Deacon Hennok Soot, 82, a deacon of the Diocese of the West and the Church of Saint Anne here, fell asleep in the Lord on the morning of Tuesday, December 24, 2019. His Eminence Archbishop Benjamin served the funeral service for Deacon Hennok on December 27, 2019 at Saint Anne Church, Corvallis, OR.
Born in Tallinn, Estonia in November 1937, Deacon Hennok was baptized at the Cathedral of Saint Alexander Nevsky in Tallin. Deacon Hennok became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1955. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, WI, and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University in 1958. Deacon Hennok was married to his beloved wife Rosemary on June 12, 1960.
Deacon Hennok served as a subdeacon for many years at the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Mary, Los Angeles, CA. He also served with distinction at the diocesan level as an auditor. Deacon Hennok was ordained by His Eminence Archbishop Benjamin to the Holy Diaconate on July 26, 2014. He has served faithfully at the altar of Saint Anne, alongside his son, since then. “Deacon Hennok was a faithful servant, indeed, a real pillar,” said Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa, Chancellor of the Diocese of the West.
Deacon Hennock is survived by his beloved wife Rosemary.
May Deacon Hennok’s memory be eternal!