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MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« on: December 13, 2008, 01:32:08 PM »
MEMORY ETERNAL

 

source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
Pastor of St. Athanasius Church in Sacramento, California

It is with extreme sadness that we inform you that the Very Reverend Richard Ballew, Pastor of St. Athanasius Church in Sacramento, California, fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, December 13, 2008. His Grace, Bishop JOSEPH has asked the parishes to please remember him in your prayers for the departed for the next 40 days and to hold a special Trisagion for his eternal life. Information regarding his funeral will be posted as soon as it becomes available. May God receive him in His Heavenly Kingdom and may his memory be eternal.



 

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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 01:49:23 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2008, 01:55:49 PM »
Eternal memory!

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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008, 02:02:26 PM »
Memory Eternal.

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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008, 02:15:52 PM »
My heart is broken. Nacho and I had several lengthy conversations with Fr. Richard when we were looking into the Holy Church. He was significant in directing us towards the truth of Holy Orthodoxy. He was a kind, generous and loving priest....it seemed he never forgot a name or face.

May his memory be eternal

My condolences to his family and the parish family at St. Athanasius.
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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2008, 03:03:11 PM »
Memory eternal

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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2008, 03:21:39 PM »
Memory eternal!
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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2008, 03:22:38 PM »
May Father Ballew's Memory be Eternal and May the Lord comfort and strengthen both Father Ballew's family and parish in such difficult times during this holiday season.

Amen!

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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2008, 03:46:46 PM »
Memory Eternal!

I will never forget Father Richard. He was one of the most amazing dynamic Priest I have ever met. He played a HUGE part in bringing me into Orthodoxy. He always knew the right things to say and was very intuitive to where people were at on a spiritual level. He will be missed greatly!
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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2008, 04:48:19 PM »
Eternal be his memory.
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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2008, 09:03:30 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2008, 09:06:03 PM »
May his memory be eternal!
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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2008, 12:11:50 AM »
May the memory of the archpriest Richard be eternal!
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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2008, 01:14:58 AM »
Memory Eternal!

He was a wonderful leader as the dean of the Northern California Deanery. He was always very supportive of our retreats
and attended them until his health prevented him from coming. His khouria is a sweet, tiny southern woman who is a very loving lady. May God also be with her in her time of grief.

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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2008, 02:12:22 AM »
Memory eternal!
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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2008, 02:15:11 AM »
Memory eternal!
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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2008, 04:47:18 AM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2008, 08:24:39 AM »
Memory eternal.

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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2008, 09:44:38 AM »
Memory Eternal!
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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2008, 12:54:44 AM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: MEMORY ETERNAL - The Very Reverend Richard Ballew
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Lord Have Mercy!
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