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Author Topic: Embracing The Monastic Life: In Loving Memory of Issa Albert Simon  (Read 2841 times) Average Rating: 0
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« on: July 23, 2013, 03:04:00 PM »

A young Syrian Orthodox shamosho (deacon) who lived in California recently passed away. He was about to become a monk. To honor his memory, his family has produced a documentary on the monastic life well worth seeing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCS5gnj2MUY

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This documentary was created in remembrance of Deacon Issa Albert Simon. Our goal is to bring society closer to God and give them a clearer perspective about the rewards of a monastic life in this new ear.
This documentary was taped at St. Antony Monastery at Newberry Springs, Ca. It's a documentary that interviews various monks as they talk about the monastic life and the steps involved in becoming a monk.
Love,
Your Dad Albert and Mom Georgette,
Brothers George and Aram,
Brother In Law Simon
Sisters Anja and Irin
Nephew Elias and Niece Sephania

Aloho mhasele
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 05:21:04 PM »

Looks great.  Smiley

I'll definately watch it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 06:47:14 PM »

May God repose Dn. Issa and comfort his family, and may this man who truly loved God intercede for our weakness here on Earth.  It was a beautiful tribute and I loved his written piece expressing his love for God.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 09:42:51 PM »

May his memory be eternal!
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 10:16:34 PM »

May God illuminate his soul.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 10:19:28 PM »

nice video and his memory be eternal.

do you know exactly what happened to him. i understand he went off for a walk (as usual) to the mountains, but i did not catch what caused his death, curious.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 10:29:15 PM »

Issa was very close to a good friend of mine. I met him briefly on a few occasions. He was a sincere and devout young man, and is greatly missed by his family and church community. May the Lord Illuminate His Soul.
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 01:35:40 AM »

Memory eternal!

A beautiful memorial video Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2013, 07:48:20 AM »

Memory eternal
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2013, 08:26:40 AM »

Here is a local news story:

http://www.dailybulletin.com/crime/ci_21065192/body-rancho-cucamonga-man-found-east-barstow

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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2013, 11:48:12 AM »

Memory Eternal!
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2013, 04:42:54 PM »

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