The Passing of Mother Thekla. Eternal Memory!
"A beautiful, Russian-born Cambridge graduate who co-founded the monastery near Whitby and latterly lived there in seclusion as the abbess, she furnished the words for some of Tavener’s most important religious works, and was the spiritual driving force behind one of his most popular pieces, The Protecting Veil (1987). "http://www.orthodoxscotland.net/stfinnan
(from our own forum member Sister Margaret)http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/religion-obituaries/8698853/Mother-Thekla.html