when a new epoch dawned. It began with Pope John XXIII announced that the Holy Spirit inspired him to convene an Ecumenical Council. This surprise event cost many people – especially the American Church – unaware and unready for anything new to happen within the Church. This work is a personal quest to revisit and examine that historical moment of enforced awakening.

Father Richard Shaw, of the diocese of Albany NY, has spent the greater part of his priestly life ministering to the imprisoned. He has served in many parishes of the Albany Diocese, has a Doctorate in Criminal Justice and has taught at Maria College and Siena College. He has written several books including two biographies of New York Bishops, a fairly sleazy novel, and a historical study of United States’ prison chaplaincy. He is currently chaplain at a New York State maximum security prison.

A good place for him.


*This book is in new, unread condition but however it may have scuffing or age marks on the jacket.*

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