Dearly beloved Monastics, Clergy and Faithful of this God-protected Diocese of Alaska,
I have been diagnosed with renal cancer and will be receiving care in Indiana in the coming weeks. I want to assure you of my love and arch-pastoral prayers on your behalf even as I have to leave Alaska. I ask for you to remember me in your daily prayers. We will post regular updates on this page to keep you informed of my progress.
As I face this diagnosis I’m inspired by the admonishment of our heavenly intercessor and protector Saint Herman of Alaska:
“From this day, from this hour, from this moment; let us love Godand do His Holy Will.”
My dearly beloved, pray for me, that I live these words as I fight the good fight and keep the faith!