Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Friday, June 09, 2006

Fr. John M. Scott - Rest in Peace

Three weeks ago I posted something about my mentor, Fr. John M. Scott. That post can be found here http://stjohnsdetroit.blogspot.com/2006/05/priestmentor-fr-john-m-scott.html

Fr. Scott passed away. Below is a part of his obituary. May he rest in peace.
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On Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania occurred the death of The Rev. John M. Scott, D. Min. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Hamilton Village 3916 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. The Right Reverend Edward Lee, Jr., presiding

The Reverend John M. Scott, a retired priest of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, died after a long illness. After his ordination to the priesthood on All Saints Day of 1953, he served as vicar of St. James Church in Long Beach, Long Island until he was called to be rector of All Saints Church in South Charleston, West Virginia from 1956 to 1962. He then served as Rector and Chaplain on the Penn Campus of St. Mary's Church, Hamilton Village from 1962 until 1992. After his retirement, he served as Interim Rector of St. James, Prospect Park and as priest to St. Dismas from 1996 to 1997.

John's core identity was that of a Franciscan. He was an active lay member of that order for fifty years, serving as guardian of the Third Order for many years. John was a graduate of Union College, Nashota House Seminary and in later years received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

During his tenure at St. Mary's, John was an untiring activist for many causes during the time of political unrest and change in the sixties and seventies.

He leaves a loving family including his wife Frances, three children, Catherine Scott, Larry Scott, and Julia Trout, and three grandchildren, Will Trout, Alex Trout and Sophie Scott. Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of Saint Francis, Little Portion Friary, PO Box 399, Mount Sinai, NY 11766

Rest Eternal grant to this thy servant, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.