✠Irvin N. Plant reposes

In paradisum deducant te Angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem. Chorus angelorum te suscipiat, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.

The Requiem Mass

“May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your arrival and lead you to the holy city Jerusalem. May choirs of angels receive you and with Lazarus, once (a) poor (man), may you have eternal rest.”

Posted in memory of the Most Revd ✠Irvin N. Plant, D.D. Old Roman bishop who passed away today, August 11th 2021.

Bishop Plant who was born and educated in New Jersey entered the US Navy in 1957. While at Boot Camp, during a chapel service, the chaplain addressed the congregation and asked that those who would give their lives to Christ stand. Fifteen of the nearly five-hundred did so, one of them being Nick Plant. Despite that initial fervour, Nick would not become a regular church goer. Through many twists and turns, struggles and disillusionments, the Holy Spirit led him into a deeper knowledge of the Christian Faith preparing him, even without his knowledge, for a life of service to the Lord. A life of saving people from many physical perils: search and rescue operations in hurricanes, entering burning buildings as a firefighter, serving and protecting people as a police officer, and 20 years of military service protecting the nation and its citizens, was soon to turn into a life of saving souls for Christ. Through the study of the Scriptures Nick became a Catholic, but with the assistance of a trusted friend and Anglican priest, began studies for the Anglican priesthood. Having completed the required reading and studies necessary, and possessing a letter of recommendation from Bishop Robert Mercer of Canada, Nick was ordained to the Anglican Priesthood in 1994. Father Nick Plant pastored several churches in New Jersey and in Virginia eventually returning to the Catholic Church as an Old Roman in 2005. In October 2011 he was consecrated a Bishop to oversee the faithful in the five south-eastern states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

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