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{{orthodoxyinamerica}}'''Ingram Nathaniel Washington Irvine''' ("Father Nathaniel") ([[July 8]], 1849 - a [[January 23conversion|convert]]to Orthodox Christianity from the Episcopal Church, 1921) was born active in Ireland and immigrated to America the Russian Mission in 1865the United States during the early twentieth century. He graduated from General Theological Seminary strongly advocated the use of English in New York City in 1874, after which he was ordained an Episcopal priest. He served in various Episcopal parishes for over 25 yearschurch services.
On [[April 25]], 1900, ==Life==Irvine, then rector of St. John's Episcopal Church was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, was defrocked by his bishop, Ethelbert Talbot, for "conduct unbecoming a clergyman." Irvine fought for five years to have himself reinstated, but was unsuccessful. In the fall of 1905, he was received into the Orthodox Church, and Ireland on November 5, 1905, he was ordained a priest by [[Tikhon of Moscow|St. TikhonJuly 8]] (assisted by [[Raphael of Brooklyn|St. Raphael]]), at St1849 and immigrated to America in 1865. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral He graduated from General Theological Seminary in New York Cityin 1874, after which he was ordained an Episcopal priest. Irvine took the name "Father Nathaniel," and he was placed noted to be firm in charge his upholding of the canons of "English workthe church. He served in various Episcopal parishes for over 25 years."
On [[April 25]], 1900, Irvine, then rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, was defrocked by his bishop, Ethelbert Talbot, for "conduct unbecoming a clergyman." Irvine fought for five years to have himself reinstated, but was unsuccessful. In the fall of 1905, he was received into the Orthodox Church, and on [[November 5]], 1905, he was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[priest]] by [[Tikhon of Moscow|St. Tikhon]] (assisted by [[Raphael of Brooklyn|St. Raphael]]), at [[St. Nicholas Cathedral (New York, New York)|St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral]] in New York City. Having taken the name "Father Nathaniel," Irvine was placed in charge of "English work" within the Russian Orthodox [[diocese]]. After his ordination, Irvine was a close advisor to StSs. Tikhon and St. Raphael, and he was a strong advocate of the use of English in church services. He reposed in New York City in on [[January 23]], 1921, at the age of 71.
==Writings==
*[http://orthodoxhistory.org/?p=796 "The Ordination of Rev. Ingram N.W. Irvine, D.D."] in the ''Vestnik'' ([[Russian Orthodox American Messenger|''Russian Orthodox American Messenger'']]) (November 1905 English Supplement)*[http://books.google.com/books?id=WmAAAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA234&dq=%22ingram+n.w.+irvine%22&lr=&as_brr=1 "Greek Orthodox Catholicity: Religion of Syria, Greece, Russia, Etc." ] in <i>Unity of Religions</i> (1910)*[http://orthodoxhistory.org/?p=897 "The Choir and the Church"](Response to Isabel Hapgood) in the ''Vestnik'' (''Russian Orthodox American Messenger'') (September 23, 1915)*[http://orthodoxhistory.org/2010/01/irvine-warns-dabovich-about-the-episcopal-church/ Letter to Fr. Sebastian Dabovich] on relations with the Episcopal Church (September 16, 1916)
==Sources and external links==
*[http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/podup/history/fr._ingram_nathaniel_irvine_-_part_1 Part 1] and [http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/podup/history/fr._ingram_nathaniel_irvine_-_part_2Part 2] of podcasts on Irvine, by Matthew Namee on the ''American Orthodox History'' program on Ancient Faith Radio*[http://orthodoxhistory.org/?tag=nathaniel-irvine Articles on Irvine ] at OrthodoxHistory.org]
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=qksVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA203&dq=ingram+n.w.+irvine#v=onepage&q=ingram%20n.w.%20irvine&f=false Early biographical sketch of Irvine], in the book <i>Yaphank as it is, and was, and will be</i>, by L. Beecher Homan (1875)
*[http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=950CE3DE113AE733A25755C0A9679D946497D6CF <i>New York Times</i> article on Irvine's ordination] (November 6, 1905)
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=sGtVAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA130&lpg=PA130&dq=ingram+n.w.+irvine&source=bl&ots=rb9wz5CiuB&sig=10SUvh7ItTwWZiMfSGMCmwGcSWU&hl=en&ei=vGOySt6mFZS2MKnhoNUL&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7#v=onepage&q=ingram%20n.w.%20irvine&f=false Biographical and genealogical information on Irvine], in the book <i>The Irvines and Their Kin</i>, by Lucinda Boyd (1908)
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