With the saints give rest, O Lord – Fr. Matthew Baker

Last night – March 1st – an Orthodox priest, Fr. Matthew Baker, was travelling home from a Vespers service when he was involved in a serious car accident where he was thrown from his vehicle and killed. He was 37 and leaves behind a wife and six children. He had been ordained to the priesthood in January of 2014 and was only very recently assigned to the parish in Norwich, Connecticut.

A page has been set up by a family friend to help collect donations for the family. That page is here: http://www.gofundme.com/nizf2g. According to that page, there is also an email address help4thebakers@gmail.com for inquiries or correspondence. An Amazon wish list is said to be forthcoming. Please keep the whole family in your prayers.

Greek Metropolis of Boston announcement
Reflections on Fr. Baker’s life by Fr. Andrew Damick
NBC news story (includes accident scene photo)

Update More testimonials to the life of Fr. Matthew
Seraphim Danckaert
Hierodeacon Herman Majkrzak

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