Death of Bishop Philip James Thompson

+thompsonThe death of Bishop Philip James Thompson of the African Orthodox Church, Order of Antioch and Order of Corporate Reunion has been announced. Bishop James passed yesterday following a cardiac arrest.

An obituary has been posted at the website of the Abbey-Principality of San Luigi.

Memory Eternal!

A memorial service will take place at St Lucy’s Old Roman Catholic Cathedral, New York (see the Missions page for contact details) on Thursday 5 November. The schedule will be as follows:

9am  Viewing

10am  Mass of the Resurrection

11am  Viewing

11:30am  Closing

By kind permission of Archbishop Louis Elias Milazzo of St Lucy’s, Archbishop Peter Paul Brennan OCR OA, Bishop of the African Orthodox Church, will preside at the Mass and will be assisted in concelebration by other bishops and priests of the African Orthodox Church and ecumenical friends. This will be followed by interment at Rose Hill Cemetery in Linden, New Jersey.

Emeritus Primate Dr Spataro will represent the AEC and the Order of Antioch at the ceremonies.

Condolences may be sent to Mrs Stacy Thompson at 4 Lester Drive, Orangeburg, NY 10962.

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