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My dear friend Roberto reposed
« on: November 19, 2008, 03:09:33 PM »
No one would think that Roberto and I were so close.  I met him when I was 14 and he really helped me out when I was feeling down in those awkward teenage years; he stood by me all the time when I needed him.  Even after I moved away, we stayed close. But while I continued in my studies and eventually became a priest, he continued to live a wild life and had several runins with the law.  I never listened to those who told me he was a bad influence, etc.; I defended this friend of mine to the end.  He may not have been a good Orthodox believer, a productive member of society, or anything like that. But he is one of the only people on earth who has never treated me unkindly, who always stood by me, who always provided me with friendship, and never cheated me.  He could not make it to my ordination, so he left after work and drove over night to visit me in the monastery a few days later.

Unfortunately, he was driving early this morning and lost control of his car, and reposed.  He leaves behind his siblings, mother, father, and many friends. We didn't talk all the time, but I can't imagine not having him there "somewhere" to talk to if needed.

Please pray for his soul and for his family as well. Thank you.

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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 03:23:25 PM »
Lord have mercy on Your servants Roberto and Fr. Anastasios, and make Roberto's memory to be eternal.
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 03:35:32 PM »
My condolences. Memory be eternal!
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 03:43:30 PM »
Memory eternal!  Lord have mercy on Roberto's family and friends.
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 03:48:57 PM »
Memory Eternal.
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008, 03:50:57 PM »
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Father. I'm terribly sorry for your loss.
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008, 04:01:57 PM »

My deepest condolences at your loss, Father.

May the Lord have mercy on Roberto's soul and may He give strength to those who are grieving.

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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2008, 04:08:15 PM »
May our Lord comfort you Father, and all who mourn! Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear friend, Roberto!

May the Lord have mery upon Roberto and may He comfort and console Roberto's grieving family and friends.

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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2008, 04:11:30 PM »
Memory eternal and blessed repose!
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2008, 04:24:34 PM »
Memory Eternal! My deep condolences, Father Anastasios.
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2008, 04:31:46 PM »
Memory eternal, and Lord have mercy
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2008, 04:37:05 PM »
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Father, at this tragic news. May you and your family be comforted by the Lord at this time.

May Roberto's memory be eternal!
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2008, 05:03:20 PM »
In Paradisum deducant te angeli,

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May his memory be eternal.

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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2008, 05:13:15 PM »
May Roberto's memory be eternal!

I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2008, 07:29:50 PM »
Condolences, Father Anastasios. May Roberto's memory be eternal.
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2008, 07:32:18 PM »
Memory Eternal

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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2008, 08:24:23 PM »
Prayers...


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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2008, 10:15:26 PM »
Memory Eternal.  Sincere condolences for your loss, Father.
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2008, 10:32:45 PM »
Father A., I offer my deepest condolences for your loss.

May Roberto's memory be eternal.   

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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2008, 10:46:03 PM »
My deepest condolences to you and your family and friends, Father Anastasios.

May God grant eternal comfort to His servant Roberto. Lord, have mercy. Senor, ten piedad. Kyrie Eleison.

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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2008, 11:32:00 PM »
Thank you to everyone who has offered kind words and prayers.
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2008, 11:38:33 PM »
My prayers are with you, Fr. Anastasios. Lord, have mercy on your firend, Roberto, and may He strengthen all his loved ones in this time of sorrow. May Roberto's memory be eternal.
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2008, 11:41:15 PM »
Sorry to hear about your loss, Fr. Anastasios.  May the Lord have mercy on and comfort those who grieve, and may Roberto's memory be eternal.
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2008, 11:45:47 PM »
May his memory be eternal!
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2008, 12:15:35 AM »
Lord have mercy on your servant Roberto!  Give solace and grace for his family and friends.  Amen.

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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2008, 06:28:09 AM »
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2008, 11:48:28 AM »
How tragic.  I am so sorry for your great loss that words cannot express, Father Anastasios.  May Roberto's memory be eternal.
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« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2008, 01:14:56 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2008, 01:43:45 PM »
My condolences. I can only imagine how I would lost a close friend, a TRUE friend.

May his memory be eternal.

 
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2008, 11:56:07 AM »
Lord grant rest to the work of Your Hands.
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2008, 12:34:09 PM »
Memory eternal.

My condolences, Father.

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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2008, 02:43:10 AM »
may he rest in peace

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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2008, 03:38:27 AM »
Hinumdumi O Ginoo, si Roberto sa imong Ging hari-an!
May he Rest in Peace...

my deepest condolences Father...
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Re: My dear friend Roberto reposed
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2008, 01:14:23 PM »
My condolences and prayers!

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