The Rt. Rev. Otis Charles, VIII Bishop of Utah, and longtime friend and companion of the Diocese of California died on Thursday, December 26, in San Francisco. Bishop Charles’ Holy Burial will be thisSaturday, January 11, 2 p.m., at St. Gregory of Nyssa, San Francisco. The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus will preside.
O God of grace and glory, we remember before you this day our brother Otis. We thank you for giving him to us, his family and friends, to know and to love as a companion on our earthly pilgrimage. In your boundless compassion, console us who mourn. Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth, until, by your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. — Book of Common Prayer, 493