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Offline Irish Melkite

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Our Brother, Hypo-Ortho, Memory Eternal - 4th Anniversary
« on: November 27, 2007, 04:30:02 AM »
On December 1, it will be the fourth anniversary of the repose of our brother and friend, John Royce (nee John Rojcewicz III), who posted here as "Hypo-Ortho" and at ByzCath as "Orthodox East".

John had been ill for a brief period of time when he died peacefully, at his computer, reading his beloved forums. John was a gentleman always and had a passion for his faith and Church.

O Lord, You took from this world the soul of our friend and brother, Your servant John, leading him to rest in a place of light, happiness, and peace, where there is neither pain nor suffering, neither grief nor sighing. Allow our brother to intercede before Your Holy Throne for the union of Your Holy Churches and having forgiven him every sin he has committed by thought, or word, or deed, grant that his memory be eternal and blessed.

Prayers for John's wife, children, and grandchildren, that they are comforted by happy memories of him and a firm belief that he is with God.

Memory eternal.

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Re: Our Brother, Hypo-Ortho, Memory Eternal - 4th Anniversary
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007, 08:58:28 AM »
And I still miss my friend.

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Re: Our Brother, Hypo-Ortho, Memory Eternal - 4th Anniversary
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007, 02:33:50 PM »
Prayers for a old friend and his family...

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Re: Our Brother, Hypo-Ortho, Memory Eternal - 4th Anniversary
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007, 02:46:37 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: Our Brother, Hypo-Ortho, Memory Eternal - 4th Anniversary
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2007, 02:50:39 PM »
Hard to believe that it has been 4 years...
May he rest in peace.


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Re: Our Brother, Hypo-Ortho, Memory Eternal - 4th Anniversary
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007, 03:08:14 PM »
Indeed, he is missed.

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Re: Our Brother, Hypo-Ortho, Memory Eternal - 4th Anniversary
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2007, 06:47:10 PM »
I, along with so many others, find it hard to believe four years have gone by..

Eternal be his memory!
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Re: Our Brother, Hypo-Ortho, Memory Eternal - 4th Anniversary
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2007, 11:39:35 PM »
May he rest in Peace. 

I miss him too.  I remember his pleasure and excitement when I told him that the "Harry Potter" book that had come out that summer was already recorded for listening. 

 :'(

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Re: Our Brother, Hypo-Ortho, Memory Eternal - 4th Anniversary
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2007, 04:52:13 AM »
Eternal Memory.

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Re: Our Brother, Hypo-Ortho, Memory Eternal - 4th Anniversary
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2007, 10:04:54 PM »
Lord, have mercy. Hospody pomyluy. Jesus, please give eternal rest to Your extraordinary servant.
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Re: Our Brother, Hypo-Ortho, Memory Eternal - 4th Anniversary
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2007, 10:51:51 PM »
Memory Eternal!  I joined after Hypo-Ortho passed away but it is clear that he was loved by many here at OC.net.

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