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Fr Ingram Nathaniel Irvine
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1849
Death: Jan. 23, 1921

Ingram Nathaniel Washington Irvine, a convert to Orthodox Christianity from the Episcopal Church, was active in the Russian Mission in the United States during the early twentieth century. He strongly advocated the use of English in church services.

Born in Ireland on July 8, 1849, Irvine immigrated to America in 1865. Graduating from General Theological Seminary in New York City in 1874, he was successively ordained an Episcopal priest, serving in various Episcopal Parishes for over 25 years.

On April 25, 1900, Irvine, then Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, was defrocked by his Bishop, Ethelbert Talbot, for "conduct unbecoming a clergyman." Irvine fought for five years to have himself reinstated, but was unsuccessful. In the fall of 1905, he was received into the Orthodox Church, and on November 5, 1905, was ordained a priest by St. Tikhon at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in New York City. Having taken the name Father Nathaniel, Irvine was placed in charge of "English work" within the Russian Orthodox Diocese.

After his ordination, Irvine was a close advisor to Ss. Tikhon and Raphael, and was a strong advocate of the use of English in church services. He died of heart trouble at his residence, 677 Sterling pl., in New York City on January 23, 1921, at the age of 71. Funeral services were held at Dr. Irvine's late home, with the Rev. A.L. Charles, Rector of St. Mark's Church, officiating. 
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 27, Lot 7810.
 
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Jul 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93962672
Fr Ingram Nathaniel Irvine
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Вечная Память +
- R.C.
 Added: Feb. 1, 2013
Rest In Peace, Father Ingram!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Jul. 21, 2012
 
 
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