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For Sonia
« on: February 21, 2008, 01:13:03 PM »
For anyone who knew Sonia Daly Belcher, the admissions director at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, she fell asleep in the Lord suddenly yesterday evening from a brain aneurism.  I just wanted to start this thread to let people know, and to ask everyone to pray for her soul, and for her husband, Dn. Nicholas, and her son, Andrew.

She was a young, beautiful, vibrant, loving person who devoted her life to serving the Lord in every way she knew how.  She will be so greatly missed.

May her memory be eternal.
May the Lord comfort and bless His servants Nicholas the deacon, and Andrew, in this difficult time.  Lord have mercy.
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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 01:17:04 PM »
Memory Eternal!
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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 01:20:09 PM »
May her memory be eternal! She, and her young family, are most certainly in my prayers.

I heard the news earlier this morning, as soon as I came into the office, but wasn't sure if such a thing could actually be true! Truly a shocking event, and cause for much prayer.

I wonder where we can send condolences and memorial gifts.
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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2008, 01:24:37 PM »
I too was shocked, and have been pleasantly surprised by the volume of phone calls and text messages I've gotten from people within the HC/HC family, all who are trying to spread the word and increase the number of prayers for her.

She was a truly vibrant woman committed to Orthodoxy and to helping form the leadership of the Church (both clergy and laity).  Her dedication and vision have brought good and forward-thinking programs to the school.  She was a wonderful person.

Memory eternal, and may the Lord have mercy on her family, that they find peace, support, and love in this trying time.
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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008, 01:30:11 PM »
Eternal be her memory! May the Lord place her where there is no suffering, sighing, or sorrow.

Like so many others, the HCHC grapevine also let me know of this. My prayers go to her spouse and child, that they may be comforted at this time.
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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2008, 02:48:00 PM »
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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2008, 02:50:02 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2008, 04:40:27 PM »
Visiting hours will be Sunday February 24 from 4-8 pm at St. George Church of Boston (55 Emmonsdale Road, West Roxbury). Trisagion prayers will be held at 7 pm. The Funeral service will be on Monday February 25 at 11 am also at St. George Church.
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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2008, 07:37:34 PM »
May her memory be eternal! Prayers for Deacon Nicholas and their son Andrew in this distressing time of their loss.

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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2008, 11:09:42 PM »
What a tragedy. May Sonia's memory be eternal. Lord grant strength to her family and loved ones.
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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2008, 11:23:10 PM »
Eternal be her memory.
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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2008, 11:28:14 PM »
Memory Eternal!
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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2008, 12:06:07 AM »
Memory Eternal and many many many prayers for Deacon Nicholas, little Andrew and both of their families. 
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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2008, 06:03:51 PM »
May her memory be eternal.

May the Lord our God comfort and keep His servants Dcn.Nicholas and his son Andrew through this difficult time.....Amen 

Lord have mercy and compassion on us all.

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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2008, 12:25:40 AM »
May Sonia's memory be eternal, and may our Lord comfort Dn. Nicholas and their son Andrew through this tragedy.
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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2008, 01:03:36 AM »
What a tragedy! Absolutely shocking. I had just a couple of chances to talk to Sonia. She immediately created an impression of a really nice person. Indeed, she was very friendly.

Lord, have mercy. Dear Lord, please grant an eternal rest to your loyal and dedicated servant Sonia. Dear Lord, please also help Fr. Deacon Nicholas and Andrew.

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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2008, 08:23:11 AM »
May her memory be eternal!  I also knew Sonia really well.  In fact, if it wern't for her I would not be the person I am today. 

there is a web-site dedicated to her.  www.soniabelcher.com 
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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2008, 11:51:02 PM »
I went to the wake at St. George's earlier today. It was incredible. People were coming and coming. The parish has a big parking lot. It was completely full all the time. There were lines of cars waiting for someone to took off. All surrounding streets were full of parked cars. But more importantly, all components of the wake inside were filled of respect and spirituality. She possessed a real Christian spirit and this spirit was dominant during her wake. So sad that so kind and talented person is no longer with us.

Jarhad Barham! Lord, have mercy! Kyrie Eleison! Hospody pomyluy!

May Sonia's memory be eternal.

Thank you very much for posting information here.
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Re: For Sonia
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2008, 09:14:44 AM »
Memory eternal.
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