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Fr. Matthew Baker, tragic accident
#410798 03/01/15 10:25 PM
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Tragic news that Fr. Matthew Baker has been killed in an auto accident.

http://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxyandheterodoxy/2015/03/01/fr-matthew-baker-memory-eternal/

May his soul dwell with the righteous!

Prayers for his dear wife, Presbytera Katherine, and their beautiful children. "His children who were traveling in the car with Fr. Matthew are thankfully not injured."

I first heard Fr. Matthew in this excellent interview last year in anticipation of the Apostolic Pilgrimage to Jerusalem of the Pope and Patriarch.

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston

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likethethief #410800 03/01/15 10:33 PM
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Eternal Memory!!

How sad!

Alex

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likethethief #410806 03/02/15 07:44 AM
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Fr. Matthew was Ordained just 13 months ago on January 19, 2014.

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From the Archdiocese:

To the Faithful Stewards of the Metropolis of Boston,

With a very heavy heart, His Eminence informs you of the untimely passing of the Rev. Fr. Matthew Baker, who tragically died in a car accident early this evening. Fr. Matthew was recently assigned to the Holy Trinity Parish of Norwich, CT, following the retirement of Fr. Paul Pantelis. During this evening's snow storm, Fr. Baker was traveling home from the parish when he had an accident from which he did not survive. His children who were traveling in the car with Fr. Matthew are thankfully not injured. The Metropolitan spoke directly with Presbytera Katherine a few moments ago and expressed the love and sympathy of the entire Metropolis and assured her of our prayers, presence and support.

More information will be forthcoming tomorrow. Please join His Eminence as we pray for Fr. Matthew's eternal repose. We pray for Presbytera Kate, their six beautiful children, Fr. Matthew's mother and their entire family, that the Lord surround them in His comforting and peaceful embrace. May he rest in peace! May his memory be eternal!

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Lord, have mercy!

May the Lord God grant to His servant, the priest Matthew Baker, eternal memory!

May the Lord God grant comfort to his widow, his six children, his family and his friends at this time.

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likethethief #410819 03/02/15 07:36 PM
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Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

Our Lady of Sorrows, please pray for this family and provide consolation.

St. Joseph, let this family be entrusted to your care, guidance, protection and blessing.

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In case anyone wants to donate to help his Presvytera raise their six children: (Apparently he only JUST started his first salaried job and it seems they had a still born baby a few weeks ago...)

An Orthodox convert, he passed away on the Sunday of Orthodoxy after vespers.

http://www.gofundme.com/nizf2g

I had met him and his wife and beautiful blonde children in church a couple of years ago before he was ordained.

May his memory be eternal. May God help provide for and console his grieving family. Amen.

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Memory Eternal

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Memory Eternal to the newly reposed priest Matthew!

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Memory Eternal, for Fr. Matthew Baker; may the Lord continually provide; and have mercy, upon his family.


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