Friday, December 18, 2009

Memory Eternal

Folks in the Midwest Diocese of the OCA - and Orthodox Christians all over the country were saddened to learn today of the sudden and unexpected death of our heirarch, Archbishop +Job.

It is suspected that he died of pneumonia, after having been ill all week. He was only 63.

Archbishop Job was well-loved in our diocese and throughout the OCA. He visited my own parish several times in recent years and I regret that I never had the chance to meet him personally. It was an opportunity I sought, but which never presented itself, as I had heard such wonderful things about him. But our boys were each priveleged to serve at Divine Liturgy with him.

May his memory be eternal.


DebD said...

May his memory be eternal.

Rosko said...

Memory Eternal!

William Weedon said...


I was privileged to meet him once. He was a gracious and kind man. Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him!

Anonymous said...

I have been out of the loop and only came on this news. What a loss! By all accounts -- not just yours -- he was a saintly servant.

May his memory be eternal.

And may the Spirit raise up a successor of equal gifts.


-C said...

What a loss, indeed - one still heavily felt by our Church and Diocese.

(you really HAVE been out of the loop ...)