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Memory Eternal! +Archdeacon Basil Rives

His Grace Bishop Basil writes:

While we were all at Divine Liturgy this morning Archdeacon Basil Rives, 94, of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Santa Fe, NM, the eldest clergyman of our Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America, fell asleep in Christ. May he be granted Paradise! Archdeacon Basil, born May 23, 1921, was preceded in death by his wife Shamassy Mary Anne, and is survived by four sons and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

The first Trisagion Prayers of Mercy were prayed for Archdeacon Basil by Fr. John Bethancourt and the congregation of Holy Trinity following this morning's Divine Liturgy.  Condolences may be sent to the Rives Family c/o Father John Bethancourt at FrJohnB@aol.com.

Read the obituary for Archdeacon Basil Rives in the Santa Fe New Mexican

Funeral Arrangements for Archdeacon Basil (everything will take place at Holy Trinity Church in Santa Fe):

Tuesday, September 8th
Trisagion Prayers of Mercy at 7:00PM

Wednesday, September 9th
Divine Liturgy at 9:00AM
Funeral Service at 11:00AM
Burial at Santa Fe National Cemetery followed by a Meal of Mercy