July 1, 2013

Like father like son(s): Boys follow their father’s calling

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Father Matthew Gilbert leads the Agape Vespers service, which culminates the end of Holy Week festivities for the Orthodox Christian faith, at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Salt Lake City on May 5, 2013. He is carrying a candle the symbolizes the light of Christ and is standing next to (left) a structure that symbolizes the tomb of Christ. Photo by Kim Raff  |  The Salt Lake Tribune

Father Matthew Gilbert leads the Agape Vespers service, which culminates the end of Holy Week festivities for the Orthodox Christian faith, at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Salt Lake City on May 5, 2013. He is carrying a candle the symbolizes the light of Christ and is standing next to (left) a structure that symbolizes the tomb of Christ. Photo by Kim Raff | The Salt Lake Tribune

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(RNS) Was it nature or nurture that propelled two sons to dedicate their lives to the church as their priestly parent had?