Saturday, 22 November 2008

The Very Rev. Dr. Gregory Woolfenden, R.I.P.

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.

1 comment:

Ailidh said...

I've just seen the notices of Graham's death. I'm so sorry. I was one of his students at Cuddesdon and agree with all your comments about his erudition and the fun and joy of his company. I will indeed pray for him.