Give rest, O Lord, to the souls of Thy servants who have fallen asleep!
Memory Eternal! Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of the newly-departed servant of God Dr. George J. Farha of St. George Cathedral in Wichita, KS, immediate past Vice Chairman of the Antiochian Archdiocese Board of Trustees and the Antiochian Heritage Foundation's "Man of the Year" for 2013. Dr. Farha quietly fell asleep in Christ surrounded by his family at his home, shortly before nine o'clock on January 7, 2013.
Condolences may be sent to his wife Brenda and their daughters Gayle (Mrs. Douglas) Malone, Joan (Mrs. David) Farha, Laura Farha, and Julie Farha and their families at:
1517 North Foliage Court
Wichita, KS 67206
The schedule of divine services, all to be served at St. George Cathedral, is as follows:
- Friday, January 10th Trisagion Prayers of Mercy at 7:00PM
- Saturday, January 11th Trisagion Prayers of Mercy and Funeral at 10:00AM followed by Interment and Meal of Mercy
MEMORY ETERNAL! Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of the newly-departed servant of God, brother, and concelebrant Archpriest James King of St. Athanasius Antiochian Orthodox Church in Goleta, CA who fell asleep in Christ January 7, 2013. The schedule of divine services has not yet been announced.
Condolences may be sent to his wife Khouria Margaret and their family, at 6830 del Playa Drive, Goleta, CA 93117.
His Grace The Right Rev. Basil, Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America, writes:
Memory Eternal! Erick Kinnick, son of Fr. Bernard and Kh. Karen Kinnick of St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church of Spokane, WA, reposed in the early morning of Christmas Day at the age of fifty-one. Please join me in praying a rope for the repose of Erick's soul, saying, "O Lord Jesus Christ, grant rest to the soul of Thy departed servant." May he be granted Paradise, and may you be granted long life.
Fr. John Badeen, former pastor of St. Antony Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, St. Michael Church in Beaumont, Texas, St. George Church in Detroit, Michigan and Archangel Gabriel Church in Lafayette, Louisiana, reposed in retirement early Christmas morning, December 25th, 2013, at the age of 86. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Fr. John in survived by Khouriya Louise and their children, Farida, James and George.
The Very Rev. Anis Elias fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the age of 92. He was born in Saain, Syria in 1921 to Michael Elias and Jamileh Yousif Makhoul, the only son of four children. Father Anis was ordained to the priesthood in 1948 in Syria. In November of 1961, Fr. Anis immigrated to Detroit, Michigan and on June 9, 1962 was assigned to St. Michael Orthodox Church in Monessen, PA. He served as the priest of St. Michael’s for 25 years before retiring.
After his retirement, Fr. Anis moved back to Michigan to be near his family. In February of 1988, he came out of retirement to serve ten years at St. Mary Orthodox Church in Berkley, MI and in Windsor, Canada before his final retirement in July of 1999. However, he continued to serve at the request of Very Rev. George Shalhoub of St. Mary in Livonia, MI, as well as assisting with Fr. George Baalbaki in St. Mary, Berkley.
His Grace Bishop Basil writes:
MEMORY ETERNAL! Saleema "Sally" David, mother Judy Stanley (immediate past president of DOWAMA Fellowship of St. John the Divine) and aunt of former Archdiocesan Trustee Nancy Cohlmia, reposed on December 15, 2016 in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 92. The schedule of services (all at St. George Cathedral in Wichita) is as follows:
- Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00PM Trisagion Prayers of Mercy followed by the Funeral
- Wednesday, December 18th at 10:00AM Trisagion Prayers of Mercy and Interment followed by the Meal of Mercy
May she be granted Paradise!
His Grace Bishop Basil writes:
MEMORY ETERNAL! Beulah Katherine Farha of St. George Cathedral in Wichita, KS, daughter of the late Archpriest Nicholas and Khouriya Mary Husson, fell asleep in Christ this past Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at the age of 94.
A member of the Cathedral choir for sixty-one years and a past vice-president of our Diocesan "Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America" for two terms, Beulah is survived by her children Alan, Subdeacon Nicholas, and Mary Kay Nichols and their families; by her sister Lorraine Ferris of St. Mary Church in Wichita, KS; and by many nieces and nephews. She will be buried from the Cathedral this Saturday, December 7th. May she be granted Paradise, and may you be granted long life.
David Alexander Tait, beloved father, husband, son, professor, friend, and devoted member of St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Oklahoma City, died tragically on November 19, 2013, while he was ministering to a community of friends in Chandler, Oklahoma. David was born on March 13, 1951, in Washington, D.C., and was the oldest of five children born to Charles and Katharine Tait. He spent his childhood between the United States and England, as well as Uganda, where his parents were missionaries.
He completed high school at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, before earning a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations at Boston University. It was there that he met his future wife, Laura Hubbs Tait, while she was a graduate student. They were married in Boston on June 26, 1976 and shared 37 wonderful years together.
Father Athanasios Emmert, fell asleep in Christ this past Wednesday, October 23rd at the age of 78. While a priest of the Antiochian Archdiocese he served parishes in New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Canada, Connecticut, Massachusetts. From 1975 to 1985 he served at St. George Church in Chicago-Cicero, Illinois. In his last years, Father Athanasios served in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver.
The schedule of services for Father Athanasios are as follows:
Monday, October 28th
6:00PM Visitation at St. George/Cicero, IL
7:00PM Trisagion Prayers of Mercy
Tuesday, October 29th
9:30AM Divine Liturgy at St. George/Cicero, IL, followed by the Funeral Service
Interment at Elmwood Cemetery/River Grove, IL
May his memory be eternal!
From St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, Coral Gables, FL:
St. George Cathedral is saddened to inform you of the passing into eternal life of Subdeacon Hanna Khoury, at the age of 62. The clergy and council of St. George Cathedral offer their sincerest condolences to Haifa Khoury and her children George, Charles and Giselle; to his brothers Tony, Kiwan, and Anwar; his sister Hanan, and all their families; and the Khoury, Habash, and Hatem families. May Christ, who is our life and resurrection, give rest to the soul of the servant of God, Subdeacon Hanna, with all the Saints, and may He grant comfort, patience, and strength to his family.
Arrangements are as follows:
Wednesday, September 25th - The family will receive condolences from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at their home, located at 1001 Bella Vista Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33156. The Trisagion Service will be sung at 7:30 pm.
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