Elder Theodore (newly-departed Hieromonk John)
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From: "Fr. Anthony Nelson" <fr.anthony@...>
> Please pray for the newly-departed servant of God, Hieromonk John
> who reposed this morning at about 3:30 AM.
> Fr. John was . . .at Christ of the Hills Monastery in Blanco, TX., and for
several years working with the poorest of the poor in Mexico. . . .<<
We shall certainly keep Hieromonk John in our prays here at St. John the
Divine Oratory & Kellia (Syracuse, NY).
It is unfortunate that I should learn about Fr. John at this time.
Apparently he might have been a good source of information about the Blessed
Elder Theodore (Irtel) who reposed at our Holy Name Abbey
(Nov 8 o.s. 1996). Prior to his repose he was a childhood playmate of St.
Alexi the NM, became a monk at Valaam and at Pskov Caves. Later he would
serve in Alaska (along side Fr Gerasim, since Gerasim refused to leave
Alaska), then the Elder visited Blanco and labored amongst the poor in
Does anyone on this List know or have had any personal experience with Elder
Theodore (a schemabishop) or know someone who did?
I really must communicate with such persons.
Unworthily in the service of our Lord,
Fr. Hierodeacon Symeon of Syracuse
Our Lady of Tender Mercy Western Orthodox Mission
POB 476 University Station
Syracuse, NY 13210-0476
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St. Gregory's Press
Autonomous Orthodox Metropolitanate of Milan
Moving on Sept 1/14, 2000 to:
"Blessed is the person whose desire for God has
become like the lover's passion for the beloved"?
+ Saint John Climacus (c. 579-649)