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Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« on: December 09, 2011, 11:36:39 AM »

Martha Hayes was a gentle and kind soul, who only wished to find and give love in this world. 

She reposed in the Lord December 20, 2010.

As her first year draws to a close, please remember her in your prayers.

Fathers, if you would please commemorate her during the Divine Liturgy we would all be greatful.

Let her rejoice in our memory of her and our love for her!



May the Lord have mercy on Martha's soul, forgive her any and all trespasses and grant her repose amongst His Saints.

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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011, 11:40:06 AM »
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2011, 11:44:09 AM »

Martha Hayes was a gentle and kind soul, who only wished to find and give love in this world. 

She reposed in the Lord December 20, 2010.

As her first year draws to a close, please remember her in your prayers.

Fathers, if you would please commemorate her during the Divine Liturgy we would all be greatful.

Let her rejoice in our memory of her and our love for her!



May the Lord have mercy on Martha's soul, forgive her any and all trespasses and grant her repose amongst His Saints.

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2011, 01:11:02 PM »
May her memory be eternal!
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 01:32:17 PM »
May her memory be eternal!
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011, 01:36:03 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011, 02:05:39 PM »
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2011, 03:06:15 PM »
Miss her around here.

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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2011, 03:08:37 PM »
Seeing her avatar always saddens me, though I did not "know" her for very long, that photo even more so.

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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2011, 03:27:01 PM »
^Yes, I always feel a twitch. Memory Eternal!
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2011, 04:36:46 PM »
May her memory be eternal.

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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2011, 05:02:56 PM »
May her memory be eternal. So sad. Martha possessed a sweet soul.
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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2011, 05:08:51 PM »
Memory Eternal :'(

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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2011, 05:52:42 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2011, 07:14:29 PM »
May her memory be eternal.
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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2011, 08:40:07 PM »
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2011, 08:59:42 PM »
May the Lord have mercy on her soul! May her Memory be Eternal!
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2011, 09:26:39 PM »
Memory Eternal! She was a wonderful person.

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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2011, 09:28:53 PM »
Eternal be her memory.

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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2011, 09:57:35 PM »
i can't believe it's been a year. 

May God grant her soul eternal rest. 
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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2011, 10:01:47 PM »
Miss her around here.

I miss her as well. A rare gem.

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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2011, 11:03:34 PM »
Memory eternal! God grant rest for the soul of your handmaiden Martha.

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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2011, 12:08:05 AM »
i can't believe it's been a year. 

May God grant her soul eternal rest. 

Me either.   Memory Eternal

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« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2011, 12:39:39 AM »
I can't believe it has been a year, vichnaya pamyat, she is missed.

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« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2011, 12:40:27 AM »
May the memory of the handmaid of God, Martha, be eternal!
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2011, 12:43:23 AM »
I share the sadness that she is no longer with us.  I had the feeling that her connections with people on the forum were very important to her since she seemed a lonely soul out in the real world.  But there is happiness in knowing that she has gone to another world where she will belong and where she has found the love she sought so much here.

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« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2011, 02:11:43 AM »
She was indeed a gentle soul who struggled valiantly in this world of sorrows.

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« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2011, 05:15:06 AM »
May the memory of the Lord's handmaiden, Martha, be eternal!
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« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2011, 10:41:37 AM »
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2011, 02:18:04 PM »
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« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2011, 03:52:39 PM »
Can those of us who knew her better tell us a little about her? Like where was she from, was she always Orthodox, etc.

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« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2011, 02:05:42 AM »
I liked reading some of her posts. Memory eternal  :(
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« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2011, 02:44:10 AM »
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« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2011, 03:05:01 AM »
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
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« Reply #37 on: December 13, 2011, 01:00:57 AM »
May her memory be eternal.

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« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2011, 09:13:58 AM »
I remember the day when I got the news of her passing away. I was at work then and ran to the latrine to weep.   :'(

We miss you and never forget you, dear Rosehip. The Lord have mercy on you and grant you eternal rest & bliss.

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« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2011, 09:37:54 AM »
A beautiful and gracious lady, now at peace.
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« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2011, 02:30:00 PM »
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2011, 09:00:49 PM »
May the memory of Martha (who, even to this outsider, appeared to be possessed of a sweet and noble soul) be eternal.
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« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2011, 05:45:22 PM »
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2011, 06:49:17 PM »
May her memory be eternal...on today, the one year mark of her departure from this world!

