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While I didn't support his recent religious affiliations, he was a decent, kind, wise and selfless man. He helped my family when they arrived as new immigrants in the U.S., giving them shelter, helping them with paperwork, finding them jobs, driving them here and there.

Years later when my mother phoned him that she was heading to the hospital, scared because she was delivering a very premature baby, even my father couldn't make it through the snow storm, but, Otetz Oleksandr was there, bestowing God's blessing upon me, minutes after my birth. Three days later he baptized me.

While I haven't seen or spoken to him in years, he will always have a place in my heart.

May God please forgive him any wrongs. I am confident that his kindness to others, his offering shelter, feeding the hungry, offering solace to the lost, .... will outweigh any missteps. For "when I was hungry, you fed me; when I was thirsty, you gave me to drink, and when I was a stranger, you took me in..." All of these, and many more, he has done.

Lord, grant him peaceful rest.



Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.
—St. Isaac of Syria

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Re: Ukrainian Orthodox (KP) Archbishop Olexander Bykovets (Detroit)
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 03:47:53 PM »
Вічна Пам'ять! Царству Небесне!

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Re: Ukrainian Orthodox (KP) Archbishop Olexander Bykovets (Detroit)
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 03:49:46 PM »
May God forgive us all.

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Re: Ukrainian Orthodox (KP) Archbishop Olexander Bykovets (Detroit)
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 03:49:54 PM »
MEMORY ETERNAL!
Вічная Пам'ять!
Vichnaya pamyat!
The unworthy hierodeacon, Vasyl

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Re: Ukrainian Orthodox (KP) Archbishop Olexander Bykovets (Detroit)
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 04:19:02 PM »
Memory eternal!
The meaning of life is to acquire the grace of the Holy Spirit.
Saint Seraphim of Sarov

Thomas said to him: “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28)

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Re: Ukrainian Orthodox (KP) Archbishop Olexander Bykovets (Detroit)
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 08:23:50 PM »
Vicnaja jemu pamjat.

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 09:48:23 PM »
Memory eternal.

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 10:13:24 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: Ukrainian Orthodox (KP) Archbishop Olexander Bykovets (Detroit)
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 11:57:42 PM »
Memory eternal.

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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2013, 05:15:43 AM »
Memory eternal!
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Re: Ukrainian Orthodox (KP) Archbishop Olexander Bykovets (Detroit)
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2013, 11:38:37 PM »

His funeral will be this Saturday.  Please, do pray for him.

May the Lord forgive him all his trespasses and grant him eternal rest among his saints.

Thanks everyone for your prayers!
Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.
—St. Isaac of Syria