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26 March 2021 • In Memoriam
With faith in Christ and hope in the resurrection, we share news of the repose of Mitred Archpriest Basil Summer, who fell asleep in the Lord the morning of March 26, 2021, at the age of 95. Father Basil served as Director of the Fellowship of Orthodox Stewards (FOS) for the Orthodox Church in America (now Stewards of the OCA) from 1990-94 following his ministry as rector of St. Mark Church in Bethesda, Maryland from 1972 to 1989. He also possessed a deep and beautiful connection with St. Vladimir’s Seminary, enrolling at St. Vladimir’s in 1966 as a Lutheran and receiving chrismation in 1971 by the hand of Fr. John Meyendorff at the seminary chapel.