Friday, December 18, 2009

Memory Eternal: Two unexpected passings

First, the longtime rector of the Anglican Church of the Epiphany in Columbia, South Carolina, the Very Rev. Fr. Craig Edward Young, SSC, who reposed on Monday, December 14, 2009. I did not know Fr. Young particularly well, but he did attend my ordination to the priesthood, and he was a few months younger than I, always sobering, especially when one has already survived two cardiac events. Fr. Young's obituary is found here and another Anglican priest, who lives in Charleston, has written a remembrance of Fr. Young:

"Remembering the Very Rev. Craig Edward Young, SSC"

Second, His Eminence Archbishop Job, ruling hierarch of the Diocese of Chicago and the Midwest, Orthodox Church in America, fell asleep in the Lord today. Notice of his death and a short obituary is found on the OCA website, here. At age 63, Archbishop Job was also relatively young.

Keep them, their families, and the ministries they leave behind in your prayers.

May their memory be eternal!

May their souls, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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