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Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« on: January 02, 2011, 08:55:49 PM »
Fr. George, who was a godfather to a number of people in our family, passed away this evening.  He was the 1st priest of the Archangel Michael parish in Campbell, OH, and has been living in Ft. Meyers in retirement (and serving various parishes of the GOA Metropolis of Atlanta).  May his memory be eternal!

Please pray for Pres. Evangeline, their children and grandchildren, and their many godchildren and loved ones (a number of whom became priests because of Fr. George's example).  Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 09:03:55 PM »
Memory eternal!
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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 09:14:18 PM »
Eonia i mnimi! Eternal memory!

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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011, 09:15:41 PM »
Prayers.......
Lord Have Mercy...Amen Amen

Prayers for Fr. George Pappas that the Lord welcomes
him in his Eternal Kingdom, and says well done Faithful and loyal
Servant of my Vineyard ,bringing many to repentance and salvation .
come and recieve your well deserved rest Amongst My Saints.....Amen Amen

       May Father George Pappas Memory be Eternal......Amen amen

Prayers ....For  Pres. Evangeline, their children and grandchildren, and their many godchildren and loved ones and frends,
that the blessed Lord grants them Peace And Comfort in this time of sorrow....Amen Amen

      Blessed are they that mourn ,for they shall be comforted.....Amen Amen
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011, 09:52:23 PM »
Memory Eternal!
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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2011, 09:54:22 PM »
May his memory be eternal.
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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2011, 10:07:48 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2011, 10:17:53 PM »
Memory eternal!

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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2011, 11:16:22 PM »
May the memory of the Lord's servant, the Priest George, be eternal.

Prayers that Presbytera Evangeline, their children, and grandchildren, be comforted in the expectation that he serves now at the Heavenly Table and will embrace them in the hereafter
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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2011, 12:54:39 AM »
May his Memory be Eternal.

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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2011, 01:12:33 AM »
Kyrie Eleison!

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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2011, 02:09:09 AM »
Memory eternal!

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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2011, 03:47:46 AM »
May the Lord remember Father's priesthood in His Kingdom!

May the Lord also comfort Father's family at this time.
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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2011, 09:36:39 AM »
Memory Eternal. +
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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2011, 01:39:22 PM »
Christ is risen!
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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2011, 04:14:17 PM »
Memory Eternal!

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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2011, 11:24:40 PM »
Father Pappas had a huge impact on my life as a child and I really missed him when I moved away from Ohio. No one will ever forget you Father George. You were a blessing to me as well as many others. Everything I know about our Religion was taught by you and there is no other other priest in this world like you. May your memory be eternal. My sympathy to your family.

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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2011, 11:27:21 PM »
+ Memory Eternal!
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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2011, 11:28:37 PM »
+Memory Eternal
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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2011, 11:33:11 PM »
+Memory Eternal!
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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2011, 09:45:31 AM »
I attended Fr. George's funeral yesterday; it was a very moving experience.  It was wonderful to hear from the many, many people whom he had impacted; Metropolitan ISAIAH of Denver mentioned Fr. George's mentoring when he (His Eminence) was a new priest, and a local RC priest of 35 years mentioned that, in his words, he had no RC mentor or spiritual father - that honor would always belong to a Greek Orthodox priest, Fr. George, who had taken him under his wing, and made him a part of his family.
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
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Re: Memory Eternal: Fr. George Pappas
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2011, 10:02:02 AM »
Memory eternal!
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