Reflections on the Orthodox faith and life in this crazy 21st century world by an Orthodox priest and a few of his friends.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Fr. Matthew MacKay - May His Memory Be Eternal
(L-R) Dn. Meletios Marx, Fr. Matthew MacKay, Bp. BASIL Essey, and myself
This morning, I learned of the tragic and premature falling asleep in the Lord of my beloved pastor, spiritual father and friend, the Very Reverend Fr. Matthew MacKay. Needless to say, Fr. Matthew's sudden and unexpected passing was (and is still) a total shock to me and to all the thousands of people who knew and loved him. I will post a tribute to him later, but now this is all I can do. My heart is broken. Please pray for Fr. Matthew's wife Kh. Lynn, his sons Patrick and Sean, and all the people of St. Joseph's and the other Orthodox parishes in Houston. He will be dearly, dearly missed.
As of now, funeral arrangments are pending. I will post them when I know the definite dates and times.