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Obituary: The Rev. Leon H. Matthias

Brother Leon H. Matthias died at Silver Spring, Maryland, September 23, 2013, at the age of 66 years.

Born December 8, 1946 in Antigua he was the son of George and Ethel Matthias. Brother Matthias received degrees from United Theological College of the West Indies, the Presbyterian School of Christian Education and Catholic University of America. He was ordained a Deacon in the Moravian ministry August 24, 1975 and consecrated a Presbyter August 18, 1981.

He was united in marriage to Mabel Yvonne Hall August 28, 1976 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. They served in the Eastern West Indies Province from 1975-2002. In the Northern Province they served congregations in New York – Grace Queens (2002-2006) and Tremont Terrace (2006-2011). He entered into retirement January 1, 2012.

His wife, Mabel; sons, Lennox, Leon and Lucien; and four grandchildren survive Brother Matthias.

A memorial service was held October 5, 2013 at United Moravian Church in New York City with the Rev. Dr. Errol Connor officiating.

 

From the November 2013 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts

01/21/2018

Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Watchword for the Week — Trust in him at all times, pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8

Sunday, January 21 — Jonah 3:1–5,10; Psalm 62:5–12
1 Corinthians 7:29–31; Mark 1:14–20

I give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything. Psalm 138:2

Jesus prays: “I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” John 17:26

Blessed Redeemer, on this holy day may our worship of you spill out of the sanctuary and into every aspect of our lives. May all that we do give testimony to your unifying love. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

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