An old friend of mine Dr. Gregory (Graham) Woolfenden, aka Hegoumen Gregory, died on Thursday evening in the USA. Gregory was one of most erudite liturgical scholars I have ever met. Besides his formidable knowledge he was excellent company and a pleasure to have at the dinner table and enormously good value as a guest. I had emailed him on Thursday morning with a promise to 'phone over the weekend but this clearly was not to be.
He died, after a short illness, from cancer of the kidney. He was 62.
May his soul repose in peace. Please pray for him.