Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Igumen Gregory Woolfenden

In your prayers, please remember the soul of the newly departed servant of God, the ever-memorable Igumen (priest-monk) Gregory Woolfenden (Fr Gregory in the center of the picture). A liturgical scholar, a dedicated priest and my friends. When we spoke on the phone who ever called would identify himself by saying "Fr Gregory? It's the other Fr Gregory." Since the other Fr Gregory had an English accent, it was funnier when he said it.

May his memory be eternal!

In Christ,

(the other) +Fr Gregory

p.s., Below is the announcement of Fr Gregory's repose from Bishop Daniel, of the Ukranian Orthodox Church.


Dear brethren in Christ: Greetings in our Lord!

We were just prayerfully informed that the servant of God, Igumen Gregory (Woolfenden), pastor of the Nativity of the Most Holy Birth-Giver of God [St. Mary] Ukrainian Orthodox parish, New Britain, CT and professor of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary has reposed in Christ - born to eternal life - after the long and arduous struggle. Funeral services are scheduled as follows:

December 1 - 7PM Panakhyda at St. Mary Parish, New Britain, CT
December 2 - 10AM Liturgy at St. Mary Parish, New Britain Ct.
December 3 - 10AM Rite of the Monastic Funeral at St. Andrew Memorial Church, South Bound Brook, NJ.

His Eminence Archbishop Antony, President of the Consistory of our Holy Church has requested that we include Fr. Gregory in our prayers and liturgical commemorations and participate in the funeral services.

May his memory be eternal!

With prayers in Christ from Genk (Belgium),

By the Grace of God Bishop
His Grace Bishop Daniel
Office of Public Relations
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
PO Box 495
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
Tel: (732) 356-0090
Fax: (732) 356-5556
Web: www.uocofusa.org
E-mail: ConsistoryOPR@aol.com

Memory Eternal!
God Bless!

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