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Memory Eternal, Father Thomas O'Dea July 10, 2011
« on: July 11, 2011, 02:17:40 AM »


MEMORY ETERNAL

Reverend Father Thomas O'Dea

 

It is with extreme sadness that we inform you that our beloved brother in Christ, Father Thomas O'Dea, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, July 10, 2011. His Grace, Bishop JOSEPH has asked the parishes to  remember him in your prayers for the departed for the next 40 days and to hold a special Trisagion for his eternal life. May God receive him in His Heavenly Kingdom and may his memory be eternal. The funeral information will be announced once it has been determined.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2011, 02:20:54 AM by Salpy »
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Memory Eternal, Father Thomas O'Dea July 10, 2011
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 02:18:34 AM »
+Eternal Memory
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Re: Memory Eternal, Father Thomas O'Dea July 10, 2011
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011, 02:23:56 AM »
Thanks, Salpy for fixing the picture.

Dr. Father Thomas will be remembered especially by his Spanish students at the community colleges where he taught.

He was an assistant pastor for several years at St. Nicholas Antiochian Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles.

He had a great sense of humor. We will miss him greatly.

May his memory be eternal.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2011, 02:25:44 AM by Maria »
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Memory Eternal, Father Thomas O'Dea July 10, 2011
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 09:32:15 AM »
May the Lord remember his priesthood in His Kingdom!
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