Saturday, July 04, 2009

Personal Update - Memory Eternal

Dear beloved readers of this humble blog:

With deep sorrow I must inform you that my wife, Presbytera Karen, fell asleep in the Lord this morning at about five a.m.. As some of you know, Presbytera had been suffering from a brain tumor (GBM IV), which evolved into several, with one inoperable. After surgery on 1 June and a longer than expected stay at the hospital due to complications, she spent a short time in a rehab hospital, and came home on the Feast of the Nativity of St John the Forerunner for hospice care.

The family and I kept vigil last night with prayers, holy anointing, and reading of the Psalms until her passing. In all, we sought to honor her final hours by expressing our trust in the promises of our Lord and in providing care worthy of the dignity of her personhood. Life is truly a precious gift from God from conception to natural death.

I wish to extend my thanks to each and all of you for your God pleasing prayers for Matushka and our family. We have been deeply touched by the love expressed in those prayers and have treasured them each and all. I humbly ask your continued prayers for our family as we face the difficult days ahead.

Your servant in Christ,

Fr Titus Fulcher
AKA The Byzantine Rambler

Post Script: My sincere thanks to all of you who have offered condolences and prayers. May our Lord the Holy Trinity bless you each and all.


Anonymous said...

Dear Father,
Please be assured of our family's daily prayers for you and yours as you mourn the loss of your dear wife.

Fr. Gregory Jensen said...

May her memory be eternal.

In Christ,

Fr Gregory from the blog Koinonia

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

I send my sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of Presbytera Karen.
May her Memory be Eternal.
My prayers for her, and for all your family.........

Tom said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss. It is an end to her suffering and the beginning of eternal joy. Our time here is brief and our reunion in the Presence of the Most Holy Trinity will be eternal. For the present I will pray for her soul and your comforting. May she rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

I am deeply saddened to here of your presbytera's repose, Father. May her memory be eternal!

Yours in Christ,

Sarah said...

May her Memory be Eternal, yes. We offer many prayers for her, you, and your loved ones. I hope you are able to find peace in such a sorrowful yet comforting situation.

Strider said...

Dear Fr Titus,

I do not know if you will remember me, but we once lunched in Charleston many years ago. I was then the rector of Holy Communion Church.

I just discovered today your websiten and learned of your great loss. I will remember your wife, you, and your family in my prayers.

Under the Mercy,
Fr Alvin Kimel

Scott Herr said...


I am so sorry for your loss. May God have mercy on her soul, forgive her all her sins, and grant her rest with all the Saints. May God comfort you and your family during this time. My prayers are with you.

-Scott Herr

Scott Herr said...


I am so sorry for your loss. May God have mercy on her soul, forgive her all her sins, and grant her rest with all the Saints. I also pray that He will comfort you and your family during this time.

-Scott Herr

Adharma said...

Titus, I'm very sorry that your wife passed away. May God forgive all her sins and grant her peace.

Anonymous said...

May she rest in peace, may her memory be eternal...


D. Benedict Andersen OSB said...

Dear Father,

May her memory be eternal!

Ochlophobist said...

Memory Eternal!

Michael Teixeira, SFO said...

Dr. Fr. Flucher,

Your beloved wife has embraced Sister Death with open arms. Her birth into eternal life is difficult on those left behind. However, I know that she will interceed for you and your family. My prayers are with you and your family.

Michael Teixeira, SFO

dianonymous said...

So sorry to hear this. Many prayers!

God bless,


margaret said...

I will pray for her.

Vetus Romanus said...

Abouna Titus,

My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and yours. Both your beloved wife and your family will be in our prayers. May God grant her eternal peace and consolation to you and your kin.
Memory eternal!

In Christ and the Holy Theotokos,

Casey Cain
AKA Miles Christi