Abbot Tryphon of the All-Merciful Saviour Monastery was attacked while pumping gas at a Burien, WA gas station Tuesday around noon. A random man came over, and sucker punched Abbot Tryphon in the face, knocking him to the ground. They had to wait for paramedics, and a sheriff came and took his report. Father Tryphon was with Father Martin of the monastery, and they were out running errands. Father Martin was in the vehicle when the attack occurred. They are both shaken up by the incident, and at this time, Abbot Tryphon’s hearing has been affected.
Please pray for Abbot Tryphon and especially that there is no permanent damage. The police are looking for the attacker.
Archpriest Basil Rhodes