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For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« on: September 19, 2013, 09:51:55 AM »
Some of you may remember a year ago when I lost my friend Dmitri to an inattentive driver.  Today is the first anniversary of his death and it's killing me that I can't make it to his panikhida down in DC this morning as I'm the only one in the office today.  His fiancee posted this on facebook as a memorial and I'd like to share it with you and ask that you say a prayer for him on this, the first anniversary of his passing.

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“…one year ago Dmitri and I embarked on a beautiful journey to WV. We stopped for classic cars and lunch. I picked up the tab. We got frozen custard and watched an elderly couple next to us share their cone. We searched out vintage clothing and visited our favorite Pocomo’s Iron Works. Dmitri met a black bear that he thought was super cool. We filled up and literally rode into the sunset. He rubbed my knee and minutes later the universe took what was always hers. Dmitri passed doing what he loved with whom he loved, many never get a death like that. If you can’t get on a bike today stick your hand out your car window and feel the breeze. That’s where he is, still riding.”

Vicnaja pamjat!

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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 10:01:49 AM »
Some of you may remember a year ago when I lost my friend Dmitri to an inattentive driver.  Today is the first anniversary of his death and it's killing me that I can't make it to his panikhida down in DC this morning as I'm the only one in the office today.  His fiancee posted this on facebook as a memorial and I'd like to share it with you and ask that you say a prayer for him on this, the first anniversary of his passing.

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“…one year ago Dmitri and I embarked on a beautiful journey to WV. We stopped for classic cars and lunch. I picked up the tab. We got frozen custard and watched an elderly couple next to us share their cone. We searched out vintage clothing and visited our favorite Pocomo’s Iron Works. Dmitri met a black bear that he thought was super cool. We filled up and literally rode into the sunset. He rubbed my knee and minutes later the universe took what was always hers. Dmitri passed doing what he loved with whom he loved, many never get a death like that. If you can’t get on a bike today stick your hand out your car window and feel the breeze. That’s where he is, still riding.”

Vicnaja pamjat!

Also, WATCH FOR MOTORCYCLES, please!

What a loving tribute. Vicnaja jemu pamjat.

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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 10:14:31 AM »

Vichnaya Pamyat!  Memory Eternal! 
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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2013, 10:24:31 AM »
I really don't need to be crying at work.
Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild, daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild, weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört, den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.

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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 10:24:47 AM »
Memory eternal.

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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2013, 12:07:19 PM »


Lord, have mercy!

Since you are unable to attend, you could have a service done by your priest or by Holy Corss Hermitage:




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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2013, 01:45:13 PM »
Memory eternal!

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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2013, 04:12:29 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2013, 07:18:10 PM »
May his memory be 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 repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2013, 10:38:13 PM »
May Dmitri's memory be eternal.

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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2013, 08:05:27 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2013, 11:21:01 PM »
Grant blessed memory and repose, O Lord to the soul of Thy servant Dimitri, and make his memory to be eternal!
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His soul shall dwell with the blessed, and his memory shall be from generation to generation.
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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2013, 09:35:31 AM »
Lord grant mercy and repose to the soul of Dmitri

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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2014, 09:17:09 AM »
So another year has passed.  Please take a moment to say a prayer for the repose of the soul of Dmitri.



Vicnaja pamjat!
May his memory be eternal!
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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2014, 09:44:28 AM »
May his memory be 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 repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2014, 11:19:00 AM »
Memory eternal.

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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2014, 11:27:28 AM »
Memory eternal.  I'm just seeing this for the first time and my heart has sunk into the pit of my belly.  What a tragedy.  God console you and Dmitri's fiancée, and may they be reunited in the Paradise of Joy.
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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2014, 02:13:25 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2014, 03:04:37 PM »
May God be with you and Dmitri's family, and may his memory continue to live on.

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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2014, 06:35:59 PM »
May Dmitri's memory be eternal.

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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2015, 07:50:44 PM »
Today marks the third anniversary of Dim's passing.  His fiancee at the time of the accident, Cassie, led a motorcycle ride out to the crash site, her first visit there since the tragic accident that took him from us.  She has spent the last three years working up the courage to not only ride again but to go where she lost the love of her life to the inattention of a fellow traveller.  Unfortunately, I was unable to join the group as my own bike is in pieces at the moment (engine rebuild) and the fact that I was working at one of Baltimore's local neighborhood festivals today.  Not being able to join the ride has made today doubly difficult for me.  I made this video last year to mark his passing and I post it here in hopes that you'll join the choir in the video with praying for Dmitri's eternal rest and repose in the arms of our Lord.

Dmitri Medvedev, 1975-2012

Vicnaja pamjat!

DC Triumph also posted this video today marking the occasion.
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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2015, 08:07:23 PM »
Memory eternal.

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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2015, 09:29:29 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: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2015, 09:34:00 PM »
Eternal memory.
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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
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Memory eternal.

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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
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Memory eternal!

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Re: For the repose of the soul of Dmitri
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Vicnaja pamjat!
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