MND-B chaplains conduct Easter services for JSS Soldiers

By Sgt. 1st Class Joel Quebec, MND-B PAOApril 15, 2009

BAGHDAD - Chaplain (Capt) Timothy Meier, MND-B deputy operations chaplain, speaks with Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Joint Security Station Zafaraniyah as he conducts an Easter service April 12 for troops that may not have access to a fulltime chaplain. The paratroopers expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to take part in Easter communion as a duo of Division chaplains and their assistants convoyed out to four stations to reach Soldiers who were not on a large military complex.
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Chaplain (Capt) Timothy Meier, MND-B deputy operations chaplain, speaks with Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Joint Security Station Zafaraniyah as he conducts an Easter service April 12 for troops that may not have access to a fulltime chaplain. The paratroopers expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to take part in Easter communion as a duo of Division chaplains and their assistants convoyed out to four stations to reach Soldiers who were not on a large military complex. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Joel Quebec, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Sgt. Francisco Bravo, a Soldier with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 319th Field Artillery, reads a Bible passage as part of the Easter services conducted at Joint Security Station Zafaraniyah. MND-B chaplains convoyed to different JSS locations in an effort to provide Protestant and Catholic services and communion to Soldiers who may not have continued access to religious support.
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Sgt. Francisco Bravo, a Soldier with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 319th Field Artillery, reads a Bible passage as part of the Easter services conducted at Joint Security Station Zafaraniyah. MND-B chaplains convoyed to different JSS locations in an effort to provide Protestant and Catholic services and communion to Soldiers who may not have continued access to religious support. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Joel Quebec, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Sgt. 1st Class Martin Rosenfeld of the 42nd Brigade Iraqi Army Military Transition Team reads a Bible passage during Easter services at Joint Security Station Old MOD (Ministry of Defense). Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Barbara Sherer involved Soldiers in reading and singing as she and another MND-B chaplain conducted a common Easter liturgy with separate communions. Many of the stations don't have a chaplain assigned fulltime, prompting the division chaplain to make a special visit for Easter.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Sgt. 1st Class Martin Rosenfeld of the 42nd Brigade Iraqi Army Military Transition Team reads a Bible passage during Easter services at Joint Security Station Old MOD (Ministry of Defense). Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Barbara Sherer involved Soldiers in reading and singing as she and another MND-B chaplain conducted a common Easter liturgy with separate communions. Many of the stations don't have a chaplain assigned fulltime, prompting the division chaplain to make a special visit for Easter. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Joel Quebec, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Sgt. Hugh Phillips of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division receives communion from Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Barbara Sherer, Multi-National Division-Baghdad chaplain, after the Easter service conducted at Joint Security Station Four Corners. Chaplain Sherer, a Protestant chaplain, along with a Catholic chaplain convoyed to four stations on Easter Sunday to provide liturgy and communion, each according to their denomination, to Soldiers without fulltime chaplain support.
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Sgt. Hugh Phillips of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division receives communion from Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Barbara Sherer, Multi-National Division-Baghdad chaplain, after the Easter service conducted at Joint Security Station Four Corners. Chaplain Sherer, a Protestant chaplain, along with a Catholic chaplain convoyed to four stations on Easter Sunday to provide liturgy and communion, each according to their denomination, to Soldiers without fulltime chaplain support. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Joel Quebec, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Chaplain (Capt) Timothy Meier, MND-B deputy operations chaplain, engages two Soldiers of the Company B, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment assigned to Joint Security Station Hope on Easter Sunday. Regardless of the size of the audience, two MND-B chaplains, convoyed out to the stations where the paratroopers may otherwise not have had an Easter service at all. "I'm grateful to have the opportunity to come out here," Chaplain Meier said. "Besides the fact that I love Soldiers, for liturgical Christians, Easter is the most important holiday of the year."
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Chaplain (Capt) Timothy Meier, MND-B deputy operations chaplain, engages two Soldiers of the Company B, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment assigned to Joint Security Station Hope on Easter Sunday. Regardless of the size of the audience, two MND-B chaplains, convoyed out to the stations where the paratroopers may otherwise not have had an Easter service at all. "I'm grateful to have the opportunity to come out here," Chaplain Meier said. "Besides the fact that I love Soldiers, for liturgical Christians, Easter is the most important holiday of the year." (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Joel Quebec, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Barbara Sherer administers communion to Sgt. Sheena Barnett of the 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion, at Joint Security Station Hope on Easter Sunday evening. Assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd  Airborne Division, Sgt. Barnett is one of many grateful Soldiers the MND-B chaplains reached on a four station trip.
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Barbara Sherer administers communion to Sgt. Sheena Barnett of the 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion, at Joint Security Station Hope on Easter Sunday evening. Assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Sgt. Barnett is one of many grateful Soldiers the MND-B chaplains reached on a four station trip. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Joel Quebec, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Soldiers of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Joint Security Station Hope gather in prayer with Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Barbara Sherer after receiving Easter communion. JSS Hope was the last of four stations two MND-B chaplains visited in order to conduct Easter services to troops without fulltime chaplain support. Although the entire trip traversed Baghdad twice and lasted approximately 16 hours, Chaplain Sherer was more than happy to visit each relatively remote station. "On Easter Sunday, where else would I be? There is no where else I'd rather be than out here with the Soldiers."
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Soldiers of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Joint Security Station Hope gather in prayer with Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Barbara Sherer after receiving Easter communion. JSS Hope was the last of four stations two MND-B chaplains visited in order to conduct Easter services to troops without fulltime chaplain support. Although the entire trip traversed Baghdad twice and lasted approximately 16 hours, Chaplain Sherer was more than happy to visit each relatively remote station. "On Easter Sunday, where else would I be? There is no where else I'd rather be than out here with the Soldiers." (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Joel Quebec, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL