Below is from the blog Praying with My Feet on the repose of Fr. Jacob Myers of St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church today. I visited his parish just two years ago for Vespers while attending a conference. If you've ever been to this urban church you know how it is adorned with icons on all the walls from top to bottom. While the service was ongoing and I was examining those icons he came over to me and with a broad smile said, "You know what kathisma means don't you? You can sit down." I did just that and spoke with him about his parish after the service was completed. I was hoping to make a return visit next year. That church does important work in the area and I am saddened by the loss of a faithful shepherd. May his memory be eternal!
Please pray for his wife Mat. Rebecca and his two daughters. Also for his congregation who are now orphaned. I am also acquainted with his brother and sister-in-law and I know they need our prayers as well.
May his memory be eternal!