Igumen Nazario [Ipac-Uribe] of the monastic community of the Cathedral of the Ascension of Our Lord here fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday, May 13, after battling with cancer.
Born in Mexico on June 12, 1940, Father Nazario was initially a Roman Catholic friar. In 1975, he was received into the Orthodox Church in America by His Grace, Bishop Jose [Cortes Olmos]. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1979, and has since celebrated the Divine Liturgy every Sunday at 8:00 am at the cathedral.
For a time he also was in charge of the Church of Saint George, Pharr, TX, and served as abbot of the Monastery of Saint Anthony the Great, Jilotepec, Mexico, under the Patriarchate of Antioch.
May Father Nazario’s memory be eternal!