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Priest earns new stripes

Chaplain Cox becomes a commander with the help of his children. Courtesy photo
Chaplain Cox becomes a commander with the help of his children. Courtesy photo

Following regularly scheduled services at Faith Episcopal Church in Cameron Park,  Rev. Dr. Sean Cox quickly shed his vestments for his Navy uniform in preparation for his promotion ceremony from lieutenant commander to commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Administering the oath in front of the Faith congregation was Col. Christopher Starling, U.S. Marine Corps, who said Chaplain Cox is an important staff officer who oversees the multi-denominational spiritual care of 4,000 troops.  As part of his commission, Fr. Cox mentors chaplains for four battalions of the 23rd U.S. Marine Infantry Regiment in San Bruno. He has been with the U.S. Navy Reserves since 1994.

“Chaplain Cox executes his chaplaincy with initiative, dispatch and sense of urgency,” said Starling, who went on to explain that the Marine Corps. “borrows” chaplains from the Navy.

“I will carry out my commission in the name of Faith Church,” said Cox to the enthusiastic applause of several hundred Faith parishioners.

Cox’s children performed the “sliding of the shoulder stripes” following the promotion. Their mother presented her husband with his new Navy hat.

Faith Church welcomes all. Sunday services are held at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Child care is provided at both services. Sunday School is held a 10 a.m.

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Posted by on Jul 17 2013.
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