The Most Rev. Veron Addison Ashe

Veron Addison Ashe (Metropolitan Archbishop Mar Enoch)

It is with great sorrow that we convey the news that Archbishop Veron Ashe (Mar Enoch) passed away at 7:16pm on January 18th, 2014. He died peacefully with close friends in San Francisco, CA after many months of battling lymphoma cancer. It was Bishop Veron Ashe’s desire to enter into his rest without public ceremony. His family, caretakers, and clergy are currently arranging a private burial. We will soon announce the future date of a memorial service celebrating the life of our beloved Bishop, mentor, friend, and spiritual pioneer. This event will be an open to the public, and we are compiling a contact list for those who are interested in attending. The memorial service will be held in California with location to be announced.

On behalf of Veron Ashe, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude for the heartfelt prayers, intentions, and support during this difficult time of transition. We believe in the divine power of reconciliation and miraculous love. Even in the passing of our Bishop and friend we have witnessed a tremendous outpouring of divine favor which in his last months came to us in transformative wisdom that he shared with us. Veron remained filled with that divine fire that we all knew so well until his last breath. We are eternally grateful for his presence in our lives.

In the coming days, we will be sharing some of Bishop’s parting wisdom and vision for all those who knew him, as well as those who will learn of his life and mission. It is with gratitude and great humility that we bring these teachings forth. May The Lord of all Creation and sanctified of all souls grant each one of us peace and confidence as we mourn the departure of His Grace Veron Ashe.

In Christ’s Holy Name,
+ Bishop Avi Penhollow (Mar Abraham)
January 19th, 2014
San Francisco, California