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Please pray for the repose of John.
« on: February 04, 2012, 10:54:21 AM »
My grandfather, and one of the most influential men in my life, passed away last night after a miraculously long life with Pancreatic Cancer (he was diagnosed 6 1/2 years ago). 

Please pray for John's soul, and for strength for my grandmother Priscilla and for our family!  (For the clergy keeping track, they are both Orthodox.)

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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012, 11:03:52 AM »
Fr. George,
Your grandfather was an incredible human being who will be missed by the many thousands of people he helped throughout his life, including myself.

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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012, 11:41:38 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 11:47:21 AM »
May John's memory be eternal!

May the Lord's Hand descend upon John's family and many friends, to both comfort and assure them!
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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 11:49:48 AM »
Memory Eternal!

I'm sure he was a very great man and quite a fighter too for battling cancer that long.

May the Lord have mercy on your family.
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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 11:56:09 AM »
"Eternal memory grant unto Thy servant who is worthy of blessedness and eternal memory."
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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 02:27:59 PM »
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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 02:28:39 PM »
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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012, 02:30:51 PM »
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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2012, 03:32:34 PM »
Memory eternal.

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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2012, 06:24:44 PM »
Lord, make your servant John's memory to be eternal, and have mercy upon his family.
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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2012, 06:31:18 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2012, 07:19:21 PM »
May his memory be eternal!

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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2012, 10:30:39 PM »
May his memory be eternal.

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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2012, 11:13:39 PM »
Prayers....And Condolences

Lord Have Mercy .....Amen Amen

+ May John's + Memory Ever Be Eternal +.....Amen Amen

May Our Lord Grant His Servant John, Rest Amongst His Just....Amen Amen

Lord Grant Peace and Comfort,
To Family and Friends In this time Of Sorrow...Amen Amen

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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2012, 06:51:41 PM »
Memory Eternal!  Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2012, 12:54:24 AM »
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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2012, 02:47:29 AM »
Memory Eternal!

May the Lord God remember John in His Kingdom, always, now and ever and unto ages of ages! May the Lord grant you and all peace!

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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2012, 04:33:11 PM »
May the Lord bless you and your grandmother and have mercy on your dear grandfather. 

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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2012, 04:44:45 PM »

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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2012, 04:49:15 PM »
May his memory be eternal.
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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2012, 04:57:22 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2012, 06:47:09 AM »
Memory Eternal! and may the Lord comfort the family of His servant John and his loved ones. Amen Lord have mercy!
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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2012, 01:11:01 PM »
Thank you all for your prayers and well-wishes!  May the Lord continue to bless you all, keep you, guide you, and retain for you a place in His Eternal Kingdom!
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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2012, 06:15:45 PM »
May the memory of John be eternal in the Kingdom of our God! May he be forgiven all his sins! Aionia tou i mnimi...

My humble and heartfelt condolences to you, dear Father George, at this time. Although we have every hope in the Resurrection and life eternal, never the less, we love those who God has blessed us to love and have near us on this fleeting earth.

I pray the our Panaghia will comfort you and your mother and all your family at this time of sorrow. AMEN.

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Re: Please pray for the repose of John.
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2012, 11:23:15 PM »
Lord have mercy.