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Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today. May his memory be eternal! I'll provide a link to his Akathist.

Chosen vessel of Christ, Blessed Father Seraphim, we offer to thee a song of thanksgiving and praise, as we contemplate thy God-pleasing activity and sacrifice. As you now behold the risen Lord, on His throne of glory, you intercede for our pitiful generation. Wherefore we sinners cry out:
Rejoice, Holy Father Blessed Seraphim, radiant lamp of Christ illuminating the last times!

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/parastos/akathistrose.html

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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 06:37:01 PM »
Memory eternal.

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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 07:15:31 PM »
Holy? Blessed?
If he was glorified, I must have missed the news.
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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 07:54:07 PM »
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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 07:55:21 PM »
Holy? Blessed?
If he was glorified, I must have missed the news.


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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012, 08:27:31 PM »
Holy? Blessed?
If he was glorified, I must have missed the news.

Veneration does start before glorification. :police:

Not that I lean one way or the other regarding Father Seraphim.

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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 08:56:00 PM »
Pray for us, Fr. Seraphim!
"This is the cross - to become dead to the whole world, to suffer sorrows, temptations and other passions of Christ; in bearing this cross with complete patience, we imitate Christ's passion and thus glorify our God the Father as His sons in grace and co-heirs of Christ." --St. Symeon the New Theologian

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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2012, 10:55:14 AM »
Holy Father Seraphim, pray for us.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2012, 01:38:54 PM »
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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2012, 02:10:01 PM »
Holy Father Seraphim, pray for us!
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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2012, 04:41:31 PM »
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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2012, 05:15:42 PM »
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Chosen vessel of Christ, Blessed Father Seraphim, we offer to thee a song of thanksgiving and praise, as we contemplate thy God-pleasing activity and sacrifice. As you now behold the risen Lord, on His throne of glory, you intercede for our pitiful generation. Wherefore we sinners cry out:
Rejoice, Holy Father Blessed Seraphim, radiant lamp of Christ illuminating the last times!

I am interested, do anyone know the author of the Akathist? I have never read an Akathist which specifically mentions the end times.
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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2012, 05:29:12 PM »
Holy Fr. Seraphim, pray for us sinners!
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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2012, 07:01:02 PM »
O Lord, grant thy Church discernment, whether your servant Seraphim should be glorified or not.

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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2012, 07:13:08 PM »
English isn't my native language either, but whoever wrote that akathist managed to make me lol at the every other turn of phrase.

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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2012, 08:17:26 PM »
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Chosen vessel of Christ, Blessed Father Seraphim, we offer to thee a song of thanksgiving and praise, as we contemplate thy God-pleasing activity and sacrifice. As you now behold the risen Lord, on His throne of glory, you intercede for our pitiful generation. Wherefore we sinners cry out:
Rejoice, Holy Father Blessed Seraphim, radiant lamp of Christ illuminating the last times!

I am interested, do anyone know the author of the Akathist? I have never read an Akathist which specifically mentions the end times.

The Akathist to St John Maximovitch does, as does his Troparion and other service texts.

http://www.saintjohnwonderworker.org/servndx.htm

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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2012, 08:58:10 PM »
Memory eternal.

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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2012, 02:54:44 AM »
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Chosen vessel of Christ, Blessed Father Seraphim, we offer to thee a song of thanksgiving and praise, as we contemplate thy God-pleasing activity and sacrifice. As you now behold the risen Lord, on His throne of glory, you intercede for our pitiful generation. Wherefore we sinners cry out:
Rejoice, Holy Father Blessed Seraphim, radiant lamp of Christ illuminating the last times!

I am interested, do anyone know the author of the Akathist? I have never read an Akathist which specifically mentions the end times.

The Akathist to St John Maximovitch does, as does his Troparion and other service texts.

http://www.saintjohnwonderworker.org/servndx.htm
Thank you. I never noticed that.
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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2012, 07:22:18 AM »
The Akathist to St John Maximovitch does, as does his Troparion and other service texts.

http://www.saintjohnwonderworker.org/servndx.htm

He is a recent saint, so maybe such texts are a recent innovation? Anyone have an older text like that?

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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2012, 08:08:01 AM »
Referring to one's current time as "the last times" or "the latter days" or something is an ancient practice. Basically any time after Christ can be called the last days.

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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2012, 10:34:31 AM »
How is any of this news?
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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2012, 12:50:52 PM »
How is it not news? Father Seraphim, though not yet a saint, lived a pious life and contributed to American Orthodoxy. His body did not see corruption and after his death, some claimed he smelled of roses. There have also been miracles attributed to him by those who have prayed to him. Some of the breakaway ROCOR groups have already canonized him a Saint. In mainstream Orthodoxy, he is awaiting Glorification by the Holy Synod. This is why it's news. Blessed Father Seraphim pray for us sinners!
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Re: Blessed Father Seraphim fell asleep in the Lord 30 years ago today.
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2012, 02:32:34 PM »
How is it not news? Father Seraphim, though not yet a saint, lived a pious life and contributed to American Orthodoxy. His body did not see corruption and after his death, some claimed he smelled of roses. There have also been miracles attributed to him by those who have prayed to him. Some of the breakaway ROCOR groups have already canonized him a Saint. In mainstream Orthodoxy, he is awaiting Glorification by the Holy Synod. This is why it's news. Blessed Father Seraphim pray for us sinners!

Sounds like a discussion more appropriate for some of the other topics then news.
Joseph