Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Day of the Seafarer

June 25, 2016

On June 25, people around the world reflect on the mariners who are responsible for transporting over 90 per cent of the world’s trade – goods and resources that keep us clothed and fed. Many of these mariners are men and women who come from labor-supplying countries such as the Philippines, China and Eastern Europe. But in the United States, more than 11,000 Americans crew the Merchant Marine, each one spending up to a year away from family and sacrificing important life events, including the birth of their children, anniversaries, graduations, and the day-to-day joy of family life.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Christopher Sikkema