‘Protestant Pat’

[prot-uh-stuhnt or, for 6, pruh-tes-tuhnt]
any Western Christian who is not an adherent of a Catholic, Anglican, or Eastern Church.
belonging or pertaining to Protestants or their religion.
( lowercase ) protesting.

The boy’s name Patrick \p(a)-tri-ck, pat-rick\ is pronounced PAT-rik. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Patrick is “patrician, noble”. The Latin original, Patricius, was a title. The Romans once were divided socially and politically into plebeians (commoners) and patricians (aristocrats). The famous Saint Patrick, patron of Ireland (fourth and fifth century) whose feast day is on March 17, has given the name its Irish associations. The name spread outside of Ireland in the 18th century. Padric and Padraic are Irish variants; Patric is French; Patricio is Spanish and Portuguese.

I am aware of the possibly odious implications of a nickname such as ‘Protestant Pat’. Particularly with ‘Protestant’ part, rather than ‘Pat’, it seems to take the micky out of  a serious blow against Roman Catholicism and thus neglecting the valiant efforts for ecumenicism around the world. But instead, I would hope that you find this blog as an honest reflection of a man who has come to know Jesus… and is now asking ‘What next?’.

If you do choose to follow my ramblings you will find the story behind the name and the reasons behind my allegiances. These posts, I hope, will be a set of footprints on a path to vocational ministry. I can only pray that God would eventually lead me there despite my efforts.

  1. If you do not consider yourself a Christian, I hope at least that you find my story to be a good read regardless of any bad grammar you may find. I would ask that you consider my scribbles as an incomplete picture of who I am because since I have written them they merely represent a glimpse of my life through my eyes.
  2. If you do consider yourself a disciple of Christ, I would like to ask you to pray. God answers our prayers and it would be of great help to pray about the things I will be praying about. Follow me, I guess, as I follow Christ.

EDIT: A Christian testimony is generally a story about how someone becomes a Christian and grows in their love and knowledge of Christ.

1st Post: Blue Baby

2nd Post: Catholic Chronicles

3rd Post: William Carey

4th Post: Losing My Religion

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