Bishop BASIL writes:
Dear to Christ, Fathers and Brothers:
 Basil Esper of the Syrian port city of Lattakiya, the father of His Eminence Metropolitan SABA of Bosra-Hauran , fell asleep in Christ on Saturday, December 13th. Please join me in praying a rope for the repose of his soul, saying, "O Lord Jesus Christ, grant rest to the soul of Thy departed servant."
May his memory be eternal, and may you be granted long life.
In Christ Who is our Resurrection and our Life,
+ B A S I L
Bishop of Wichita and the Diocese of Mid-America
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America