Memory Eternal!


Give rest, O Lord, to the souls of Thy servants who have fallen asleep!


Memory Eternal! + Esther Samara

September 8, 1921 - September 5, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Esther Massad Samara fell asleep in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 5, 2011. She was born on September 8, 1921 in Drumright, Oklahoma to the Very Reverend George R. Massad and Khouria Bediyah (Hamra) Massad. The family then moved to Oklahoma City in 1937. She attended Classen High School and graduated in 1939. From 1939 to 1941 she attended Hills Business College, earning an Associate's Degree. Concurrently with school, she worked at the "Indian Post," a local mercantile store. On July 29, 1951 she married George R. Samara and together raised 3 children.

Memory Eternal! + Adeeb Sadd

His Grace Bishop Basil writes:

Please join me in praying a rope for the repose of the soul of Adeeb Sadd, honorary member of the Archdiocesan Board of Trustees and past North American Chair of The Order of St. Ignatius (1987-1991) from Encino, California, who fell asleep in Christ at 11:57PM on August 31st, 2011. Adeeb is survived by his wife Carolyn, their three daughters Chrisa, Carrie and Leilah and their families.

May God grant Adeeb Paradise, and may He grant you long life!

Memory Eternal! + Archbishop Dmitri of Dallas

Archbishop Dmitri preaching at St George Cathedral in Wichita, Kansas on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, 2009.Archbishop Dmitri preaching at St George Cathedral in Wichita, Kansas on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, 2009.from OCA.org:

DALLAS, TX [OCA]

The Repose of His Eminence, Archbishop Dmitri Metropolitan Jonah with Archbishop Dmitri in late August.

His Eminence, the Most Reverend Dmitri, 87, retired Archbishop of Dallas and the Diocese of the South, fell asleep in the Lord at his home here at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, August 28, 2011.

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, and many priests and faithful had kept vigil in Dallas during Archbishop Dmitri’s final days. The Metropolitan was to have traveled to the Czech Republic with a delegation from the Orthodox Church in America, but remained in Dallas to be with the Archbishop.

Funeral services will be celebrated at Dallas’ Saint Seraphim Cathedral — the parish Archbishop Dmitri founded as a mission shortly after his ordination in 1954. Days and times will be posted at oca.org as they are received.

Read more at OCA.org

Listen to Fr. Stephen Freeman and John Maddex discuss the life of Archbishop Dmitri on Ancient Faith Rado

Memory Eternal! + Fr. James Deep

His Grace Bishop Thomas writes:

Beloved in Christ,

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of the servant of God the Archpriest James Deep. Fr. James is retired and the former pastor of St. Anthony Church in Butler, Pennsylvania. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Memory Eternal! + Fr. Michael Lewis

MEMORY ETERNAL!

From the Diocese of Los Angeles:

Very Reverend Father Michael Lewis

It is with extreme sadness that we inform you that our beloved brother in Christ, Father Michael Lewis, Pastor of St. Luke Church in Garden Grove, California, fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, August 15, 2011. His Grace, Bishop Joseph has asked the parishes to remember him in your prayers for the departed for the next 40 days and to hold a special Trisagion for his eternal life. May God receive him in His Heavenly Kingdom and may his memory be eternal.

The funeral service will be on Thursday, August 18 at 7:00 PM at St. Luke Church in Garden Grove.

 

Memory Eternal! + Fr. Basil Steiger

MEMORY ETERNAL!

From the Diocese of Los Angeles:

It is with extreme sadness that we inform you that our beloved brother in Christ, Father Basil Steiger from Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Ben Lomond, California, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, July 24, 2011. His Grace, Bishop Joseph has asked the parishes to remember him in your prayers for the departed for the next 40 days and to hold a special Trisagion for his eternal life. May God receive him in His Heavenly Kingdom and may his memory be eternal.

Memory Eternal! + Fr. Thomas O'Dea

MEMORY ETERNAL! 

From the Diocese of Los Angeles: 

 It is with extreme sadness that we inform you that our beloved brother in Christ, Father Thomas O'Dea, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, July 10, 2011. His Grace, Bishop Joseph has asked the parishes to remember him in your prayers for the departed for the next 40 days and to hold a special Trisagion for his eternal life. May God receive him in His Heavenly Kingdom and may his memory be eternal. The funeral information will be announced once it has been determined.

Please join in praying for his repose and remembering his dear family: Khouirye Marcia, Sean & Robin, Dillon, Kiera and Brian O'Dea.

Memory Eternal! + Victor Mihalca

MEMORY ETERNAL! VICTOR MIHALCA fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, June 19th, at the age of 64. He is the father of Khouryieh Delia Haddad and the father-in-law of Fr. Mousa Haddad of the Church of the Virgin Mary in Alsip, IL. He is survived by his wife Terezia, his daughter Delia, and his grandchildren Anthony and Philip. May the Lord give rest to the soul of His servant Victor, and may his memory be eternal with all the Saints!

Condolences may be sent to the family at fr.mousa@gmail.com

+May his memory be eternal!

Memory Eternal! + Mother Christina Baz

Fr. Charles Baz, Pastor of St. John Orthodox Church, Levittown, New York, writes:

I have received the sad news of the falling asleep in the Lord of His handmaid, Mother Christina Baz, Abbess of the Patriarchal Convent of our Lady of Saidnaya in Syria. Not only was Mother Christina related to me (her mother and my grandfather were siblings), she was known to several people in our Archdiocese, to priests and bishops, to His Eminence Metropolitan Philip, and to all who visited Saidnaya Monastery in the past. She reposed on All Saints Sunday, most fitting for a nun who lived the monastic life all her life, especially when we heard the Gospel on Sunday, the Lord Jesus saying: "And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundred-fold, and inherit eternal life" (Matthew 19:29).

Among the Clergy Brotherhood in our Archdiocese, I am her only living relative.

+++ May her memory be eternal +++

And may God have mercy on us, Amen.

Memory Eternal! + Ernest Alexander Younes

His Grace Bishop Basil writes:

MEMORY ETERNAL! ERNEST ALEXANDER YOUNES, a longtime member of the Archdiocesan Board of Trustees, reposed on Saturday, June 4th at the age of 93 and was buried on Tuesday, June 7th from his parish church of St George/Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. He was preceded in death by his wife YVONNE and a son ADEL, and is survived by his children MONA and Albert Gorab, NADIA Younes, RAMI and Joanie Younes, MAGDA and Richard Zakaib. Please join me in praying a rope for the repose of Ernest'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.

 


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