We miss you, Martha!  



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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2011, 06:54:09 PM »
Can those of us who knew her better tell us a little about her? Like where was she from, was she always Orthodox, etc.

Martha was from Canada. She had worked in Ukraine as a missionary, some kind of Protestant, before converting to Orthodoxy. She was fluent in Russian, I understand. The sweetest lady, who wanted someone to love her. :'(

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« Reply #45 on: December 20, 2011, 07:19:07 PM »
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« Reply #46 on: December 20, 2011, 07:27:28 PM »
May her memory be eternal!
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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« Reply #47 on: December 20, 2011, 09:04:11 PM »
Veechnaya Pomyat!
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« Reply #48 on: December 20, 2011, 10:01:27 PM »
May her memory be eternal!

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« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2011, 01:03:43 AM »
May God illuminate her soul.

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« Reply #51 on: December 21, 2011, 01:44:48 AM »
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« Reply #52 on: December 26, 2011, 12:46:00 AM »
May her memory be eternal.
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #53 on: January 23, 2012, 01:24:13 AM »
I just wanted to say that, although I wasn't a member when Rosehip was still on these forums, I've read through some of her posts and found them to be very edifying. It has certainly changed my perspective on life and faith. It is unthinkable that she isn't now in the eternal loving embrace of God. I want to say more but find it hard to articulate my feelings about it...
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #54 on: January 14, 2013, 02:00:28 PM »

It's been two years since Martha has reposed.

We miss you, Rosehip!

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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #55 on: January 14, 2013, 02:04:25 PM »
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #56 on: January 14, 2013, 02:10:53 PM »
a sweet and gentle soul, Memory Eternal!
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #57 on: January 14, 2013, 02:12:56 PM »
Memory eternal.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #58 on: January 14, 2013, 03:15:42 PM »
Memory eternal.

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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #59 on: January 14, 2013, 03:23:17 PM »
Memory eternal!
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #60 on: January 14, 2013, 03:46:20 PM »
Praise the Lord! He has granted that she continues to live and influence us for the good with her writings--see the post by NightOwl above.

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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #61 on: January 14, 2013, 04:02:37 PM »
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #62 on: January 14, 2013, 04:06:01 PM »
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #63 on: January 14, 2013, 04:11:08 PM »
God grant her rest with the saints and forgiveness of sins.
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2013, 04:51:24 PM »
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #65 on: January 14, 2013, 05:01:20 PM »
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #66 on: January 14, 2013, 05:08:55 PM »
Memory eternal! Never to be forgotten...   :'(
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #67 on: January 14, 2013, 08:14:38 PM »
May her memory be eternal.

Martha didn't have many Orthodox friends and her family was not Orthodox. If you are a prosphora maker you could put her name on the commemoration list for the dead if you are so inclined. It is another way to show your love for her that she will greatly benefit.

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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #68 on: January 14, 2013, 09:11:01 PM »
May her memory be eternal.

Martha didn't have many Orthodox friends and her family was not Orthodox. If you are a prosphora maker you could put her name on the commemoration list for the dead if you are so inclined. It is another way to show your love for her that she will greatly benefit.

I pray for her every liturgy! 

I miss her very much. She really was such a wonderful person, even though most of us only knew her online.

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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #69 on: January 15, 2013, 01:11:33 AM »
May her memory be eternal.

Martha didn't have many Orthodox friends and her family was not Orthodox. If you are a prosphora maker you could put her name on the commemoration list for the dead if you are so inclined. It is another way to show your love for her that she will greatly benefit.

I pray for her every liturgy! 

I miss her very much. She really was such a wonderful person, even though most of us only knew her online.

Memory eternal. 

Thank you so much Father. She suffered so much while alive. She was very kind-hearted soul.

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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #70 on: January 15, 2013, 01:32:10 AM »
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #71 on: January 15, 2013, 01:46:54 AM »
May Martha's memory be eternal!
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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #72 on: January 15, 2013, 03:21:32 PM »
I lit a candle for Martha.

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Re: Pray for the repose of Martha - our own Rosehip
« Reply #73 on: January 21, 2013, 03:54:34 PM »
May Martha's memory be eternal.