Author Archives: Fr Aidan Kimel

Ezekiel Sees the Risen Jesus!

And above the firmament over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire; and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness as it were of a human form. And upward from what … Continue reading

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“But now the Holy Spirit was manifested to all in His own Person through the tongues of fire”

When the fiftieth day after the Resurrection had come, the day we now commemorate, all the disciples were gathered with one accord in the upper room, each having also gathered together his thoughts (for they were devoting themselves intently to … Continue reading

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“Something is over. In the deepest levels of my existence something is finished, done. My life is divided into before and after”

The world looks different now. The pinks have become purple, the yellows brown. Mountains now wear crosses on their slopes. … Something is over. In the deepest levels of my existence something is finished, done. My life is divided into … Continue reading

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“Death has picked him out, not love. Death has made him special”

Was he special? Did I love him more—more than his sister and brothers? When they see my tears, do they think I loved him more? I visualize the appallingly cruel choice with which Hitler’s henchmen faced Jewish parents: select one … Continue reading

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“What is it that makes the death of a child so indescribably painful?”

What is it that makes the death of a child so indescribably painful? I buried my father and that was hard. But nothing at all like this. One expects to bury one’s parents; one doesn’t expect–not in our day and … Continue reading

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Funeral Homily for Aaron Edward Kimel

Delivered by his father 22 June 2012 In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Introduction Not once have I ever entertained the possibility that I would ever find myself in this moment, preaching … Continue reading

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Wolfhart Pannenberg: The Most Interesting Theologian in the World

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