In Memory of Father Peter, by Elizabeth Theokritoff
published in Sobornost 42:1-2 (2020), pp. 201-208
*Reprinted from Sobornost, by permission of the author, Elizabeth Theokritoff, and the Fellowship of St Alban & St Sergius
Fr Peter Scorer exemplified in many ways the world and culture of the Russian emigration, out of which the Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius also was born. He was among the senior clergy of what is now the Deanery of the Archdiocese of Thyateira, one of a dwindling number ordained by Metropolitan Anthony and formed by his vision of the Church. A lecturer in Russian and a dedicated churchman, Peter was someone who built bridges, spanned cultures and brought people together. He had a gift for creating community and enlivening any gathering. He was wonderful company, with an irrepressible wit that overlay wise and mature judgement; an endless source of stories both entertaining and illuminating, a warm and gracious host and an open-hearted friend.