Br Ambrose Moorman: funeral and burial, May 1, 2012

Погребение бенедиктинско-старообрядческого монаха Амвросия Мурмана прошло 1 мая 2012 года.

The Church of the Holy Ascension of our Lord, Gervais, OR.

Чин погребения в белокриницкой церкви Вознесения в г. Gervais, Орегон служил о. Парфирий Торан

Служба началась в 10 часов. На службе присутствовало 6 бенедиктинских монахов из аббатства в Mt. Angel.

Mt. Angel Abbey, St Benedict

В церкви они стояли с левой стороны. Вместе с ними стояла также семья иноверцев из 5 человек. Старообрядцы же стояли с правой стороны.

Похоронен Амвросий Мурман на Русском кладбище в Gervais, которое больше известно как Masonic Cemetery.


Russian Orthodox Cemetery aka Masonic Cemetery, Gervais Oregon. Picture by Pamela Elbert Poland

Калифорнийские родственники покойного поместили 5 мая в газете San Francisco Chronicle небольшой некролог, а также выразили признательность приору Винсенту Трухильо, монахам аббатства Mt. Angel и Русской общине за помощь и участие в погребении Амвросия Мурмана.


Brother Ambrose Moorman OSB aka John Carroll June 18, 1934 — April 28, 2012

Brother Ambrose was internationally known in Russian religious circles and as publisher of genealogical research (seven books are listed on on his relatives: Gormanly, Moorman and McKay.) He graduated from Sacred Heart High in 1954 after spending time at St. Boniface and the Franciscan seminary. He entered Mt. Angel Abbey in 1955 and took the name Ambrose with final vows in 1957. He began working with «Old Ritualist» emigrants in 1965. Rome allowed him to become an «Old Believer» monk. He went to Rome several times to tell the Old Ritualist story to the Vatican( Russicum) including a private audience with Pope John Paul II. He started OUR LADY OF TIKHVIN museum and chapel painting hundreds of icons himself. He gave tours to seminarians for generations. He interpreted in the courts and curated the Russian cemetery. During the Millennium he was given a «privilege» in Russia similar to the title of monsignor. His genealogical research tied the family back to European and Russian royalty as well as saints, the McKay schooner builder of Nova Scotia and the New England settlers as well as the revolutionary fighters. He enrolled a nephew in the Cincinnati Society in Washington. He also published a book on the Hermann St. home built in 1879 in San Francisco by his grandfather John Mckay. The family lived there for three generations. It was sold and completely restored in 1981. His funeral was May 1 and burial at the Russian cemetery in Gervais OR. Survivors are brothers Gerald Moorman of Moorman & Co. Palo Alto and Professoer emeritus Lawrence Moorman of Aptos, nephews Michael, Steven, Tony, Timothy and nieces Anna and Amber (Lobdell) all of the Bay area. The family thanks Prior Vincent Trujillo OSB, the monks of Mt. Angel and the Russian community for taking him to his rest.

This article appeared on page Z99 of the San Francisco Chronicle

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on May 5, 2012


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3 комментария на «Br Ambrose Moorman: funeral and burial, May 1, 2012»

  1. Robert:

    I am looking for where to buy an Lestovka can anyone help ???

  2. Maxim:

    Prove it. Post the pic of the grave and we’ll see.

  3. Аноним:

    Brother Ambrose was buried at the Old-believer cemetery, near the Bethlehem Drive settlement – not at the in Masonic Cemetery, Gervais, Oregon

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