Monday, August 28, 2006

Rest in peace...

From the DSO Connections comes this farewell...

A giant of the faith

The Rt. Rev. Herbert Thompson Jr. 1933-2006

Rest in peace

The sermon preached by the Rev. Canon Jim Hanisian at today's Requiem Mass for Bishop Thompson is posted online. Visit the website established for you to share your memories of Bishop Thompson and to celebrate his life. Some of these may be used for a special tribute issue of Interchange that will be published later this month. Visit the site at

Please keep Herb, Owen, Kyrie and Christian, and all of Bishop Thompson's family in your prayers.

Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord; And let light perpetual shine upon him.May his soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Rest eternal, grant him O Lord...

I just received this from Bp. Ken...

Brothers and Sisters,

Word has just reached us that The Rt. Rev. Herbert Thompson, Jr, retired bishop of Southern Ohio, died suddenly today. He was traveling in Italy and passed out after swimming and was unable to be revived. Joyce Keeshin was traveling with him and notified us. His sons are on their way to Italy. We do not have any other details at this time but please keep the Thompson family in your prayers. I will send another message when we have more information. May the soul of Herbert and of all the faithful departed rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon them.

Bishop Ken Price
Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio

A website has been established to share memories of Bishop Herb, you can connect to that at this link.