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Fr. Matthew Baker passed away this evening

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Fr. Matthew Baker passed away this evening in a tragic car accident.  He and his wife just lost a baby recently, and now she and their six children have lost a loving father and husband.  There is a memorial fund that has been set up for his family as well.  May his memory be eternal!  :'(

http://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxyandheterodoxy/2015/03/01/fr-matthew-baker-memory-eternal/

http://www.gofundme.com/nizf2g
 

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I had the pleasure of meeting him at a conference a few years ago.  A remarkable man with a good heart.  They announced the passing of their baby on FB only twelve hours or so, AFAIK, before the announcement of Fr Matthew's passing.  Nightmarish. 
 

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Lord, have mercy. The Evil One has desired to sift this family like wheat, but the souls of the reposed are now safe with God.
 

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Lord have mercy!  I'll give some money and share this on FB.
 

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Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick has written a wonderful, moving eulogy for Fr. Matthew Baker. Lord, have mercy.  :'(

http://blogs.ancientfaith.com/roadsfromemmaus/2015/03/02/we-need-more-spiritual-brothers-losing-fr-matthew-baker/
 

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Father Matthew was my closest friend. What a terrible call last night to receive with the news. He will be greatly missed. Knowing that his wife and children will be without him, no more late-night theological discussions over a pipe and beer...just unbearable.  :'(
 

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Twenty Nine said:
Father Matthew was my closest friend. What a terrible call last night to receive with the news. He will be greatly missed. Knowing that his wife and children will be without him, no more late-night theological discussions over a pipe and beer...just unbearable.  :'(
I'm sorry, Twenty Nine.
 

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Memory eternal! Here is a nice picture of Fr. Matthews with is family.

 

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One beautiful little girl, and one beautiful grown woman, surrounded by men of all ages! :)  That *is* a nice picture.

My heart goes out to his wife and six kids.  This will be so hard for them. :(
 

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Memory Eternal !!

Wash him with hyssop, oh Lord, and he shall be white as snow.

Glory to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen. Amen. Amen.
 

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Memory eternal, and LORD have mercy on his family!!
 
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