20 August 2010

El Camino Real mourns Gordon Gritter

The Diocese of El Camino Real is in mourning today. Yesterday 19 August, Dr. Gordon Gritter graduated from this life to the life of larger freedom.

Gordon was so many things to so many people, but for our diocese he was "Mr. El Camino Real" He was a guiding influence in the diocese for more than thirty years including serving as the president of the standing committee. He was usually calm and always reliable. Although I frequently disagreed with him, he was at all times a gentleman and was living proof that disagreements do not mean one must break communion with one's brothers and sisters. Gordon was also a long-term deputy to General Convention.

    Depart, O Christian soul, out of this world;
    In the Name of God the Father Almighty who created you;  
    In the Name of Jesus Christ who redeemed you;  
    In the Name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you.  
    May your rest be this day in peace,
    and your dwelling place in the Paradise of God,