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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2010, 06:39:42 PM »
Very sad news. Such a lovely lady. May her memory be eternal.
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2010, 07:23:53 PM »
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2010, 07:48:17 PM »
With the spirits of the righteous give rest, O Savior, to the souls of Thy departed servants and keep them in the blessed life with Thee, O Lover of man. In the place of Thy rest, O Lord, where all Thy Saints repose give rest also to the souls of Thy servants for Thou alone art the Lover of men.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit: Thou art the God Who descended to hell and loosed the chains of the captives. Give rest, O Lord, to the souls of Thy servants.

Now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen: O only pure and immaculate Virgin, who without seed didst bear God, pray to Him that their souls may be saved.

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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2010, 08:03:19 PM »
Graciously, O Lord, repose her soul in the bosom of our holy fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, sustain her in a geen pasture, by the water of rest in the paradise of joy, the place out of which grief, sorrow and groaning have fled away in the light of your saints.

Oh Lord, repose her soul in the paradise of joy, in the region of the living forever, in the heavenly Jerusalem, in that place, and we too, who are sojourners in this place, keep us in your faith, and grant us your peace unto the end.


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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2010, 08:05:21 PM »
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2010, 08:09:10 PM »
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #51 on: December 21, 2010, 08:44:11 PM »
O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who hast trampled down death, and overthrown the devil, and given life to Thy world: Do Thou, Thyself, our Lord give rest to the soul of Thy departed servant Martha, in a place of light, a place of green p...asture, a place of repose, whence all sickness, sorrow and sighing are fled away.... Pardon every sin committed by her in word, deed or thought, in that Thou art a good God, the Lover of mankind; For there is no man that liveth and sinneth not, for Thou alone art without sin, Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Thy Word in Truth. Amen.

Such a gentle, delicate and saintly soul.  You will be missed, sweet lady.  I love you, your brother-in-Christ, Gabriel  :'( :'(
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #52 on: December 21, 2010, 08:54:22 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.  Like so many here, I only knew her from her presence here, but what a loving presence it was!!
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« Reply #53 on: December 21, 2010, 09:10:34 PM »
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #54 on: December 21, 2010, 09:26:31 PM »
Num. 6:24-26

 24 “The LORD bless you and keep you;

 25 The LORD make His face shine upon you,
      And be gracious to you;

 26 The LORD lift up His countenance upon you,
      And give you peace.”’

 :'(

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« Reply #55 on: December 21, 2010, 09:34:29 PM »
May she find peace in a place where there is no pain, no sorrow but eternal life...
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #56 on: December 21, 2010, 09:48:39 PM »
Lord have mercy. Memory eternal!

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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #57 on: December 21, 2010, 09:54:31 PM »
What an absolute shock.  She will truly be missed.  May her Memory be Eternal! 
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #58 on: December 21, 2010, 10:22:34 PM »
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #59 on: December 21, 2010, 10:24:47 PM »
Lord, have mercy! From her FB, it seems that she was only 41. I am a mere 11 years away from that age. And what have I to show for my time in this world heretofore...let us all redouble our own efforts at repentance.
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #60 on: December 22, 2010, 01:01:00 AM »
May the memory of the handmaid of God, Martha, be eternal!
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #61 on: December 22, 2010, 01:02:24 AM »
Requiem eternam! I didn't know she was I'll. I shall miss her presence here!
She had been battling cancer for several months, it seems.
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #62 on: December 22, 2010, 01:20:11 AM »
May Lord grant the eternal rest to His really loyal and faithful servant Martha! Lord, have mercy!

Indeed, shocking and terrible news...

It has been an honor and a privilege to have an ability to communicate with Martha. She always impressed me with her kindness, integrity, sincere faith and high erudition. Martha will be truly missed. She will be fondly remembered by everyone, who knew her.

Rest in peace, friend. Memory eternal!

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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #63 on: December 22, 2010, 01:44:53 AM »
I've only been on this discussion list a short time, but liked her comments.  I will miss her.  May her memory be eternal.

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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #64 on: December 22, 2010, 02:02:20 AM »
Lord, have mercy! From her FB, it seems that she was only 41. I am a mere 11 years away from that age. And what have I to show for my time in this world heretofore...let us all redouble our own efforts at repentance.

