Thank you all for your kind words and your prayers. The funeral was beautiful, with seven priests officiating. I was honored with the opportunity to chant, and felt it a privilege to chant the funeral of such a beautiful, sweet, wonderful girl. At the end of the funeral, after everyone venerated her relic, all of us from the St. Stephen's Summer Camp family gathered around her casket and chanted the apolytikion to St. Stephen, who is not only the patron saint of our wonderful camp, but her patron saint as well. She always said that camp was the best time she had in her life, and not a few days before her tragic falling asleep, she told several people that very thing, and that she couldn't wait to return as a counselor.
I am going to post the eulogies from her trisagion and funeral in another thread, with the permission and blessings of the priests that gave them (our two camp directors), who feel the same way I do, that everyone in the world should know Stephanie's story.
Please, don't stop praying for Stephanie, her family, and all of us who loved her. Recovering from this devastating tragedy is going to take a very long time, if we are ever able to recover. We need all the prayers we can get.
May her memory be eternal!
Zoe se mas!!!!