Thursday, October 12, 2006

Congratulations are in Order!

Abuna Don, Hammer of HereticsCongratulations to Abuna Don Sawyer of Our Lady’s Maronite Catholic Church, on being granted the rank of Periodeut with the title of Monsignor. I cannot imagine a more worthy candidate.

I confess. I had no idea what “Periodeut” meant, and could not find a web definition, so I had to ask. Apparently it is the rank given to one who can be dispatched by the Bishop to speak and act with his authority. (Someone please correct me if I phrased that poorly.) I believe the English equivalent would be “Enforcer.”

From now on, I encourage all parishioners and friends of Our Lady’s to address Abuna Don as “Hammer.”