Local priest publishes ‘Stations of the Resurrection’
‘Father Matthias’ takes readers on an encounter with the risen Lord
GARDEN CITY -- Inspired by praying the Stations of the Cross for many years, author Father Efiri Matthias Selemobri, M.S.P., penned Stations of the Resurrection, a life-changing and life-touching book that contains the ordinary and extraordinary events of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. Stations of the Resurrection complement the Stations of the Cross which have provided spiritual nourishment to innumerable Christians for at least 700 years.
Employing passages from the New Testament, this spiritually enriching account details Christ’s resurrection from the dead, what He did, and who He appeared to. It notes the events spanning between His Resurrection, His Ascension into heaven, and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Similar to the Stations of the Cross, Stations of the Resurrection is written in a prayer form. It provides readers with scriptural meditations that allow them to encounter the risen Jesus, just as the first Christians have.
“For Christians, who are truly Easter people, Stations of the Resurrection is a beautiful reflection on this central truth of our faith,” Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza states. “I heartily recommend and devoutly hope that Father Matthias’ resurrection prayer will become a popular devotion not only for the Easter season, but throughout the year.”
Released through Xlibris, Stations of the Resurrection reminds readers of the critical importance of Jesus’ resurrection. This book will inspire them and will lead them to strengthen their spiritual walk with Christ. For more information on this book, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at www.Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Father Matthias was born into a first generation Catholic family in Nigeria. Great grandson of Efiri, a priest of the African Traditional Religion, Father Selemobri was ordained a Catholic priest for the Missionary Society of Saint Paul June 22, 1991. Known as Father Matthias in the United States, he has in the last 13 years (1996 – 2009) celebrated Mass and spoken in more than 340 Catholic churches in the United States; he has led mission pilgrimages to various destinations in Africa, America, and Oceania, and he is now spending a year of sabbatical at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City.
Father Matthias was educated in Nigeria. He also has a Master of Arts in theological studies from the University St. Thomas, Houston.