Monday, April 30, 2012

Sorry for the delay in some of the posts' approval. At some point, Google puchased Blogspot and it changed the access. I think we're good to go now. Thanks, all, for your patience.

Richelle Thompson
Director of Communications, Diocese of Southern Ohio
(No relation to Bishop Thompson except as a sister in Christ!)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A giant of the faith

Bishop Herbert Thompson Jr., eighth bishop of Southern Ohio, died Wednesday, August 16, while on a trip in Italy. He served Southern Ohio with grace, compassion and good humor for 17 years, retiring in December, 2005.

As we mourn the loss of a good friend, pastor and shepherd of the flock, we are reminded that death is the gate to eternal life. And we can be assured that Herbert and Russelle are dancing once more. Our faith gives us confidence that as we continue our course on earth, we will one day be reunited with those who have gone before.

This website is a place for those of us who loved and respected Bishop Thompson to mourn together. To laugh together. To remember together someone who has touched all of our lives.
Some of these posts may be reprinted in a special tribute issue of Interchange that will be published later this month.

Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord;
And let light perpetual shine upon him.
May his soul, and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.