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Funeral Homily of a priest for his suicidal son
« on: January 06, 2013, 06:04:27 PM »
This is a pretty astoundingly beautiful thing. Read it.
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Re: Funeral Homily of a priest for his suicidal son
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 06:11:54 PM »
Yeah...  :'(
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Re: Funeral Homily of a priest for his suicidal son
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 06:26:31 PM »
Fr. Kimel is a poster here...
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Re: Funeral Homily of a priest for his suicidal son
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 06:29:23 PM »
Whoa, didn't even know that. I just saw this today.
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Re: Funeral Homily of a priest for his suicidal son
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 08:01:02 PM »
Wow.
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You sound like a professional who knows what he's talking about.  That's because you are.

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Re: Funeral Homily of a priest for his suicidal son
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 12:38:23 AM »
The link didn't work for me, sadly. Is there a text available?
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Re: Funeral Homily of a priest for his suicidal son
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 12:51:06 AM »
I was going to PM you the copy-and-pasted text, but it won't let you paste it (it comes out all funky). I will PM Father and let him know about this thread, and perhaps he has a text copy on his computer.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2013, 12:55:11 AM by Asteriktos »
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Re: Funeral Homily of a priest for his suicidal son
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 01:02:44 AM »
This is a fantastically beautiful homily.
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Re: Funeral Homily of a priest for his suicidal son
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 01:31:55 AM »
Fr. Kimel mentioned his son here:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,45718.msg776063.html#msg776063

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Re: Funeral Homily of a priest for his suicidal son
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2013, 12:30:34 AM »
So sad.

I too have had a close relative take his life years ago.  The wounds it leaves do heal in time, but there is always a deep scar.

I can not imagine losing a son.

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