Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Right Rev. Archimandrite Michael Trigg, RIP

I knew Fr. Trigg was dying some time ago; although it is not exactly news at this point, he passed into eternal life last Saturday. I see I failed to post a note on his translation (let's not pretend one who brought life to so many could experience death, not the true death which is to be feared).

Subdn. Robert has a beautiful tribute on his blog. Fr. Trigg was known for editing An Introduction to Western Rite Orthodoxy, as well as writing a chapter entitled, "Our Plea." However, beyond any typical expressions of sadness or polite comments on his passing, Fr. Trigg's falling asleep has provoked a genuine sense of loss among those whose lives he touched. That may well be the true measure of his life. And as a pioneering priest who labored unto his last, his reward shall be eternal.

May he rest in peace. And in time, may he intercede for us.

From the Archdiocesan website:

It is with extreme sadness that we inform you that our beloved brother in Christ, the Right Reverend Michael Trigg, Pastor Emeritus of St. Michael Church in Whittier, California fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, May 12, 2007. The date of the funeral will be announced as soon as it is available. His Grace, Bishop JOSEPH has asked the parishes to please remember him in your prayers for the departed for the next 40 days and to hold a special Trisagion for his eternal life. May God receive him in His Heavenly Kingdom and may his memory be eternal.

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