Repose of Hieromonk Lawrence (Williams)

***In response to public criticism of this obituary, which we have no intention of editing***

It was reported earlier on online discussion forums that Hieromonk Lawrence (Williams) reposed in the Lord today. Father Lawrence was a student and friend of Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose) of blessed memory.

Fr Lawrence, after a period of isolation, was received in the past two years under the omophor of Bishop Stefan of Trenton, New Jersey (ROCOR-RTOC). He maintained a strong defense of personal constitutional liberty.

He had been moderately active on the Internet and maintained a small blog and a Google Profile with links to photos and videos.

In an age where folks randomly banter about the meaning of the life of Fr Seraphim and the old ROCOR (and arrogantly speak with authority about what they taught and meant though they were never there), there remain fewer and fewer of those who not only remember those days, but remember those luminaries and counted them as friends and teachers, not textbooks from which to cite polemic.

Memory Eternal! Vichnaya Paymat!