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PRAYERS FOR THE REPOSE OF OUR DEAR BROTHER
« on: December 04, 2003, 10:18:44 AM »
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SPRINGFIELD - John Royce of Springfield died at his home on December 1, 2003. He was born in Worcester, MA and has been a resident of Springfield as well as Winchester, New Hampshire. He was a former teacher at Thayer High School in Winchester, New Hampshire. He was a graduate of Worcester State College Class of 1966. He was a Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam Era. He was also a member of St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church of Springfield. He leaves his cherished wife, Christine Royce of Tucson, Arizona; 2 loving sons, Jonathan Royce of Tuscon, Arizona & Nicholas Royce of Sacramento, California; 2 dear daughters, Joanna Royce-Davis of Sacramento, California, Veronica Schreiver of Elk Grove, California; 6 dearest grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held from the Springfield Funeral Home, 130 Carew St., Thursday morning December 4, 2003, followed by service in Sts. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Church at 10 a.m. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester, MA. Visiting hours will be Wednesday evening December 3, 2003 6 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Church, 118 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.
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Re:PRAYERS FOR THE REPOSE OF OUR DEAR BROTHER
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2003, 10:58:02 AM »
I can't believe Hypo passed away.

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Re:PRAYERS FOR THE REPOSE OF OUR DEAR BROTHER
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2003, 11:04:42 AM »
God rest his soul. He seemed like such a kind man.

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2003, 11:06:03 AM »
I'm in shock  :(

I last 'spoke' to John on Saturday when he was anticipating being at Liturgy on Sunday and receiving Holy Unction afterwards.

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2003, 11:13:15 AM »
Unfortunately, I knew him not personally.

God, grant him peace.

Prayers for his family.
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2003, 11:21:10 AM »
Oh My Lord! May his memory be eternal.

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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2003, 11:22:56 AM »
He will be commerated at the Liturgies I serve this week. Vichnaja Pamjat.
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2003, 11:25:15 AM »
Eternal memory. His family is in my prayers.


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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2003, 11:28:42 AM »
I am in shock too.  May his memory be eternal and may God comfort his family.

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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2003, 11:35:52 AM »
I also pray that his memory be eternal and God comforts his family.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2003, 11:45:11 AM »
Devastated.

Shock.

Prayers.
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Re:PRAYERS FOR THE REPOSE OF OUR DEAR BROTHER
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2003, 11:54:59 AM »
Eternal rest grant unto  him, O Lord. And may perpetual light shine upon him.  May his soul and the souls of the faithfully departed,  through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
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Re:PRAYERS FOR THE REPOSE OF OUR DEAR BROTHER
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2003, 12:18:24 PM »
I just can't believe this.  That man was such a great guy.  Such a great Christian.  So sensitive.  This is just shocking.  I will miss him so much!!!

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Re:PRAYERS FOR THE REPOSE OF OUR DEAR BROTHER
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2003, 12:23:56 PM »
I propose that Bobby put together a page with an Icon on this site in remembrance of our good brother John for the 40 day period.

That way we all can visit that page once a day and say a prayer for our brothers soul.  :'(




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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2003, 12:30:28 PM »
 :o

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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2003, 12:42:53 PM »
I am sorry to hear this tragic and highly unexpected news.  Memory Eternal.  I sincerely hope he had family by his side.  The alternative is a dreadful way to pass on.

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« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2003, 12:48:39 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2003, 12:50:03 PM »
Memory Eternal!  -Æ-¦-ç-+-¦-Ã… -Æ’-¦-+-Ã…-é-î!
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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2003, 12:50:43 PM »
I join you in fervent prayer for the eternal repose of John's soul.

Hypo-Ortho (Orthodox East), our "Pope," was a good man.

May he rest in peace.

