Friday, September 30, 2016

Fr. Gregory's response to post on Fr. John's website

And For thought: A Sharing: What Fr. Gregory Williams responded, to this article, and as it applies to our current internal church strife, which was shared by Hegumen John Smelich in Australia:

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Dan Everiss

Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 10:40 AM

 "Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy!"

and, MEMORY ETERNAL!  VECHNAYA PAMYAT! to our beloved, newly reposed in the Lord,
Mitered Archpriest Gregory Williams, feeder and clothier and shelter provider of the orphans and the poor. He lived a life of relative poverty and routine self denial, in order to constantly beg from others who have been able to share what God gave to them, and to gather it and to and spend on the poor, every penny he could gather...for much of his life. Himself, he largely neglected. In some aspects he was himself a living  image of ..The Suffering Servant, which is what Our Saviour is also referred to as.
May he now receive back from his Lord, in Heaven, what he gave away here, so generously.
Fr. Gregory, was an unmercenary pure-hearted benefactor and servant of the poor,  in whom, he saw the immaculate image of God.
Now, God has called him from this earth, to his reward.
In Haiti, he leaves many orphans!
Let us all try to emulate his good deeds, even as Father Gregory strived to emulate his Saviour and to live the evangelical life, that Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lover of Mankind, The Philanthropist, taught us all to live.
"Freely ye have received, freely give!"
Rd. Daniel in Oregon

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From: Fr. Gregory
Sent: Saturday, 6 August 2016 12:21 AM
To: john smelic
Subject: Re: Saint Ignaty Brianchaninov answers those who are dissatisfied with our Church

Christ is in our midst! Very apt, Father. Thanks
In Christ Jesus,
Fr. Gregory Williams

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