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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #90 on: December 23, 2010, 10:07:01 PM »
May her memory be eternal!
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #91 on: December 23, 2010, 11:21:31 PM »
I had been wondering how she was doing.

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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #92 on: December 23, 2010, 11:30:39 PM »
Please dear clergy of this forum and any prosphora makers who post, could you all please remember Martha during the Divine Liturgy by either praying for her during your preparation for the Holy Communion if you are a priest or writing her name on your commemoration list if you make the bread?

She didn't have an Orthodox family. And she spent many hours on this forum getting to know many of us.


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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #93 on: December 23, 2010, 11:39:09 PM »
Please dear clergy of this forum and any prosphora makers who post, could you all please remember Martha during the Divine Liturgy by either praying for her during your preparation for the Holy Communion if you are a priest or writing her name on your commemoration list if you make the bread?

She didn't have an Orthodox family. And she spent many hours on this forum getting to know many of us.


thank you, Tamara

Im sure Fr. Ambrose has her in his prayers,and will mentioned her during Holy Liturgy ....for the 40 days and even more.Also the Other Father's on this Board....Family takes Care of it's Own.... :angel:
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #94 on: December 23, 2010, 11:42:19 PM »
I remember not too long ago she had said that she was undergoing treatment. Whether it was radiation or chemotherapy, I can't recall. I just assumed that she was recovering and doing well. Apparently, that was not the case. :'(

O Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #95 on: December 24, 2010, 06:51:05 AM »
+ Memory Eternal
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #96 on: December 24, 2010, 08:54:29 AM »
I am so sad to hear this, I liked her a lot. :'(

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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #97 on: December 26, 2010, 12:58:30 AM »
May her memory be eternal.
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #98 on: December 26, 2010, 02:29:46 PM »
I just noticed that my post was the last that she responded to... :'(


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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #99 on: December 26, 2010, 03:52:43 PM »
I'm so shocked and sad to see this!!! She was always kind and charitable to me, a sweet presence, humble, level-headed... May her memory be eternal!!!
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #100 on: January 19, 2011, 11:30:03 PM »
I've been away from the forum and had not heard of the passing of this gentle soul. Lord, have mercy upon Martha and grant her rest in your eternal Kingdom. Memory eternal.
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #101 on: January 20, 2011, 03:45:39 AM »
I have never met her, but I've seen some of her posts and she seemed like a very kind woman.

O Almighty God, have mercy on your handmaiden Martha who has passed from this life. May her memory be eternal.
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #102 on: January 20, 2011, 04:49:32 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.

+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 #103 on: July 06, 2011, 12:15:43 AM »
May her memory be eternal.  :(

I just found out about this via Facebook.  It's very sad; I liked her.
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #104 on: July 08, 2011, 05:00:13 PM »
I really miss her gentleness and kind words.  :(
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #105 on: July 08, 2011, 05:30:10 PM »

Me, too.
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Re: Our own Rosehip has passed from this life.
« Reply #106 on: July 08, 2011, 05:53:08 PM »
A shiver of sadness goes through me whenever I come across a post of hers. Memory Eternal!
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