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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2003, 12:54:22 PM »
It's hard to believe it.  We will miss you here, John, but may we have a reasonable hope that we will see you again.  We remain brothers in Christ, who is the God of the living.  Your work here was valuable.  Memory Eternal!
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Re:PRAYERS FOR THE REPOSE OF OUR DEAR BROTHER
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2003, 12:55:00 PM »
WOW! It's hard to type this because the tears are coming so fast! John and I have been cyber friends for many years now.

This is one of those times we all have to remember -

"That God is too kind to be cruel, and too wise to make mistakes!"


O good Lord, remember your servant John and forgive him in all which he erred in his life, for no one is without sin except you who have power to grant rest to the departed.

In your divine wisdom and in your love for mankind, you bestow all things and provide for all the needs of mankind. Creator, rest the soul of your servant John who has placed his hope in you. O Lord, the Fashioner, the Creator and our God.

Among the saints, O Christ, give rest to the soul of thy servant John, where there is neither pain, sickness nor sighing, but life everlasting!

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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2003, 12:58:52 PM »
Does anyone know of John's patron saint?
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« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2003, 01:06:04 PM »
What a shock to hear this...

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Re:PRAYERS FOR THE REPOSE OF OUR DEAR BROTHER
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2003, 01:38:14 PM »
 :'(

Very sad.

I attend John's former parish in New Hampshire which he loved quite a bit. I sent out an email to the parish on-line list notifying them of this untimely news.

I did not know John personally, but I did correspond with him and he was always very charitable. My only physical connection with him are some books that he donated to my parish...I have read some and consider them to be holy relics: who knows when there is a saint among us online!

Internet forums can be strange places. Someone may stray onto a site, register as MDF46PQ and post away. We don't know if MDF46PQ is a male or female, what age, faith, etc. MDF46PQ may post something that we don't agree with and we attack as if MDF46PQ is not a person. Then MDF46PQ goes away, never to be heard of again. I guess I just find it odd.

Thankfully Vicki posted his obituary. Who knows who else has passed on that we once corresponded with online?

John, we will pray for you...pray for us also!

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Re:PRAYERS FOR THE REPOSE OF OUR DEAR BROTHER
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2003, 01:56:46 PM »
I looked forward to his voice here and benefitted much. May the peace of Christ be with John and his family.

 :'(

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Re:PRAYERS FOR THE REPOSE OF OUR DEAR BROTHER
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2003, 01:57:16 PM »
Slava Isusu Christu!

I remember sparring a bit with John when I first came here.  It made me think about my faith a little more and he definitely had my respect.  I will miss his posts.

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« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2003, 02:01:23 PM »
May God have Mercy on his soul

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« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2003, 02:19:21 PM »
I am just stunned... :'(

May he rest in Peace...  Lux Eternum

Is there anyway of sending flowers or a tribute or whatever is appropriate for an EO funeral from the Forum?  Or letters to his wife and family?  If it wouldn't be offensive I'll put his name on Sunday Prayers at our church...

I hope he was able to listen to the latest Harry Potter book...he was so happy when I told him it was available last summer.

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Re:PRAYERS FOR THE REPOSE OF OUR DEAR BROTHER
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2003, 02:31:31 PM »
Since John's funeral is now over I have been wondering how we could show his wife how we all appreciated him.

The suggsestion of a special page with an Icon on it is a good one - we could add our tributes and memories of John to that. Perhaps it could be printed out afterwards and given to the Family .

Any other suggestions ?

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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2003, 03:07:30 PM »
There are many here who are more talented, but I wanted to make something to show how much John has meant to me.  He was and is a great example of a faithful servant.  We love you John.



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« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2003, 03:08:45 PM »
oops noticed a typo in the prayer to St. John...will be fixed in a moment.
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« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2003, 03:20:57 PM »
Here is the fixed version with a border.

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« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2003, 03:42:55 PM »
Among the trees of Paradise, sleep charmed me and I slept.
A wind breathed and the trees were stirred
And a sweet voice fell on my ears,
And I knew that my sins were forgiven.


