The Byzantine Forum
Newest Members
adoro.te.devote, Graeculus, Peter Kristof, deaconjoseph2021, Kirah
5,694 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
2 members (2 invisible), 128 guests, and 184 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Latest Photos
Church of St Cyril of Turau & All Patron Saints of Belarus
Byzantine Nebraska
Byzantine Nebraska
by orthodoxsinner2, December 11
Church of the Holy Trinity (UGCC) - Brazil
Church of the Holy Trinity (UGCC) - Brazil
by Santiago Tarsicio, March 17
Papal Audience 10 November 2017
Papal Audience 10 November 2017
by JLF, November 10
Upgraded Russian icon corner
Upgraded Russian icon corner
by The young fogey, October 20
Forum Statistics
Forums26
Topics34,941
Posts413,335
Members5,694
Most Online3,380
Dec 29th, 2019
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 161
Member
OP Offline
Member
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 161
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Gary Sherman.

Fr. Gary was a married priest - father of six with three grandchildren - who converted from Lutheranism.

He was a priest in the RC Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Chaplain of the St. John's Healthcare System in Tulsa. Fr. Gary was also founding pastor of St. Athanasius Byzantine Catholic Mission in Tulsa and celebrated the Maronite liturgy in Tulsa as well.

He had apparently been doing outside work at home this past Friday evening and died of a heart attack. Father Gary was only 62 years old.

He will be sorely missed.

+ Eternal memory

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,366
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,366
I use the prayer of the Maronite liturgy "Remain in peace, O altar of God..." quite regularly.

This news brings a crisp edge to its phrase "I know not whether I shall be able to return to you...."

May his memory be Eternal!

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 740
G
Member
Offline
Member
G
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 740
Eternal Memory


Kolya

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 7,461
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 7,461
I was able to make the funeral Mass with my wife and son. Besides myself, Fr. Philip and the local Maronite clergy were present, and thus three Eparchies were represented. Please keep especially his wife Mary in your prayers, as she is expectedly in a great deal of shock. Fr. Gary had been fishing earlier in the day, and later that night while at home suffered a massive heart attack. He was a very good friend and one of the first married Lutheran pastors received as a candidate for the Latin priesthood under the "Pastoral Provision". It is an absolute shock as Fr. Gary was full of life, an adept carpenter and avid outdoorsman. Everlasting memory.

Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,759
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,759
Vicnaja pamjat and prayers for Mary.

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 9,975
Likes: 1
Global Moderator
Member
Offline
Global Moderator
Member
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 9,975
Likes: 1
O God of spirits and all flesh, You Who trampled death and overthrew Satan, now, O Lord, give rest to the soul of Your servant, the Priest Gary, in a place of light, a place of green pastures, where there is neither pain nor sighing, neither sorrow nor weeping. O God, as You are good and the Lover of Mankind, forgive every sin committed by him in word or thought or deed, for there is no man who has lived and not sinned, for You alone are without sin and You are the resurrection and life. For to You we give glory, together with Your Father and Your all-holy, good, and life-giving Spirit, now and always and forever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

May his memory be eternal! Prayers for the comfort of Pani Mary, their children and grandchildren.


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."

Link Copied to Clipboard
The Byzantine Forum provides message boards for discussions focusing on Eastern Christianity (though discussions of other topics are welcome). The views expressed herein are those of the participants and may or may not reflect the teachings of the Byzantine Catholic or any other Church. The Byzantine Forum and the www.byzcath.org site exist to help build up the Church but are unofficial, have no connection with any Church entity, and should not be looked to as a source for official information for any Church. All posts become property of byzcath.org. Contents copyright - 1996-2020 (Forum 1998-2020). All rights reserved.
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5