Death of Richard Seidel

April 03, 2013

Richard Seidel, historiographer of the Diocese of Chicago since 1992, died on Monday, March 25. He was an active member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

Richard's efforts helped turn the archival materials housed at the Episcopal Church Center into one of the most significant American repositories for the study of Episcopal Church history, especially of the Midwest region. Richard was a well-known lecturer not only about the Diocesan Archives but also about the history of St. James Cathedral and the history of the Diocese of Chicago and its predecessor, the Diocese of Illinois. Details of an April service are still being arranged. Read remarks about Richard that Bishop Lee made at the 2011 diocesan convention.

Please keep the Seidel family in your prayers.

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