We are a small, friendly Orthodox community located on the north-eastern edge of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula at the end of the River Shiel, a beautiful land associated with many saints and the beginnings of Christianity in Scotland.


Saturday, 4 September 2010

Repose of Leon Liddament

It is with great sadness for us but joy in the loss of his suffering that we learn that Leon Liddament died on Friday 3rd September 2010.

We have very special connections with Walsingham and Leon in particular. Deacon Christopher has known the Brotherhood of Saint Seraphim for 40 years. Father David celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the day of the National Pilgrimage which meant that many people from over these islands could witness the embrace of the Spirit through Orthodoxy.

Two years ago Deacon Christopher, after a prolonged illness, embarked on an ikon course with Leon. Sadly it was the last time we saw each other; although we had visited Walsingham earlier this year Leon was too ill to receive visitors.

He was a kind and gentle man, staunchly Orthodox and a brilliant ikonographer.

The ikons on the ikonastasis in this Community’s church were the result of Leon’s patience with Deacon Christopher.

A Panikhida was served for Leon this morning.

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