A few days ago, Vicki and the Slave expressed concern to me that they hadn't heard from John in a while, and they were worried, so I sent him an email hoping he'd answer by the end of the week, and if not, then I/we'd figure out what to do next.  I thought maybe he just wasn't using his computer, and eventually he would, since he seemed (to me, anyway) optimistic about coming out of this.  So it was a terrible shock to me when, seconds before shutting off my cell before entering church for Divine Liturgy this morning, I got a call from Vicki telling me that John had passed, and that today was his funeral.  I haven't been the same since, but I am thankful that God gave me the opportunity to be in church today to pray for him especially, and for his family, and for all of us here who mourn his loss.  John was someone who through his words and actions served for me as a model of what an Orthodox Christian should be, and I know I will truly miss him.  

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« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2003, 04:12:57 PM »
Shock also.  Memory eternal!

In our cold world this is a reminder that our friends, our wives, our co-workers, even ourselves can pass from this world to the next at any time.  Slow down and remind everyone of their eternal meaning!

Thank you, God, for these cleansing tears!

Let's pray that the Lord establishes his soul where the just repose!

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« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2003, 04:14:03 PM »
John was a great source of encouragement to me. In private messages to me he always did his best to uplift me, yet never considered himself, despite his many years as an Orthodox Christian, to be anything special.

I always felt it was the other way around.

I will miss you John. Memory eternal.

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« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2003, 04:15:00 PM »
What a sad day.  During Great Lent last year, I had the opportunity to travel to Springfield to meet John in person, and sadly, I had to cancel that trip.  I am now truly saddened that I never had a chance to meet this wonderful man in person.  Only through the internet was I able to get to know him, and how blessed I feel that I was able to know him, even in the virtual form.

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« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2003, 04:50:08 PM »
I think one of my favorite memories of John was when he first called me Frobie. Even when the day is going slow thinking of him saying that always cheered me up. I am in full agreement with the others in saying that John was a fine example of what an Orthodox Christian should be. Memory eternal!

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« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2003, 05:23:49 PM »
I can't express my feelings at the moment, John was a true Orthodox brother to me and I will greatly miss him.

May the most clement Virgin Mary, Mother of God, the most loving consoler of the afflicted, commend to Her Son, the soul of His servant John, so that through her maternal intercession he may not fear the terrors of death, but in her company may joyfully enter the desired heavenly home.

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« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2003, 06:25:22 PM »
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« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2003, 06:35:58 PM »
 ???

I'm saddened to hear this, as I expected him to make a full recovery.
Only God knows to what extend his posts played a role in my embracing Orthodoxy.
He will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2003, 07:11:09 PM »
This is truly sad news for us that he left behind.  His wife and children are in my thoughts and prayers.
  We who are left behind miss you very, very much.  You made such a difference in the lives of many people in your time on this Earth.

Memory Eternal, John.  You will be greatly missed.

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« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2003, 10:25:16 PM »
 :'( This has ruined my whole day. I cannot believe how hard it has hit me.

For some reason I keep hearing Enya's Only Time when I look at that image that David made.

John and I had some serious disagreements over the years, but in the end there was still a respect between us, as we could be friends even though we disagreed on doctrine or politics.

I will remember forever some of the last words he spoke to me, "You were helpful to me more than once, and I value the rapport we developed."

He did not carry himself like he was 63, but more like someone in his 40's. There was a youthful spirit about him. I am saddened that not only did we not know how bad off he really was but that we found out too late to even pay last respects at his funeral. If anyone knows where he is buried I would like to meet up and go visit his grave with anyone interested.

It has taken me almost 30 minutes just to write this little and I cannot type anything more because I am just crying too hard. Memory Eternal John. I miss you! Goodbye my friend. Goodbye. :'(
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« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2003, 10:54:37 PM »
If anyone knows where he is buried I would like to meet up and go visit his grave with anyone interested.

I was thinking of this myself earlier today; let me know.
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