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Letter to Editor

Letter to the Editor: On the Reinstatement of Fr. Kastanas

To the Editor:

As a long-time reader/subscriber to The National Herald, I revere the mutual respect and admiration shared between Greeks and Armenians. Their shared ancient histories built an everlasting foundation of faith and spirituality that continues to provide hope and comfort.

In the April 24 issue, a front page article celebrates the long-awaited reinstatement of Father Nicholas Kastanas. First and foremost, Fr. Kastanas’ dismissal should have never occurred, let alone stand for 3 years and 8 months. As my life-long friend John Tanionos stated, "Father Nick is not just a good man, he is a GREAT man who has only done good for the many in need.”

Father Nick's dedication and love for his parishioners helped him grow St. Athanasios to one of the most vibrant and popular churches not only in the Metropolis of Boston but in the entire Archdiocese of America.

Many thanks to TNH for publishing the joyous news of Fr. Kastanas’ reinstatement. Such good news reminds us all that even the best of us will experience setbacks, yet the long arc of justice supported by faith will eventually let the light of truth shine through the darkness.

Bruce David Badrigian

Morro Bay, CA

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