Catholic Church - 1559 Roxbury Road, Columbus, Ohio

  • Blessed Nicholas of Pskov, fool for Christ (1576)
    by [email protected] (Jerome Atherholt and Ancient Faith Radio) on February 28, 2020 at 6:01 am

    "A rare fearlessness is a characteristic of fools for Christ. Blessed Nicholas ran through the streets of Pskov, pretending madness, rebuking people for their secret sins and foretelling what would happen to them. When Tsar Ivan the Terrible entered Pskov, the whole town was in fear and dread of the terrible Tsar... The Tsar, learning about this blessed man, who and what he was, visited him in his tiny room. [Ivan was a great lover of external piety.] It was the first week of the Great Fast. Hearing that the Tsar was coming to visit him, Nicholas found a piece of raw meat and, when the Tsar entered his cell, Nicholas bowed and offered the meat to the Tsar. 'Eat, little Ivan, eat!' The terrible Tsar answered him furiously: 'I am a Christian, and do not eat meat in the Fast.' Then the man of God retorted, 'You do that and worse; you feed on men's flesh and blood, forgetting not only the Fast but God as well.' This lecture entered deeply into the heart of Tsar Ivan, and he immediately left Pskov in shame, having intended to wreak great slaughter there." (Prologue)



Mass Times

Masses:

Sunday: 8:30am & 11:00am
Saturday: 5:00pm
Monday - Friday: 8:00am
Holydays - 8:00am & 7:00pm
Saturday after First Friday - 8:00am

Confessions:

Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Other times by appointment

Contact

Address:

1559 Roxbury Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212

Telephone:

Voice: 614-488-2428
Fax: 614-488-0507

Social Media:

YouTube: OLVColumbus
Email: [email protected]

Parish Staff

Pastoral:

Father William Metzger, Pastor
Monsignor Anthony Missimi, (Retired)

Deacons:

Rob Joseph
Richard Baumann, (Retired)

Church Secretary:

Terrie Harlor, 614-488-2428
Office Hours 9:00am - 2:00pm (M-F)