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Offline Mor Ephrem

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Fr Matthew Baker
« on: March 01, 2015, 11:03:16 PM »
Please don't project meta-debates onto me.

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The erection of one’s rod counts as a form of glory (Theophylaktos of Ohrid, A Defense of Eunuchs, p. 329).

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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2015, 11:04:45 PM »
Memory Eternal!

6 children, so sad.  :'(
God bless!

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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 11:05:31 PM »
Memory eternal.  :'(
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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2015, 11:32:00 PM »
Memory eternal :(
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The breath of Thine Holy Spirit inspires artists, poets and scientists. The power of Thy supreme knowledge makes them prophets and interpreters of Thy laws, who reveal the depths of Thy creative wisdom. Their works speak unwittingly of Thee. How great art Thou in Thy creation! How great art Thou in man!
Akathist Hymn- Glory to God for All Things

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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2015, 11:58:57 PM »
Memory eternal.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 12:15:16 AM »
Memory eternal. May God protect his widow and children.

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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2015, 12:25:15 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2015, 01:33:15 AM »
May his memory be eternal.

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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2015, 09:47:16 AM »
Lord have mercy! I was so sorry to hear about this.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help his family, if any are so inclined:

http://www.gofundme.com/nizf2g?fb_action_ids=547278962726&fb_action_types=og.shares&fb_ref=m_d_ty
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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2015, 10:18:09 AM »
May Father Matthew's memory be eternal.

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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2015, 02:20:42 PM »
Memory eternal!
To God Be the Glory!

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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2015, 04:04:02 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

Awful news. Memory Eternal.
Even if we have thousands of acts of great virtue to our credit, our confidence in being heard must be based on God's mercy and His love for men. Even if we stand at the very summit of virtue, it is by mercy that we shall be saved.

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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2015, 05:03:33 PM »
Memory eternal
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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2015, 09:01:47 PM »
Memory eternal
Axios and many years to you, Fr. Trenham!

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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2015, 09:36:03 PM »
Memory eternal
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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2015, 08:58:37 AM »
May his memory be eternal.

I remember how he clearly radiated love for God, for his beautiful family, and for everyone he encountered. 

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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2015, 09:00:02 AM »
Memory eternal.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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Re: Fr Matthew Baker
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2015, 11:59:08 AM »
May his memory be eternal.