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Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« on: May 21, 2012, 09:35:20 AM »

I am speechless and heart broken.   

Metropolitan Constantine of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. has passed away.

Вічна пам'ять!!! Memory Eternal!!!



I already miss him!

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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 09:38:10 AM »
Vicnaja pamjat!!
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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012, 10:50:33 AM »
I just got the email and I am truly sadden to lose a loving Father.  I had the honor of serving with His Beatitude once as a deacon for our priest's son's wedding.  We sat together at the reception and had a wonderful time.  I will miss His Beatitude.  May his memory be eternal.
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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 11:18:29 AM »
May God illumine his soul.

I was very sad to receive this news this morning. My sincere condolences to the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 11:23:35 AM »
Thanks.  

Just this Saturday, Metropolitan Constantine celebrated the 40th anniversary of his episcopal consecration.  Everyone gathered to celebrate with him, clergy, hierarchs, his flock and his family.

We are honestly all in shock and in tears.

http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120521_2.html

« Last Edit: May 21, 2012, 11:30:48 AM by LizaSymonenko »
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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 11:44:31 AM »
Vichnaya Pamyat Valdyko. I have many found memories serving as an altar boy under his eminence as a child in Chicago in the 80's and 90's. He was a very kind and gentle man to me always. Very sad to see of his passing especially since he was just released from the hospital a few days ago. I hope the celebrating of his 40 years as a cleric did not weaken his heart to where it failed.

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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 11:46:57 AM »
Memory Eternal!
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 12:55:51 PM »
Christ is risen!
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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 01:03:52 PM »
Христос воскресе.
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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 03:25:13 PM »
May his memory be eternal.

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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2012, 08:48:50 PM »
Thanks.  

Just this Saturday, Metropolitan Constantine celebrated the 40th anniversary of his episcopal consecration.  Everyone gathered to celebrate with him, clergy, hierarchs, his flock and his family.

We are honestly all in shock and in tears.

http://www.uocofusa.org/news_120521_2.html



Indeed, I had the honor of being one of the serving clergy at this Liturgy.  Our beloved Vladyko was granted by the Lord to be there for the celebration, but also taken within Paschaltide.  Memory eternal, Christ is Risen. 

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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2012, 08:51:22 PM »
I just got the email and I am truly sadden to lose a loving Father.  I had the honor of serving with His Beatitude once as a deacon for our priest's son's wedding.  We sat together at the reception and had a wonderful time.  I will miss His Beatitude.  May his memory be eternal.

He was very loving indeed.  I will miss him greatly. 

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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2012, 10:30:08 PM »
Memory Eternal!

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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2012, 10:36:24 PM »
May his memory be eternal.

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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2012, 10:57:08 PM »
Bічна пам'ять!

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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2012, 11:03:16 PM »
Memory Eternal!
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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2012, 11:16:19 PM »
Memory Eternal.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2012, 09:07:59 AM »
Memory eternal! Christ is Risen!

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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2012, 11:29:46 PM »
Memory eternal
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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2012, 02:03:38 AM »
Memory Eternal!
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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2012, 03:31:24 AM »
"Eternal Memory" grant unto Thy servant, Constantine, the Archierarch.
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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2012, 03:46:28 AM »
Christ is risen!

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« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2012, 11:20:30 PM »
Memory eternal.

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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2012, 08:49:12 AM »
Just received this email:


UKRAINIAN ORHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFIC OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
PRESS RELEASE

 Live Coverage of Funeral Services!

 The Consistory Office of Public Relations in cooperation with the Diocesan Apostolate for Information Technology and Communications of the American Carpatho-Rusyn Orthodox Diocese of the USA is pleased to offer the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and visitors of the Metropolia’s web site a live coverage of the funeral services for His Beatitude Metropolitan Constantine of blessed memory.

Schedule of the Live Coverage of the Funeral Services:


FRIDAY – 25 MAY 2012:

St. Vladimir Parish
1810 Sidney Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

1:00 p.m. – The body of Metropolitan Constantine will arrive at the Church and be received by our hierarchs Archbishop Antony and Bishop Daniel.

1:30 p.m. – A Panakhyda/Memorial Service will be conducted by the hierarchs and clergy from the Western PA Deanery and others present.

2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – The Metropolitan will lie in state in the church.  Clergy and Seminarians will read the Gospel and the Psalms throughout this time.  Clergy and faithful are welcome to visit the church to honor the Metropolitan during this time.

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – The Priestly Funeral Service will be celebrated by our hierarchs and clergy along with any other Orthodox hierarchs and clergy.  We encourage the faithful of our Church to attend this prayer service!

 
SATURDAY – 26 MAY 2012:

St. Vladimir Parish
1810 Sidney Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

 9:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy followed by Panakhyda/Memorial Service

In order the access the live coverage of the prayer services, please click here: http://www.uocofusa.org/liveservices.html

Please Note:  The sound does not begin for most videos until the actual beginning of service. This may be as much as 15-20 minutes into the broadcast.

Should technical difficulties arise preventing live broadcast, services will still be available for viewing on demand within 2-3 hours of their completion.
The unworthy hierodeacon, Vasyl

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Re: Metropolitan Constantine - Memory Eternal!
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2012, 07:52:25 PM »
Wow, you know, sometimes, you can just look at a picture of someone, and see the Light of Christ in their eyes.

Memory Eternal!!!

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« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2012, 09:56:17 PM »
Memory eternal!
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