Have Icon, Will Travel by Alexander F. C. Webster

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Have Icon,
Will Travel

The Ministry of an Orthodox Army Chaplain in Southwest Asia Post-9/11
by Alexander F. C. Webster

At 11:20 p.m. on April 3, 2010, a loud explosion broke the night silence around the main chapel on Bagram Air Field (BAF) in Afghanistan.

I was putting on my vestments in preparation for the midnight Paschal services. A few of the attendees rushed outside the wooden building to see what was happening. Then, two minutes later, a second shell landed so close that it rocked the chapel as if an earthquake had hit us.

At that point, the intrepid souls outsi . . .