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+ONLINE CANDLE MEMORIAL FOR MARY CECILIA+
« on: January 03, 2010, 12:53:06 AM »
I have started an online candle memorial for our Sister, Mary Cecilia, the wife of our poster Asteriktos who fell asleep in the Lord suddenly today. To light a candle, click on the link below and then click on an unlit candle and follow the instructions. The group code for the memorial is "OCNT" (for "OC.net").

CLICK THIS LINK TO LIGHT A CANDLE ONLINE
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 12:57:25 AM »
That's very sweet of you! :)

May our Lord Jesus Christ assuage the sorrows of Asteriktos and all those who suffer for this loss.

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 12:58:28 AM »
Thank you George. To echo the sentiments of IPC, that was very thoughtful of you.

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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 12:59:55 AM »
Blazeni Pokoj...Amen
Gosh i hope there beeswax candles....
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010, 01:10:36 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010, 01:18:48 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010, 01:18:59 AM »
May her memory be eternal.
  
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2010, 01:25:27 AM »
May Mary Cecilia rest in Peace
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2010, 01:48:45 AM »
As others have said, this is a very very thoughtful gesture OzGeorge.  God bless you for this.

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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2010, 01:50:37 AM »
May God forgive her and grant her rest!
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2010, 01:53:35 AM »
May her memory be eternal.

I'm very sorry to hear this Asteriktos.
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2010, 02:10:02 AM »
Prayers, may her memory be eternal, may she rest in peace, may the Lord comfort you and your family...
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2010, 03:14:23 AM »
Вечнаја Памјат!

Христос васкрсе!

May the Lord grant Mary Cecilia pardon and remission of all her sins, and may the Lord God remember her in His Kingdom! Asteriktos, may the Lord grant you, Athanasia, and Sahara peace and comfort, that peace which the world can not give.

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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2010, 06:28:44 AM »
Lord have mercy on Mary Cecilia and all her family, and make her memory to be eternal.
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2010, 08:43:03 AM »
Very thoughtful, George. May her memory be eternal. May the Lord comfort those who mourn.
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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2010, 08:47:46 AM »
Asteriktos you have a lot more strength than you can imagine. Whatever your going to do in her arrangements she would not lose any hope in you after wards. She wants you to be there for her children. And for Gods sake you have all the time in the world to not be on this board right now and be at peace with her.

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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2010, 09:07:46 AM »
May her memory be eternal.
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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2010, 12:08:32 PM »
I thank you all for your prayers. It's somehow comforting to hear you all say you'll pray for her. I mean, I know she has family and friends out there doing that as well, but still, it's just reassuring to hear I guess.

Asteriktos you have a lot more strength than you can imagine. Whatever your going to do in her arrangements she would not lose any hope in you after wards. She wants you to be there for her children. And for Gods sake you have all the time in the world to not be on this board right now and be at peace with her.

Thank you, but fwiw--and just to say why I'm posting here at a time like this--I think being on this board is helpful. I probably spent more time talking on the phone yesterday to relatives about what happened than I've talked to them for the last three years combined, not to mention thinking about what happened to Mary in between phone calls with family. So I welcome having something else to focus on, even if only for a time. Maybe my brain isn't all in it, but if it gives me a rest from thinking about things for a while... well I think that is helpful. If I could be with her now, as I think was standard in the past, saying prayers and just being with the body, I would be. Unfortunately once they moved the body from the hospital to the funeral home they put it in cold storage to preserve it, and it has to stay in there until the time of the viewing on Tuesday. So all I can do is sit and wait.
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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2010, 01:43:22 PM »
I am so sorry, Asteriktos.

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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2010, 03:17:09 PM »
A very touching move.
Memory eternal and God help you, Asteriktos. I'm really sorry. It really was like a brick falling for the sky for the rest of us. I mean, we know you, you had talked to us about your family.
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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2010, 03:26:00 PM »
I thank you all for your prayers. It's somehow comforting to hear you all say you'll pray for her. I mean, I know she has family and friends out there doing that as well, but still, it's just reassuring to hear I guess.

Asteriktos you have a lot more strength than you can imagine. Whatever your going to do in her arrangements she would not lose any hope in you after wards. She wants you to be there for her children. And for Gods sake you have all the time in the world to not be on this board right now and be at peace with her.

Thank you, but fwiw--and just to say why I'm posting here at a time like this--I think being on this board is helpful. I probably spent more time talking on the phone yesterday to relatives about what happened than I've talked to them for the last three years combined, not to mention thinking about what happened to Mary in between phone calls with family. So I welcome having something else to focus on, even if only for a time. Maybe my brain isn't all in it, but if it gives me a rest from thinking about things for a while... well I think that is helpful. If I could be with her now, as I think was standard in the past, saying prayers and just being with the body, I would be. Unfortunately once they moved the body from the hospital to the funeral home they put it in cold storage to preserve it, and it has to stay in there until the time of the viewing on Tuesday. So all I can do is sit and wait.

Everyone processes these things differently. And sometimes when it's just too big to process all at once, yes, it's helpful to have something you can focus your abstract thought on while the titanic, voiceless things pass through the heart.

We are not and cannot be the same thing as people physically there for you, but you have many friends here Asteriktos. If there is anything you need from us, let us know. And until then, know that we are praying for you and for her.
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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2010, 11:18:19 PM »
Very thoughtful, OzGeorge.

Asteriktos, my deepest condolences. I am very sorry for this loss.

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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2010, 11:19:31 PM »
Dear Asteriktos, you, Athanasia and Sahara are in my prayers and thoughts.

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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2010, 12:32:53 AM »
George, I am very blessed to know you, as this is an example of how thoughtful and caring I know you to be.

Asteriktos, my prayers for you join so many others. As I wrote before, you are among friends here, and we want to help you as much as we are able to do so.
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2010, 02:26:19 PM »
Fifty one candles have been lit from six different countries around the world.
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« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2010, 03:55:30 PM »
Memory Eternal! Asteriktos, I am so sorry, brother...
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« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2010, 10:08:52 PM »
This thread has really touched me. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, Asteriktos. May God grant your family peace and strength during this difficult time. Lord, have mercy. Memory Eternal...

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« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2010, 04:08:13 AM »
I'm sorry for what's happened to you and your family, Asteriktos! :(
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« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2010, 04:29:37 AM »
May Mary Cecilia's Memory be Eternal. 

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« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2010, 04:17:25 PM »

Memory Eternal!

May the Good Lord bless you and help you and your two beautiful daughters through this very difficult time.

You are in my unworthy prayers!

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