September 30, 2016
Liberty, TN: Archpriest Gregory Williams has reposed in the Lord
Wednesday, September 28, Archpriest Gregory Williams reposed
suddenly in the Lord at age 75. His passing saw an immediately
outpouring of testimonies bearing witness to his love for all those
Born in April 23, 1941, Fr. Gregory was the son of William and Mabel
Lee Williams. In 1980, he was ordained to the diaconate and
priesthood by Bishop Gregory Grabbe. Over the course of his service
to the Russian Church Abroad, he founded St. John of Kronstadt Press
in Liberty, TN, which saw the publication of a full English-language
Menaion, yearly liturgical calendars, and much more. Fr. Gregory
also toiled for many years as a missionary in the nation of Haiti.
Father Gregory is survived by his Matushka Anastasia; his children
(including his son, Priest Matthew Williams (rector of St. Tikhon’s
Church in Bristol, VA), and daughter, Matushka Rachel Marie Rose);
his brother, Archpriest Chad Williams (rector of St. Alexander
Nevsky Memorial Church in Richmond, VA); and nephews, Deacons Nathan
and Anthony Williams (clerics of the same).
The editors of the diocesan website express their sincere
condolences to the entire Williams family. Memory eternal to the
newly reposed Archpriest Gregory!
Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese