Greek Orthodox Community Islington

St Anthony The Great & St John The Baptist

Parish Announcement of Ss Anthony the Great & John the Baptist Repose of Archimandrite Father Ephrem Lash

3RD December 1930 – 15TH March 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the repose of our much beloved parish priest, and Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne, Father Ephrem (Lash). He passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday 15th March 2016 having gone home from the Church services for the beginning of Lent and spending a lovely afternoon with the parishioners.
Father Ephrem served in our parish from 2006 Although a well- renowned scholar, an Athonite monk of the Monastery of Dochiariou, a learned man of Oxford, for us he will always be our simple parish priest, who looked after his flock well, and was proud of his “old ladies”.  Father Ephrem brought much light, love and laughter to our community. He will be remembered for his wit, his kind care and concern for all, regardless of who they were or where they came from and his cheerful character. He will be deeply missed by us all, but everybody here feels privileged to have met him and thankful that he passed through our lives.

Μay your rest be with the righteous!
Memory Eternal, good and faithful servant of the Lord!

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

Thursday 31 March 2016
Greek Orthodox Church of Ss Anthony the Great & John the Baptist (1, Sussex Way, Holloway, Islington, London N7 6RT)
9.30am – 11.15am    9th hour, Vespers & Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.