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BG Episcopal priest was seminary student in NY on 911

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — On his first day as a seminary student, Jeremy Lucas wrestled with God in a way he never expected.“I was struck with such a desire for revenge, I was even surprised at myself,” said the Episcopal priest. “I just wanted somebody to pay.”Lucas, the incoming priest at Battle Ground’s Church of the Holy Spirit on Northwest Ninth Avenue, was attending his first seminary class in lower Manhattan. Discussion was just starting up about a book called “Resurrection” and a section focusing on faith and forgiveness of terrorists — loving your enemies and turning the other cheek — when the whole world seemed to explode.“Resurrection” is about Irish terrorists and the occupation of Northern Ireland; when Lucas emerged from class he learned that al-Qaida terrorists had flown two airplanes into the World Trade Center buildings a few blocks away.“We didn’t know, when we were sitting in class, we were about to relive those words and questions on an intimate level,” Lucas said. He and some friends, new arrivals in the Big Apple, had visited the World Trade Center site a week earlier but decided not to bother riding the elevator to the top. They figured they’d have years to make that particular pilgrimage, Lucas said.last_img read more