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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.


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.
Your Dad Albert and Mom Georgette,
Brothers George and Aram,
Brother In Law Simon
Sisters Anja and Irin
Nephew Elias and Niece Sephania

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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:


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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 »

Memory Eternal
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