Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Leonidas Polk Memorial Services June 19, 2010 10:00 a.m. at Pine Mountain 6:00 p.m. at St. Hilda’s Church

The Polk SCV Camp of Smyrna and St. Hilda’s Church will conduct two memorials for Bishop-General Leonidas Polk on Saturday, June 19, 2010. The first service will be held at Pine Mountain at 10:00 a.m. The second service will be at St. Hilda’s Church at 6:00 p.m. Go to www.sthildasacc.org for directions to Pine Mountain and the Church.
The services commemorate the bishop’s life-long dedication to Christ and the church, as well as his sacrifice for our country. As a Confederate corps commander, General Polk fell in battle at Pine Mountain, Georgia on June 14, 1864.
All are encouraged to join the Polk Camp and St. Hilda’s Church in honoring this brave Christian soldier. Immediately after the 6:00 p.m. service, St. Hilda’s will host a reception. Donations welcome! Period dress encouraged.

4 comments:

Fr Richard Sutter SSM said...

All the hours I spent enjoying the beauty at Callaway Gardens, and I never knew Bp Gen Polk fell at Pine Mountain! Thank you for posting this, Father.

Fr. John said...

Different Pine Mountain Father. The one where Bishop Polk fell is near Kennesaw, Georgia, not far from Kennesaw Mountain and the battlefield there.

I also know the Pine Mountain of which you speak. It is billed as the southernmost mountain in the Appalachian chain.

Sanford said...

Father,
I would welcome a General Polk Memorial Service anytime at Saint Bart's. God Bless

Father Sears, FSSM

Fr. John said...

Thanks for the offer Father. I will come up and preach at such an event if you want me to.

I would come in any case, and for any service that you would care to invite me to.