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Offline Knytshade

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Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« on: December 18, 2009, 07:10:50 AM »
Friends,

May I humbly ask for prayers for Father Joasaph?  I first learned about him when I started attendng my church:  he was, for a time, he was their choir leader and liturgics teacher who went into monasticism and became an Archmandirate (sp?)).  He has travelled widely and done a lot of good work for the Lord, including Jerusalem.  He is very highly-spoken of in my parish and very well-loved.

For a long while as I understand it, he's been battling a serious and incurable cancer (I wish I remembered what kind, don't think it matters though).  Earlier this month, he fell ill with pnuemonia and while he recovered from that, he is now (from what I found out yesterday from Father) very close to repose (can't eat-can't drink-can't speak), and they think perhaps he doesn't have much time left.  He is only 48 years old.

From the way everyone talks, I wish I could have met him and I have been keeping him constantly in prayers.  Please remember him in your prayers please.   Thank you so much.
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Re: Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 07:58:13 AM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant.
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Re: Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 09:12:24 AM »
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Fr Joasaph passed into life eternal an hour ago.
 
His soul shall dwell among good things, and his remembrance shall be unto generation and generation.

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Re: Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009, 09:31:17 AM »
Memory Eternal!
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Re: Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 10:11:53 AM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 10:16:40 AM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2009, 10:50:58 AM »

May Father Joasaph's Memory be Eternal!

From the kind words spoken of him, he is a great loss to this world.

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Re: Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2009, 11:24:10 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2009, 12:35:47 PM »
May he dwell with the souls of the righteous.

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Re: Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2009, 02:50:23 PM »
May Father Joasaph's Memory be Eternal.

Amen!

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Re: Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2009, 02:58:42 PM »
  +  May His Мemory Be Eternal  +
            + Вeчнаја Памјат +
                 Amen Amen..
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Re: Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2009, 06:19:31 PM »
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Fr Joasaph passed into life eternal an hour ago.
 
His soul shall dwell among good things, and his remembrance shall be unto generation and generation.



You knew him?  Thank you very much for posting! 

And thank you everyone for your prayers!

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Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy!

God have mercy on us all and grant him rest and peace, pardon all of his sins, intentional and unintentional, so that he may forever glorify Thee in Thy eternal Kingdom as we await the coming of our blessed Savior Lord Jesus Christ!  For all honor and glory be Yours now and forever until the ages of ages Amen.


Memory eternal!
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Re: Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2009, 07:43:28 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2009, 08:19:59 PM »
+Memory Eternal.
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Re: Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2009, 02:09:29 AM »
Memory Eternal! +

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Re: Please Pray for Father Joasaph
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2009, 03:56:51 PM »
Lord have mercy on Your servant! Fr. Joasaph will be greatly missed. Memory eternal!
+ Our dear sister Martha (Rosehip) passed away on Dec 20, 2010.  May her memory be eternal! +