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For the servant of God Dmitri
« on: September 20, 2012, 09:34:52 AM »
Please remember in your prayers the servant of God Dmitri who died this morning in a motorcycle accident.  Please also remember his girlfriend Cassie who survived with some broken bones and a broken heart.

I am gutted.  Dim was one of my oldest friends.  He was also my most wacky.  Totally unpredictable; he'd pop up in the strangest places at the strangest times and it was always a pleasant surprise.  He was the kind of person who asked, "How are you?" and meant it.  He'd also be the first person to have your back if something "unpleasant" happened.

I am not the crying type when it comes to death, but I can't go ten minutes without at least tearing up.  I've had all sorts of acquaintances my age pass in my short 37 years on this earth, but this is the first real friend.  I do not like it.

Вечная память, Дми́трий.
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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 09:45:08 AM »
Memory Eternal.

I feel for you, my friend. I lost my best friend suddenly in '96 and still cannot get used to him not being here. But we'll all meet again.
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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 09:53:12 AM »
Memory Eternal, and please Lord, please have mercy and give comfort to his girlfriend, Schultz and all of his friends and family. 

In His Mercy,
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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 12:22:28 AM »
Lord have mercy. 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: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 08:15:11 AM »
May Dmitri's memory be eternal.
Lord, have mercy on Cassie, and grant her a full recovery from her injuries.

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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 01:48:39 PM »
We laid Dim to rest yesterday, thankfully with an Orthodox service (I had no idea he was actually baptized (we never talked religion or faith), but apparently he was!  Glory to God!).

We received a not-so-cryptic message from Cassie today about "meeting [Dmitri] soon."  No one can get a hold of her at the moment.

Please pray that another tragedy hasn't occurred.

Thank you.
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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012, 01:52:20 PM »
We laid Dim to rest yesterday, thankfully with an Orthodox service (I had no idea he was actually baptized (we never talked religion or faith), but apparently he was!  Glory to God!).

We received a not-so-cryptic message from Cassie today about "meeting [Dmitri] soon."  No one can get a hold of her at the moment.

Please pray that another tragedy hasn't occurred.

Thank you.

Oh my.  Lord have mercy.  Lord have mercy.  Lord have mercy. 
In His Mercy,
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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2012, 02:34:40 PM »
Lord have mercy on everyone involved.

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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 02:46:50 PM »
Lord have mercy !

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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2012, 04:22:19 PM »
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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2012, 04:40:37 PM »
Thank you for your prayers (and continuing ones).  Someone did get in touch with Cassie by phone and is now on her way over. 
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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 04:43:57 PM »
Thanks be to God! Thank you for updating us!
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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2012, 09:23:55 PM »
Continued prayers, Lord have mercy.
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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2012, 09:36:09 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2012, 10:08:57 PM »
Lord, have mercy,

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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2012, 01:32:45 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2012, 11:17:54 AM »
Today would have been Dmitri's 37th birthday.  I know it's not "traditional" to mark a birthday with prayer for the dead, but, if you can remember, please pray for the soul of Dmitri (and for the continued healing of his fiancee Cassandra) some time today.

Thank you.
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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2012, 11:31:58 AM »

May his memory be eternal!

May God in His mercy forgive your friend Dmitri and and all sins of this life, and grant him eternal and blissful rest among His saints!

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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2012, 11:09:47 AM »
May the Lord have mercy on His Servant Dimitri and grant him eternal rest in the company of the Saints. May the Lord comfort and grant His peace to Cassandra, Schultz and all those who love and miss Dimitri. amen Lord have mercy!
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Re: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2012, 07:52:47 PM »
Lord have mercy, 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: For the servant of God Dmitri
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2012, 01:45:52 PM »
Today would have been Dmitri's 37th birthday.  I know it's not "traditional" to mark a birthday with prayer for the dead, but, if you can remember, please pray for the soul of Dmitri (and for the continued healing of his fiancee Cassandra) some time today.

Thank you.

We remember the birthdays of saints & of Christ Himself, and he's sitting at the right hand of the Father right now.  No reason not to remember your friend's birthday. 

So sorry this happened Schultz. 

May God have mercy on his soul. 
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