Monday, October 17, 2011

Memory Eternal to the Igumen Symeon (Edward) Weare of Kamloops

We have just had word of Fr. Symeon's repose. Some of the older members of our parish will remember him-- long, long ago there was a youth group pilgrimage to the interior to visit his small monastic home. He was a monk in the Anglican church for many years and was received into Orthodoxy and if I recall correctly tonsured immediately after by Bishop Seraphim at Holy Resurrection Church Vancouver; Father Lawrence was his sponsor. Gareth and Arlee H of course have been in closer touch with him than anyone else, I believe both before and after their sojourn here in the lower mainland. I have no information about the funeral as yet, but we will of course do a trisagion at Wednesday vespers.

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