Station 5: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross
Today’s reflection on Station 5 – Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross – comes from the Rev. Deacon Paula Ott. The daughter of a Syrian immigrant and a first-generation German American, Paula was raised in a Jewish household in the Reformed tradition. She was baptized into the Christian faith in 1979, becoming an Episcopalian in 1982. In response to God’s call to her, she was ordained as a vocational deacon in the Diocese of Lexington in June of 2010. Paula currently serves as a deacon at Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, Kentucky, and St. Peter’s Church in Paris, Kentucky.
Her ministries include outreach, working with youth and pastoral care. She has worked with immigrants to help them develop a clearer understanding of public school systems. She cares for her two granddaughters and serves as a chaplain for her city’s fire department.
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