I didn't realize she was so young...very sad, she was a good person.
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #65 on: December 22, 2010, 02:05:58 AM »
I almost didn't believe what I read.  :'(  

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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #66 on: December 22, 2010, 03:22:51 AM »
I was really sad to read this thread. I actually had no idea what was going on with her health lately, only that she still had cancer. I actually just finished doing my evening prayers, and every time I get to prayers for the sick and suffering, I always prayed for Martha even though I didn't know her in "real" life. Just tonight, I was asking God to simply be with her, as we never know His will with sickness and suffering.

Anyway, this is a real shock and I for one will really miss her posts here. May she enter into his infinite holiness, and may we all remember how short our time is.

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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #67 on: December 22, 2010, 04:20:38 AM »
I am so sorry to learn this! I had no idea that Rosehip was so close to passing from this earthly life. I always appreciated her honesty and openness on this forum. She expressed her sorrows, her frustrations, and her needs without pretension or false piety. I had great respect for that. She set an example of genuine Christian transparency from which we all can learn. Are we sick? Then let us confess our illness and ask one another for prayer. Are we heartbroken? Then let us confess our broken hearts to each other and ask for healing and beg for unconditional love. Are we frustrated with actions and attitudes that we don't understand or that offend us? Then let us confess these things and ask our brothers and sisters to help us make sense of it. I only knew Rosehip from this forum, but through her words and her posts I felt the genuiness of her soul and the authenticity of her heart. As I remember her, the words of Our Lord come to mind:

"Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
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I have confidence that Martha (Rosehip) is now resting in the perfect love of Christ Our Lord.

May her Memory be Eternal!


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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #68 on: December 22, 2010, 05:12:09 AM »
A truly gorgeous lady, taken from this world all too soon, but taken to a far better place, where there is no sorrow or pain. I'm sure she'll find the peace, rest and love she so longed for during her earthly life. She did indeed fight the good fight.

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« Reply #69 on: December 22, 2010, 05:50:13 AM »
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I didn't have an honor to know her but he seemed such a kind person. Memory Eternal!
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« Reply #70 on: December 22, 2010, 01:58:32 PM »
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« Reply #71 on: December 22, 2010, 02:14:36 PM »
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #72 on: December 22, 2010, 03:01:42 PM »
Memory Eternal!

I knew her only on this forum but I knew her as a truly gentle and kind person. May God grate her peace and rest until that fateful day when we all will stand before him. Amen.
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« Reply #73 on: December 22, 2010, 03:05:15 PM »
Requiem eternam! I didn't know she was I'll. I shall miss her presence here!
She had been battling cancer for several months, it seems.

I didn't know that either!  This is really sad news.  May God be with her and she with Him.
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #74 on: December 22, 2010, 04:20:07 PM »
Lord, have mercy! From her FB, it seems that she was only 41. I am a mere 11 years away from that age. And what have I to show for my time in this world heretofore...let us all redouble our own efforts at repentance.

+Eternal memory! Our Rosehip was Martha Hays, who posted on Facebook as Martha L-macnair and on OC.net as Rosehip. She converted to Orthodoxy when she was a Mennonite missionary to Ukraine, and attended the Jordanville Summer Music School to learn more about the services of the Church. She died after a long battle with cancer, in Toronto, Monday morning at about 2 a.m., 20 December 2010. May God give her rest where there is no sickness or sorrow.

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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #75 on: December 22, 2010, 04:40:42 PM »
Lord, have mercy! From her FB, it seems that she was only 41. I am a mere 11 years away from that age. And what have I to show for my time in this world heretofore...let us all redouble our own efforts at repentance.

+Eternal memory! Our Rosehip was Martha Hays, who posted on Facebook as Martha L-macnair and on OC.net as Rosehip. She converted to Orthodoxy when she was a Mennonite missionary to Ukraine, and attended the Jordanville Summer Music School to learn more about the services of the Church. She died after a long battle with cancer, in Toronto, Monday morning at about 2 a.m., 20 December 2010. May God give her rest where there is no sickness or sorrow.

Thanks Fr...For the update....May Her Memory Be Eternal ....Lord Grant Martha Hays Rest Among Thy Saints.....Amen Amen
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #76 on: December 22, 2010, 04:52:10 PM »
HAYS, Martha
Peacefully, surrounded by her family and friends on December 20th, 2010, in Toronto. Deeply loved daughter of Marvin and Marcia Hays and sister to David, Benjamin and Jonathan (Denise Gorgosilich). Martha will be lovingly remembered by her uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 with a panachyda at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, 23 Henry St., Toronto. Funeral service will be held in the Church on Wednesday, December 22nd at 12:00 noon. Interment to follow at York Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Perram House would be appreciated. Online condolences received at www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cardinal Funeral Home 416-762-8141.

