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Offline ialmisry

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For the repose of Robert, and the comfort of his family
« on: March 09, 2017, 08:20:17 AM »
I just saw him last week. He had come into town for the weekend and came to Church, where he and his family were received 10 years ago or so (and bringing his windowed mother back in Texas into the Church there). Another U of C'er, he was enjoying quite the academic career-in Classics no less!-he had just been sent by his latest university over the past year to Ethiopia, the Middle East and Europe, with his family for an extended stay. His wife and he were a real Christian couple-someone posted a picture of the two of them on Facebook a few months ago, admiring the Church of Ravenna and labelled it "marriage", because you could see how they were in symphonia with each other. Their children were were being raised in a sophisticated, cosmopolitan environment, and already their talents were blossoming. If I were one to envy, I thought last week, I would envy him (instead of being so happy for him, as I was).

Yesterday, at the ripe old age of 42, and in perfect health, he had an acute heart attack and passed away.

Please pray for the repose of this faithful soul and kind and ever  helpful, cheerful man, who left a wonderful wife and children and everyone who knew him with a deep hole in our hearts.
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Re: For the repose of Robert, and the comfort of his family
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 08:48:57 AM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: For the repose of Robert, and the comfort of his family
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 09:29:36 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: For the repose of Robert, and the comfort of his family
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 10:20:17 AM »
Memory Eternal, Lord have mercy!
"For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?" - Mark 8:36 (DRA)

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Re: For the repose of Robert, and the comfort of his family
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 11:59:25 AM »
Lord, have mercy. May his memory be eternal.
If you cannot remember everything, instead of everything, I beg you, remember this without fail, that not to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth but theirs.  If we have this attitude, we will certainly offer our money; and by nourishing Christ in poverty here and laying up great profit hereafter, we will be able to attain the good things which are to come. - St. John Chrysostom

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Re: For the repose of Robert, and the comfort of his family
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 04:21:07 PM »
memory eternal!
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...you can imagine so-called healing services of the pigpen. The books that could be written, you know: Life in the Pigpen. How to Cope in the Pigpen. Being Happy in the Pigpen. Surviving in the Pigpen. And then there could be counselling, for people who feel unhappy in the pigpen, to try to get them to come to terms with the pigpen, and to accept the pigpen.

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Re: For the repose of Robert, and the comfort of his family
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2017, 05:25:34 PM »
May Robert's memory be eternal.
Lord, have mercy on his family.

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Re: For the repose of Robert, and the comfort of his family
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2017, 07:05:31 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: For the repose of Robert, and the comfort of his family
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2017, 08:50:09 PM »
May his memory be eternal.

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Re: For the repose of Robert, and the comfort of his family
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2017, 06:54:42 AM »
Memory eternal. Lord have mercy!

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Re: For the repose of Robert, and the comfort of his family
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2017, 09:41:03 AM »
May his memory be eternal!
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Re: For the repose of Robert, and the comfort of his family
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2017, 12:21:03 PM »
Lord have mercy, and memory eternal.

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Re: For the repose of Robert, and the comfort of his family
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2017, 02:52:58 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: For the repose of Robert, and the comfort of his family
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2017, 04:25:36 AM »
Memory eternal. Lord have mercy on his loved ones
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