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Prayers for Father Gary Sherman #387880 11/06/12 04:37 AM
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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

Re: Prayers for Father Gary Sherman [Re: Byzantinemo] #387881 11/06/12 04:45 AM
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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!

Re: Prayers for Father Gary Sherman [Re: Thomas the Seeker] #387903 11/06/12 07:19 PM
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Eternal Memory


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Re: Prayers for Father Gary Sherman [Re: Garajotsi] #387987 11/09/12 03:01 PM
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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.

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Vicnaja pamjat and prayers for Mary.

Re: Prayers for Father Gary Sherman [Re: Byzantinemo] #388163 11/15/12 07:17 AM
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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.


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