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I had correspondence from her just a month ago.  She gave me recipes to include in my parish cookbook.

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« Reply #77 on: December 22, 2010, 04:56:36 PM »
Thank you for the update Liza
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« Reply #78 on: December 22, 2010, 07:50:05 PM »
Thank you for the update, Liza.  I, too, had corresponded with her not long ago. 
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« Reply #80 on: December 22, 2010, 09:46:08 PM »
Requiem eternam! I didn't know she was I'll. I shall miss her presence here!
She had been battling cancer for several months, it seems.

Martha (Rosehip) started to feel ill in summer 2008, and was officially diagnosed with cancer in November, 2008. She underwent several major surgical operations and several rounds of chemotherapy, but the cancer kept coming back.
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #81 on: December 22, 2010, 10:07:57 PM »
Lord, have mercy...May her memory be eternal.

I only knew her indirectly from her forum posts but nevertheless sensed a very gentle and compassionate spirit about her.

I greatly sympathised with her openly expressed ardent longing for a loving husband and as sorry as I feel about her departure cannot help but smile at the thought that she is now with the Divine Bridegroom Who embraces her with infinitely more love than she could ever have imagined possible from any bridegroom of this world. Again, as tragic as this situation is, I cannot help but praise God for His Wisdom. I must admit that in my few prayers for Martha while she was still with us on this earth, I often wondered why God would not grant her this one desire that meant so much to her. She seemed a genuinely righteous soul with good intentions, and I knew at the same time that she was suffering from a serious illness; to me it only made sense that God might relieve and delight her hurting soul by fulfilling this one heart's desire of hers. God, Who accords everything its own time and season according to His own purpose, did not deem it appropriate to permit a situation in which she would leave this temporal world with a grieving young family behind, and I'm sure that Martha, given her compassion, would not have wanted that either.

I do not intend in any way to detract from the tragedy of her loss, but even from the very little I knew of her from her forum posts alone, her life and departure seem to whisper some simple morals that we all grapple with in our own life struggles: "Trust in God; lean not on your own understanding; be anxious for nothing; seek His Kingdom alone."
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« Reply #82 on: December 22, 2010, 10:30:29 PM »
I have had a rather extensive correspondence with Martha because I am from Kyiv, Ukraine - the city where she lived as a missionary and where she learned about Orthodoxy. She was so in love with my city of birth. Actually, the apartment where she lived in the mid-1990s was very close to, essentially in the same neighborhood as, the apartment where Lesya and I lived with our then-little daughter in 1985-1990. Martha remembered literally every street corner, every building, almost every tree. She truly had an exceptional memory and she was always so expressive when she wrote about something beautiful. But she also was amazingly shy. When her health began to deteriorate, I wrote her that I would be happy to talk with her on the phone, but she refused. She wrote me that she is terribly awkward and panicky when she talks on the phone. So, I never heard her voice. Rest in peace, dear sister.
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« Reply #83 on: December 22, 2010, 11:52:00 PM »
i said Kaddish for her at evening service today. May she rest in peace.
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #84 on: December 23, 2010, 07:52:16 AM »
+Memory Eternal, Martha :'(  My thoughts and prayers are with her family.  To lose a child has to be the hardest thing a parent could ever have to go through, and she was so young.

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« Reply #85 on: December 23, 2010, 10:00:58 AM »
Memory Eternal, Incredibly sad. :'(

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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #86 on: December 23, 2010, 10:19:38 AM »
God grant her rest. Eternal memory!

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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #87 on: December 23, 2010, 05:07:05 PM »
God bless Martha, Vichnaya Pamyat

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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #88 on: December 23, 2010, 06:08:14 PM »
Obviously, I didn't know her they way you all did. I do remember her avatar, it always stuck out, and the gracious tone of her comments. I was quite struck and saddened by the news.

She has been in prayers every versperal service this week during the prayers for the departed.

Lord have mercy.
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #89 on: December 23, 2010, 09:13:56 PM »
Lord have mercy!

She was a very kind soul who suffered much in this life even before the cancer.

May our Lord Jesus Christ comfort and embrace her.  :'(